Baba Charlie Lee Nyonya Cake @ Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2C, Melaka

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A trip down good old Malacca is never complete without savoring her Nyonya dishes. Well earlier we had Donald & Lily’s Nyonya Food, and most of the delectable nyonya fares are concentrated in Melaka Raya commercial areas such as Makko and some hidden gems located at third cross street like Nancy’s Kitchen.
Let us now set out palates to savour some finger-licking good Nyonya cakes (Nyonya Kuihs) next!


Having heard of Baba Charlie Lee, we drove towards Jalan Tengkera Pantai. We circled that area quite a bit and never did we know Baba Charlie’s house is nestled on an alley along Tengkera Pantai 2C.

Please take note of the road signs *wink*

We parked our car on the main road and decided to take a brisk walk, making our way to Baba Charlie’s house of Nyonya kuihs!





Their recipe has been around for over 2 decades. It all started with their small business of selling their cakes/ delicacies at the night market or pasar malam around over 20 years ago. Their hard work and authenticity paid off with business expanding, now being a major supply to restaurants, hotels & even events. It was a great experience being able to take a stroll around the house through the kitchen of Charlie Lee.

With portraits and old pictures displayed in different frames on the wall. Not forgetting their Wall of Fame too.




Let’s feast our eyes on those mouth watering Nyonya cakes like kuih kochi, rempah udang, kuih talam, Nyonya kuih Chang and many more selections at a very cheap and affordable price!









Racks of cookies


Groups of tourists lining up to grab their favourite share of kuihs



We shopped happily for Nyonya cakes 🙂



We’re very satisfied shoppers!



Well, in case you couldn’t make it to this house to shop for the memorable cakes, you can always get them at the pasar malam in the evening at various locations depending on which day:

Baba Charlie Lee Nyonya Kuihs at Pasar Malam
Monday: Bukit Beruang/Tanjung
Tuesday: Kg. Lapan/Ujong Pasir
Wednesday: Bukit Beruang
Thursday: Off
Friday: Malim Jaya
Saturday: Kota Laksamana
Sunday: Air Keroh/ Batu Berendam

There has been a saying around the town:

Think of Nyonya Kuih, Think of Baba Charlie!

Baba Charlie Lee’s House
72, Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2C
Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2
75200 Melaka
Tel: +6019 666 2907
GPS Coordinate: 2.202999,102.231485
Directions: To get there, turn left from Jalan Tengkera into the first lane (Loring Tengkera 2C) after passing Tengkera mosque (which is on the right side of the road) if you are coming from town. Drive inwards until you reach the house at the end of road facing the sea. (Or you could walk in, like we did :))
*Opens daily except Thursday

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10 Replies to “Baba Charlie Lee Nyonya Cake @ Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2C, Melaka”

  1. Great post on Baba Charlie Lee! Haven’t even sort out the photos for Melaka that we took. Loved the pineapple tarts and the ondeh-ondeh! Had a great time with you guys too! =D

    1. yea luckily u bought the tarts 😉

  2. ondeh ondeh was great.
    lol, we were the auntie-siong-san (cantonese). there kinda late. what also gone d. luckily my fave ondeh ondeh still available

    1. luckily manage to grab what we wanted. But my fav rempah udang no more! huhu

  3. Big fans of Nyonya kuih, a must visit place at Melaka huh 🙂

    1. yea Choi Yen 🙂 do give them a visit. You’ll tapao a lot for sure haha

  4. wow so many varieties! i love them all!

  5. Nyonya kuih , my favourite . I like it so much . yummy …………..

  6. I always go there to buy their nyonya kueh whenever I go back to hometown (nearby my aunt’s house by the way), it was soo soo yummy~I miss them

    1. Yea! We miss them too! Must get this whenever we go malacca 🙂

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