There’s this saying that goes, third time’s the charm.
Introducing Amy’s Heritage Nyonya Cuisine in Malacca – probably the BEST Nyonya food in Malaysia (it’s going to remain the best until I find something better :p).
We have actually been to this restaurant three times but only managed to dine here on our third visit.
The first time we made a detour to Malacca on the way to JB, Amy’s restaurant was booked by some Bank in KL for a private function. Amy, the friendly owner and yes the person who does all the cooking was very apologetic about it. Naturally we told her we’ll be back. And we didn’t lie, as we headed there for the second time during the husband’s business trip. Unfortunately we were told by her husband (and I”m assuming it’s her husband) that the place was PACKED with most of the dishes sold out.
Blasphemy! What’s a girl gotta do to dine here?!
Anyway, the third time around, we were extremely careful, lol. The husband called to make reservations for Sunday lunch before we headed back to KL.
We got in a bit late and suprise suprise, Amy’s husband straight away recognized my husband from the previous trip we made!! Good PR and memory or just creepy? I don’t wanna know!
Most of the dishes were already sold out so we had to settle for these. Waiting time was more than 40 minutes as Amy cooks them herself personally and with so much love, it is quite understandable.
The one thing I love about family-run restaurants is their friendiness. Passion is also the other factor. As he talked lovingly about his wife’s passion for cooking and how she was invited to UN in New York two years in a row to teach them how to cook Nyonya food, we were literally salivating while waiting for our food. Of course at the same time we muttered ‘the food better be good or else this Uncle’s gonna get it…..’ LOL
Expectations were indeed HIGH.
Happy to report that expectations were indeed satisfied!!
My favorite from the lot: Masak lemak veg. This was awesomely good and very addictive. You could literally have it like soup!
Sambal udang with Petai – Suraj’s favorite
Ayam keluak – everyone’s favorite!
Cincaluk omelette, mmmmm, egg!
One very handsome waiter serving us rice
Dig in dig in….
Everyone was literally HAPPY with the food and couldn’t believe how someone can cook this well :D I really should sign up for some cooking lessons with her!
Can’t remember how much we paid but it was definitely VERY cheap.
Testament to GREAT food – empty plates AND…..
A photo of the hubby licking his lips while digging into god knows what since the plates were already empty!
Will definitely go back for more to try out their other signature dishes provided it’s available.
And this restaurant will also hold sweet memories for my cousin who saw the love of his life……..check out the expression! I’m so tempted to post up her photo but I won’t
*stalker mode* LOL
Now what’s a good lunch without dessert? Yea, not a good one.
I read somewhere that the best possible dessert you could have in Malacca is the mille crepe in Nadeje’s!
Mmmm different flavors of crepe.
Will you just look at that!
Making this cake is no easy task. It is made layer by layer – one layer of crepe, one layer of cream, flavoring and it repeats the process until a cake is formed. Personally I would rather stick a fork in my eye than to do this myself, or better still just buy a damn slice.
Cake was good. But I heard that it was even better before one half of the owner decided to quit and go on his own way after some issues. But guess what? The said guy is finally offering crepe cakes in KL and damn I’m going to try it soon to see what’s the fuss about.
To visit these places:
Amy’s Heritage Nyonya Cuisine: 75, Jalan Melaka Raya 24, Taman Melaka Raya.
Call 06-286 8819 for reservations unless you also think third time’s the charm.
For mille crepe desserts:
Nadeje’s Mille Crepe
G-23 & 25, Jln PM4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka