Melaka (old name is Malacca) is not only famous as the historical town but also the culinary muse you cannot miss in Malaysia. The restaurants and cafes along Melaka Street offer the most memorable dining experiences here. Where to eat in Melaka? Are you looking for some top restaurants in Melaka? Let’s discover some top and best restaurants in Melaka and best places to eat in Melaka with Living Nomads below.

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1. Peranakan Cuisine (Nyonya cuisine)

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The food of the Peranakan people is so special because in their recipes there is a rempah – a kind of spice you can not find anywhere. Rempah is a combination of spices and different
mixing ratio and then mashing into the flour with pestle and mortar.

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Peranakan cuisine is made from Chinese and Malay ingredients such as coconut milk,
tamarind, herbs, and spices. Different cooking methods are used to create strong flavors for the dishes

Suggested restaurants

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

Address: 75, Jalan Melaka Raya 26, Taman Melaka Raya
Telephone: +60 6-286 8819

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Cottage Spices Nyonya

Address: 171, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya
Telephone: +60 6-283 5040

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Nancy’s Kitchen

Address: 13, Jalan KL 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana
Telephone: +60 6-283 6099

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Kocik Kitchen

Address: 100, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Telephone: +60 12-377 4732

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Manis J Nyonya

Address: 167, Jalan Bunga Raya
Telephone: +60 17-251 2986

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Donald and Lily Nyonya

Address: 16, Ground floor Taman Kota Shah Bandar 75200, Jln KSB 1
Telephone: +60 12-292 3157

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2. Satay Celup

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Satay is the generic term for grilled or fried skewers in oil, which is a popular fast food dish in Malaysia. A set of satay includes skewers of seafood, meat, eggs, beans, and vegetables, when eaten in a pot of cooked soup, like a hot pot.

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Suggested restaurants:

Capitol Satay

Address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, Bandar Hilir
Telephone: +60 6-283 5508

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Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

Address: 45-E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee
Telephone: +60 12-651 5322

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3. Cafes

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After spending a lot of time exploring Melaka, spend some time on your schedule to sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the famous dessert of this legendary land. Melaka’s unique interiors and beverages will make your day more relaxing. Enjoy pandan or melaka guila, typical Malaysian dessert.

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Suggested restaurants

The Daily Fix

Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat
Telephone: +60 13-290 6855

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Kaya Kaya Café

Address: 32, Jalan Tukang Besi
Telephone: +60 6-281 4089

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Geographer Café

Address: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat
Telephone: +60 6-281 6813

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Backlane Coffee

Address: 129, Jalan Hang Jebat
Telephone: +60 6-282 0542

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Mods Café

Address: 14, Jalan Tukang Emas
Telephone: +60 12-756 4441

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4. Hainanese chicken rice

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Hainanese chicken rice is characterized by a lot of oil and fatty taste, bring a sweet flavor. Chicken pieces are boiled in porcupine broth, with lighter yellow is attractive and the meat is still moderately firm. The version of Hainanese chicken rice in Malaysia is a harmonious combination of elements from Hainan cuisine, Guangdong cuisine and the beauty of indigenous Southeastern Asian cuisine. In Malaysia, Hainan chicken rice is usually served with rice roll, each rice roll is arranged in the same plate of chicken cut into pieces evenly and usually used with chili sauce.

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Suggest restaurants

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

Address: 468, Jalan Hang Jebat
Telephone: +60 6-283 4751

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Huang Chang Chicken Rice

Address: BB, 376, Jalan BB 1, Taman Damai, 75350 Batu Berendam
Telephone: +60 6-317 0299

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Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball

Address: 275, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya
Telephone: +60 16-216 5220

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