Hey my friend, please don’t ask me to take you to the 5 eateries below when you visit Malacca. They are good, but I am not going to take you there. If you really so interested in them, here are some basic information for you. I drop you nearby, and please go ahead yourself.
Capitol Satay Celup 佳必多沙嗲
Satay Celup will be always in the MUST-TRY list during the first visit of a traveller to Malacca. Capital Satay Celup is the most well-known and also the pioneer who serve Satay Celup food in the old town area. The shop is rather small, with maybe not more than 10 tables, but the crowd is crazy. This is why you would always see long queue after the day getting dark.
So, the reason I refuse to take you there is very simple, I hate to queue up long. Haha.
Capitol Satay Celup 佳必多沙嗲 Address | 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Melaka. Phone number | 06-2835508 Operating hours | 1600 onwards GPS | N2 11.710 E102 15.137
Chung Hua Hainanese Chicken Rice中华鸡饭
Another eatery place where the queue is as crazy as Capitol Satay Celup will be the Chung Hua Hainanese Chicken. One of the oldest Hainanese Chichen Rice Restaurant selling chicken rice ball, located at the entrance of Jonker Street, besides Malacca River, the queue can even goes up until the bridge crossing the river. If you really want to try their chicken rice ball, go early, then the queue maybe shorter… Rice and chicken is averagely good, many give good reviews about their homemade chili sauce. I loved them when they were not so famous when I was still a kid.
So, again it is because the long queue that stop me from accompanying you to taste the delicacy. I am very sorry about that, but you could go yourself with the information below..
Chung Hua Hainanese Chicken Rice 中华鸡饭 Address | Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Opposite OCBC Bank, at the starting of Jonker Street) Tel | +606 284 5001 Operation Hour | 0730 – 1500 Daily
Jonker 88 大宝小食
Often with queue or long queue too, they sell Baba Laksa and Nyonya Laksa, which were my favourite once in the past. The restaurant has preserved the original structure of Malacca old house, and decorated with lots of vintage stuffs. Their cendol and rojak are also worth to try if you get your seat successfully.
Again, possible long queue is the reason I dare not to bring you there. But if there is no queue when we pass by the street, then it is no problem to dine in for lunch or dinner. ^^
大宝小食就在鸡场街中段，与地理学家餐厅两相望，卖的是峇峇娘惹小食。Baba Laksa、Nyonya Laksa、Cendol、Rojak等，在比较正式的峇峇娘惹餐厅比较难找到的小食，在这里都很受欢迎。以前很常光顾，想吃娘惹食物又不想花大钱的时候它就是最佳选择。但是近年来一样因为媒体大肆宣传的关系，三不五时就会发现一堆人顶着大太阳在排队……
Jonker 88 大宝小食 Adress |No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street) 75200 Melaka GPS Coordinate | N2 11.738 E102 14.864 Tel | +60 19-397 5665 Operation Hour | Sun-Thurs 0930-1730 Sat & Fri 0930-2030
Bunga Raya Back Alley Longkang Siham
The famous Longkang Siham is situated at off Jalan Bunga Raya, the back alley of some shops near Madame King Shopping Mall. They operate at night and is crowded especially during weekend and holiday. The most special thing of them is the traditional way of eating. It seems like less and less Chinese food stall serving food like them, the way where our ancestors normally ate their lunch or dinner, by squatting and sitting on a low chair and have your food on the low table. The food they serve are some streets food like cockles, clams, squid kangkung, bbq squid and rojak. All the food are prepared by just boiling in a big pot of boiled water and you need to dip and eat with the special sauce they provide. 2 stalls in the back alley, both taste good and the price is also quite cheap.Back Alley Longkang Siham
So why am I refused to take you there? Because it is too crowded and you need to wait for seats.
俗称沟渠西蚶（Longkang Siham）的武牙拉惹（Bunga Raya）后巷美食，也是旅人游客经常齐聚一堂的地方。这里一共有两个食摊，售卖的都是相似的食物，例如西蚶、拉拉、海蜗牛、鱿鱼蕹菜等等。大部分的食物都是以热水稍微汆烫过后就直接上桌，食菜新鲜所以不会腥味太重，配合特制蘸酱，迷倒一众食客味蕾。最有趣的地方就是这里还保留早期中国人南来生活，习惯在路边蹲坐在矮凳上用餐的习惯，所以除了享用美食，到这里来的旅人，多多少少也为了见证曾经大家都习以为常的旧时代生活方式。但是除非很早就来等店家开档，不然通常都需要在桌子旁边等位子，然后你坐下之后又会发现其他人在你旁边或你身后等你的位子。
Capitol Delicious Seafood 佳必多 / Tong Bee 东美 Address | Off Jalan Bunga Raya Lane, Melaka GPS Coordinates | N2 11.990 E102 15.110 Operation Hour | 1900 onwards (untill the food was sold out, normally around 2230)
Klebang Coconut Milk Shake 椰子冰沙
They sold coconut milk shake just beside the road heading to Klebang beach, a small and tiny stall, without any seat, you could only take away or finished it by the road. And a few years after that, lots of people wrote reviews on them, positive reviews all the while. Then the stall turned to a “Drive-Through” station on the roadside, and they moved into the Malay village with more than 20 tables and a HUGE private car park. I would say, they are the legend in Malacca.
You would not need to queue, but during holiday, the road towards Klebang Coconut Milk Shake will undergo severe jam as if in KL. Normally I would only take not more than 15 minutes to reach, during holiday, it would take an hour. That’s it. I hate traffic jam.
Klebang Coconut Milk Shake 椰子冰沙 Address | Klebang, 5, Melaka, Malaysia (just before CALTEX Petrol Station) Tel | +6 013-399 4061 Operation Hour | 1230 - 1830 daily (Friday: 1400 - 1830)