Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine, Malacca

Aunty Amy_1

When in Malacca, peranakan food is a must and the Majestic Hotel highly recommended Aunty Amy's place. This turned out to be the best meal of our trip! And possibly the best Peranakan food that I've had in Singapore or Malaysia to date.

All the cooking is done personally by Aunty Amy only upon ordering, so be prepared for a long wait if you don't call and pre-order. We were lucky - we were the first customers when the restaurant opened (thanks to the need to accomodate Ethan's early bedtime) so we only waited around 20 minutes or so, before the dishes started arriving on our table.

We had the usual dishes that we would always order when having Peranakan food - the he peow soup (fish maw soup), ayam buah keluak (chicken with a special type of nut which is very difficult to prepare), as well as this very special dish below - Sambal Jantung Pisang (heart of the banana flower fried with sambal chilli paste). Apparently very rarely seen in restaurants, it was our good fortune that it was available on the day that we chose to go to Amy's! This was delish - while the jantung pisang did not have that much taste of its own - I thought it had a slight nutty hint - it took on the flavour of the sambal chilli well. The other dishes were also addictively good, nothing like fine dining or with creative noveau cooking twists of course, just good old wholesome home style cooking. No MSG is used here, so no fear of dying of thirst and headaches after you've stepped out of the restaurant.

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Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine
75, Jalan Melaka Rayu 24
Taman Melaka Rayu

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