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 homogeneous taste.
Where to eat in Melaka like Locals
If you are curious about where to eat in Melaka like locals then go through the below list. We have outlined few of the best restaurants in Melaka where you can enjoy the variety of food and eat like locals.
1. 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 restaurant is not very classy, but you will appreciate its simplicity.
2. Hilir Garden Chicken
You will eat Melaka’s chicken rice ball dish at many places 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.
3. 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. 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 and heavy eating experience.
4. Hakka Zhan Restaurant
If you are looking for a less crowdy place to enjoy locals-like eating in Melaka, try Hakka Zhan Restaurant. Hakka restaurant is near the corner of Laksamana around the Jonker street. You should try their rice and meat dishes as well as drinks.
5. Ban Lee Siang
The Ban Lee Siang restaurant offers best satay celup dishes near Kubu stadium. 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 look.
6. Bibik House
The Melaka people are proud of their bakery items and confectionery food like the cendols and pineapple delights. The place offers very fresh food. Bibik House offers best Nyonya Durian cendol and you will enjoy its great brown sugar taste. The specialty of this place is thicker coconut milk in cendols.
7. Pak Putra
This is a tandoori restaurant that offers dishes of Pakistani origin. There is a reasonable sitting place in the 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.
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