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Malacca, Malaysia - Nyonya options at Donald & Lily

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Donald & Lily has moved from their long-time location at Heeren St in Malacca's old quarter to a spartan but very spacious new shophouse location in Kota Laksamana. The newer place is also permanently crowded - local Malaccans out in force for their favourites here: Nyonya laksa - spicy, piquant & addictive and the chendol, one of the best versions here or anywhere in Malaysia - milky-rich with coconut milk, shaved ice blanketing green, squiggly, pandan-scented chendol noodles and red beans, drizzled with thick brown palm sugar ("Gula Melaka").

Other dishes to try are the "Ayam Pongteh" - chicken stew flavoured with fermented beanpaste ("taucheo"); "Mee Siam" - rice vermicelli drenched in a spicy, tamarind-spiked gravy, topped with chopped tofu puffs, shrimps ; "Tauhu goreng" - literally fried tofu, but more akin to Singaporean fruit rojak, with its chopped cucumber, jicama and pineapples, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

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Donald and Lily Restaurant
16 (Ground Floor), Jalan KSB 1
Taman Kota Shahbandar,
75200 Malacca

 
 
 
 
 
 
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  1. oh man that cendol...actually all of it

    while you're killing me since i can't eat any of this in NY...im really glad you're back

    1. does the tauhu goreng have shrimp paste in the sauce, as rojak would? Can't tell from the photo.

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      1. re: swannee

        No, it didn't. Malacca's version of the rojak uses lime juice, chilli sauce and "kecap manis". It tasted *really* bland compared to the usual rojak.