Malacca Food Hopping

[M’SIA EATS] Malacca Food Hopping Over the Weekend | Malaysia

Since JB café hopping has been too extreme, I went to Melaka/Malacca , Malaysia for food hopping over one of the weekend. I took a bus after work on Friday night and back to Singapore on Sunday afternoon. My hotel accommodation is kindly sponsored by Mercury Boutique Hotel and I rented a car so that I can travel within Melaka/Malacca conveniently.Within less than 48 hours, My foodie partners and I managed to explore more than 10 places. I started my Saturday morning as early as 8 am. Although it’s tiring, it was a fun and delicious weekend trip. This time round, I decided not to have satay celup and the famous chicken rice ball.

More of Malacca cafes for this time. The cafe scenes seem to start booming since 4 months ago. When we checked with the cafes, most of them mentioned that the café is only 4 months old. The cafes are mostly operated by the youngsters just like in Singapore and Johor Bahru.

So we checked the opening hours and off we started the day from 8:00am till late midnight followed by early morning rush before we took the bus back to Singapore.

Let the journey begins:

Kaya-Kaya CaféKaya-Kaya Cafe Melaka-1 Kaya-Kaya Cafe Melaka-2

32, Jalan Tukang Besi

75200 Malacca

Melaka, Malaysia

Tel: +6 018-9845351

Operating Hours: Monday – Tuesday 8:00AM – 8:00PM | Thursday – Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM |(Closed on Wednesday)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kayakayacafelol

Direction: Walking distance within Jonker Street area

WIFI: YES

Kaya-Kaya Cafe Melaka-3

First stop is this café called Kaya-Kaya. ‘Kaya’ means ‘wealth’ in Malay. The café has a spacious indoor and outdoor seating where customers can opt for choices. The highlight of the space is their art mural wall at the outdoor area with mini landscape for nice photo-taking. The furniture’s are furnished with rattan chairs and recycled wood and metal materials.Kaya-Kaya Cafe Melaka

Since we will be food hopping, we ordered a plate of E.S.P RM14.00 and 2 drinks.It is served with half-boiled egg and German sausages in slices with mayonnaise. The combination with the greens goes well especially when we poked the egg yolk and mix them together. The services here are not bad as they approached us with a smile and suggestions.

Eat at 18Eat at 18 Melaka-3 Eat at 18 Melaka
18, Jalan Hang Lekiu

75200 Malacca

Melaka, Malaysia

Tel:+60 281 4679

Operating Hours: Monday 8:30AM – 6:00PM | Wednesday – Sunday 8:30AM – 6:00PM |(Closed on Tuesday)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatat18

Direction: Walking distance within Jonker Street area

WIFI: YES

RECOMMENDED TRY: Hot Chocolate served with Chocolate Truffle RM 12.90 | Desserts

Eat at 18 Melaka-1

This café is not easily spotted as it is located at a quieter lane. Eat at 18 is a two-storey shop house with a boutique hotel on second level and café on the ground floor. Once you entered into the café, there is the open kitchen station on your right and limited seats on your left. Then, you will be lead to the courtyard area where the natural lightings are shine beautifully at the seating area.Eat at 18 Melaka-2

We had the hot chocolate served with chocolate truffles. We were told to stir the truffles into the hot milk to get the hot chocolate. So, the richness flavours are adjustable depending on how much truffles you would like to add into your drink.Eat at 18 Melaka-4

Victoria Sponge Splendor RM15.90 nicely presented with a light and buttery sponge layer with cream, marmalade and berries. Totally instagram-worthy!

The foreign staffs are friendly and approachable but there is a Chinese lady seems to be little sarcastic from the way she speaks to us. Nevertheless, it is still a good experience as the staff and the lady gave a smile before we left the café. The total spending RM45.85 (inclusive of 10% service charge for 2 cups of drink and 1 dessert )

Daily Fix CaféDaily Fix Melaka-4Daily Fix Melaka-3

55 , Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street)

75200 Malacca

Melaka, Malaysia

Tel: +606-283 4858

Operating Hours: Daily 10:00AM- 5:30PM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyfixcafe/

Direction: Located inside Next KK (batik shop) along Jonker Street

WIFI: YES

RECOMMENDED TRY : Flavoured Coffees (RM11.00- 12.50/ per cup) | Pancakes (RM11.00 – RM15.00)Daily Fix Melaka-2 Daily Fix Melaka

If you do not have car and going to hang around Jonker Street, this café can be included in your list. There were three outlook of the café where you can can opt for outfit shooting ( #ootd) and #photooftheday. It is totally instagram-worthy with their heritage walls and decorations. Orders and payment are made at the cashier counter. A small block cube with number will be given and the foods and drinks will be served on the table.Daily Fix Melaka-1

We were recommended to try Local Pandan Pancakes RM13.90. The pancakes are served in small size bites and made from juicy pandan leaves extract. Then, it is served with gula Melaka and coconut. The combination taste of pandan and gula Melaka will never go wrong. Total bill was RM36.90 (No Service charge and GST applicable). This includes 1 rose latte RM11.00 and iced latte RM12.00.

AMY Heritage Nyonya Cuisine RestaurantAmy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

75, Jalan Melaka Raya 24

Taman Melaka Raya

75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours:

Tel: ++606-286 8819

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Heritage-Nyonya-Cuisine/117259258341060

WIFI: NO

RECOMMENDED TRY: Udang Lemak Nenas | Pie TeeAmy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine 3

I had made reservations before I headed to Malacca to avoid disappointment. True enough, the restaurant is fully booked on Saturday and many walk-ins customers were disappointed. We ordered few peranakan dishes to try and even took a picture with the lady boss, Amy. She was friendly and gave us suggestions on dishes to try. For more details, you can check my full post here. Total bill was RM78.50 for 3 pax (No service charge and 6% GST charge).

Justberrys Dessert HouseJustberry Dessert

No. 89, Jalan KL 3/8

Taman Kota Laksamana

Seksyen 3

75200 Melaka

Operating Hours:

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Justberrys-Dessert-House-237005249647950/

WIFI: YES

SIGNATURE: Desserts Justberry Dessert-1

I have been here 2 years back and the dessert shop sells shaved ice desserts that time. This is my second visit for the overtop milkshake. This dessert is currently trending in Singapore and this is my first try in Malaysia. We are bloated with the foods so we decided to order one to try. Oola Matcha RM18.00 inclusive of 6% GST charge. So, the total bill RM19.10. The combination of green tea powder, red bean, jasmine tea and whipped cream does the trick. I prefer this over the milkshake as this is not overpowering and I can easily finish it all by myself as compared to the ones I had back in Singapore.

PLAT KitchenPlay Kitchen Melaka Play Kitchen Melaka-2

596, Jalan Melaka Raya 10

Taman Melaka Raya

75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 12:00AM |Saturday- Sunday 10:00AM – 12:00AM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/platkitchen

WIFI: YES

RECOMMENDED TRY: Sizzling Brownie DessertPlay Kitchen Melaka-4 Play Kitchen Melaka-5

After resting for two hours, we venture to Plat Kitchen Café for their sizzling brownie. The café has the beautiful blue theme wall colours and instagram worthy. There are indoor and outdoor seats. The staffs were friendly and approachable. We decided to try something different and ordered Sizzling Red Wine Brownies RM18.50. It was surprisingly fascinating taste and the red wine does not add on the bitterness to the brownie due to the mixture of milk in it. The brownies was fluffy and moist and blend in well with the sauces.

ROOT Patisserie CaféRoot Patisserie Melaka Root Patisserie Melaka-1

No. 57, Jalan KL 3/8

Taman Kota Laksamana

Seksyen 3

75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Tel: +6010-885 6659

Operating Hours: Monday 1:00PM – 6:00PM | 7:30PM – 11:30PM

Wednesday –  Sunday  1:00PM – 6:00PM | 7:30PM – 11:30PM

(Closed on Tuesday)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/root.patisserie.cafe

WIFI: YES

SIGNATURE : Churros RM13.00Root Patisserie Melaka-3 Root Patisserie Melaka-2

Located along the shop houses, the signature is attractive enough to attract attention. There is another café at level 2 which is the same building as them. We decided on Root Patisserie Café because of their signature churros. The café also offers cakes and desserts which is a nice chill-out place with friends over a tea session. The staffs are friendly and even had a short chat with us.

We ordered the Cinamon Churros RM13.00 and a pot of French Rose, Jasmine tea RM12.00. Total bill was RM25.00 (No service charge and GST applicable).  Although the waiting time was almost 20 minutes, the taste of the churros was unexpectedly good. I would prefer this over the one at The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen though. You can see from the size of the churros, fatty size and not airy.

GROW CoffeeGrowth Coffee Melaka Growth Coffee Melaka-2

No.6 Jalan KL 3/7

Taman Kota Laksamana

Seksyen 3

75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 12:00AM

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/growcoffee.gc

WIFI: YESGrowth Coffee Melaka-1

We were driving around the shop houses to see what other nice cafes to explore and Grow Cafe caught our attention. The café has the white and black theme which is best for photography. It has the minimalist interior design and best for instagrammers to take a nice shot. We ordered their hot mocha RM10.50 and hot latte RM9.50. No service charge and GST applicable. The coffee taste was overwhelming and there is no mocha sweetness traces in it.

Putu Piring at Jalan TengkeraPutu Piring Jalan Tengkera-1 Putu Piring Jalan Tengkera

No. 252, Jalan Tengkera

Melaka, Malaysia

SIGNATURE: Putu PiringPutu Piring Jalan Tengkera-2 Putu Piring Jalan Tengkera-3

One of the must eat list other than the satay celup and chicken rice ball is the putu piring. Since, we were driving, we parked our car at the road side and joined the queue to give a try. The price for one putu piring is RM1.10. The queue was formed the moment it opens and mostly is not locals based on their interactions within each other.

Putu Piring here are freshly made upon ordering and thus explains the queue and waiting time.It was fragrant and pillowy soft. The filling was rich with gula Melaka. You can immediately smell the fragrance of the steaming hot putu piring.The putu piring wrapped with banana leaf and with some fresh sweet grated coconut is best to consume immediately after purchase.

Nyonya Bak Chang / Nyonya DumplingNyonya Bak Chang Melaka

Michelle Soo

Tel: +6017-699 5750

Kampung House just across the road from Aunty Koh Chendol and SK Bukit Rambai

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Authentic-Nyonya-Chang

Price: RM5.00 (Normal) and RM6.00 (Extra filling) 

(Ordering by FB message or contact her number.)

Nyonya Bak Chang Melaka-3 Nyonya Bak Chang Melaka-1Nyonya Bak Chang Melaka -2If you are in Melaka, you wouldn’t want to miss out the nyonya bak chang. It has the distinctive flavour and sweet elements in it.  There are many places selling this and the most online reviews are East & West Rendezvous Café which is located along Jonker Street. I bought it and try and conclusion is overrated by the hype of it. I prefer the nyonya dumpling by Michelle Soo recommended by Rebecca Saw. She did a list of Nyonya bak chang in Malacca and I decided to give a try on the one that she recommended.Nyonya Bak Chang Melaka-4

You need to have a car to drive to her place to collect the dumplings as it is quite out of town. We arrived late evening to collect our order bak chang and get to see how she prepared it. She was kind enough to allow us snap away while she is preparing our order and were given a free dumpling to try on the spot. The filling was generous with pork, candied wintermelon and fragrance of the pandan. You can taste the sweet and savoury in it. If you notice, all nyonya dumplings have blue colours on the rice which are extracted from the juices of the flowers.

Restoran Tong ShengRestoran Tong Sheng Signage

No. 377 & 378, Jalan Taman Melaka Raya 6

Taman Melaka Raya

75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 5:30PM – 11:00PM (Daily) (Closed on Alternate Mondays)

Tel: +606 286 7811 | +6016-776 7811 (Mei Yi) | +6017-631 7811 (Ah Liang)

(Reservation is available)

Website: www.tongsheng.com.my

WIFI: YES

SIGNATURE DISH: Cheese Prawn Beehoon 芝士生虾米粉 | Fresh Milk Crab 鲜奶炒螃蟹Tong Sheng Cheese Prawn Bee Hoon Tong Sheng Milk Crab 1

Queued and dine in took us more than 2 hours and the restaurant is full house all the time. Everyone is waiting patiently for the foods to be served. We were given the menu to browse through while queuing in line. Orders are taken before we are seated. However, the serving time was very slow and we finished one dish at one time and waiting for the next one to arrive. For more details, you can read my full post about it here.

Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan RstaurantPak Putra Melaka Naan 2

No. 56 & 58 , Jalan Kota Laksamana

75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 6:00PM – 1:00AM

WIFI: NO

SIGNATURE DISH: Tandoori Chicken | NaanPak Putra Melaka Naan 1Naan from Pak Putra Melaka

It has been a while since I last visit a mamak stall. But this is well-known with its naan so here we are for the supper. This is well-known among locals, uni students and now tourists due to the online reviews I guess. The restaurant is located inside the residential area and it is best to have your own transport to drive in. We were here around 11plus at night and their tandoori were sold. So, we had the cheese naan RM3.00. They also have double cheese naan RM4.00 and triple cheese naan RM5.00. We enjoyed the cheesy taste of it while it’s still hot.Total bill was RM28.50 (No service charge and GST charges. This includes 3 drinks and Bombay Chicken)

Coffee Bear CaféCoffee Bear Cafe Melaka Coffee Bear Cafe Melaka-1

No. 46, Jalan KPKS 1

Kompleks Perniagaan Kota Syahbandar

75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Tuesday –Sunday 12:00PM- 12:00AM

(Closed on Monday)

Tel: +6016-697 1013

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coffee-Bear-Cafe/

WIFI: YES

SIGNATURE: Teddy Bears

Our last stop of the night as we drive pass the road, the bright lights from the café attracts our attention. It was past 12midnight and the café is actually closed. But the staffs were kind enough to allow us to snap some photos. The whole café is filled with bears and if you are in love with bears, you should pay a visit.

Jing Yuan Biscuit & BakeryJing Yuan Biscuit Bakery MalaccaJing Yuan Biscuit Bakery-1

No. 45-D , Jalan Ong Kim Wee

75300 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 7:00AM – 9:00PM (Closed on Wednesday)

Tel: +6012- 712 7905

SIGNATURE: Chicken Floss Tou Sar KokJing Yuan Biscuit & Bakery-1 Jing Yuan Biscuit & Bakery

Heong Pengs in Melaka are available at Jing Yuan Biscuit and Bakery. This is an old bakery shop that has been running their business for many years and well-known among Malaysians and Singaporeans. We drove here just to buy their chicken floss tou sar kok. The pastry is freshly made everyday and packed manually by the staffs. We were there in the morning and get to see some of the workers in action to prepare the freshly bake. The outer layer is crunchy and the inner texture of it was soft and smooth.

Lung Ann RefreshmentsLung Ann Refreshments Lung Ann Refreshments-5

93/807 , Lorong Hang Jebat

75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Monday- Sunday (Closed on Thursday)

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lung-Ann-Restaurent-%E9%9A%86%E5%AE%89%E8%8C%B6%E5%AE%A4/249383195097621

WIFI: NO

SIGNATURE : PORK SATAY | TRADITIONAL BREAKFASTLung Ann Refreshments-1 Lung Ann Refreshments-4 Lung Ann Refreshments-3 Lung Ann Refreshments-2

While everyone here for the pork satay, we are here for their traditional breakfast in the morning. I hope to try the pork satay some other day but before that their traditional breakfast is worth-mentioning too. The breads are toasted using charcoal and spread with kaya and butter. It is operated by the elders so do bear with their temper and attitude as they get grouchy early in the morning. We need to wait for them to get our orders and once the foods are served, payments are to made immediately.

NadejeNadeje Mille Crepe

G-23,25 & 27 Jalan PM4,

Plaza Mahkota

75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Tel: +606 283 8750

Operating Hours:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nadejefans

WIFI: YES

SIGNATURE DESSERT: Mille Crepes

I guess everyone is familiar with this brand. No further introduction for this and we decided to have a slice of it before headed back to Singapore. Malacca Mille Crepe RM12.60 (inclusive of 6% GST)  the local flavour of Malacca famous gula Melaka.

This pretty summarize the foods that I had eaten throughout the weekend. Oh boy!I am bloated by end of the trip. I would love to be back to Melaka again for another round of foodie trip.

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6 thoughts on “[M’SIA EATS] Malacca Food Hopping Over the Weekend | Malaysia”

      1. > And if you want to drive in Malaysia, you better buck up on your Melayu < Agreed. Expecting Malaysia to chngae to please the editorial staff of the Sunday Times is simply wishful thinking.I don't have problems driving in most places. I carry my own GPS unit wherever I go, with the latest maps of the territory installed, and the bloody thing speaks to me in English. I couldn't care less if the road signs in Malaysia were written in Jawi.

    1. I love putu piring but they are rlealy hard to come by these days. Pity this stall is too out of the way for me. There used to be this stall in Clementi Central at where Ke Ai Ji coffeeshop is but has since closed. Heard the owners moved to this Haig Road stall but I’m not too sure.

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