When you are in Melaka, searching for Nyonya food or Peranakan food is very common. When you have local who stayed there for more than 20 years like my uncle who recommended me the best Nyonya food in Melaka, you just have to trust him. So he brought me to this place called Restoran Nyonya Makko.
|This is the place. Located at the corner lot so it is quite easily to be seen.|
|Their main entrance. Very traditional way of the design.|
|Using Rattan chairs and marble tables which brings the great traditional Nyonya feel|
|They have their old family photos of their ancestors like this in the whole restaurants|
|Sambal Sotong Petai @RM24.00|
Overall: 3/5 - It looks very spicy. Actually Nyonya food brings more sweetness in their food rather than spiciness. I am not a Petai (Parkia Speciosa) lover so this dish is not really my type.
|Paku Belacan @RM10.00|
Overall: 3/5 - Have you eaten paku pakis before which is known as Psilotum in English? It is a very rare to eat. If you got the opportunity to see it in the menu, do not hesitate to order. Because it tastes so nice and delicious!
|Lemak Nenas Udang @RM32.00|
Overall: 3/5 - Very delicious and special gravy! Must order! The prawns are big and fresh! Enough for one each.
|Tofu Makko @RM10.00|
Overall: 3/5 - Very bad steamed tofu because it is quite hard and not soft. Maybe this the Nyonya way? Sorry if it is but I am not fancy to eat hard steamed tofu.
|Chicken Satay @RM18.00|
Overall: 3/5 - I love the satay gravy. One thing I find it quite weird which is chicken in Nyonya style is quite hard and very difficult to chew. Seems like they are using an old chicken. Is this normal?
Overall: 3/5 - My uncle said their cendol entered a contest and won 2nd best cendol in the whole Malaysia. The 1st place won by a restaurant in Penang. Not really sure where it is. I love Cendol in Melaka because they are using a very unique gula melaka or called brown sugar which you will not able to taste in any other state in Malaysia. As for this cendol, it is very delicious but I feel the cendol is slightly hard. Not very soft to chew on. The price is really frightening for a very small bowl of cendol.
The parking here is ample but there is no wi-fi access here. It is not a bad restaurant if you like Nyonya food that badly. This restaurant was quite crowded even on weekdays. Very amazing. One thing is the fact is everyone is there for their cendol. This is also proven a fact of a good restaurant for having a break in between. Other examples are:
1) Restoran Seng Huat
2) Restoran Haeun Khon
3) Restoran K.T.L
Total Damage: RM154.80
Food Serving Speed: Moderate
Will I Revisit:? Yes, for cendol too.
Restoran Nyonya Makko
123, Jalan Melaka
Taman Melaka Raya
Business Hours: Closed on Tuesday
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 9.30pm