Early this month, my company had a weekend trip to Melaka after work. We just drive down for the sake of one reason. FOOD! In the day time, I had a tailor made itinerary (CLICK HERE). As for night time, I am cracking my head what is nice beside visiting Jonker Street for street foods.
Thanks to my good friend Jason from jasonmumbles.com who introduce to me all the great foods around Melaka City. The night were kick off with a plate of Malay Asam Pedas which located within the vicinity of the UNESCO Heritage circle. To be precise it is 100 Meter away from Donald and Lily’s Restaurant. This restaurant operate from 5pm to 5am daily. The restaurant is actually a house convert to restaurant and is pretty easy to spot. From infront of Donald and Lily’s restaurant just go further in towards the new hotel which currently building in progress.
Open air setup
All the big wok cooking the asam pedas.
Asam pedas is more diluted compared to normal curry. It also carries a more sour and spicy taste which lead to it being called asam pedas which means tamarind spicy from direct translation. Asam pedas usually cook with fishes rather than meats.
All are served in single serving style
Stir fried bean sprout with red chili
Hard boiled salted eggs
Fried chicken and eggs
A standard plate of white rice served with the bean sprout and 1/2 salted eggs. You can chose not to take the standard rice for a change. Every table also come with pre packed nasi lemak which taste pretty good.
Nasi lemak with anchovies sambal and a portion of omelette
Besides rice, you should try the satay sold here. It taste really nice and goes along very well with the asam pedas.
Hajjah Mona Asam Pedas is located at :
No.6, Taman Kota Laksamana,
Tel : 012-601 3672 or 012-601 3676
GPS : N2 11.625 E102 14.730 (Marked as Assam Pedas in Malfreemaps.com)
Operating Hours : 5pm to 5am Daily
Non Air Conditioned
Price : Cheap
Food Rating : 4/5