Kenny’s Delight: Nyonya Food

Warning: Long post ahead with food.

It’s my first time to attend a review on invitation alone. XD Before this, I used to go food review with my mentor (Jasonmumbles) or I went and reviewed myself without invitation (self-invite) Hahaha

Do you know this two? Yes, they are the famous duo from Baba Nyonya show and Nasi Lemak 2.0. The one on the right is Kenny Chan who happens to be the Main Chef and Owner of the nyonya restaurant, Kenny’s Delight I’m visiting.

It’s an awesome chance for me to meet a celebrity especially one I grew up watching.

So last weekend, I grabbed a non blogger friend of mine who happened to stay nearby the restaurant to go with me. Usually, people will go and greet the owner before hand but the inexperienced me went there, sat down and ordered like everyone else. XD It could be both a good and bad move to do.

Bad as the owner/chef might have already prepare something special for you, a new dish to try or something. The good is you can taste something everyone else is tasting.

Here’s what we ordered…

The Nyonya Cendol is good. The cendol gave a very nice chewy experience, not as hard as those conventional cendols found elsewhere and I like the small mushy red bean very much. It kinda reminds me of the Cendol in Kuching and the one here do not comes with Gula Melaka too which usually overkill the great coconut milk taste.

Next, we had…

I heard from the Malaccan friend that this is a very traditional Nyonya dish/dessert. It’s a type of rice noodle served with sugar water. Initially, I thought it might turned out to be very sweet but to my surprise it’s not which is good. (I’m not a sweet loving person). The only taste comes from the pink/white rice noodles.

I ordered the Nyonya Laksa as it is a  famous nyonya dish. At first, I thought it to be Asam Laksa like the one in Jonker street but turned out it was Lemak Laksa, a variant of Curry Laksa. My friend told me this is the real Nyonya Laksa and the Asam Laksa is more of a Penang Laksa.

The laksa was served with sliced eggs, boiled egg and fried prawns. Yep, fried prawns. The prawns were fried before served, it’s so crispy, I actually ate it with its shell. Then I took the first sip of the soup/gravy. It was soo rich with coconut milk. It’s like…

hahaha okay abit over but really it was rich.

I ordered my laksa with Bee Hoon which is a bad decision as the Bee Hoon (Rice Vermicelli) soaked up all the gravy and I became bloated after only eaten half bowl. Word of advice: Do not order this with Cendol. It might be too much coconut milk for one to handle. 

I think it would be nice if they can have another option of thick Bee Hoon other than thin Bee Hoon and yellow noodle. The one that doesn’t soak up the gravy too much. Then again, that would turned out to be not original. ^^”

My friend in the other hand ordered this…

Okay.. Mee Siam.. they all taste alike

that’s what I thought..

but… This is really really good!!! *cross my fluffy heart*

I tried quite a lot of Mee Siam from around Melaka over the years here and they all tasted almost the same; dead sweet, sour and a bit spicy. The Mee Siam here is very different, there’s this bean paste flavor in it. It gave another level of taste to it. A must order if you’re here!!  :D My friend who can never finished a plate of rice actually finished the whole plate. @@

Siamese Beans Kap!!!

After our meal, I went and greet the Chef, Mr Kenny Chan himself. He was so surprised to found out I already ordered and finished eating. Hahaha… He actually thought of preparing something special like for me to try. I felt kinda bad after hearing that. ^^”

Then, he asked us to try this Rendang Chicken, a new dish that yet to be in the menu. I accepted the offer since he said it’s gonna be a small portion but turned out to be a full plate of..

Nevertheless, we tried it…and..

it was my-image-and-word-indescribable especially the Rendang Chicken.

The moment we scooped the Rendang and put in our mouth. We paused and looked at each other with a smile and kept nodding our heads. XD hahaha..the scene was very funny.

And the next thing we know, we already emptied the whole plate despite the fact I was bloated earlier from the Laksa and my friend had a very small tummy to begin with. XD

I do not know how to describe the taste. It was just there, right at the spot. Even now, my friend kept bugging me to bring her go there again for the Rendang. ^^” Let’s just hope Mr Kenny will faster include this Rendang Chicken dish in his menu. XD

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Oh in case, you wanna try this restaurant, the info is all here, Kenny’s Delight. They currently situated at Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho (a.k.a. Jalan Panjang) somewhere near Bukit Cina or the Hang Li Po’s Well area. MAP.

No worries if you have problem finding them as the restaurant will move to Melaka Raya (right opposite Library Pub) in end of March under the name, Big Nyonya.

Do keep an eye for it ^^

Oh here’s a picture of Mr Kenny Chan himself (not in Nyonya costume) and someone I asked to pretend to be me.

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Oh, remember the video I share earlier? It seems like there’s a sequel or second trailer to it O_o

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16 Comments

  • March 3, 2012 - 1:19 am | Permalink

    Have not tried any Nyonya Laksa whenever I’m in Malacca. XD

    Nevertheless, I guess this is a good place to try ‘em…

    Reply:
    I would recommend the Mee Siam and Rendang.
    :D

  • March 3, 2012 - 1:51 am | Permalink

    The left is Kenny (not the right)

    Reply:
    Kenny is the right one. The Left is Mr Chee who passed away months ago.

  • Lunar
    March 3, 2012 - 8:44 am | Permalink

    oo… it’s a she!! And sharing a plate!! Something is going on!!

    Reply:
    LOL we have our own small plates

  • Dmn
    March 3, 2012 - 10:19 am | Permalink

    Delicious !! XD

    By the way, there are typo in the pictures, as you spelt Redang instead of Rendang.. :)

    Reply:
    OMG!
    hahaha it’s now a Redang Island Chicken XD

  • Hikki Chan
    March 3, 2012 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    dammit… u make me hungry again >.<

    Reply:
    kekeke :P

  • March 3, 2012 - 11:07 am | Permalink

    Awesome! I would love to try it if I get to go Melaka!

    Reply:
    Sure got chance 1.. usually KL ppl all come here over the weekend XD

  • March 3, 2012 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    I wanna eat all that!! But KL is too far away… :/

    And I love your snail phone…where can I get one? :P

    Reply:
    hahaha have to buy from One Piece XD
    not far.. only 2 hours :D

  • Ezequiel
    March 3, 2012 - 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow, its KENNY!!! is it really nice??? 5 stars rating ?

    Reply:
    The Mee Siam and Rendang is nice!
    The rest just so-so

    Yep it’s him!! very down to earth and friendly :D

  • March 3, 2012 - 8:11 pm | Permalink

    my saliva dripping sekarang.
    you should host the ‘Jalan-jalan Cari Makan’ show. ^^

    Reply:
    I don’t know hot to talk :(
    I might try tho XD but cover Kuching food instead

  • Daniel
    March 4, 2012 - 12:19 am | Permalink

    omg… i feel so damn hungry now… :(((

    Reply:
    hahaha go grab something to eat :D

  • slayergurl
    March 4, 2012 - 12:40 am | Permalink

    u made me hungry in the middle of the night.. i wished i could go there to eat, but im living in singapore…. so near yet so far……….

    Reply:
    Oh, that’s a 4-5 hours drive..
    still a lot of Singaporeans come here over the weekend :D

  • March 4, 2012 - 12:59 am | Permalink

    envy die die die me…=( and i’m hungry…T_T

    Reply:
    Come :D Sometimes Mr Kenny might be there
    He’s a very nice person :D
    can take photo, chit chat.. etc

  • monk3y
    March 5, 2012 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    tsk tsk, big boy…XD

    omg… feel wanna eat the laksa!!! looks yummy >x<

    Reply:
    hahaha the mee siam and rendang lagi syok

  • kowreck
    March 5, 2012 - 1:26 pm | Permalink

    halal or not? if halal, this weekend i go….

    Reply:
    If not mistaken, it’s halal.
    You can try facebook msg/tweet them at http://kennysdelight.com/ :D

  • March 15, 2012 - 8:38 pm | Permalink

    wow… u make me hungry~.. T^T

    Reply:
    hahahaha :P
    i will make you more hungry in future XD

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