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Where and What to Eat in Malacca

Malacca's rich Peranakan culture has given birthed to a variety of delicious food that is spicy and sweet, referred to as 'Nyonya' food. The Nyonya style of cooking is the result of a fusion between Chinese and Malay ingredients and recipes, the result of Chinese traders in the past settling in Malacca and adopting the Malay way of living.

Malaccan Nyonya food is also distinct from Penang Nyonya food, where it can also be found. Favouring more spices and coconut milk, the result is a sweeter blend of cooking with a fiery tinge. In comparison, Penang Nyonya food favours a more practical style of cooking, employing simpler ingredients with a helping of 'Belacan' (Black prawn paste). Malaccan dishes are definitely cooked up with more time in the kitchen, the women taking great pride in their wok.

On the other hand, there's also plenty of Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes to savour. Not surprisingly, many tourists flock around the streets of Malacca to feast on the culinary delights that it has to offer. Eating is never a problem as there are plenty of restaurants and stalls to choose from just by driving through town. Some of Malacca's signature dishes can be seen below:

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  • Top 10 Restaurants In Jonker Street

    Top 10 Restaurants In Jonker Street

    Malacca may be known for its Nyonya fare but at Jonker Street, we have found ten favourite cafes, bustling bars, Read More»

  • Top 10 Restaurants In Malacca City

    Top 10 Restaurants In Malacca City

    After a day of exploring historical sites and shopping for quaint souvenirs, it’s time to sit back and enjoy an array of Read More»

  • 5 Best Desserts in Malacca

    5 Best Desserts in Malacca

    No trip to Malacca is complete without savouring our handpicked selection of the five best sinfully sweet desserts… and Read More»

  • 5 Breakfast Places

    5 Breakfast Places

    Breakfast in an integral part of one’s day, and here we list down five of the best breakfast places in Jonker Street so Read More»

  • 5 Great Nyonya Restaurants

    5 Great Nyonya Restaurants

    What is a trip to Malacca without savouring its delicious food options? Peranakan food is the specialty here in this Read More»

  • 5 Great Malaccan Dishes

    5 Great Malaccan Dishes

    How to eat like the locals, you ask? Here we list down some of the best food Malacca has to offer, and their famous Read More»

Capitol Satay Celup

Capitol Satay Celup

Satay celup or steamboat satay is a must-try delicacy for anyone visiting Malacca, and Capitol Satay Celup is the best Read More...

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

Head on to Kedai Kopi Chung Wah if you would like a taste of one of the most celebrated Malacca dishes of all time – Read More...

The Baboon House

The Baboon House

Nestled amongst antiquated shop houses in Jonker Street, The Baboon House is a cafe-cum-art gallery offering delicious Read More...

Featured Restaurants

  • Eggxtra Cafe

    Eggxtra Cafe

    Eggxtra is a quaint cafe which serves a wide array of homemade pastries and specialises in fine Italian Musetti coffee Read More»

  • Calanthe Art Cafe

    Calanthe Art Cafe

    Serving Malaysia's 13 states coffee and awesome Nyonya laksa, Calanthe Art Cafe has a lot of charms on its sleeve, Read More»

  • Portuguese Square

    Portuguese Square

    Fondly known as Portuguese Square, the square is the culmination of Portuguese culture in its splendour and colours Read More»

  • Geographer Cafe

    Geographer Cafe

    Housed in a pre-war corner shop lot, this breezy bar with outdoor seating stays open late. A flavoursome choice of Read More»

  • Harper’s Cafe

    Harper’s Cafe

    Harper’s Café is one of Malacca’s best known restobars. Serving up an excellent (though limited) menu of Malay-European Read More»

  • Limau-Limau Cafe

    Limau-Limau Cafe

    Limau-Limau Café is a surprising find in Malacca. Though the place has received rave reviews it has managed to fly under Read More»

Dining & Restaurants by Areas

Jonker Street Restaurants

Jonker Street Restaurants

It goes without saying that the best thing to do while you’re strolling through the Jonker Street Night Market is to try Read More...

Ayer Keroh Restaurants

Apart from a MacDonald’s that stands near the Ayer Keroh toll booth – the primary entry point into the Malacca using the Read More...

Malacca City Restaurants

Malacca City Restaurants

The enticing allure of good dining is as much a part of Malacca's appeal as its narrow roads, antiquated shops and the Read More...

Alor Gajah Restaurants

Although Malacca may be known for its bounteous fare, Alor Gajah has no such claim to fame. Most of the restaurants here Read More...

Tanjung Kling Restaurants

Tanjung Kling Restaurants

Although Tanjung Kilng’s landscape has recently been changed by the development and construction of apartment complexes Read More...

 

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