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.
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!
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
Restoran Nyonya Makko
123, Taman Melaka Raya,
Off Jalan Parameswara (Bandar Hilir)
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: