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FOR MUSLIM FOODIES, sometimes the most frustrating thing when it comes to enjoying food is to taste the authentic food and make sure it is HALAL or even Muslim friendly.

Meanwhile, for some chefs, to stay true to recipe that have been handed down for generations means that they have to use original ingredients without any changes, as compromising even the use of herb what more type of meat would alter the taste of certain dishes.

However in Malaysia, there are a lot of restaurant specialised in certain races authentic and traditional dishes catering specially for their Muslim customers as they know that the demand is there.

Here and there we see many Chinese and Indians halal restaurants and in Melaka more and more halal Baba Nyonya restaurants serving traditional cuisines are cropping up with certain alteration where pork meat is replaced with meat, lamb or chicken and and alcohol are not used as ingredient in their cooking.

One restaurant that have received many halal certificate offering authentic Melaka Baba Nyonya dishes is the Nyonya Melaka Village Restaurant situated at Jalan Parameswara near the heart of Melaka city.

The restaurant is opened during lunch and dinner only and cater mostly busloads of tourists and local tourists as well.

Maybe some of you are still confuse of what is so special about the Nyonya or this Chinese Peranakan cuisine and how different it is from the Malay dishes.

Peranakan dishes were mostly invented through hybridised culture which were in contact with local food preparation.

As the community originated from China, these immigrants could not get certain ingredient from their homeland and the local food did not suit their taste buds. So, they had to improvise by using some the local herbs and spices in their cookings.

Thus, the Chinese Peranakan dishes were invented where they had some influences from Malay, Indian, Thai, Dutch and English technique.

At the Nyonya Melaka Village Restaurant, Nyonya dishes such as Ayam Pongteh, Sambal Sotong Petai, Siakap Masak Nyonya and Sambal Bendi are the hit among their customers. For dessert, the Nyonya Cendol is perfect choice to wash down all that spicy food.

​Apart from enjoying the food, customers are also entertained with the traditional Peranakan music and dances. Most Peranakan Chinese dances are usually based on Malay dance where the dancers will dance with items such as handkerchief, paper fan, paper umbrella and even tiffin carriers.

Nyonya Melaka Village Restaurant is housed at the old original Dutch house thus give their customers the Chinese Peranakan dining experience.Apart from the main dining hall on the ground floor, there are also smaller dining rooms on the upper floor for those who wanted to have private function.

There is also a separate bigger dining hall for those planning to have big family dinner or suitable for birthday or other parties.

To avoid to have wait for a table, customers are advised to make a reservation first.

Address: 178, Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka

Operation time: 10am – 10pm

For reservation: +606 2831177 / 1178 / +60129645088 / +60127036178

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