• 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.

  • The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur


    Have you planned your outings for this coming weekend? Perhaps, a brunch session at The Haute Food Co?  The Haute Food Co., is a neigbourhood cafe that is located in Plaza Damas. The cafe is run by extremely passionate and charismatic chefs who have worked in restaurants around Australia and France.

    It's a simple cafe with minimal decors and a clean, nice and relaxing ambiance. Limited tables in the cafe but you may opt for it's alfresco dining section.

    The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

    Food & Beverages:

    The Haute Food & Co serves classical and contemporary French cuisine, Genovese coffee and awesome bakes and cakes.

    Tuna & Walnut Sandwich @ MYR 12.50

    Sandwich made from toasted multigrain bread, served with fresh salad on the side and filled with one of a generous portion of tuna and walnuts. Surprisingly excellent!

             Braised chicken served with mashed potato and steamed Vege @ MYR 15.90

    This is the special of that day dish- check it out at the board.  Thick rich sauce with soft and tender chicken meat served with classic mashed potato. Heavenly tasty!

                                                Cappuccino @ MYR 7.50

    The aroma, intense and unique taste of the cuppa does provide kick off to the lazy Sunday! Thanks to the Melbourne roasted and blended Super Brazil by Genovese!

    Wrap Up:

    The neighbourhood cafe offers  a distinctive & delicious food and coffee. A perfect place to chill for  a mid-morning cuppa to a quick lunch to a little late afternoon tea. Now, I am planning for a revisit! Awesomeness I say!


    The Haute Food Co
    Plaza Damas H-0-2 Block H,
    Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603-6201-3168

    Opening hours:

    Mon-Fri 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Sat-Sun 0.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Close on Tuesday

    Website: http://www.hautefoodco.com/index/

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

  • Victoria Rossa English Tea Room @ Hartamas Shopping Centre


    Coffee or Tea? Life is as such! Putting aside the fact that I love alcoholic beverages too. How about an afternoon tea session at Victoria Rossa english Tea Room which is situated in the midst of Hartamas Shopping Centre?


    A very simple settings with white wooden tables and chairs, English Style sofas and cabinets in white with tea pot and cups as decors. Menu and teapot holders are made of patched fabrics that creates a warmth and homey environment.

    Victoria Rossa English Tea Room @ Hartamas Shopping Centre

    Food & Beverages:

    Victoria Rossa English Tea Room offers fine teas from around the world, scones and fresh cream, delicious cakes and pastries and ice creams.

    Old English Afternoon Tea Set for 2 pax includes:

    2x pots of Victoria Rossa world’s finest English tea
    2x Orange meringues
    English tea toast almond cookies
    2 Old-fashioned English Raisin Scones with homemade strawberry jam and butter
    2 Old English butter cakes
    Victorian tea sandwich
    2 scoops of old-fashioned ice cream

    Selections of Victoria Rossa world’s finest English tea

    Old-Fashioned Royal English Tea (Earl Grey, Royal Darjeeling, English Breakfast, Scottish  Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Garden Mint Tea, Royal Assam, Spice Tea, Lovers Leap) Edwardian’s English Tea (Lightly Earl Grey, Breakfast Tea, Afternoon Tea, Evening Tea, Evening Jasmine, Dinner Tea, Long Iris Curl, Special Blend, Mint Tea, Chamomile Desire) Victorian’s Blend (Tea of Anna, Tea of Eliza, Tea of Isabella, Tea of Julia, Tea of Laura, Tea of Mazie, Tea of Olivia, Tea of Rebecca, Tea of Rowena, Tea of Vanessa)Victoria Rossa’s Blend (Lavender Tea, Rose Tea, Strawberry Tea)

    Wrap Up:

    A good grab by Jessie from one of deals sold online. Enjoyed my sit down and chilled out in a midst of a mall here!


    Victoria Rossa English Tea Room
    K20, Level 1,
    Hartamas Shopping Centre
    Sri Hartamas, 50480
    Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03-62014703 or 019-2223319 (Mr Ong)

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Victoria Rossa English Tea Room @ Hartamas Shopping Centre

  • Starhill Tea Salon @ Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur


    Afternoon tea, one of my favorite weekend activities. Just sit back and enjoy a cup or two with some dessert or snacks. And my recent explorations concentrate more in Starhill Gallery. Starhill Tea Salon, one of the first tea salons in Kuala Lumpur.


    Grouping the tea salon as an elegant place to sit in and relax. Although it's located at Indulge Floor with two seperate seating sections, the quiet and relaxing settings provides a pretty relaxing environment. Huge pillar decorated with colourful tea tins and the comfy sofa seatings deserves a praise.


    Starhill Tea Salon @ Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur

    Food & Beverages

    Starhill Tea Salon serves variety of exclusive tea blends as well as interesting desserts ranging from macarons to beautiful cum delicious cake delights.

    Classic Berries Cheese Cake @ MYR 18.00

    Tiramisu @ MYR 20.00

    Churros @ MYR 20.00

    Wrap up:

    At times, I find it interesting to sit down, enjoy a cup or two and purely watching people. Life is just interesting. Alright, too much craps from me. And yes, I like Starhill Tea Salon. Indeed, it's a good place to hang out and enjoy various kind of exclusive exoctic tea from all over the world. Also, thumbs up to their flavorful cakes that brighten up my day. Am already planning for a revisit.


    Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery,
    181 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
    Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03 27198550

    Opening hours:
    Open daily, 10am-1am

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Starhill Tea Salon @ Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur

  • Durian Cream Puff & Crispy Durian Roll & Durian Fire Ball @ Jonker Street, Malacca

    Just a quick post to share with durian lovers. If you happen to be in Malacca, do try this!


                               Durian Cream Puff @ Jonker Street, Malacca (Melaka)

    Puff filled with fresh durian puree and fresh cream @ RM 15.00 for half a dozen. Rich, fresh and creamy- best served chill. Ever- enjoyable!

    After a chilled durian dessert, now here is something hot for you! And, it's durian again!


                          Crispy Durian Roll & Durian Fire Ball @ Jonker Street, Malacca

                                  Crispy Durian Roll & Durian Fire Ball, 3 pieces at RM 5.00
    Crispy Durian Roll- light and crispy popiah (spring roll) skin wrapped with fresh durian puree. Durian Fire Ball- glutinous rice with breadcrumb coating filled with premium durian puree. Interesting snack! Both, best served hot.

    The dessert and snacks are both from different shops located along Jonker Street, but within walking distance.

    Both are good. Bravo to the King of Fruits!

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Flavors of Malacca

  • Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur

    Breakfast through lunch and dinner, carry-out or dining-in, hearth-baked breads, pizza and cakes, well prepared pastas, I suggest Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie!




    Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur


    Under the same management of Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie, Ficelle holds the same concept of a French styled bakery that offers a variety of freshly bakes worth every dollar. With it's alfresco dining settings, it is definitely a perfect place to unwind.


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    Caramel Brioche @ RM 1.50- Smooth caramel filling with puffy brioche!
    Ham & Cheesebox
    @ RM 4.50- Soft golden brown exterior with tasteful ham!


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    Croissant @ RM 2.00- Aromatic and flaky!
    Mini cheese croissant
    @ RM 1.30


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    Durian custard doughnut @ RM 2.50
    - Thumbs up!
    Hawaii Tuna Pizza @ RM 4.50


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    Curry sausage French bread @ RM 3.60- Flavorful!
    Croissant De Almond @ RM 3.00- Aromatic, chewy & crusty.


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    Chicken Meatball Bolognese @ RM 16.00

    Something new in their menu! Pasta cooked al dente served with finely tuned authentic bolognaise sauce and flavorsome chicken meatball.

    Kimchi Chicken Spaghetti @ RM 12.90
    An Italian/Korean fusion spaghetti dish. Love the unique spiciness of the Kimchi sauce.


    Apart from bread and pasta, Ficelle offers a wide range of delectable desserts ranging from macarons, dessert cups to variety of freshly baked cheesecakes. And we tried:-


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    Durian cheesecake @ RM 7.00- Flavorful!


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    Mango Layer cake @ RM 7.00
    Fuwa-toro Tiramisu @ RM 7.00
    Capuccino @ RM 6.50


    Looks good? Taste good too! Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie is where you'll find extraordinary fare to tempt your palate.


    Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie
    11-0-12, Jalan 3/109F,
    Danau Business Centre,
    Taman Danau Desa,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel: +603- 7983 0211
    Website: http://www.ficelle.com.my

    Opening Hours:
    Sat- Thurs 8.00 am- 09.00 pm, Friday 8.00 am- 10.00 pm

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur

  • Bread Basket @ The Sphere, Bangsar South

    Enough of Bangsar area? No way.......... Let's go to the other part of Bangsar- Bangsar South! Here's something new to share with everyone!



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    Bread Basket @ The Sphere, Bangsar South

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    A simple bakery with al fresco dining.The bakery offers variety of pastries, Danish, savouries, bread rolls, home made cakes as well as home made jams. Bread basket also has an array of breads from the health section- Muesli Bread and French Village Bread.


    The above that we have picked are good indeed. Aromatically baked pastries with great fillings!

    Butter Gipsel Closed @ RM 3.50
    Sardine Puff @ RM 2.60
    Ikan Bilis Puff @ RM 3.60
    Firecracker sausage @ RM 5.80


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    And a cup of Cappuccino @ RM 6.50 to go with!

    For all bread lovers who love rich, aromatic and freshly baked bread and savouries, Bread Basket is a place for you!

    Rating: 5.5/10


    Bread Basket

    Unit G11, Ground Floor,
    he Sphere, No.1 , Avenue 1,
    Bangsar South, No.8 Jalan Kerinchi,
    59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    T +603 2241 3800
    F +603 2241 3800


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Bread Basket @ The Sphere, Bangsar South

  • Bali Cafe @ Jetty Malacca

    Besides, satay celup or asam pedas, there are plenty of places for night snacks in Malacca!

    Had a drinking and late night snacks session with my family at Bali Cafe. We have not tried their in-house dishes but we are delighted with the grilled food served by a lady-probably hired by the cafe owner? Not so sure though.....

                                               Bali Cafe @ The Jetty, Malacca

    BBQ Chicken @ RM 15.00
    Grilled to perfection. Well marinated with spices- tasted good!

    BBQ Mushroom @ RM 4.50
    BBQ Long Bean @ RM 3.00

    You wouldn't grill these at home, will you? Unless you are having a BBQ party ! Besides, pepper and salt- I wonder what are the other ingredients used. Yes, it's good, good & good.

    BBQ Brinjal/Aubergine/Eggplant @ RM 6.00

    Why on earth do we have so many names for just a particular vegetable/plant? I don't know! Anyway, the grilled BBQ brinjal was good too- grilled with pounded chilli and garlics, pepper and salt! Flavorful!

    And, if you are grilling all these back at home, can you invite me over? Make sure it's nice though. *Grins*

    Rating: 6/10


    Bali Cafe
    Lot 1342, 12A, Jeti Parameswara,
    Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz
    75000 Bandar Hilir

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Flavours of Malacca