Best Restaurants to try Halal Food in Melaka

Melaka is not only famous for heritage sites historical remnants, but food in Melaka is equally popular. Beside Malaysian Chinese restaurants, there are many other restaurants in Melaka offering Japanese, Western, Italian other cuisines. The Nyonya food in Melaka is also another popular local cuisine.

Melaka as being the state of a Muslim country; there we can easily locate many eye-catching and splendidly delicious outlets including restaurants of halal food in Melaka available here by and large. Such halal food restaurants have primarily mastered themselves in preparing Malaysian style cooking items with typically an Indian touch associated with it.

Halal Food Restaurants in Melaka

There are many restaurants in the Melaka offering Halal food to the customers. Some of the best restaurants to try halal food in Melaka are emphasized as below:

1. Hoe Kopitiam Tanjung Kling

Hoe Kopitiam Tanjung Kling is actually a Mamak type of restaurant that purely possesses the capability to deliver scrumptious halal food in Melaka, being served on a leafy structure plucked from banana trees. The presentation style has been derived from the South Indian culture and the cooked food is embedded with a mixed taste of Malay and Indian culture predominantly. The must try dishes of such a restaurant are plenty i.e. Mee Coreng Mamak is typically a spicy dish, other eatables are toast and coffee as well, we can also go for Nasi Lemuk Bungkus and Coconut Shake is also very popular here.

Address: Tanjung Kling, Hainam Village, Melaka, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 7am till 4:30pm

2. Restaurant Lot 85

Restaurant Lot 85 is generally a famous halal food restaurant in Melaka, that can be simply visited at the place of Durian Daun in Malacca; Malaysia. The myriad visitors enjoy eating delicious halal eatables due to its specialty of preparing halal food dishes like Nasi Beryani. The most unique feature of this dish is that people have a choice of eating their type of Nasi Beryani’s gravy by choosing through a variety of gravy available here in this restaurant for their huge customers.

Address: Lot no.85, Jalan Putri Hang Li Poh, Durian Daun, 74500, Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 6-292 2045
Business Hours: 8am till 3pm (Remains open daily)

3. Restoran Gelombang Biru “Yong Tau Foo”

Restoran Gelomban Biru is actually famous for delivering an incredibly delicious halal soup; generally cooked in Malaysian style. The actual taste of the soup is based on its natural ingredients that mainly consist of different herbs as well as aromatic spices that are exactly different from the Chinese culinary. Therefore, we can order the quantity of such a soup by our own choice that inculcates single or shared serving. The soup is mostly delivered in a huge pot dish that is placed at the center of serving table and it is delivered at our table after choosing the soup.

Address: No. 33, Jalan BP 10, Taman Bertam Perdana, 75200 Pulau Gadong, Melaka, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 6pm till 12am (Remains open daily other than Monday)

4. Roti John Barkaat

Roti John Barkaat is mainly famous in delivering freshly cooked pure Roti John. For instance, the preparation for making the roti includes plain long bread that is mainly grilled with an amalgamation of sardin, onion sliced, chopped chillies and for gravy in the absence of any fancy toppings or else any artificial cream. Therefore, the real taste of Roti John is actually baked with sweet and awesomely favorable fishy aroma. We can certainly enjoy the taste of having Roti John by sitting in the windy atmosphere of a seashore.

The most favorable halal food to enjoy is mainly Roti John served with Asam Pedas Fish or can be also served with Tom Yam Soup as well. The restaurant is generally overly crowded due to its tempting decorum and having scrumptious halal food therein.

Address: Lot 2175, Km12, Pengkalan Perigi, 76400 Tanjong Kling, Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 19-682 2424
Business Hours: 5pm till 2am (Opens Daily)

5. Sawit Corner Restoran

Sawit Corner Restoran is primarily considered to be the most cordial place due to its popular varieties of Halal food; specifically being served during the Holy month of Ramadan. For instance, their major profitable food item in the month of Ramadan is Berbuka. This place is extremely popular because of its purely cordial oriented atmosphere in a broader sense.

Address: Tangga Batu, Melaka, Malaysia.
Business Hours: Remains open during lunch time.

These are some of the restaurants offering Halal food in Melaka. If you would like to recommend Melaka Halal food restaurant, please do so by adding comments below. You can also checkout top 10 must-try Melaka food for more information.

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HONEST HOTEL STAFF RETURNS RM 100,000.00

Published: Friday August 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday August 8, 2014 MYT 7:07:40 AM
Honest hotel staff returns RM100,000 to owner

Honesty rewarded: Norashimah receiving the plaque from Chung during the award ceremony.

MALACCA: Brought up by a military-trained father who values integrity over self-interest, hotel staff Norashimah Abdul Razak did not hesitate to return a bag full of money – with Australian currency worth close to RM100,000 – back to its owner.

The 72-year-old hotel guest had left the bag in the safe in his room and checked out without realising he had left the bag behind.

The Australian was on his way to Kuala Lumpur yesterday when the hotel management contacted him. Only then did he realise he had left his bag behind at Hotel Equatorial here.

The hotel management then arranged an appreciation event for Norashimah and awarded her an exclusive plaque for her honesty.

Norashimah, 30, an assistant front office manager, said her soldier father had taught her that taking things that belonged to someone else was a sin.

Relating the events before the bag was returned to its owner, she said after the guest left in the morning, she entered his room to make a check and saw the bag in the safe.

She immediately sensed it contained a lot of money and quickly informed her superiors about the find. She later found out that the bag contained notes amounting to A$30,000 (RM89,510).

“My dad’s rule of thumb is to never take anyone’s belongings and respect those who are elder, regardless of their race.

“My father’s advice crossed my mind and I told myself to refrain from any temptation to take the money,” she said when interviewed.

Norashimah, the eldest of six siblings, said her retired military father had planted the right attributes in his children.

“Dad imparted all the right values in us and we were always reminded to respect everyone,” she said.

The guest, who returned to the hotel to get his bag, said he was in Malaysia for a holiday.

“I am extremely thankful. God bless honest Malaysians,” he said.

Hotel general manager Adrian Chung said he was proud that his staff had manifested such high integrity,

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Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions you should not miss

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Malacca and the fact that the city is a UNESCO heritage site, every street and corner became an attraction for visitors. People that have visited Malacca would tell you why it is one of the best places to visit in South East Asia. Whether you want to go for fun, foodie venture, historical tour or natural beauty, Malacca is one of the best stations in Malaysia.

Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions

There are plenty of Malacca attractions for tourist to visit see. We have compiled list of the best 10 Malacca tourist attractions, which should not be miss.

1. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park

For fun lovers, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park is the best Malacca tourist attraction. You would find one of the best theme park of Asia in here. It is located in the area of Ayer Keroh. You would not feel any less entertained than any of other theme parks. The clean blue water in the ponds and pools will wash away your worries and you would never regret putting Melaka Wonderland on the top of your list. Slide, twirl, jump and get thrilled in Melaka and be a cheery child again!

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2. The Stadthuys

When back from Malaysia, you will surely like to tell your buddies that you actually visited a seventeenth century building; The Stadthuys in Melaka. It is one of the Malacca tourist attractions for history lovers while not the only one. It is said that it is the oldest structure of Dutch architecture that survived in Melaka. The colonial time structure lives in the shape of gigantic walls, wide windows and heavy doors. The reddish brown, wooden-iron structure is the place to visit if you want to see oldest Malacca buildings.

Among all Malacca tourist attractions, this one should not be missed. The picture of The Stadthuys can be seen in plenty of postcards in Melaka as well.

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3. A Famosa Fort

Can’t tell if your picture with A Famosa Fort where a cannon on your right will be most liked or the one with the cannon on your left. But the A Famosa Fort trip is going to be fun and your buddies will love to comment on your pictures at A Famosa Fort. Reason? The fort got history, sight, location and architecture. It is sixteenth century building that survived only enough to tell you where the fort stood. A Famosa Fort reminds of the Portuguese rule in the country. The only thing the fort misses till today is; A picture with you.

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4. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Probably among the first Chinese to enter Malacca, and introduced a culture that will mix with Malay’s to give birth to a unique and celebrated culture of Chinese-Malays or the Baba Nyonya. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is one of the finest depiction of culture of the Chinese Malay people. You would love to see the art, architecture, furniture, style and bridal rooms of the culture that are still saved in the museum.

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5. Melaka Zoo

I love the way my Chinese friend calls it an animal garden. The Malacca Zoo offers same species of animals you would not find anywhere else in the world. There are no two headed dogs or four headed snakes. What makes Melaka Zoo Ayer Keroh specialty is to offer an environment where animal moves freely and yet providing safe environment to the visitors as well. Seriously, I don’t like talking to animals with them behind the bars. Animals are no prisoners! You would love the stalls in the zoo too and will certainly appreciate a guided tour.

For animal lovers, Melaka Zoo is a must visit tourist attractions in Malacca.

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6. Bukit China

The China Hill in Melaka is home to a number of graves of Chinese ancestors in Malaysia. At first sight, you won’t believe that it is a graveyard. The reason is that the greaves are spread at an area and the graves are not simply pile of rocks. They hold memorials of the ancestors. There are around 12,500 graves. People jog here since the scenery is good and the area is green and fresh.

7. Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary

Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary is a serious endeavor. You will find here the cutest parrots, the most colorful big size butterflies and the haunting thick snakes. The sanctuary also called Taman Rama Rama, offers you view of the best crocodiles in the town! A Must visit if you doubt it and again a must visit Malacca attractions if you believe it.

8. Jonker Walk

If you have been to Malacca before then you probably took a walk in the famous Jonker Street once or twice. You also bought something from the street or ate from one of the local restaurants. The street is so popular among the tourists that the local authorities have made an attraction by the name of Jonker Walk. If you are visiting Malacca then you should experience Jonker Walk in the famous Jonker Street.

The street became live mostly past sunset and that’s the best time to visit this local attraction. There are plenty of stalls on both side of the street selling various stuff. You will find a lot of souvenirs as well and the local food.

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9. Menara Taming Sari

One hundred and ten (110) meters tall tower, the Menara Taming Sari Melaka is a great Malacca tourist attractions for those that love to see how the city looks at a glance. The Tower offers a 360 degree view allowing you to see different places, their locations and distances. Operational since 2008, the tower is visited by most of tourists at night because the city turns into a very mystical place at night as seen from above.

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10. Maritime Museum Melaka

You would find another Melaka attraction a little ahead of the Stadthuys. It is the Maritime Museum that offers you model of ship that does not belong to this century. You have probably seen such ships in movies but here you will come to know that this model is Portuguese and the ship is replica of ship that sank in the coast of Malacca. This model is 34 meters high and 8 meters wide. The Museum preserves the history of Malacca, particularly its maritime history.

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Please let us know what do you think of best 10 Malacca tourist attractions list. Share your experience by adding comments below.

Photo Credit: Phalinn Ooi

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