Usually Nyonya foods are non-halal as they always like to consider pork meat in their dishes to bring natural taste & oil from the meat which made it hard for our Malay friends to try.
But don't worry,
today I would like to introduce a place where is pork free,
a place serving similar taste to original nyonya dishes,
and is a well known must-try restaurant in Malacca.
Donald & Lily.
They used to be in a small tight corner shop near Jonker street but few years back they decided to bring better environment for their customers by moving to more spacious area.
It didn't stop their customer's passion towards it.
Madness crowd, as always.
Since 1980, with their signature dishes till today.
The taukua rojak is some what similar with the Penang Rojak where they mixed cutted fruits, vegetables, fishcakes & taufu together. Not just that, it is topped with the generous portion of sesame seeds and sauce on top of the dish. It didn't surprise me much but I find it good and unique from other rojaks I had before.
What comes special with this dish is that they added taugeh (bean sprout), fried onion & green chili. On top of that, their have their signature thick herby fragrance sauce to bring better overall satisfaction. The taste is kind of like love or hate situation where either you would love it or you would hate it.
Ayam Pong Teh
One of my personal favorite nyonya dish of all.
As I myself is half baba where my grandparents are pure babas/nyonyas,
it gave me a really good privilege to taste good home cooked nyonya dishes since young.
Therefore, my benchmark for nyonya food is quite high.
I would like to recommend this must try Ayam Pong Teh as the taste is similar to the traditional's. Definitely a must try food here and best to be served with white rice.
They have really tender chicken soaked with the awesome sauce, huge potatoes & mushrooms in every serving.
Considering this as one of the famous baba/nyonya dish.
The taste of this is average I would say but to those spicy lovers out there,
this is the dish you should order. You can inform them if you want spicier.
The portion of it is huge as well for one person.
They added plenty of sliced egg on top of the noodles together with spring onions, fried onions, taugeh and of course their signature sambal sauce at the side.
How can you miss a cendol in such a hot weather.
There's a lot of cendol stalls in Malacca,
but what differentiate them from others is that they added sago in their cendol.
As for the taste and sweetness is just nice before it went overboard.
Not forgetting. the ice is so smoothly shaved that it creates more addiction after each bite taken.
Address: No 16 (Ground Floor), Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Shahbandar, 75200 Melaka
Operation hours: Tue - Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact no: +6012-292 3957
And with that, it pretty much sums up everything. Thank you for your time reading!! :D