11:20 27/10/2012 Many things in the list of our first Melaka Trip haven’t ticked out. And one of them is to visit the Museum Cafe “Jonker 88”. This museum/cafe is one of the most visited restaurant and crowd drawer from hordes of tourist visiting historical sites of Malacca in Malaysia. We heard and viewed a lot of recommendations about this tiny cafe from a friend and searching online. We would probe if word of mouth justifies it all or it’s just a hype.
We intend to arrive late for breakfast and early for lunch thinking only a few people would wrestle in. Oop’s we’re wrong the queue is synonymous with its name.
At least we queue for about 15-20 minutes before we reach the stall and ordered the best has this cafe has to offer.
Nyonya Asam Laksa is a noodle in tamarind soup top with fish cakes, tuna, boiled eggs, scallions, onions and that secret spices. An all time favorite here which you can never go wrong. The sour, sweet, salty and spiciness of the base soup will surely drive you crazy and make you order some more.
The fish cake, egg,and fish ball looks so simple but do not underestimate this Fish Fillet Soup as it has a magical taste that will make you crave.
Since the famous Durian Cendol was unavailable, we settle for Ice Kacang Merah (Ice Red Beans). Nonetheless good, thanks to Melaka Gula syrup (Melaka Brown Sugar syrup) which made this simple dessert an extra ordinary.
As much we want to stay for a while and have another round of Nyonya Asam Laksa and Fish Fillet Soup, but we opted to leave as a pack of people by batches came in. And it would be selfish if we let their soup turns cold and dessert got melted. So it’s good to have someone to secure a seat while your company is ordering to make sure you enjoy the meal over the table.
Wait, we forgot to tell you the interior of the cafe, is the museum itself, antiques were displayed but haven’t noticed it much as their food overwhelm us.
It’s not a hype, the queue and good food says it all. Jonker 88 is a must experience when visiting Malacca.
Sky and Summer
This is part of our Melaka Trip Series
01 Restrospecting Melaka an Overview
What to Do
02 Finding road to Melaka
03 Historical Sites and Museums
04 St. Paul Hill and Church
05 A Famosa
06 Melaka Sultanate Palace
07 Jonker Walk
08 Vibrant Night of Historical Melaka
09 Flor de la Mar
10 St. Francis Xavier Church
11 Bukit Cina and Poh San Teng Temple
12 Melaka Zoo
13 Melaka River Cruise
Where to Eat
14 Foodie Trail
15 Jonker 88
Where to Stay
16 Temporary Abode: L’Armada Guesthouse