Nyonya Makko Restaurant @ Melaka Raya

During our times in the UK, looking forward for days to pass as I misses home dearly, Chris found a new series online for us to kill time;
Little Nyonya (小娘惹). The title didn’t capture me at first but the story did. Habitually, I’m not keen on most Mandarin series but this Singapore tv show just changed my preference.

Besides intensifying your familiarity towards the peranakan culture (Baba & Nyonya), what’s best was when there were scenes of catering peranakan or nyonya dishes.
Watching this series in our cold small room in Glasgow fashioned out even more cravings for all those nyonya kuihs and fares. Such torture.

Not anymore now! We wholeheartedly agreed when my parents decided to head down to Malacca for a one-day tour during the National Day eve.


A routine to drop by the surviving gate of A Famosa Portugese Fort.

We decided to drop by Nyonya Makko restaurant for dinner after rounding for about half an hour near Melaka Raya. Since dad mentioned that he had a lovely dinner here before about 10 years ago, he would like to have a revisit to see if they were as good. Nyonya Makko was established since year 1984 and it quotes; 25 years of good original taste!



Kerabu Bendir – RM9
Quite an appetizing dish as its chili gravy was a bit sourish


Ayam PongTeh – RM18
As in the Little Nyonya 小娘惹, this dish stand out in the show and ever since, we were curious how PongTeh tasted like. We seemed to have forgotten its flavour. The gravy is mainly made up of preserved bean paste and gula melaka.


Sambal Udang Petai – RM26
I personally love this to bits. Another appetizing dish to go well with your bowl of rice.


Cincalok Eggs – RM10
It was our first time eating eggs with cincalok together and find it a rather unique combination.


Jenak Goreng Chili – RM48
The fresh pounded chili they used were simply irresistible. Not really fiery spicy, but a perfect match with the crispy deep fried jenak fish.


Daun Keledek – RM9


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Restoran Nyonya Makko

123, Taman Melaka Raya,
Off Jalan Parameswara (Bandar Hilir)
75000 Melaka
Tel: +606 284 7037
Fax: + 606 283 7490

Lunch: 11.30am – 2.45pm
Dinner: 6pm – 9.30pm
*Closed on Tuesdays

and if you have watched the Little Nyonya (小娘惹) you’ll definitely have another craving:


Rempah Udang! Real good stuff 🙂 only RM1 – bought from Jonker Street.

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12 Replies to “Nyonya Makko Restaurant @ Melaka Raya”

  1. kampungboycitygal says: Reply

    my fave series too! it reminds me of how the main actress wins the heart of the old lady and her son with ayam pong teh.

  2. i m not sure which nyonya restaurant i went to last time. kinda love nyonya cuisine too 😛

  3. eh…didnt order ayam buah keluak?? wahaha…i want to try that rempah udang ler…my boss said the rempah udang in kl cant fight with those in malacca..oh ya..i remembered whats inside the dumpling ledi..its like our normal dumpling..but inside got winter melon also..but the taste is different from our dumpling lo..

  4. oooo.. That is sooo good. Oh oh, the first time i tried petai was in kl.. so bitter!

  5. thule a.k.a leo says: Reply

    I went to melaka early August… business trip 🙂 my customer who's like a brother to me brought me to eat whatever I want.. lol!
    I also went to eat Nyonya food in Melaka Raya… but I had not tried Nyonya Makko yet. According to him, there are a few places in melaka raya which serves authentic nyonya food. maybe the one that u went to is one of them.
    I'd gone to 2 places so far… bibik neo and ole sayang! Both impressed me with me with their food 🙂 maybe u should try this next time. My post on bibik neo should be up soon… lol!

  6. a hot hit with my mum and grandma, the show. 🙂
    though i was tempted from the food segment, but the latter half of the show do not show much cooking eh?

  7. Shell (貝殼) says: Reply

    I've not get a chance to try nyonya food in Melaka yet.

  8. Wilson & Rachel says: Reply

    i agree, haven't much try the nyonya food yet

  9. thenomadGourmand says: Reply

    hhmmm..mayb a road trip to Melaka tis coming Raya is warranted! Aiyo..i been saying this since I met ai wei and wen ching weeks ago! must really put into motion lioww…

  10. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    yay. u watched 🙂
    it just brought out the flavours of the baba nyonya culture.

    remember to watch dear. hehe
    i remembered dining in a few last time too. Wasn't blogging then ;P

    didn't order. at first already ordered the ayam buah keluak. but we wanna eat pongteh ayam ;P
    will try again next time.
    I'm missing rempah udang already… selling fast!
    wei… next time tapao the dumpling u mentioned for us when u encountered any ;P

    oo… i'm not a big fan of petai too. but after trying… it's not really that bitter ;P
    plus, it's healthy for us too! ^^

    thule a.ka. leo~
    will be waiting for your nyonya food post 🙂 I've tried ole sayang last time, and found out Nyonya Makko was better. hehe.. There are quite a lot of Nyonya cuisine in Melaka Raya. Wanna try Banya next. haha 🙂

    yea.. the latter half was more about love and some hassles.
    Love it esp when they have competition to cook! haha 🙂
    you're a fan too eh? ^^

    Shell (貝殼)~
    the next time when u visit malacca, you'll know where to drop by then 🙂
    lotsa Peranakan cuisine can be found around that area 🙂

    Wilson & Rachel~
    too focused on satay celup and the charsiew? lol. I wanna try the other satay celup u mentioned too! 🙂

    haha.. not really sure if we're free during raya, but the more I think of it, I wanna go for more cendol! how I misses them! ;P

  11. I went to this restaurant again last week. Can say that the food was still very good! I too am a fan of the 'Little Nyonya' series and went there before as soon as the series concluded. Wanna share something here, if you go into the restaurant you can see pictures of real nyonya on the wall. That lady's life somehow mirrors those of 'Yue Liang's' since Baba Nyonya culture during the 1st World War was very strict.

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