Friday, July 30, 2010

Bring out the sea foodie in you at Malacca

Indulge in Portuguese Eurasian cuisine? Come to Malacca, home to delicious Baba Nyonya food. Served in quaint cafes and traditional shophouses, bring out the die hard foodie in you.

Seafood is a popular affair in Malacca and you may risk the fiery ‘devil curries’. Try the Satay Celup- skewered seafood cooked in peanut sauce, Cencaluk- a fermented shrimp relish, Lemang- glutinous rice cooked in bamboo, sold on the side of the road to Telok Mas.

Also try the Ikan Bakar- fresh caught grilled fish and crustaceans which you’ll find at Umbai, Pernu or Serkam, Kuih Udang – a popular tea time dish at Alor Gajah Town. If you’re in Malacca, you can’t miss Jonker Street. Serving some of the best cuisines in town, have your fill at the Geographer Café and Jonker Dessert, known for its delicious Baba Nyonya delicacies.

For fresh seafood in a cool, breezy ambience, head for Medan Ikan Bakar Muara Sungai Duyung. Tickle your palate with Otak-Otak, grilled fish, succulent prawns and Sambal Calamari giving you a real
unadulterated taste of squid.

Also try Café 1511, located in the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum for some delectable Nyonya fare. Make it a point to try the Nyonya Laksa, Otak-Otak and Pai Tee. Authentic Nyonya specialities can also be enjoyed at Ole Sayang, situated at 198 Jalan Taman Melaka Raya. And if you want a taste of first-rate home-cooked traditional Peranakan cuisine that’s inexpensive too, Banyonya at 164 Taman Melaka Raya is the place to visit, especially for its Durian Cendol.

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