Different Foods in Malacca


Delectable Cuisine

Malacca cuisine is well-known for its lively flavours and aromas. Each community has its distinct culinary style. The city’s many restaurants, café, food courts, pubs and fast food restaurants offer a range of dining options.


o        Malay Food

Popular Malacca favourites are satay celup (skewered seafood cooked in peanut sauce), cincaluk (fermented shrimp relish), rojak (fruit and vegetables salad), dodol (a sweet sticky palm sugar delicacy) and chendol (cold dessert with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup).

Ø       Restoran Lot 85, Jalan Durian Daun

Ø       Restoran Kari Kelapa Ikan Hajah Rahmah, Jalan Bukit Katil


o        Chinese Food

Chicken rice balls are a sought-after delicacy by local Chinese visitors to Malacca. Shaped into golf-size balls, the rice is served with chicken meat, cucumber and garlic-chilli sauce.

Ø       Restoran Original Taste, Jalan Melaka Raya 2

Ø       Ban Lee Siang, Jalan Ong Kim Wee


o        Nyonya Food

Nyonya food incorporates Chinese ingredients flavoured with Malay spices and herbs.

Popular Nyonyo favourites are otak-otak (spices fist meat, wrapped in banana leaves and grilled), itik tim (duck stew with salted vegetables) and perut ikan (preserved fish stomach in herbs)

Ø       Restoran Bibik Neo, Jalan Melaka raya

Ø       Restoran Ole Sayang, Jalan Melaka Raya


o        Portuguese Food

Portuguese cuisine assimilates the culinary styles of Malay and Indian cooking traditions. Fish features highly in the community’s daily menu. Favourites are pasu kaemadu (baked fish), garing garing fretu (fried whitebait with sliced shallots) and the fiery el diablo curry (devil curry).

Ø       Restoran De Lisbon, Medan Portugis

Ø       Restoran San Pedro, Portuguese Settlement


o        Indian Food

Traditional Chitty food is a delectable fusion of Indian spices and local ingredients. Must-try Chitty delicacies include ikan parang masak pindang (fish in spicy soup base), nasi lemak (cooked Chitty-style), nasi kembuli (kembuli rice) and pulut tekan (glutinous rice cake).

Ø       Restoran D’Tandoori House, Jalan Melaka Raya

Ø       Restoran Selvam, Jalan Temenggong


o        Seafood

Grilled seafood is a popular offering of restaurants located at Umbai, Serkam, Alai, Pernu and Pengkalan Balak on the southern coast of Malacca. The seafood complex in Umbai Baru is a major attraction. It offers grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf, fish in tamarind sauce, fish head curry, chilli crabs, buttered prawns, stuffed squid, cockles and oysters.

Ø       Perkampungan Ikan Bakar Terapung, Umbai Baru

Ø       Medan Ikan Bakar Serkam, Kampung Serkam

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