This was actually our 2nd visit (both were for dinner). The first visit we were there at almost 10pm and it was still quite crowded. We chanced upon this place during our first visit and fell in love with their food. So our 2nd visit to Malacca, we make sure we visit it, and quite sure will do that for every Malacca trip. The chinese name is 东昇园海鲜家. The place is so popular that sometimes you have to wait for your table to be ready, especially during dinner time and weekends.
This place looks and feels local but the you would not regret having the food there. So if you want something local and reasonable price, go for this. This is a typical seafood Zhi Cha (煮炒）yet with those great signature dishes, they make this place different!. I think some people go there for steamboat, but the seafood and cooked dishes are just heavenly!
I was not able to take most pictures as we all walloped up the food the moment they arrived! Try the milk crab! (we call it the milk crab - it is one of their signature dishes). The lobster bee hoon is just fantastic. Just remember don't order too large sizes as you would order many dishes and you won't be able to finish them all. The crabs are delicious.
This restaurant is not too far from Makota shopping area. parking is pretty easy and free (I think so, please check again).
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