Brace for a bumper crop of Nyonya food at two very different outlets: Amy Heritage, one of Malacca's most-recommended eateries ...
First up, Amy Heritage, where the food steals the show, not the plain, sparsely furnished setting. Soup lovers should home in on this peppery bowl brimming with fish balls, fish maw & quail eggs.
Ayam buah keluak is a should-order here. As great as it gets, absolutely.
Tamarind prawns. Fleshy crustaceans, a tangy treat for kids of all ages.
Sambal jantung pisang. This fragrant banana flower salad is spicy, sourish stuff _ reminiscent of Thai recipes, but still unmistakably Malaysian somehow.
Ayam pongteh, thick & creamy, nicely brimming with potatoes.
Ikan asam. Everything is cooked only on order _ even the veggies won't be chopped beforehand. Expect a wait of at least 30 minutes at peak hours.
Kangkung kobis keledek masak lemak. A total vegetarian recipe, with plenty of crunchy leaves & creamy sweet potatoes to relish in a rich coconut milk broth.
Cincaluk omelet. Amy Heritage is run by Amy Koh, a relatively well-known cook whose family seems passionate about cooking. Amy's cousin is celebrity chef Florence Tan, whose recipes we've tasted at The Tranquerah in Kota Damansara.
Sambal belacan. Too bad Amy Heritage is no less than a two-hour drive south.
Kuih ku oh, a calorie-laden, stomach-stuffing dessert.
Kuih koci, no less sinful. But we prefer the savory items to the sweet ones here.
The Establishment, Pisco Bar & Table 23 surfacing on Mesui in recent months, this street _ home also to Palate Palette & No Black Tie _ is becoming the cooler, calmer alternative to Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Earlier entry on Pisco Bar: January 21.
75, Jalan Melaka Raya 24, Taman Melaka Raya.
LimaBlas @ Mesui,
15, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur.