Top 10 Nyonya Restaurants in Melaka

Nyonya cuisine is a type of cuisine unique to Melaka. It is also unique to the baba nyonya restaurants in melaka. This cuisine consists of a chinese and south east asian type of cooking that was formed after the ‘Baba Nyonyas’ came and settled in the regions that we know today as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The product of Nyonya cooking is the mix of Chinese ingredients and the different spices used by the Malay/Indonesian population with different cooking techniques. This results in tangy, aromatic, salty, and herbal Peranakan interpretations of Malay/Indonesian cuisine. In certain cases, such as assam fish and beef rendang, the Peranakans have incorporated Malay cuisine into their culinary repertoire.

Nyonya cooking in Nyonya restaurants in Melaka, is subject to geographic variations. Thai influences, such as more extensive use of tamarind and other sour ingredients, exist on Penang Island, in the northern part of the peninsula of Malaysia. Singapore and Malacca dishes have a greater presence of Indonesian influence, including the use of coconut milk. One traditional instance is laksa, a spicy noodle soup, which comes in two variants: Penang’s sour asam laksa, Singapore’s coconut milk-based laksa and the south of Malaysia’s peninsula.

The rempah, which means spices in Malay, determines the taste of laksa and other Nonya dishes in Nyonya restaurants in Melaka. The different compounds are inserted into a paste with a mortar and pestle and a very precise texture and density. It’s said that a Nyonya will assess a new lady’s cooking ability by merely listening to her prepping rempah with mortar. Nyonya recipes are passed down across the generations, but it is a cuisine mostly better eaten at home, given the time consuming preparation of these plates. The Laksa maxim is a remarkable exception.

If you’re looking for baba nyonya food in Melaka that serves the best nyonya food Melaka, look no further because this article will list down the top ten nyonya restaurants in Melaka. If you live in Melaka and are interested in a nyonya restaurant near me or peranakan food near me, you can check this article out to get some of the best Nyonya restaurants in Melaka for yourself.

1. My Nyonya Home Cook Cuisine

Nyonya restaurant in Melaka

Many people do not know that Malacca has a restaurant idea that used aquariums, the first mix of aquariums and restaurants in Nyonya.  For all who like aquariums and Nyonya food, this is good news. There is a translucent floor in the restaurant to see the fish swimming under. You can also hope that you can also take in the romantic mood at the same time as you eat your tasty meal. This restaurant is loved by both adults and children because it’s a fun place for families to dine.

Business Details

Address

No. 26, Jalan Melaka Raya 11, Taman Melaka Raya

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Sunday (11am-2pm & 6pm-9pm 

Closed on Monday

Contact

+6016-284 1566

2. Restoran Ole Sayang

Nyonya food

Restoran Ole Sayang offers extensive decoration elements such as lanterns, Chinese wood panels, wooden tables and chairs. Now use  the floor of the Christmas tree. These decorations look like a house in the old Nyonya style. The specialties include asam fish and beef rendang. This recipe will not allow you to forget asam fish in particular. Asam Fish is sure to whet your appetite with a smooth and spicy taste. The Otak-Otak has even been provided. Otak-otak was still a treat locally. It is red and orange, but it doesn’t look as hot. When you get a taste, your mouth will break up with the scent of mixed, sweet, boneless fish and spices.

Business Details

Address

198-199, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

11.30am-2.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm ​

Closed on Wednesday

Contact

+606-283 196

Website

https://olesayang.com/

Email

[email protected]

3. Restoran Aunty Lee

Nyonya food in restaurant

Uncle and Aunty Lee’s owned Restoran. This restaurant serves only traditional Nyonya cuisine, inherited through generations. During working hours, restaurants are full of customers so you can reserve or order a meal on your website early. Ayam Buah Keluak, Ikan Goreng Cili Garam, Urang Masak Lemak Nenas and Cincalok Omelette are their popular foods. The Ayam Buah Keluak in particular. Its gravy is still very fluid, but its fragrance and aromas are more distinct from lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime.

Business Details

Address

385, Jalan Ujong Pasir, Taman Sinn, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

11.30am-2.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm

Contact

+6019–278 8653/ +606-283 1009

Website

auntylee.com.my

Email

[email protected]

4. Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant

Nyonya dinner in restaurant

Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant in Malacca is a Nyonya Halal-certified restaurant. It is situated at level 3 of The Hotel Equatorial Malacca. It also offers a great eating experience and a relaxing atmosphere. The authenticity of Nyonya foods there can really be experienced. The rates are surprisingly inexpensive by hotel standards. Lunch is also suitable for a gathering of diners with a cost-effective menu. Their popular food is Hee Peow Soup which uses dried fish bladder boiled with mixed veggies and garnished with an egg roll, Pai Tee which is crispy, deep-fried puff filled with fresh veggies, Popiah, Achar Nyonya and Gereng Asam.

Business Details

Address

Hotel Equatorial Melaka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

12pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm

Contact

+606-282 8333

Website

https://www.equatorial.com/mel

Email

[email protected]

5. Restoran Peranakan

Restoran Peranakan Nyonya Restaurant

Restoran Peranakan is located close to Jonker Street. The décor of the restaurant can be seen in parallel to Restoran Peranakan’s nyonya dishes. It’s furnished with rarities like a marriage sedan and an excellent wooden bed with the style of Pernakan, and offers a spanning cultural experience for any customer when eating. Its most common food is its fritters, Ikan Chuan Chuan and sambal creams. They also have fixed menus for big groups and people. So, you should not be frightened by the meal’s scale.

Business Details

Address

107, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

12pm-4.30pm & 6.30pm-10pm

Contact

+606-284 5001

6. Jonker 88

Nyonya restaurant store front

Nearby Jonker Street, is Jonker 88. What is unique is that it is a cafeteria so you must order the food and deliver it to the table by yourself. In general, the price of food here is fair. Baba laksa, nyonya asam ikan and baba salad are the most popular delicacies in this region. It is also important to remember that you frequently see customers standing in line as you stroll by this restaurant. It’s because the cendol in Jonker Street is well known. They use Malacca’s most authentic coconut sugar so you can enjoy the cendol with a genuine flavor.

Business Details

Address

No.88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

Sunday-Thursday (9.30am-5.30pm)

Friday & Saturday (9.30am-8.30pm)

Contact

+6019-397 5665 (Jason) /+6019-251 7667 (Jenny)

Website

https://www.facebook.com/jonker88/

Email

Message them on facebook to get in touch.

7. Donald and Lily Restaurant

Nyonya Restaurant Donald and Lily

Another famous Nonya Restaurant is Donald and Lily. It also serves the most authentic nyonya dishes for diners in a beautiful small restaurant in Malacca. The local people want to eat here because of the variety of dishes. Species like mee siam, mee rebus, nyonya laksa, nasi-limaq and nasi-ayam can be found here. Prices vary between RM6.90 and RM10.50. Your Nasi Ketuk Ayam Redang is a special meal. It’s an aromatic mixture of bright blue and white rice with butterfly and coconut milk. Their gravely coated chicken is salty, but it’s easy to get out of the bone from the soft and humid centre.

Business Details

Address

No.16, Ground Floor, Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Shahbandar, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

9am-4pm

Closed on Monday & Tuesday (except public holiday)

Contact

+606-284 8907

Website

https://www.facebook.com/donaldandlily/

Email

[email protected]

8. Restoran Atlantic 1 Nyonya Food

The definition of Malacca is Baba and Nyonya cuisine. Locals and visitors like to come to the historic town and find a nice restaurant at Peranakan. Atlantic 1 Restaurant is one of Nyonya’s best picks. It offers traditional dishes to tasty and authentic Nyonya cuisine. The interior is also furnished with country clothes in order to complement the delicious cuisine. The restaurant aims to combine various flavours and ingredients in order to produce fantastic and authentic Peranakan dishes. The Special Pineapple Rice is the most popular food because it does not look like your usual Pineapple Rice. Fried with Corn, Ngoh Hiang, Raisins, Pineapples and Pork Floss. 

Business Details

Address

99, Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Satu, 75200 Melaka

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday (11.30am-4pm)

Friday-Sunday (11.30am-3.30pm & 6pm-8.30pm)

Contact

+606-284 9993

Website

https://www.facebook.com/atlanticone/

Email

Message them on facebook to get in touch. 

9. Kocik Kitchen

You should go to this restaurant if you want to feel like you’re dining at home. Traditional recipes are used to study their cooking. The fact that the establishment is housed in a lovely old house pays homage to the spirit of genuine and conventional family meals. Fried Bee Hoon, Otak-Otak, and Nyonya Kuihs are all available here. In the afternoon, this is a great spot to get high tea.

Business Details

Address

100, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday (11am-6.30pm)

Friday-Sunday (11am-7.30pm)

Closed on Wednesday

Contact

+6012-377 4732/ +6016-929 6605

Website

https://www.facebook.com/kocikkitchen/

Email

[email protected]

10. Restoran Indah Sayang

Restoran Indah Sayang has a colourful glass door with a colourful, casual decoration, which makes people feel relaxed and elegant! The food here is the most economical in comparison with other restaurants. Just RM7.50 begins a food tray! The restaurant’s signature cuisine is its own spicy veggies, diverse hot and sour seafood. Nyonya Chap Chai, which is blended with preserved bean paste and Kerabu Pucuk Paku called fellow-headed fern salad is renowned for its cuisine. If you’re more interested in the Japanese cuisine, check out some of the best Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

Business Details

Address

138, Jalan Melaka Raya, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours

11.30am-3.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm

Thursday

11.30am-3.30pm

Contact

+606-282 0285

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