Reblogged from my other blog The Heartlander Tourist.
Originally posted: 9 July 2014
Original content on this blog returns: 1 March 2018
Almost every culture in the world can be identified by its cuisine. It bonds a people and unites the world. Melaka with its complex history has a fusionistic food culture.
Perhaps the best example in Melaka, is its Peranakan food. Peranakan cuisine is a combination of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Among the places you can try are the Assam and Nonya Laksa at Jonker 88 (as well as their fish cakes),
a traditional peranakan meal at Nancy’s kitchen
and durian chendol desert in San Shu Gong and Jonker 88. All can be found within the Jonker Walk district.
Then there are the local variations of Chinese food. A particular famous dish is the Chicken Rice ball. It is essentially chicken rice (see two other posts on famous Singaporean chicken rice here and here), but instead of a bowl, the rice is served in small balls. The hole in…
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