Malacca is all about street food and all things Peranakan and Nyonya. If you are heading over to Malacca over the weekends or for a short staycation, here are some of the food places that you have to visit to prove that you’ve been there. So here you have it, these are 11 food that you must try when you are in Malacca over the weekends. Most of them can be found along Jonker Street.
1. Taste Better’s One Bite Durian Puff
This has got to top this list just because it is explosively delicious. Just like the name suggests, you’ve got to eat it in one shot into your mouth, and DO NOT bite. The durian filling is piped to the brim just enough for it to explode into your mouth upon biting it. Freshly 100% durian flesh used. Dangerously addicted, we warn you.
Price: A box of 6 for RM 13 (Approx.
Where we found it: 96, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Along Jonker Walk)
2. Jonker 88
We would highly recommend the Nata De Coco Durian Chendol as you get all the best ingredients in one bowl. Slurp it up or share it with your friends. As for the laksa, there are 3 flavor variations: the Baba Laksa that is more similar to Singapore’s rendition of laksa which has a thick fragrant coconut milk broth, the Nyonya Asam Laksa that has a sourish assam broth similar to Penang Laksa, and the Baba Laksa Kahwin Nyonya Asam Laksa which is a mix of both Baba and Nyonya Laksa.
Price: Nata De Coco Durian Chendol (RM 6) and Laksa (RM 7 +)
Where we found it: 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Photo credits to Sethlui
3. Yogurt Ice-Cream (Egg-Shaped)
Cute as it looks, it is disappointedly pretty normal, not as fascinating as we thought it would be. However, on a warm afternoon, this might be a quick thirst quench especially since it is fruity-flavoured yogurt. Don’t be deceived by some stalls which displayed nicely decorated and drawn eggs of cartoon characters.
Price: RM 3
Where we found it: Anywhere along Jonker Walk
4. Coconut Milk Shake
We didn’t manage to head down to the famous Keblang Coconut Milk Shake that many spoke raved about. It comes with a scoop of ice-cream too, on top of the creamy coconut milkshake. No harm giving it a try if you are around the area.
Price: RM 4
Where we found it: Mimie Coconut Shake (Outside the Taming Sari Tower)
5. Corn-Cup with Condensed Milk & Honey
Is it just us or does the corn-cups in Malaysia taste so much better than the ones in Singapore. I’m not just talking about the fact that it is drizzled with condensed milk and honey, as compared to the margarine and salt that we get in Singapore. The corns are much sweeter and juicier as a comparison.
Price: RM 2
Where we found it: At the Taming Sari Tower
6. The Daily Fix Cafe’s Local Pandan Pancake
You have to give this highly-raved cafe a try just because any Cafe that looks this good deserves a visit #forthecamerasake. We’re kidding. It is famous for their local flavored pancakes such as the Pandan Pancakes which comes with coconut, gula melaka a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, which drive many crazy.
Price: RM 13.90
Where we found it: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Photo credits to Sethlui
7. Kedai Kopi Chung Wah’s Chicken Rice Balls
You would probably hear a lot of Chicken Rice Balls in Malacca, but there is only one stall’s that you should try. The queue should testify for its taste since we queued for almost 45 minutes during lunch time. We heard that they close around 2pm, but once they are sold out, they are as good as closed. No menu and no ordering is needed. Efficient as we Singaporeans call it, as soon as you get seated inside, you are served with the Rice Balls (5 balls per pax) and Chicken based on the number of pax in less than 10 minutes.
The chicken tastes really fresh and non-oily (a lot more of the chicken essence) and for the rice balls, I would describe it to be similar to rice dumplings’ texture; not like the usual chicken rice that we are accustomed to.
Price: RM 56 for 4 pax
Where we found it: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
8. Nadeje’s Mille Crepe Cake
Probably the best crepe cakes I’ve tried thus far.
Price: RM 12.60 per slice
Where we found it: G-23 & 25, Jalan PM4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000, Melaka, Melaka, 75000, Malaysia
Because to Singaporeans, Malaysia = A&W and Root Beer Float. Slightly disappointed by the portion though, despite the tagline being “More than the usual”.
Price: RM 63 for 4 set meals
Where we found it: Dataran Pahlawan (Melaka Megamall Bd-077, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka., 75000, Malaysia)
10. Putu Piring
The best Putu Piring that the internet world has been talking about in Malacca, so worth a trip down to try it out, although it is slightly expensive.
Price: RM 1.10 per piece
Where we found it: Putu Piring Tengkera (252, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia)
Photo Credits to VKeong
11. Nyonya Kuehs
Nyonya Kuehs can be found all around Malacca streets, but if you are craving for good ones, you can check out the ones at Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake. Or if you are going to be in Jonker Street on Fridays and Saturdays, do check out the Jonker Night Market from 6pm to Midnight. You will find these colourful trays of Steamed Siew Mai (RM 5 for 5 Siew Mai) displayed along the streets. Each color represents a different flavor, such as yam, oath, and century egg siew mai.
These are some of our favourite Malacca food-finds! Share with us some of your favorites, even better if they are not featured in this list. To do a quick summary, here’s a Food-Hopping in Malacca video we uploaded on our YouTube Channel recently.
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