Restoran Nyonya Makko @ Melaka
There are numerous of Nyonya restaurants in our historically rich city, Melaka but where to find the BEST? This task definitely not easy, even if you ask the locals, they’ll most probably couldn’t give you the answer. So as a tourist, we will judge by the popularity of that particular restaurant or reviews that shared on social medias. Were those reviews led me to a good restaurant? Read on.
We had lunch at one of the renowned Nyonya restaurant in Melaka – Restoran Nyonya Makko during my previous trip and the verdict after my meal was, ‘Taste is Subjective’. 😛
The restaurant was full house and there was no proper queuing system implemented. We had to ‘chuup” the table by standing beside it and wait for the diners finished their meal. #idontlikethis
The place is well decorated with framed photos, wooden carvings and good collections of Peranakan kitchenware. Tables were cramped at the dining area and I spotted some cookies and crackers were sold here as well.
A plate of crackers was placed on our table once we were seated and I thought it was complimentary until we got the receipt. =.=”
Ayam Pongteh (RM12.00)
A signature Nyonya dish that I know I had to order it when dining in a Nyonya restaurant. It’s a chicken stew with potatoes flavored with fermented soy bean sauce(tauchu) and Gula Melaka. Makko’s version was just passable in my book, the dish lack of that distinctive tauchu and Gula Melaka’s fragrance that I seek for. The flavor also not particularly pronounced.
Sotong Goreng Kunyit (RM17.00)
Arrived in lukewarm, the deep fried squid was soggy and oily.
Nyonya Chap Chye (RM9.00)
This was mere generic too, the flavour was nothing really impressive but nothing to complain as well.
Verdict: With so many good reviews I’ve read online (some even said this is the best choice when comes to Nyonya dining in Melaka), my dining experience certainly wouldn’t make it the best Nyonya restaurant in Melaka. Perhaps I’ve order the wrong dishes. Food was just decent but did not mind-blowing and I’ve had a better Nyonya meal elsewhere. (Read THIS)
Restoran Nyonya Makko
23, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka.
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2.45pm, 6.00pm – 9.30
Thursday to Tuesday, closed on Wednesday