Best Malacca Food Guide

Malacca is abundance with historical heritage, making it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site and along with these heritages, come recipes that stem from the multicultural inheritance. Here are the best malacca food guide:

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No one will pass by Jonker Street without noticing the queue at Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, the place that sells the famed Hainanese chicken rice ball. Business is constantly brisk here, as travelers and locals alike flock to the humble Chinese-style coffee shop to try one of the best chicken rice around.
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The soft and sheeny rice balls are so packed with flavors that they can be easily eaten alone. The flavour is naturally good, given how they cooked the rice in chicken broth before meticulously rolled them into a ball shape. One will easily chow down ten of these without realizing it.
Coupled with the rice ball is the boiled kampung chicken, with fragrant sesame oil. As with all nutritious kampung chicken, the leaner and lesser fat meat has a texture that is tougher to bite.

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka.
Opening Hours:
Monday -Friday: 8.30am to 3 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 8.30am to 4 pm


best CENDOLin melaka>
The best dessert time in Melaka is to savor the cold and refreshing cendol. The finely shaved ice, rich with coconut milk and topped with the heritage condiments, Gula Melaka is always a welcoming cure for the year-round warm climate.
The cendols in Melaka are generally good but here are a few notable ones:

Aunty Koh Cendol
Address: No. 5113, Jalan Batang Tiga, Kampung Bukit Rambai,75250 Melaka.
Opening Hours: Saturday & Sunday only: 12pm until 1pm (or sold out)


Satay is alike to skewers and ‘celup’ literally translated as ‘dip’. It’s unsurprising as the raw or semi-cooked ingredients were skewered and cooked by immersing them in hot peanut gravy. The gravy is creamy, sweet and aromatic, with a hint of spiciness that will slowly build up.

best satay celop in melaka
Served in self-service style, customers will select their favorite skewers, ranging from meat, innards, seafood, vegetables to veritable of fishballs, that were being kept fresh in chilled counters or fridge.
Capitol Satay Celup
Address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, Bandar Hilir, 75100 Melaka
Opening hours: 5.30pm – 12.30am, Close on Tuesday
Daily from 4 pm till late night


NYONYA KUIH melaka recipe,baba charlie
Nyonya kuih or cake is the specialty of Peranakan, who had improvised the original Malay kuih. The textures are mostly sticky and pleasantly soft to bite, attributed to the use of rice or glutinous rice flour in the recipe. Nyonya kuih is the favorite breakfast and tea time snack for Malaysian and best to chomp down with a perfect cup of Teh Tarik. There’s a variety of Nyonya Kuih but the most notable flavors are the bluish pulut tekan, ondeh-ondeh, kuih lapis, serimuka and ang ku kueh, just to name a few.
Baba Charlie
Address: 72, Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: 10.30am-3.00pm, Close on Thursday.


One of the most notable modern recipe created in Melaka is Klebang Coconut Shake. Coconut flesh, vanilla ice-cream and coconut water were blended to produce the creamy smoothie-like drink, the perfect ammo to combat the warm weather.
best nyonya food in melaka
At Klebang Original Coconut Shake, there’s a counter that caters for takeaway which has the longer queue most of the time. It’s recommended to order for ‘drink-in’ where you get to sit comfortably (albeit no air condition) while trying out some of their kuih and snacks. However, their packed nasi lemak and mee siam are not recommended.
Klebang Coconut Shake
Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, Klebang Besar, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: 11:00am—6:30pm. Close on Friday


Nyonya Laksa is another prized recipe of Peranakans descendants, which is a noodle dish immersed in curry gravy. Its flavor can vary from one eatery to another, as the generations modify the recipe over the time. Nonetheless, the signature of Nyonya Laksa is always the spicy punch, infused with multiple aromatic spices.
Nancy’s Kitchen
Address: 13-1-2, Jalan KL 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, Seksyen 3, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11am—5pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am — 9pm


The easiest way to buy all the local snacks under one roof, is by visiting San Shu Gong in the busiest stretch of Jonker Street.
As San Shu Gong is selling a wide variety of snacks including some non-native items, it will be good to have a rough idea of what you would like to buy first, or you might end up buying products that you could have cheaply buy at supermarkets.
A few examples of the good snacks are the dodol (a sticky sweet made from coconut and Gula Melaka), Gula Melaka, lime juice, home brand durian jam, beh teh soh and wife cakes (lou poh peng).
San Shu Gong 三叔公
Address: 33, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 6 pm
Friday – Sunday: 9 am to 10 pm

San Shu Gong,Ghee Hiang melaka
Ghee Hiang
Address: 7, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 6 pm
Friday – Sunday: 9 am to 10 pm