Best Otak-Otak in Melaka

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Melaka is not only well known for its historical and heritage trail, but it is also famous for its diversity in food too. As of today, you will be exposed to the meaning of otak-otak and where to locate it. During the early days, all ingredients were blend together to produce otak-otak, and it looked alike like a human brain. Thus, the reason behind why it is known as otak-otak. More often than not, otak-otak is made with fish paste, and it is prepared by grilling or steaming. A grilled otak-otak is reddish in colour and is more fragrant, whereas a steamed otak-otak appears as a pale-reddish orangey colour, tender to eat and is somewhat squashy. To get some delicious otak-otak in town, delve into the best otak otak in Melaka.

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    Restoran Aunty LeePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Established since 1996, Restoran Aunty Lee is highly thought of when it comes to seeking for authentic Peranakan cuisines. It is more of a neighbourhood restaurant, placed in the vicinity of a residential area. Delivering the same original taste and using the same recipes for generations, the Cili Garam Special, applied in various meat dishes, is not to be missed. As for side orders, the Aunty Lee’s Steamed Otak-otak, topped with slices of red chilli and onion, is one of the best sellers here too.

    Tips

    Tables are rather limited. Please make advance reservation to avoid disappointment.

    Things to expect

    Instant curry powder is available for purchase if you love cooking.

    Best with

    Sambal Petai.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Restaurant Aunty Lee View restaurant

    385, Jalan Ujong Pasir, Taman Sinn, 75050, Melaka , Melaka
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    062831009

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    11:30AM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Cottage Spices Nyonya RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Cottage Spices Nyonya Restaurant welcomes its visitors with a fair range of original Nyonya delicacies prepared by the owner itself. For the love of chilli and fish, try some of its featured dishes here, including asam pedas fish and curry fish head crafted with at least 10 distinctive spices. Otherwise, skip the hassle of deboning when you dine, by getting the fish paste otak-otak instead. It is just so tender, tasty and rich with spices.

    Tips

    Closed on Tuesdays.

    Things to expect

    A fully air conditioned homely restaurant.

    Best with

    Udang Lemak Nenas.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Cottage Spices Nyonya Restaurant View restaurant

    244, Jalan Melaka Raya 1, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia, 75000, Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka
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    062835040

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—04:00PM
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    06:00PM—08:30PM
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    Restoran City Famous SeafoodNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tucked at the corner within a row of shophouses is where you can find Restoran City Famous. When you’re here, if there’s anything that goes well with plain white rice, it has to be its Chinese home-styled a la carte dishes that leaves you spoiled for choice. The otak-otak here for instance, is one of the top ordered dishes among its regulars, apart from its uneven texture that tells you its homemade, and its succulency.

    Tips

    Street parking bays are limited.

    Things to expect

    A simple Chinese restaurant.

    Best with

    Sambal Sotong.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Otak-Otak & SatarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    For more than 15 years, Otak-Otak & Satar has been setting up his contemporary stall, selling merely otak otak in the evening at the entrance of Hajjah Mona Asam Pedas. Applying the same formula brought about by his parents till today, his fish otak-otak is specially crafted to suit the locals’ taste buds. Spices are perfectly blend, it is packed with flavours, and is absolutely toothsome!

    Tips

    Opens daily.

    Things to expect

    A lively environment in a modest eatery.

    Best with

    Asam Pedas.

    Price

    RM0.60

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    Otak-Otak & Satar View restaurant

    6, Jalan Laksamana (Taman Kota Laksamana), 75300, Melaka, Melaka
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    Every day
    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Melaka Nyonya Village

    Melaka Nyonya Village is a restaurant where you can witness live traditional Nyonya cultural performances while dining, in addition to an event venue. It resembles a gallery that showcases Peranakan porcelains and other delicate Straits-born Chinese collectibles, hence it also serves various Nyonya delights too. If you’re wondering what to get for a side dish, start with its otak-otak, topped with sambal paste in the middle. Finish it off with a bowl of cendol to cleanse your palate.

    Tips

    Opens daily.

    Things to expect

    A cozy restaurant with al fresco indoor and outdoor dining area provided.

    Best with

    Sambal Bendi.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Melaka Nyonya Village View restaurant

    178, Jalan Parameswara, 75000, Melaka, Melaka
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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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