Monday, 10 July 2017

Baba Charlie # Melaka Malaysia

Melaka, Malaysia. Melaka is known for their Peranakan food, a distinctive cuisine well liked by many but there are still a handful of us who are not familiar with the dishes. I was delightful to receive any invitation from Baba Charlie Cafe where they serve authentic Peranakan delicacies, it’s a great opportunity to share it on my blog especially to my Singaporean readers on what are the classic items you can taste when in Baba Charlie Cafe.

Sambal Sotong Petai and Prawn
This dish is made up of succulent prawns, tender sotong and bitter beans which is also called petai. Diners can select the type of ingredients they want out of these 3, I went for the original serving as recommended. The highlight is definitely the home-made sambal sauce, it is not only highly addictive but packed with flavors that has a balanced level of spiciness and sourness.

Braised Pork
Different from what most of us have tasted before, the braised pork here is slightly sweet but not too overwhelming. The pork is cooked till tender and moist absorbing the rich flavors into the meat. One of their secret ingredients Gula Melaka (palm sugar) is most likely added to enhance the fragrance of the dish.

Mixed Vegetable Stew (Nyonya Chap Chye)
Although this looks like a simple dish but in actual fact it’s not. There are mushroom, black fungus, cabbage and many other ingredients mixed together. The freshness of the vegetables are retained even after stewing for a long time, the best part is the natural sweetness produced.

If you would like to have some desserts to sum up your meal with a sweet note, you can walk across the street to try their Nyonya cakes from the other outlet ‘Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake’. They offer a wide range of delicious hand-made ‘Kuihs’ such as Ondeh Ondeh, Rempah Udang, Kuih Talam, Kuih Lapis etc.

Baba Charlie
Address : 631 Jalan Siantan Taman Siantan Seksyen 1, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel : +6019 666 2907


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