Kocik Kitchen is a restaurant in Melaka that specialises in Baba Nyonya/Peranakan cuisine, located right across the street from Nancy’s Kitchen (another famous Nyonya restaurant in Melaka). Kocik Kitchen aims to provide their diners with the traditional Nyonya dining experience. A testament to this is the fact that the establishment occupies a beautiful old house to honour the spirit of the authentic and traditional family meals. Besides this, the recipes are also handed down from generations of Nyonya ancestors.
As a result, diners can expect great Nyonya dishes such as “Pai Tee”, “Ayam Buak Keluak”, “Nyonya Otak-Otak”, “Ikan Masak assam pedas”, “Udang goreng gerang assam”, "Chenchalok", "Pucok paku masak sambal belachan", "Nyonya laksa", “Chap Chye stew”, “Fish chili garam”, “Chicken Ponteh”, “Lemak Nenas prawns”, fried bee hoon, fried squid and duck soup to name a few.
An interesting thing to note is that the otak-otak here is shaped more like a ball as opposed to the rectangular sheet that’s commonly found. There is also a soft and hard version of this delicacy, which uses fish fillets and fishcakes respectively as the base. As far as desserts are concerned, Kocik Kitchen certainly delivers on the Nyonya experience with dessert items like traditional nyonya kuihs,cendol and much more.
In short, if you’re ever looking for a great place to experience Nyonya cuisine, do check out Kocik Kitchen. With it’s comforting decor, affordable prices and a wide selection of food items, this is one Nyonya experience you do not want to miss out on.