Malacca is rich in history and culture despite having been labelled a sleepy hollow. Food is another area where many Malaccans, especially those living away from the state and visitors are so fond of and miss.
There are many items unique to Malacca. Even the very popular Cantonese "Wanton Mee" while not a native Malaccan dish, is uniquely different in Malacca. Many a Malaccan will tell you how they missed Malacca wanton mee even as they dig into a delicious plate of the noodle at any one of Kuala Lumpur's more popular wanton mee stalls.
Other Malaccan delicacies...
|Satay Celup. Sticks of meat, seafood, vegetables and tofu cooked as you eat in a steam-boat like pot of thick hot gravy|
|Onde-onde, a traditional dessert item made from either sweet potato or glutenous rice with a filling of gula melaka and coated with grated young coconut flesh|
|Cendol. A local dessert with real gula melaka and optional real durian paste|
|Nyonya Pineapple Tarts. A must-not-miss item especially for visitors to the Jonker Walk area. Demand always outstrips supply.|
Below the Coffee Table Book page on "Specialities of Malacca"