Travelling to one place feels incomplete if I haven’t get to taste the local dishes. So when we traveled down to Melaka – our fave destination for a short getaway – on last Thursday,
we I decided not to go with the usual chicken rice ball but the local Peranakan/Nyonya food at Nancy’s Kitchen – which comes in recommendation.
The restaurant is small, can’t imagine the atmosphere on a crowded weekend. Luckily we came on weekday.
We had the must-try pork PongTeh, fried fillet fish, and kangkung belacan. Not to forget, two bowls of rice – got to rave about the rice, just perfect and not-sticky-almost-turn-to-porridge like in other restaurant. Hubby and I agreed that the dishes felt so much like a home-cooked, suddenly felt so homey.
We take away the popiah and Nyonya-chang. The popiah’s filling is delicious, but the popiah skin is quite thick, probably because we take away instead of having it while it’s hot.
The Nyonya-Chang (read: Glutinous Rice Dumplings – Nyonya version) doesn’t look like any other Bakcang, it has a slight blueish color. The Nyonya-Chang might looks weird, but people says don’t judge a book by its cover. It has its own taste – very yummy nonetheless.
Now, if only we tabao more.