Satisfy your taste-bud and eat in Melaka
Melaka is a heritage city in Malaysia. Both cities are unique because Malaysia’s early history revolved around both cities. The first Malay Sultanate was established in Melaka. On the other hand, Georgetown is the city where Francis Light first set foot and started British colonisation in Malaysia. But do you know, apart from history, Melaka is also a food heaven? Let me tell you where to eat in Melaka if you are on a day trip in this post.
Asam Pedas Melaka – the to go dish when people asked Where to eat in Melaka
Asam Pedas is one of the traditional dishes of the Malays. It is a spicy and sour stew that is famous everywhere in Malaysia. However, the Melaka’s version is better and more famous than the others. The gravy is thicker, the taste of spices is more prominent and it is simply more delicious.
You can eat asam pedas with rice or on its own. However, the latter is not recommended because it can be too spicy and overwhelming. As for the stew itself, there are several choices where you can choose fish, beef or chicken. When people asked me, “where to eat in Melaka?”, for Asam Pedas, my personal favourite place is Asam Pedas Selera Kampung, situated at Jalan PM3, Mahkota Square. It is within walking distance from the Taming Sari Tower.
If you plan to visit Asam Pedas Selera Kampung, do so a little bit before lunch hour since it can be very packed during lunch hour. There are also several other choices just a few metres away from Asam Pedas Selera Kampung. However, this is really my personal favourite.
Where to eat in Melaka? Of course Klebang Original Coconut Shake!
Situated outside the core heritage area is a place known as Klebang Original Coconut Shake. If you take Grab, the cost from the city centre is around RM 10 one way. However, I would say that it is worth the trip. I visited Klebang Original Coconut Shake during hot, sunny evening. I ordered two glass of coconut shakes.
Just imagine, during hot weather, and you gulped the cold coconut drink topped with vanilla ice cream. The feeling is just mesmerizing and I felt like I was in Cloud Nine. It is made upon order. When you arrived, you have to queue and tell the staff how many coconut shakes that you want to order. It is amazing how many ice creams that they keep in the freezers. Near the entrance of the humble stall, you can see boxes and boxes of ice creams in the freezer.
During my visit to the Klebang Original Coconut Shake, I had keropok lekor and packed nasi lemak. The combination of the flavourful food and the coconut shake will surely let your problems go away. So, if people asked you “where to eat in Melaka?“, do suggest this place. It is situated at Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, Klebang Besar, Melaka.
Perhentian Kueh Kampong
Honestly, I have never heard of this place before. I only know Kuih Keria Antarabangsa Hajah Rahmah because it was viralled in social media. In fact, the queue at Hajah Rahmah is usually long forcing them to come out with a queue numbering system. However, I found a new place to get kuih keria when I had my lunch at Perhentian Kueh Kampong.
Although its name is Perhentian Kueh Kampong (Village Snacks Stop), they do not only sell kueh, but they are also selling food like asam pedas. However, the main attraction at this stall is its kueh variety. At this stall, they are selling traditional kueh such as keria, bingka, sago, and cara berlauk (yes, please try all of this if you visit the stall!). They even have nyonya kueh as well.
The stall is situated at Jalan Ujong Pasir, near the entrance to the Portuguese Settlement. However, a word of advice. Come early because parking is scarce. It is also very difficult to find a seat during peak season (weekends and public holidays). Still, this is one of the place to go if people asked you, “where to eat in Melaka?”.
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