Last Saturday on the King’s birthday, I was accompanying my house-mate down to Malacca for a day trip to checkout some dogs which he intended to buy. On a norm, I usually will go and checkout the Chop Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball shop. Upon our arrival there, we saw the que and there is no way we can step in and eat comfortably. Same goes for Hoe Kee which had to que outside waiting for tables
So we end up parking our car near the stage at Jonker Street and walk towards a place which I didn’t visit for quite some time. The restaurant is called Donald & Lily which operated from an old house at the back alley behind Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. The restaurant on the first floor of this old wooden house serves a number of Nyonya delicacies like ayam pongteh chicken rice, Nyonya laksa, mee siam, fruit rojak and nasi lemak.
Old style kitchen
Nasi Minyak With Rendang Chicken
Come with big chunky size acar
Nyonya Style Rojak.
The rojak here are slightly different from the one we had back in Penang. It consist mostly on fried bean curd, fish ball and cucumber. Taste wise, not as good as the Penang fruits rojak. Again this is base on my personal preference.
Nyonya Curry Laksa
Asam Fish Curry
Ayam Pongteh – A braised chicken with soya sauce, potatoes and black mushroom with a hint of Malacca famous palm sugar. This goes very well with a bowl of white rice and taste the best among all the dishes we had ordered.
Donald & Lily’s
Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
Off days: Mondays.
Operating hours: 9.30am to 4pm.
GPS Coordinate: N2 11.662 E102 14.812