1st stop, some lunch! I really like Donald and Lily's Melaka and Nyonya cuisine food. Situated in a simple wooden shop, their Nyonya Laksa, Ayam Pongteh and Melaka styled rice are really recommended. People are constantly flocking in and queues are normally seen. We arrived a tad too late, and was disappointed as they ran out of their famous dishes. Too bad, next time perhaps! Anyway, their other 'simpler' dishes tastes similar but with a twist, while the simple styled cendol is really good and creamy.
The creamy and cooling cendol (RM2.50). Simple yet satisfying.
Donald & Lili's
Address : Behind 31 Jln Tun Tan Cheng Lock Chinatown(Heeren Street), Melaka, Malaysia.
Phone : 606-284 8907
Price : RM 5 ++
Putu Pirings on the go - the shop is actually a front area of a house.
Putu Piring Tenkara
Address : 252, Jalan Tengkera, Melaka, 75200 (Not really visible as no signboard, locate Pet Shop - Perniagaan Sayangku that is located beside)
Phone : 06-2821505
Price : RM0.90 per piece
Our fav - the Original (RM8.50). This was actually the basic normal vanilla based flavor. Tried others but still remains my favorite as it's not too sweet. There are some really special flavors like Oreo, Chocolate and some fruit based ones.
A lil pricy for a slice, but all's worth it!
Many thanks to the girlfriend's sis for pointing out and showing us the place!
Address : UB-051, UB-052, UB-053, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Jln Merdeka, 75000, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
Phone : 06-284 3469
Price : RM8.50
The stalls - which are manned by our Malay friends did an extremely good job on preparing the concoction. I noticed they precisely estimate the quantity for the exact taste. Few scoops of Wall's vanilla ice cream, some fresh coconut juice, ice cubes and sugar!
The verdict? A YES! For RM2.00 (add RM0.50 for ice cream on top), it's definitely refreshing, mainly thanks to the sweetish coconut. The icy cool blend of icre cream and ice cubes definitely made the old styled coconut juice into a newer drink. I actually enjoyed this on a pool side with a newspaper on the other hand. Awww..
Klebang Original Coconut Shake
Address : along Jalan Klebang Besar (next to Solok Kg. Bahagia), Klebang - locate Caltex
Phone : 013-34994061
Price : RM 1.80 ++
We had the Butter Squid (RM12 - Small). This was really just ok, and I think reason being was it's not really Nyonya food. To me, the squid lacks in enough flavor that is needed to bring the else naturally bland tasting squid.
Portuguese Special Baked Fish (RM 35-45; depending on size of the day - ours was RM45). Well, first off the chili gravy was really different, can taste the blended spices in it due to it's texture; and the added onions and lime really brings out the fish taste. The girlfriend really likes this fish, and I too think the fish really goes well with the gravy.
My favourite dish out of the 3; the Portuguese Special Curry Dable Chicken; or the Devil Chicken (RM 12 - Small). This is the Portuguese's version of curry chicken; being less spicier, without coconut milk and definitely loaded with spices. The chicken pieces are not overcooked; really smooth and complements the gravy very well. *Drools *
Comfy and quiet. Really a great spot to have a drink or two outside while being serenaded by some good ol' Jazz musics.
Address : 11, Jalan Hang Lekir (Jonker Walk), 75200, Melaka, Malaysia.
Phone : 06-282 0011
Website : Eleven Bistro facebook page
Price : RM 15 ++
You choose your items over a cart fully loaded with ice and it's freshly barbecued. Something like lok-lok but barbecued.
The chicken wings (around RM2.50) that are actually deboned and cut into pieces; which I say why it's rather special. In terms of taste, it does feels more tender as it's better cooked. However, given the price tag, I would preferred the normal ones, though messier.
The large prawns (RM8) ala Capitol Satay Celup. It was fresh, but rather expensive. Our fault though as we did not enquire the price on first hand. But nevertheless, it's still good as it's length is around the size of my palm. Fresh and large!
A simple BBQ supper for 5 of us eating on average at 2 sticks per person costs us around RM25.50. Not that bad if you ask me for some less heavy supper snack.
Porridge House (BBQ)
Address : 291, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka
Phone : 012- 782 7336
Price : RM 3 ++