• 15 other food in Malacca to try out - by iloveyummyfood.com

    It's not about Satay Celup or Chicken Rice Balls.  Every now and then each time when I am back to my hometown, I realised there is always an amazingly long queue for these two! But, really!!?? There are just so much more to try out, proud to say- am blessed to grow up here. Here're my sharings.

    01) Restaurant Sin Eng Lock @ Taman Peringit Jaya, Melaka


    The restaurant's signature dishes - authentic curry fish head and extremely fresh steamed lala.
    Serving for 4 as per above with a total bill of MYR 114.00
    Not easy to locate as it is not too far and yet not too near to the town. Perhaps GPS can help.

    Restaurant Sin Eng Lock
    363 A, Taman Peringgit Jaya
    75400 Melaka
    Tel: +606- 2834391

    02) Lala Bihun Bukit Beruang ( Lala Vermicelli) Bukit Beruang Melaka

    Here's another hidden gem. The owner runs the business at the back lane of his terrace house. Signature dishes- lala bihun (option of soup or fried). Fresh and distinctive. Other dishes are good too. Warning- you might find it depressing at the cook shouts most of the time to delegate work (at least when I was there)

    No 12, Taman Bukit Beruang Indah,
    75450 Bukit Beruang, Melaka
    Rest on Monday.
    Operating hours 11.30 am - 3 pm for lunch , 5 pm onwards Dinner

    03) Auntry Fatso Re
    staurant at Melaka Raya

    Malaccan would know where to head to for something different! Aunty Fatso's signature dish, cheese bihun with big prawns. The restaurant serves seafood dishes. I love the salted egg steamed tou fu though- distinctive! Crowded during weekends.Serving for 5 as per above with a total bill of MYR 146.80 ( including drinks & rice)

    No 39 Jalan Taman Melaka Raya 30,
    Taman Melaka Raya,
    75000 Melaka
    +606-2836456 or +6012-6116996

    04) Restaurant Pin Pin Hiong @ Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca

    A vintage coffee shop located near to Jonker street known for its minced pork longevity noodle soup with offals and it's Hainanese Chicken Chop. Noodles MYR5 per bowl, Hainanese chicken chop at MYR 15.00.

    786, Lorong Hang Jebat,
    75200 Melaka

    05) Yam Rice & Pork Meat Soup @ Restaurant Kok Keong

    The shop has been operating for 70 years or so. Used to be much better during the old days. Not too bad still now. Signature dish pork meat soup, also known as bak kee in Hokkien is similar to our local famous dish- Bak Kut Teh, a Chinese cuisine popularly served in Malaysia and Singapore.
    Jalan Kampung Pantai
    (one block in from Lorong Hang Jebat)

    06) Hee Kiaw Noodles, Braised Pork & Assam Fish Rice at Yuek Ching Bukit Beruang

    Now one of my favorite place for Hee Kiaw ( Fish Paste) noodles with aromatic pork lard sauce. You might one to try out their braised pork and authentic chinese style assam fish. The restaurant is located near Bukit Beruang housing area. Restaurant normally very busy in the morning.

    Exit Jalan Bukit Beruang,
    Taman Bukit Melaka
    75450 Melaka

    07) Wan Tan Noodles at Kampung Lapan Melaka     


    One of my childhood favorite. What's for supper?? And here we go. They used to operate at Jalan Kee Ann and one of the brother moved out to Kampung Lapan Coffee Shop ( only the locals know I bet) Malacca Style Wan Tan Noodles ( no black sauce ) with thick flavorful pork lard sauce. Taste even better with chilli! Simply satisfying. By the way, there are few stalls here, do try the oyster omellete and grilled chicken wings too!

    Kedai Makanan & Minuman Chop Beeng Cheong
    Kampung Lapan, Malacca

    08) Bukit Cina Yong Tao Foo at Dong Fang Coffee Shop

    There are actually two coffeeshops along this street which is famous for its Yong Tao Foo. It's a one way street- the one on the left famous for their home made fish balls. The one on the right which (one I am reviewing here) is located at Dong Fang CoffeeShop famous for its taukee. Fried beancurd skin wrapped with fish paste. Yes, they are generous with the fish paste. Nothing special about its noodles though.

    Dong Fang Coffee Shop
    ( located along the street to Melaka Singh Temple)

    09) Taiwanese Pork Chop Noodles,Hing Loong at Bachang

    Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodle Housewith more than 30 years of history that serves irresistible pork rib noodles and spicy beef noodles. Love the aromatic deep fried pork chop. MYR 4.60/bowl. Oh yes! The noodle house is famous for its beef noodles too.

    Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodle
    No. 11-J, Jalan Bachang,
    75300 Melaka

    10) Popiah at Jalan Kee Ann (Bunga Raya)


    The awesome popiah in town! Popiah (spring roll) with cooked turnip, fried eggs and thick crispy pork lard. Just so yummy!

    Popiah Stall
    Infront of Madam King Emporium
    Jalan Bunga Raya

    11) Tong Bee Stall @ side lane of Jalan Kee Ann (Bunga Raya)


    Don't know where else to head too? Here's a suggestion. Dare you to try!
    The stall offers various type uncommon cockles, snails and other shellfish. Other than this, the stall serves snack plates like fried bean curd with fishballs and cuttlefish with water spinach (kang kung) as well. All you need to do is be seated on the low tables and enjoy!

    Jalan Kee Ann (Bunga Raya)
    Side lane after passing Madam Kings Shopping Centre
    (so make sure you park your car upon reaching Madam King)

    12) Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih at Jalan Tengkera Pantai2C


    Kuih is a fairly broad term which may include items that would be called cakes, cookies, dumplings, pudding, biscuit, or pastries and are more often steamed than baked. One of the place where you can find kuihs prepared with ultimate rule of Peranakan food! Authentic!

    Jalan Tengkere Pantai 2C

    13) Original Coconut Shake @ Jalan Klebang Besar, Melaka

    Need to introduce more? Well known enough I bet. A good stop to quench your thirst.
    Ice blended coconut juice with plenty tiny bits of coconut pulps top with vanilla ice cream. Cool & Refreshing!

    Along Jalan Klebang (right before the Caltex petrol station)
    Mon- Thursday & Sat- Sun 12.30 pm onwards,
    Friday 02.00 pm onwards

    14) Dim Sum at Sin How Wei, Sin Hoe Bukit Baru Food Court Dim


    Where to go for dim sum in Malacca? Well couple of restaurants out there, Sin How Wei at the top of the list. Awesome tasteful fishball with bouncy and fluffy texture. Other dim sum are good too. Ready to pack home for your love ones. Limited seats available though.

    Sin Hoe Garden
    Bukit Baru Food Court

    15) Steamed Pork bun (bao) at Low Yong Moh Restaurant, Jalan Tukang Emas

    The restaurant is  located at the street before the oldest temple in Malacca. Long queue at time. Well, head here ONLY for their big pork bun (aka bak bao). Extremly juicy ( almost to soupy) pork bun. Nothing to shout about on their dim sum dishes though.

    32, Jalan Tukang Emas,
    75200 Melaka

    Happy to share! Perhaps you might want to try this out on your next get away to Malacca.

  • Shark Feasting @ Kedai Asam Pedas & Nyonya Mas Ria, Muar


    I definitely know it's an endangered species. Following the big crowd with curiosity for a shark feasting experience. Done some google search, seems like no one has been blogging about it despite the big crowd! Shark feasting? Interesting!!


    Do not expect this to be a very grand restaurant. A normal chinese-like restaurant that serve peranakan cuisine but famous for it's shark dishes.

    Kedai Asam Pedas & Nyonya Mas Ria, Muar

    The restaurant serve peranakan cuisine. But basically, all others seems good. Be it, shark dishes, pork dishes or just a simple claypot bean curd dish. What's have we ordered though? Let's see....

    Steamed shark lips- Absolutely fresh and full of collagen! We reordered!


    Claypot Gung Boo Shark and Claypot Curry Shark. The shark meat texture, almost similar to stingray's texture. But the a little more bouncy, Was good indeed and it's flavorful.Delicious.


    Claypot Ginger Onion Frog- Big & Juicy! Sounds horny...but this is how I am going to describe it. Was actually bigger from those we get in KL & Malacca town, which is over priced at times. Surprisingly pleasing.

    Claypot fried soft bean curd. Nice.


    Sea asparagus fried with dried chillies served with yam basket. My all time favorite! Not the yam basket, but yes to the sea asparagus. Chewy & spicy!

    Spicy Fried Pork Tenderloin. But, fried and yet tender? Surprisingly pleasing!

    Deep Fried Pork Knucke served with Thai Chilli Sauce. Nothing much to mention about the Thai Chilli Sauce, but the deep fried Pork Knuckle was simply appetizing. Crunchy at out and yet soft and juicy inside. Loving it!

    Wrap up:

    45 minutes drive from Melaka/Malacca, and we reached Muar. Manage to grab a table for more than 10 pax and started ordering. Steamed shark lip was extremely good and we decided to reorder. If you do not intend to go for shark dishes. Others was indeed pleasing. Pleased...

    Total bill comes up to MYR 491.20. What an experience. Good? Yes it is! To return? You tell me :)


    Kedai Asam Pedas & Nyonya Mas Ria
    No 9-11, Jalan Warisan 1,
    Taman Warisan, Jalan Junid,
    84000 Muar, Johor

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Shark Feasting @ Kedai Asam Pedas & Nyonya Mas Ria, Muar

  • Nubacha @ Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, Melaka-Malacca


    NUBACHA!! Don't be fooled as it sounds like one of those Japanese style tea outlets, isn't it? It is definitely not one of them. Nubacha restaurant has been going for 10 months and is one of the historical town's venues of a smart choice for western food.


    A combination of old furniture right infront of the bar counter, renovation blends in simple  modernisation feel with unique table arrangements with white chairs and pieces of funky arts adorning the wall.

    Nubacha @ Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, Melaka-Malacca


    The menu here offers some inspirational relief from the standard Western fare. With his passion for food, the chef deviates from the norm and comes up with his own recipe.


    Soup of the day-Mushroom Celery Soup @ RM 5.90 served with garlic bread


    B.C Sausage (Pork) @ MYR 20.00 served with potato and salad
    Home made sausage with cheese. Ground pork with cheese- fresh, meaty and flavorful. A star studded dish indeed!

    Americon Charbroiled Chicken @ MYR 16.90 served with potato and salad
    Something slightly more humble, but still a good choice. Well marinated with earthy flavour. The accompanying sauce and the perfectly grilled chicken is a good counterpoint.

    Charbroiled Apple Belly @ MYR 16.90 served with garden salad and potatoes
    From the grill, the surf and turf with this delicious pork belly with chef's apple sauce means a perfect lunch. Adventorous! Every bite is exciting!


    Malacca Pork Bun (Original) @ MYR 8.90
    Charbroiled pork patty tooped with lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Forget about fastfood! Spend a little more time and you will definitely be pleased. Succulent and juicy pork patty. Even the wheat buns are chef-made.

    Malacca Chicken Bun (Original) @ MYR 10.90
    Golden crumbs chicken fillet topped with lettuce,tomato and cucumber.

    Wrap up:

    It's definitely worth a try! Service is good too, the chef actually shared with us his experience in cooking and asked for our feedbacks. Keep it up!


    Nubacha Charbroil Grillhouse
    8B, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho
    75000 Melaka

    Tel: +6011-2888 2182

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/nubachagrillhouse

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Nubacha @ Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, Melaka

  • My Rock & Roll Blues Cafe @ Melaka-Malacca


    Mr Mark Britt Ruffin from Maryland,USA has been running this cafe since 1997. Back then, dad's shop was just a few doors away and we used to dine at Rock & Rolls quite frequently. And then we moved. Nostalgically, bro brought us back to pay Mr Mark a visit.


    Nothing much has changed except our age! Everything else is well kept. The vintage and classic concept that blends along with the coziness of the cafe makes here a perfect place to chill. Mr Mark loves playing guitar and he runs a band, you will note that there are lots of posters of legendary artists and rock & roll bands.

    My Rock & Roll Blues Cafe @ Melaka-Malacca


    As good as before. The only "true" American home-cooked food in town. They do serve certain western food that fits the local demand as well. 


    Vegetable soup and garlic bread come with main order. Garlic bread- soft and yet aromatically toasted. Good indeed!


    Fillet Steak @ MYR 52.00 served with salad, garlic bread, fresh veggie, baked beans and mashed potato. Tenderly grilled served with rich, creamy delicious sauce.

    Spagethi Bolognaise @ MYR 22.00
    - Classic!


    Chicken Cordon Blue @ MYR 20.00 served with salad, garlic bread, fresh veggie, baked beans and mashed potato. Rich and tasty.

    Thai Chicken Fillet @ MYR 16.00 served with baked beans and french fries. Sweet, sour and spicy sauce with perfectly grilled chicken.

    Wrap up:

    If I ever ask you, where is a good place for authentic western food in Malacca and your answer is Amigo- I am going to knock your head. Come on!! There are few better choices in Malacca! Rock & Roll...rocks!!

    Psst! Psst! Mr Mark is a proud owner of 200 or more guitars! By the way, there are live band performances avaiable at certain hours.


    My Rock & Roll Blues Café
    34, Jalan Melaka Raya 23,
    Taman Melaka Raya,Bandar Hilir,
    75000 Melaka

    Tel:+606-284 9652
    HP: 016-673 9652

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-My Rock & Roll Blues Cafe @ Melaka-Malacca

  • Restaurant Sin Eng Lock @ Taman Peringit Jaya, Melaka


    Should you want to try some good food in Malacca, you would probably need a local to take you around. And of course not those commecialised restaurants at the historical town. I mean the real local hidden gem.


    Not expecting a grand decor or very comfortable environment. Old school classic kopitiam (coffeeshop) style with foldable tables and plastic chairs. Not too stuffy though, air ventilation considered okay.


    The family run restaurant has been around for 35 years or more and they serve awesome home cooked food.


    Braised chicken feet with cut chillies and ginger

    One of my favorite grandma dish. We used to prepare this dish together, but she's too old to cook now though. Hardly find one that pleases me but this was pleasing.

    Braised pork with eggs

    Extremely tender braised pork with savorly delicious thick gravy. Flavorful!


    Curry Fish Head

    Big portion of fish head prepared with aromatic curry gravy.

    Steam Lala

    Extremely fresh and juicy lala steamed with plenty of ginger, spring onions and or course the traditional Shao Xing wine. Love this very much!

    Wrap up:

    Always crowded especially during lunch hour. Food running out pretty fast, so be there early! Service and serving time is fast.
    Bill came up to: MYR 114.00


    Restaurant Sin Eng Lock
    363 A, Taman Peringgit Jaya
    75400 Melaka

    Tel: +603- 2834391

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Restaurant Sin Eng Lock, Melaka

  • The Daily Grind Gourmet Burgers @ Bangsar Village I


    We sometimes call it catch-up session and yet sometimes we name it coffee session. Be any of it, as long as it is with good companions, good food and good drinks, I am good. Not too demanding isn't it?


    Red and black my favorite theme! Not too fancy with old school touch. Simple and nice.


    The restaurant serves gourmet burger and coffee. The food, service and environment fit the bill.


    TDG Crabby Caesar Salad @ MYR 25.00++
    A twist to the classic caesar salad with the addition of crisp fried soft shell crab. Rather rich salad, I say!

    TDG Dynamite Wings @ MYR 18.00 ++
    Juicy crisp fried chicken wings smothered in TDG's top secret spicy dynamite sauce. Awesome!

    Tarragon Mushroom Chicken Burger @ MYR28.00++

    Creamy mushroom sauce with a hint of aromatic tarragon, rocket leaves and or course juicy chicken patty. The only thing I am very particular at most western food restaurants in Malaysia- the subsitution of original french fries with those cheaper ones. Cheaper ones as in potatoes mixed with sweet potatoes fries. Put it aside, just pisses me off from time to time!


    My cup of cappucino @ MYR 9.00 ++ and Maddie's Chocolate Fudge Shake @ MYR 14.00++

    Wrap up:

    Tell me, were these too much for two ladies in a catch-up session? Well, we needed a lot of energy to talk, you get what I mean? Anyway, cut the craps! The Daily Grind Gourmet Burger serves not only good burgers, the salad and appetizers are better than as desired. Besides coffee and burger, it's another place for happy hour too. Oh yes!- they have good reviews for their red velvet cake too!




    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-The Daily Grind

  • Huck's Cafe @ Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar


    Six months off and now I am back! And so, I have like 100 or more restaurants to review. Here's one of the hundreds to clear from the back log. Missing those times hanging out with my ex colleagues. Good food, drinks and laughters is all we shared. Here we go- The gathering at Huck's Cafe- a restaurant that serves exclusive home dining menu.


    Simple and neat table arrangements with a touch of Balinese cum Thai feel. A cozy place to dine in provided there are no other big groups around else it's definitely not a good suggestion to dine in- it would be too noisy and noisy is definitely not my classification of cozy! Do check with them before making your reservations,else you would be rather dissapointed.

    Huck's Cafe @ Jalan Abdullah Off Jalan Bangsar


    Good it was!  And you would have to make reservation in advance. Menu is available on the Facebook fanpage. The reservation part was such a pain taking one or two days to confirm, but the munching part took only an hour or two!

    Upon settling down, we were greeted with basil seed mint soda and then the appetizer-Crackers topped with serewek acar. Nothing fascinating yet a good start to the chatting session.


    And you would get to choose from two types of soup, either the Pumpkin Soup or Asparagus Soup. Both smooth, creamy and silky textured soup, tasted just nice.


    Lamb Rack Spagethi
    Baked Chicken Paella
    Seafood Risotto served with New Zealand Mussels, Prawns & Squids
    Lamb Shank with Garlic Mashed Potato

    The dessert counter's main draw was the Chocolate Brownies,the Red Dream and Creme Brulee.

    Hot Chocolate Brownies served with vanilla ice cream. Not too sweet, indeed it's just nice after a fullfulling dinner.

    The Red Dream- served with fresh strawberry puree with lemony taste. Sourly sweet and bud teasing. Refreshing!

    And the winner goes to............ the classic creme brulee! The smooth and creamy custard contrast nicely with the chrunchy sugar topping.

    Wrap up:

    I am doing a short wrap up on the overall dining experience here. Food was on par, service was okay. Ambiance - considered cozy and lovely without a big noisy group dining in together in the same hall- especially the drunk aunties who were extremely noisy and tipsy! Would suggest them to do something on the reservation process. Else, all was good.


    Huck's Cafe
    22, Jalan Abdullah,
    Off Jalan Bangsar,
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Huck's Cafe

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Huck's Cafe

  • Rama V @ Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur


    Some food to tease your taste bud today? Let's do Thai! Thai cuisine is one of the tastiest cuisine that should picque the senses of most foodies. But...where to dine? Rama V- I say!
    Rama V, is one of the  well known Thai restaurants firmly located in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City since 1995.


    Despite being located in the city, once inside, diners will be whisked to a serene garden with a pool of lotus blossom, away from the hustle bustle city noise. Indoors or outdoors, Rama V provides a relaxed dining atmosphere. The neat and pleasingly table settings creates an ideal environment for wining and dining. Other than these, there are private dining rooms too.


    The restaurant serves a creative and flavoursome menu of traditional as well as authentic Thai cuisine. Visited the Rama V for their:

    Weekend Ala Carte Buffet at only MYR 68.90 ++ with free flow of selected beer, house wines, chilled juices and soft drinks!


    Mieng Kam

    A traditional Thais street appetizer/ snack that I personally find it interesting. Betel leaves wrapped with-ginger, peanuts, onions, lime, chilli padi, roasted shreded coconut, and dried shrimp and sauce. An interestingly explosive start.

    Chor Lada

    Flower shaped dumlings stuffed with flavourful minced chicken and peanuts.


    Poe Tak

    Spicy clear seafood soup flavored with Thai herbs

    Tom Yam Pla Chon

    Spicy King fish soup flavored with lemongrass.


    Sam Sao

    Fried fish wish special chilli sauce. Fresh and tasty!

    Gaeng Ped Pol Linchee

    Roasted duck prepared with red curry and lychee. An interesting combination indeed!


    Pad Kana Kung Krob Reu Kana Pla Kem- Stir fried kai lam with shrimps.

    Pai Nor Mai Farang-Stir fried asparagus with garlic.


    Ending the dining session with assorted Thai dessert and of course some wine and beer. Blissful!

    Wrap up:

    Over the years, the restaurant has been recognised with a number of awards namingly rated as one of the best restaurant by Malaysia Tatler's Magazine as well as being listed as one of the Top Food 40 status by Time Out Kuala Lumpur. No doubt, it's a restaurant that offers distinctive Thai cuisine and also a spot to eat, drink, relax and enjoy!


    Rama V
    5 jalan U-Thant 
    55000 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603-2143-2663

    Website: http://www.ramav.com.my/

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Rama V @ Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur