When staying in a hotel, you might not directly know about and eat the local food of Melaka. However, there are some restaurants and food places where you can eat like locals. The restaurants offer you unique tastes while the stalls will offer almost a homogenous taste.
We have listed some of the local eateries in Melaka which offers best of local Malay & Chinese food. You can eat like locals from these recommended food outlets in Melaka.
Riverine Coffee Shop
The travelers like this place for eating local food because it gives them a home like feeling. The staff is very warm and they cook food as if the activity is carried out at home – openly and cleanly. The place offers best Nyonya food or the Peranakan cuisine. The place has a long history and its food is influenced from the Indian and Malay tastes too. They offer best local food specially the laksa for lunch. The coffee shop is not very classy, but you will appreciate its simplicity.
Hilir Garden Chicken
You will eat Melaka’s Chicken Rice Ball dish at many places as it is among the top 10 must-try local food of Melaka, but the Hilir Garden Chicken offers a unique taste. The restaurant is known for its juicy, tender and delicately flavored food. This place is known for chicken dishes but the vegetable dishes are also great. The local dish taugeh is a must-try here. You will miss parking space here but you will enjoy hassle free order deliveries. You do not need to wait a lot till getting served.
Address: 360 A, Jalan Low Hee Kong, Taman Hilir, 75050 Ujong Pasir, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-284 2827
Website: Visit Hilir Garden Chicken Web Site
Heng’s Chicken Rice
In the south of Melaka near the IT institute, you will find one of the best places to get local food experience by the name Heng’s Chicken Rice Balls. You will find all the local dishes here like Chicken rice ball, chung wah, and the bean soup. The food is priced averaged here so the travelers do not have to cut their meats. This place offers you great eating experience and in the list of best places to enjoy local food in Melaka.
Hakka Zhan Restaurant
If you are looking for a less crowded place to enjoy locals-like eating in Melaka, try Hakka Zhan Restaurant. The restaurant is near the corner of Laksamana around the famous Jonker Street in Melaka. You should try their rice and meat dishes as well as the drinks. The restaurant is a recommended place to eat like locals in Melaka.
Address: 76, Jalan Laksamana 5, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Hours: 11am to 9pm
Phone: +60 17-225 8373
Visit Hakka Zhan Restaurant FB Page
Ban Lee Siang
The Ban Lee Siang restaurant offers best satay celup dishes near Kubu stadium in Malacca. Customers are attracted to this place from long distances. You will find very nice ambiance here. Their serving is causal yet decent. They offer too many additional items, all in sticks, with the satay. The celup is offered in metallic bowls that gives it quite a local & classy look.
Address: 45-E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-651 5322
Visit Ban Lee Siang FB Page
The Melaka people are proud of their bakery items and confectionery food like the cendols and pineapple delights. The Bibik House offers very fresh food to it’s customers. They also offer best Nyonya Durian cendol and you will enjoy its great brown sugar taste. The specialty of this place is thicker coconut milk in cendols.
Address: 121, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-288 3919
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Pak Putra Restaurant
This is a tandoori restaurant that offers dishes of Pakistani origin. There is a reasonable sitting place in the Pak Putra restaurant and you will enjoy some hot and spicy food here cooked in the local ovens. Best dishes of this place include tandoori chicken, garlic chili chicken and Kashmiri naan.
Address: 56 & 58, Jalan 4, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-601 5876
Visit Pak Putra Restaurant Fb Page
These are some of the eateries, where you can eat like locals in Melaka & enjoy the local cuisine. Apart from these restaurants, you will find plenty of food stalls in the city which are also recommended to enjoy the local food.
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