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Malaysia - What and where to eat in Melaka?

Other than being one of the UNESCO heritage in Malaysia, Malacca is one of my favourite places to go when I need a short getaway food trip. From a simple bowl of Asam Laksa to Rojak, these food are worth every calorie. While there are much must-eat Food in Malacca, here are my two cent.

Read our 2 Day 1 Night Melaka Itinerary here

Tip: We book our bus ticket from Catch that bus so we can compare the prices at glance.

Jonker 88
Jonker 88 is no doubt my favourite place in Malacca. They sell all the good stuff under one roof. From Asam Laksa to Rojak and then Cendol. This is the place that made me fall in love with Asam Laksa! The glass noodles are perfectly cooked - Smooth, silky and a little chewier compare to others.

Unlike normal laksa, the broth is a little spicy and sour which makes it very appetizing! I love how well the broth goes well with all the ingredient inside! Especially the fried wonton! Although we had dinner before the trip to Jonker 88, we still think the Asam Laksa good! PS: Order the big bowl!    

Another item that should not be missed is the Baba Rojak. It was sold out during my previous trip there. Thankfully I managed to secure the last bowl of Baba Rojak on my recent trip. The Rojak sauce is slightly sweeter than the ones I had but still not so bad. Not sure if it is because of the last plate but the portion was really generous. 

And yes do not leave without completing the meal – with Cendol. While there are many cendol in Malacca, this is still my favourite among all. Some may disagree with me but I like how the Gula Melaka texture is slightly more sticky and slightly sweeter than others. Ate twice and I recommend you to eat there instead of taking it out. When you order take-out, the Pandan Jelly freezes and becomes hard.
Jonker 88 - 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Loh Yong Mao/ Rong Mao Dim sum
Initially, we were still thinking if we should book our hotel with breakfast. On second thought we decided to give it a missed. Well, who needs an international Breakfast buffet when you are in Malacca. right?

Thankfully we made the right choice to visit this Chinese dim sum restaurant located near Jonker street. I love the Salted Custard Bao the most because the skin is not overly thick and lots of Liu Sha ( salted egg yolk cream + butter) just ooze out naturally. Ahhhh ~  Then it was the siew mai. The pork in the siew mai is really nice and juicy.

Give the Ha kaw a missed cause I can never eat them together. The Hawkaw skin is too thick and sticky. It prefers to stick to the metal plate than letting me have it together with the prawn. Order the herbal chicken because of its good! We only manage to secure 2 pieces as we were super late and most items was sold out. Another must-try item is the pork rib – Fresh, juicy and most importantly not overcooked. Well, remember not to overeat because you got to leave your stomach for more stuff.

Low Yong Moh 
32, Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia Tel:+60 6-282 1235

Loy Satay Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam
Right after our breakfast at Low Yong Moh, we walk over to Loy Satay Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam at the other end of Jonker Street to try out the famous pork satay! While the pork satay didn’t manage to surprise me, the Kaya Toast did! It was so good! Old school style Kaya toast with a nice cup of coffee, it definitely refreshes one!

Loy Satay Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam -  
93/807, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

The first crepe cake I tried in my life was from Nadeja. My brother painstakingly bought 1 large crepe cake back from Malacca for us! Seriously, it set the benchmark a little too high for others to win me over. Although there are many flavours, the original is still the best. The second was the Green Tea Crepe cake and then Rum & Raisin. We tried other cakes but find them mediocre. The downside, not cheap at all. If you are planning to bring it back to Singapore, prepare to pay a little more for the cooler bag as well as an ice pack. But its all worth it! 
 Nadeja - Multiple outlets 

Capitol Satay Celop
Very popular with tourist as well as local-tourist, this place is where everyone goes to for “Loklok” - Skewers. Dip with satay sauce, this loklok definitely has its way to many people’s heart. Despite the snake long queue, I still can’t figure what’s the hype is about. Food is very affordable but I feel that the variety is quite limited. Probably the first and last time there!
Capitol Satay Celop - 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, Bandar Hilir, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

Cottage Spices Nyonya Restaurant
Highly recommended by trip advisor, I honestly think that this place is not for the local. Although the food was decent it does not justify the price paid. My favourite among all is the "prawn curry" and the egg! They are good! 
Cottage Spice Nyonya -171, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka. Tel: 06-283 5040

Street food @ Jonker
While there are many street foods out there, we manage to try most of them. #perksofwalkingingroups 
Watermelon to quench the thirst! 10 Rm for the cute little watermelon but well, cute right? Haha
Bibik Chendol, pretty good cendol! Although the Gula Melaka is more watery ( i prefer it to be sticky) the green pandan is good! I could taste the strong pandan! Unlike the ones sold in Jonker 88, the green pandan is pack separately! This way, it won't harden! 
一口puff,nothing special
Do try out the flavoured quail egg and coconut milkshake! They are pretty good too! Although the street food along Jonker street is not cheap, it was a fun experience!

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