Malacca or better known as ‘The Historic State’, is a historical city centre that needs no further introduction. Being one of the top tourist spot in Malaysia, this place have many interesting places to explore. From delicious food such as famous chicken rice ball to satay celup to unique cafes, this post will cover some of the best places that you should visit whenever you are in Malacca.
1. Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball
Chicken rice ball is a must-have when in Malacca. Chung Wah topped the list of best chicken rice ball, with its flavourful rice balls and tender yet juicy chicken. The rice is more on the sticky side, and the chilli is amazingly spicy and appetizing. Due to its popularity, the price is on the high side and there will always be a long que regardless of day and time.
18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
+60 16-733 0699
2. Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball
Hoe Kee’s chicken rice ball has garnered its popularity through its tender and delicious rice ball and chicken with a lighter soy sauce. Personally, i prefer this over Chung Wah due to its less sticky but still amazing rice balls, apart from the lower price and shorter que.
468, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
+60 6-283 4751
3. Jonker 88
Jonker 88 has almost everything you can find in a typical Malacca street food. From nyonya laksa to cendol, they will not disappoint. Great authentic flavours with a pretty huge portion. Note that food here is slightly more pricey.
88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
+60 19-397 5665
4. Restaurant Capitol Satay
Capitol Satay is the pioneer of satay celup in Malacca. Serving a variety of satay sticks which are priced at RM1.10 each. The secret to the long que rests in the unique satay sauce.
41, Lorong Bukit Cina, Bandar Hilir, 75100 Melaka
+60 6-283 5508
Closed on Mondays
5. Restaurant LBC 25
Bet you have heard of Malacca famous satay celup. But have you heard of Malacca satay celup noodles? Yes noodles. It might sound odd, but this bowl of goodness would definitely amaze you. It was really unique and a lil spicy. Its really worth a try.
25, Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka
+60 6-286 5146
6. The Daily Fix Cafe
A hidden gem with unique and nostalgic environment. Their pandan pancakes are a must-order. Made from juicy panda leaves extract, served with Gula Melaka and coconut. Soft, fluffy and flavourful. Reasonable price with vintage environment.
55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
+60 6-283 4858
7. Backlane Coffee
One of the prettiest cafe around in Malacca. Nice and comfy place to chill at after lounging around in the sun. Skip the coffee and grab some sweet treats as they are unique and pretty good.
129, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
+60 6-282 0542
8. Calanthe Art Cafe
Offering coffee from all 13 states of Malaysia. Vivid and creative atmosphere with beautiful decorations. Heard that their coffee is really good but i didn’t get to try as i was already sweating excessively. Their thirst-quenching drinks are very refreshing and delicious as well.
Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka
+60 6-292 2960
Closed on Thursdays
9. Malacca 5D Studio
5D art is a different trick art featuring paintings on plain surfaces that magically appear to be five-dimensional through the use of optical illusion. Stand in different angle which will create a realistic and alive scene. Experience these mind blowing tricky paintings and sculptures while you’re in Melaka.
39, Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka, 75100 Melaka
+60 6-281 9008
10. Klebang Beach
Although this may seem like a normal beach, there’s actually a white desert hidden slightly behind it. Be prepared to walk for 15 minutes in order to see the amazing view. But it will all be worth while as it’s really picturesque. During my visit, i even spotted a couple taking their marriage photos there. How beautiful.