Peranakan Hi-Tea Buffet @ Estadia Hotel, Melaka

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Most of the tourist will be looking for Peranakan / Nyonya cuisine when traveling to this historical city, Melaka. No doubt, there are so many nyonya cuisine restaurant in Melaka especially along the main street of Melaka Raya and most of the foods are delicious (Yes, I tried most of 'em). 

On our last trip back in Melaka, we decided to visit Makan Nyonya Restaurant for the first Peranakan Hi-Tea buffet in Melaka which located at the newly open Peranakan Hotel - Estadia Hotel. Makan Nyonya Restaurant is an all-day dining restaurant that offers a blend of Peranakan cuisine and local specialties which takes you on a colourful culinary journey featuring an endless array of palate-pleasing flavours. 

In conjunction with its recent opening, the Makan Nyonya Restaurant is proud to present the first of its kind in Malacca, a Peranakan based Hi-Tea Buffet which serves a widespread range of Baba Nyonya cuisine. 

From the wide variety of mouth-watering Peranakan appetizer to the scrumptious main course and desserts, we can enjoy for this great mix of tasty servings starting from 29th August 2015 until the end of the year. How cool right? 

I can't wait to kick-start my peranakan buffet with the assorted of mouthwatering kuih (dessert) first.

Seri Muka
It  is a two-layered kuih with steamed glutinous rice forming the bottom half and the top part is custard layer which normally made with pandan. 

Kuih Lapis - a sweet steamed cake made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar and various shades of edible food colouring done with many individual layers. This is my favourite since I was a kid and I always eat it layers by layers.

Onde - onde - small round balls made from glutinous rice flour colored and flavored with pandan, filled with gula melaka and rolled in freshly grated coconut. This is my childhood memory too, I like to have this for breakfast.

Kuih Ku Merah
In Mandarin, we call this Ang Ku Kueh which extract from Hokkien (one of the Chinese dialet). Ang Ku Kueh made with glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre. There are many types of fillings, such as mung bean paste (my favourite), read beans, grounded peanuts and others.

Kuih Sago - Another favourite kuih that I like since I'm a kid! Kuih Sago is made with pearl sago and red essence (thus the colour is red), and coated with grated coconut. The kuih texture is quite chewy.

Nyonya Pineapple Tart
Not to be missed, when you're in Melaka.

Kuih Ketayap - Sorry, but I have to say this again - MY FAVOURITE TOO!!!!!! This kuih is a mini crepes rolled up with a palm sugar-sweetened coconut filling. The crepes are coloured and flavoured with pandan essence.

Fruits Tarts

Assorted of fruits

Melaka Dodol

There are so many kuih to tantalize your sweet tooth but beware, do not eat too many kuih because there are more to come - the main dishes of Peranakan Foods. 

Baked Pumpkin Curry Chicken
How could I resist this?? Both are my favourite - the pumpkin and curry. :D

Lady Finger Sambal Belacan

Baba's Braised Duck

Steamed Red Snapper Head with Asam Curry
This is really delicious, best to have it with a bowl of white rice.

Oxtail Stew Buah Keluak

Mashed Sweet Potato
This is not really a peranakan food tapi taste good pun.

Grilled Oyster with Nyonya Chilli & Mozarella Cheese

Roasted Lamb Leg in Nyonya Style

The lamb is really tender and juicy.

There's a Asam Curry counter that you can handpicked your favourite seafoods and vegetable, and the chef will cook it on the spot for you.

Nyonya Asam Curry. Superb!

Putu Mayam serves with gula Melaka and grated fresh coconut.

Croissant Otak-Otak Egg Mayo

Otak-Otak Sandwiches

Peranakan food will not complete without the Pai Tee - a thin and crispy pastry tart shell kuih filled with thinly sliced vegetables (we call it Sengkuang, is a Malay word), eggs, prawns and granted peanuts. 

Here, we are given chance to DYI our own Pai Tee / Top Hat.

Nyonya Otak-Otak

Salted Fish




Tau Fu Fah with gula Melaka pandan flavour 

Rojak - mixed fruits with peanuts and sauce.

How about delight in cool and refreshing sips from their signature ice blended beverages after this scrumptious Peranakan meal.
p/s: this is not included in this Hi-Tea Buffet. #alacarte

Settlement Mango Mix @ RM12++

Melaka Coconut Shake @ RM12++

The Peranakan Hi-Tea Buffet is available from 12pm – 4pm, every Saturday and Sunday, and Public Holiday. Price at RM50.00++ per person. Children aged 11 years old and below can enjoy a complimentary meal. It is quite affordable right? Let's add this into your Melaka makan-list.

Makan Nyonya Restaurant
Estadia Hotel
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka

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