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17 Sep, 2007

Banya Restaurant

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food

We couldn’t leave Melaka without having any peranakan cuisine. Peranakan, also known as baba nyonya, are descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Malaysia and Indonesia and married with Malays. So peranakan cuisine is a combination of Malay and Chinese food.

Recommended by the waitress, we ordered ikan asam pedas. The soup tasted quite different as it was more sour and spicier. As for the fish, it was quite fresh too. We simply love spicy food!

We ordered something that we’re unfamiliar with, ayam tempra, which is known as spicy and sour stir fried Chicken in English. It was not that spicy and sour, tasted quite normal to us.

Lastly, we ordered kang kong belacan, one of the most common nyonya dish in Malaysia.

Of course, not letting go any chance to order desserts, we ordered cendol, again! Personally, we prefer the cendol we ate in Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street). That tasted much better and their serving was so much larger.

We ordered bubur cha cha too, a dessert where yam and sweet potato and sago were served in coconut milk. It was slightly too sweet.

The bill was RM33.30 in total. We enjoyed nyonya food but we’re certain that there are better nyonya restaurants in Malacca.

Restaurant Information
154, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
Tel : 06-2828297

Sugar Bean Ratings
Food : 3/5
Environment : 3/5
Service : 3/5
Overall : 3/5

10 Responses to "Banya Restaurant"

1 | ~Christine~Leng

September 18th, 2007 at 9:30 am

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I love spicy food too! ikan asam pedas? 😛 Oo.. definitely appetizing rite? Would love to try that!
Did you guys tried any Nyonya food in malacca? it’s quite delicious too…

2 | ai wei

September 18th, 2007 at 1:51 pm

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the ikan asam pedas looks appetizing! simply love sour and spicy food. i never know that the kang kong belacan is actually one of the nyonya dish O.o

3 | ~Christine~Leng

September 19th, 2007 at 2:10 am

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Oops.. i meant any other Nyonya food nearby…?

4 | MeiyeN

September 19th, 2007 at 5:42 am

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wooo…thanks for posting this! i know where to eat when i get bored with da hoe kee chicken rice 😉

5 | moomoo

September 19th, 2007 at 10:41 am

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hey, i didn’t know kangkung belacan is nyonya. itz my favourite dish. feels like hvn been seeing u around enough since 2nd year started. still pending reply from classmate for switching 2 ur lecture. hey, u & ur boyfriend r really like a “gourmet couple”. This is a very good way to stay connected to each other by the way.

6 | Phooi Fun

September 20th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

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yo , ppl honeymoon in malacca, hehe

7 | Big Boys Oven

September 21st, 2007 at 1:32 am

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looks ok only!

8 | wenching & esiong

September 21st, 2007 at 6:35 pm

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Christine, we did not have the time to try out other nyonya food! maybe next time?

Ai Wei and Moo, I’m not too sure whether kangkung belacan is a nyonya food but since this restaurant serves nyonya food, i assumed that kangkung belacan is actually nyonya food.

Mei Yen, yup, nyonya is good but there’re other better restaurants out there! :)

Big Boys Oven, yeah, the food is ok overall.

9 | wenching & esiong

September 21st, 2007 at 6:35 pm

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Christine, we did not have the time to try out other nyonya food! maybe next time?

Ai Wei and Moo, I’m not too sure whether kangkung belacan is a nyonya food but since this restaurant serves nyonya food, i assumed that kangkung belacan is actually nyonya food.

Mei Yen, yup, nyonya is good but there’re other better restaurants out there! :)

Big Boys Oven, yeah, the food is ok overall.

10 | *Debbie*

September 22nd, 2007 at 1:59 am

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yeay… you have recommended the place where my girlfriends and I will be heading next week!! Then we no need to scratch our brains in finding where to eat!! It seems that Jonker street is a perfect place to shop and eat!!!

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