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Ole Sayang Peranakan Restaurant, Melaka

I regret to say that most of the times we visited Melaka, somehow we did not have a meal in a Peranakan restaurant.  So with this visit (9 August 2015), I made a point to patronize one of the many Peranakan eateries in Melaka.

Having read reviews of Ole Sayang, I decided to try this Peranakan restaurant located at 198;;199, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, about 5 minutes walk from Hatten Square. Just walk toward Fenix Inn and you are on the right path. There are mixed reviews regarding the food. For me, I need to try it myself in order to know the standard.

Ole Sayang Peranakan Restaurant

Ole Sayang Peranakan Restaurant

Opening hours of Ole Sayang

Opening hours of Ole Sayang

It was a Saturday and OS was packed to the rim. This was about 2.30pm ! Tourism flourishes in Melaka. Fortunately there were 3 of us and we managed to find a table in a short while, We waited about 25 minuites before our food arrived.

Restaurant interior is simply decorated. It is quite big area that can accommodate about 25 tables, I reckon.

Ayam Pong The – chicken cooked in fermented beans with potato. Find it a little too sweet.

Ayam Ponteh The

Ayam Pong The

Otak-otak – very fresh and well done. Fish and prawn paste mixed together then barbequed in banana leaf. A little spicy taste but does not burn your tongue. Perhaps the best dish of what we ordered.

We love the freshness of the prawn and fish paste

We love the freshness of the prawn and fish paste

Mixed vegetables (chap chye) – famous Peranakan dish. Not too bad but kind of over-cooked.

Braised cabbage with mushrooms, dry beans and pork belly and black fungus

Sambal udang – not spicy but a little more on the sour taste. Disappointed that the shrimps in this dish were tiny ones that are commonly used in the fried rice.

Too tiny prawns but gravy goes well with white rice

Too tiny prawns but gravy goes well with white rice

White rice is free flow

White rice is free flow

Itik Tim – this is duck soup with salted vegetable. The duck drum stick was well braised. I am not saying it was cold but would prefer it to be hotter. Soup, to me, tastes better when it is hot.

Duck soup with salted vegetable

 

Chendol – very tiny bowl. Did not impress me. I may be a little choosy, even chendol at the overrated Jonker 88 does not impress me either.

Very small bowl of chendol

Very small bowl of chendol

Prawn crackers – actually this was served as an appetiser. Quite liked it for its freshness.

Prawn crackers. Almost forgotten to take a snap shot of it.

Prawn crackers. Almost forgotten to take a snap shot of it.

Conclusion – Price of the meal was MYR 92. Generally, the food is reasonably priced. Service is acceptable. Food is nothing to wow about.

 

Back to Melaka August 2015

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