Planning Our Trip to Melaka

In a few days, we leave Bali and return to Malaysia. We first stop off at Kuala Lumpur and then hop on over to Penang after a few days.

I debated whether we should spend the full three days in KL. But after reading about Melaka, decided we should spend our time there for two of the three days. Melaka is apparently similar to Georgetown in terms of architecture and walkability.

While there, I think we will focus on a handful of good eats, specifically the Nyonya food.

One place I know we want to try which came to my attention because of their cendol is Makko Nyonya.

I first heard about it from Robyn’s blog about gula melaka and how good it is in Melaka and how important it is to good cendol. We’ve been trying multiple cendol places so far in Penang and keen to find something to top what we’ve had so far.

I did a little more research on the restaurant, including a post from here which recommended the fried otak-otak which I can’t wait to try.

Another blog recommended a different Nyona restaurant, but the photographs were amazing: Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine. This particular blog had some fantastic photographs and alot of dishes that I typically don’t get when I live in Penang (where I primarily eat at Madame Khaw’s stall in Pulau Tikus).

The photograph of the kueh is especially mouth-watering right now since in Bali the desserts have been sorely lacking.

Cendol Research

Alright, with some downtime before the 10-month old goes bananas, I’m going to capture some places we need to check out for the cendol:

Aunty Koh

East West Renedezvoud Cafe

  • Review on vkong
  • Review on Sufen’s Cottage
  • East & West Rendezvous 60, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka Tel: 016-634 6283 (Grace Tan)
  • Notes: durian is good, as is the gula melaka used for the cendol

The Hakkan House

  • Review found on Malaysian Insider
  • Address: No. 20, Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200 Melaka Melaka 75200 GPS: 2.196333 , 102.248135
  • Notes: the article also mentioned Jetta Groves but said the gula melaka lacked robustness; and Amy Heritage – but used ice cubes. I would check out Amy Heritage.

Other foods

Loi’s Ba Ku Teh

  • From vkeong
  • Loi’s Beef & Bak Kut Teh Jalan Permai 2, Taman Perkota, 75350 Melaka GPS Coordinates: N2 13.583 E102 15.822 Business hours: Daily 10.30am to 2pm, then 6pm to 10pm

Bab Charlie Nyonya Kueh

  • Review at BangsarBabe
  • Address: Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake 72, Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2, 75200 Melaka. 06-284 7209, 019 666 2907 (Baba Charlie Lee)
  • Notes: Get the Kuih Bongkong – it has Gula Melaka