Last year before I left for the United Kingdom, my friend made a mini farewell for me as in like a food trip to Malacca. So the trip, everything is well prepared and organised, of course, because I’m in part of organising the trip to Malacca. Actually, I’ve been to Malacca for a few times, each time with different companions and that somehow gives me different experience in each trip.
How to get here from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
Mostly, people usually take the long distance bus to Malacca, it’s only 2 hours of journey departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (near to the Bandar Tasik Selatan station), Kuala Lumpur. A round trip for that is about MYR 29.60, here’s a link where I used it to book my bus tickets to Malacca.
Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball / Famosa Chicken Rice Ball (Breakfast)
If you never had the famous Chicken Rice Ball in Malacca, you should at least try once in your life. The rice ball is actually made of the chicken rice and then “blended” it until it turns to a certain consistency, then roll it like a ball. I couldn’t comment much which restaurant have the best chicken rice ball because I find them are both average and yet there is a long queue outside of their restaurants. You should really try once before you leave, once is enough because you might find it normal and average on your second visit.
San Shu Gong
The famous place for souvenirs, you can get most of the Malacca’s specialty from this place. Also, don’t forget to try their Durian Cendol, it is super nice especially in a super hot weather in Malacca. If you’re not a fan of Durian, you can try the normal Cendol but it isn’t as tasty as the Durian one.
Dutch Square & Christ Church – Free Admission
Malacca River Cruise
The Daily Fix (Coffee Break)
This place is usually crowded on the weekends, so be prepared to wait in line until a table is ready for you. Not sure if they accept phone reservation, you can try tho. Try their Pandan Pancake with Vanilla ice-cream, it’s sooo good! Their Matcha Latte isn’t bad but can be better, the best one I had by far is from Strangers at 47, Petaling Jaya. They serve really good Matcha Latte! Second is from Matcha Hero Kyoto, Tokyo Street Pavilion.
Poh Piah Lwee Dumpling
After had a coffee break in The Daily Fix, stopped by this place for yummylicious Poh Piah (fresh spring roll) from Poh Piah Lwee. Other than Poh Piah, their Nyonya Dumpling is delicious too!
Sun May Hiong Satay House
Try their Satay with the Pineaple Satay Sauce, you’ll definitely love it if you’re more of a sour food person. Also, you can find Pork Satay at this place, yep! Hear no wrong, they’re serving pork Satay in this place!
Check in at The Rucksack Caratel
Went back to unpack our backpacks and rest for a while before we off to the next place.
Eat at 18 (Cafe Hop)
Don’t talk about the food first. When you first step in this place, you’ll feel so calmed especially in a place with dimmed lighting. Also, this is the best place to escape from the hustle bustle, the nicely decorated garden will calm you down with a cup of coffee/tea and a book.
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup (Dinner)
Almost everyone who travels to Malacca will definitely come to this place for dinner or supper (they open until late night 12:30 AM). Aside from the cleanliness, actually this is kind of a good experience in trying Satay hot pot, you can’t get it elsewhere except in Malaysia. Also, we usually drink the hot pot soup but this Satay hot pot doesn’t allow you to do that (you can try, no one will stop you, but the suggestion is don’t drink it) due to the cleanliness of the food. Not sure if you know of they actually reuse the Satay soup every day. Considering you sit in there are about to finish, then the staff will actually come and clean the table, you’ll notice they didn’t throw away the soup (from my observation) instead they keep it and reuse it for the next table. Yep, it’s really unhygienic and dirty.
Jonker Street Night Market
This street is similar to the usual night market in Kuala Lumpur. But you can walk around and experience the local night market in Malacca.
Mr. Universe Statue
Walk in further you’ll see a beautiful garden behind this statue.
After a long walk in the Jonker Street, me and my friend decided to have some beer at this place. This place is more like of a bar, also on certain occasions, they will have a live band performing in the cafe.
The Baboon House (Breakfast)
Pork burger is a must try food from their menu, it is really delicious and comes in a big portion too! Also, the place is nicely decorated and cozy.
Hanging around in Jonker Walk.
When you’re at this place, you should never go wrong with the Kahwin Laksa (combination of Asam Laksa and Curry Laksa) and cendol! And yes, there’s a long line outside the restaurant especially on the weekends or public holidays in Malaysia.
Calanthe Art Cafe (Cafe Hop)
You can actually find 13 different states coffee in Malaysia from this cafe. My favourite is the Perak coffee, its taste is so smooth that actually love it even if you’re not a coffee lover.
Menara Taming Sari
Came to this place to get a bird’s eye view of Malacca. It’s not free by the way, the entrance ticket is less than MYR 5.00 with Student Card.
How can you not try the coconut milkshake in Malacca?! It’s a must try drink in Malacca, if you can drive further do go to the one in Jalan Klebang, they have the best coconut milkshake in Malacca. The one I had is near to the Menara Taming Sari, also there are a lot of places serving coconut milkshake, but not as nice as the one in Jalan Klebang.
Do some window shopping at this place and enjoy the cool temperature in here just to escape from the hot sun out there.
Their cakes are overrated and not as good as the one in Indonesia (my mom’s friend got me a piece of Nadeje cake hand carry from Indonesia, and that was the best one I had). Well, it’s just for the experience, isn’t it?