Few Saturdays back, the PR manager from Equatorial Hotel Melaka called Jasonmumbles up and invited him for a food tasting at Seri Nyonya, an award winning Nyonya restaurant which is located right inside Equatorial Hotel itself. This time he was asked to invite some others bloggers to go with him and I happened to be one of them. ^^
We were given a bowl of peanuts while waiting for the food. At the mean time, the PR manager, Chris briefed us about the restaurant and the Nyonya chef who is behind it. It appeared that the Chef is a real Peranakan and prepares all her dishes like how she did it at home to preserve the originality of the taste.
After a while, the food is ready and served. Here are the dishes we had that day.
P/S: I did not had my camera that day, so all the credits for the photos goes to Jasonmumbles.
Asam boi with Lychee: – A nice sour drink to open up the appetite with some lychees to chew at. My first time to have semboi drink with lychee. Something strange but nice.
Otak-otak: - Personally I like this more than Muar Otak-Otak, I never did like Muar’s otak-otak unless I can regrilled them myself. Anyway, its quite good and taste a bit different from others. From what I heard, the Chef made everything from scratch. Original!
Popiah:- Like how Jasonmumbles said there’s something missing in the Popiah.
Sop Hee Peow:- A soup made out dried fish bladder, mixed vegatables, fish balls and eggs. No comment on the soup tho as I didn’t manage to have a bowl of it. T___T They forgot about my portion.
Cincaluk Omelette:- I never had this before back in Kuching. I guess its either a Nyonya dish or a Melaka local dish.
Deep Fried Fish Fillet:- Wooohoo I like this! I like fried stuffs. Some more its fish!! nice~~~
Ayam Buah Keluak: – I think this is not a dish anyone can handle. The chicken meat was okay but the Buah Keluak tasted weird, nothing like what I tasted before. I was told the preparation of this dish is not easy as the Buah Keluak (Black Nuts) is a poisonous fruit to begin with and the chef need days to remove the poison from it. And I would like to apologize here for not finishing the dish that took so much work to make.
Mixed Vegetables:- The cat don’t eat vege. Nuff say. Lalalalala~~ *dance*
PongTeh Chicken:- A must have dish, the Pongteh chicken. Not bad I would say but I prefer it to be thicker and more gravvy but Jason begs different.
Lemak Nanas Prawn:- This is the win!! Oh.. I just love this dish a lot!! I just love the thick milk taste with every slurp taken followed with a bit of spicyness in it. Woohoo.. Nice~~ Not forgetting the fresh prawns~~ Aww.. I’m missing it already. *tears*
Cendol:-As for dessert, we had cendols but it didn’t turn out good. It lacked a bit of coconut milk in my opinion.
I’m not really a proffesional in this field like JasonMumbles but overall it was nice and with a some changes it can be better . Neither less it was a satisfy lunch. I would like to thanks both Jason and Equatorial Hotel for it!! By the way, please visit Jason’s post for a better review of it.
I had another round of lunch after that as someone happened to be in Melaka that day. Hehehe