Malacca Restaurants

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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:

  • Most Booked Hotels
    in Malacca
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    1. Hatten Hotel Melaka 4.2/ 5
    2. The Majestic Malacca 4.6/ 5
    3. Holiday Inn Melaka 4.3/ 5
    4. Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4.1/ 5
    5. Casa del Rio Melaka 4.5/ 5
    6. Philea Resort & Spa 3.9/ 5
    7. The Settlement Hotel 4.3/ 5
    8. Ramada Plaza Melaka 3.8/ 5
    9. Mahkota Hotel Melaka 3.1/ 5
    10. Hotel Balik Pulau 3.6/ 5

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