Last weekend, I’ve skedaddled to Malacca for a short vacation despite being into the school term for 2 weeks! My purpose of this trip was to food hunt and just relax so yup I’ve come out with some must-eats of Malacca!
Anyway, before we jump into the agenda, above is the view from my hotel. I stayed at the new Hatten Hotel and I would recommend it, good location (to all the food I’m gonna intro as well), classy and grand but really cheap!
NOW HERE’S THE REAL DEALS:
Every single time I go overseas, I would go into their McDonald’s and look for anything on the menu that I can’t find back home in Sg. When I went to korea, (you can see my Top 5 eats in Seoul here!) I went to their McDonald’s as well and tasted their Bulgogi Pork Burger which was tasty but didn’t make it to my top 5 la, haha. Anyways, every time I visit Malaysia, I would go for their fried chicken in McDonald’s- ITS THAT GOOD.
I remember when I was a child, they used to serve fried chicken in Singapore, but it has been replaced by McWings. I am a sucker for fried chicken, specially thigh chicken part! And the best part is that you can request for both your parts to be thighs, something which is not possible FOC in Singapore. DO NOTE to order the spicy flavor! On a side note, do order the banana pie for dessert, it’s yummy!
4) Satay Celup at Capitol Satay
This is basically steamboat, with a soup base of satay gravy. The satay gravy was great! Refreshing, not too thick but yet super tasty, and this is coming from someone who don’t fancy satay gravy at all. The ingredients are on a skewer with the price of $$0.40 per stick, super super cheap! Here’s a tip: See the last photo of the huge ass prawns and scallops? REQUEST FOR THEM as they are not found at the line of ingredients displayed. The best part? They are also at S$0.40! Gosh, Malacca’s food is really so much cheaper as compared to Kuala Lumpur’s! (which you can also see my Top 5 eats in KL)
They open at 5pm (closed on mon), so try to go there at that time! We went there at 6pm and had to queue for an hour!
How to go there?
Just take a cab (which is cheap) and ask for Capitol satay, everyone knows this restaurant! Even the non-chinese!
But just in case you really want the address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100
3) Fresh Cockles at Tong Bee Roadside Stall
What a great way to immerse in the local food culture by going back to the times where roadside food was so popular! Sit on a stool, order your many plates of cockles and dip those cockles in that unique spicy sauce! Simply heavenly! Contrary to most believes, this roadside stall serves really fresh cockles and I didn’t feel any tummy discomfort at all! Really shiok supper!
How to go there?
The stalls are located off Jalan Bunga Raya Lane, which is near the Capitol Satay Restaurant at point 4, so you can walk over after dinner. I can’t remember how to walk exactly, so my tip would be to just ask the locals, especially the chinese, they would know! (ask for the stall that sells “sea hum” a dialect for cockles)
If you’re taking a cab, you can show the cabbie the address or just ask him to go Madam Kwan Department Stall.
2) Mille Crepe at Nadeje
This has got to be one of the best crepes I’ve had! It’s fluffy, creamy yet not too sweet. Just too good. I had the original flavor, and how I wish I bought the whole cake back to Singapore! Just try it, it’s so good. Can see their other cakes here: http://nadeje.com.my
How to get there?
They have 3 outlets in Malacca (look at their website), but I went to the one at Makota Parade, which every cabbie will know. Plus, it’s right beside my hotel (Hatten Hotel).
G-23B, EG 4 & EG 5, Ground Floor, Mahkota Parade
1) Chicken Rice Balls at Chung Wah
As usual, I’ve saved the best for the last! And this is the best eat in Malacca. I’m always been a fan of chicken rice balls, meaning the rice itself and to be honest, the rice balls here were great but nothing spectacular. I’ve tasted the same high standard in Singapore at:
Hainan Chicken Rice Ball
Shin Boon Hwa Food Centre
43 Jalan Besar (Dickson Road)
But anyways, the spectacular thing here is the chicken! It was so so good. Tender, flavorful and super well-marinated. Even the chicken breasts has flavor at every shred of its flesh. WOW. ONE OF THE NICEST HAINAN CHICKEN I’VE EVER TASTED.
How to get there?
It’s at the entrance of Jonker Street, you can’t miss it! But if really needed..
Lorong Hang Jebat (the intersection of Jalan Hang Jebat and Lorong Hang Jebat)
So that marks the end of my post, we’ve tried a lot of other food. Like the famous assam laksa, chendol, durian puffs, street food at jonker street etc, but the top 5 made it for a reason! So do visit malacca when you can, it’s just a 4 hr coach ride! Travel and eat, how great can life get! 🙂