Saturday, September 23, 2006

Restaurant Melaka Street, SS2

When Mrs Pitt and Zahara were here visiting, we had gone to Melaka Street restaurant in SS2 (located along the same row as Nam Heong) for dinner. At that time, the place had been in operation for about half a year. It just wasn't pulling in the crowd; only 3 tables were filled.

We ordered noodles and surprisingly, the food was nice, reasonably priced and portions were quite big. Mrs Pitt told me that I should take some photos the next time I'm there so that I can post it on my blog and do my little part with some promotion. However, to my surprise when I showed up 2 weeks later, the place was packed and we had to wait for a table.
While waiting, I realised why the change when I saw an article displayed on the board. There was a food review done on Melaka Street in the newspaper. I was indeed happy for them that this place finally made itself known. Since there were four of us, we opted for dishes (they serve noodles too) and rice.
The crabmeat tofu was lovely and we also had the marmite chicken which was good too (I didn't take a pic of that as it was black and would probably turn up looking like a big black blob of food. We also ordered spicy prawns and fried king noodles which were quite delightful.
Of course, we still wanted our desserts and ordered an ABC ice kacang to be shared by the four of us. It was a sweet ending to a good dinner with good company.
No road is long with good company. ~Turkish Proverb

10 comments:

mrs.pitt said...

So happy that Melaka Street had a write up. Yes, they do deserve more publicity and business as the food is good and prices are reasonable. Hope they stay in business long enough till my next trip home!! thanks for bringing us there!! :)

toniXe said...

yr crap tofu looks good, tho we didn't order all the items u mentioned. We had chicken curry,brinjal, tomyam and petai prawn among others two weeks ago.

The chicken curry is v good but the rest is average I think. The desert is great. i think they should be ok, there was a good crowd around 1pm.

wmw said...

Mrs Pitt - Yay! They seem to be having more business!

tonixe - eh...I think you meant crab and not crap?? Or what that typed on purpose? ;o) Try these dishes next time.

toniXe said...

sorry lah typing error !

toniXe said...

I went back again on Monday. Made sure I did't miss the CRABmeat tofu.

Its wonderful, no doub't bout that !

tqs, next time I belanja you OK !

wmw said...

Glad you found the CRABmeat tofu wonderful.

Wah...belanja me? When? He he....

The Jackal said...

The food at Melaka Street is best described as Local. It is neither Penang Nonya nor Melaka Nonya. The curry chicken tastes like satay peanut sauce. Did not like the food there at all. There are more authentic Melaka Peranakan/nonya restaurants, with chicken kapitan buah keluak etc.

The Jackal said...

There's a very good Nonya restaurant a few doors away from New Formosa restaurant in SS2, but I can't remember its exact name. It's been there for a long time, though there have been several ownership changes. Their curry chicken kapitan is heavenly and my other favourite there is their coconut assam prawns. Do try this place. :-)

wmw said...

Jackal : Thanks for your views of this place. I have also tried the restaurant a few doors away from New Formosa but found the food average. Guess we both have different taste :o) See you around!

The Jackal said...

Yes, quite likely different tastes. I'm a great fan of Malaccan Peranakan food and for me, the restaurant at Hotel Equatorial, Malacca sets the standards. Buah Keluak is an acquired taste, however, and most Malaysians either don't like it or haven't even heard of it.