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“Prime location, shame about the taste”

Nancy's Kitchen Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 782 Restaurants in Melaka
Price range: $3 - $9
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had a late lunch at Nancy's on Saturday, basically because it was just around the corner from the Courtyard @Heeren where we were checking in. We last ate there four years ago, though we've been coming up to Malacca at least once a year in the meantime. It was busy, but we got our table for 6 in the front room after about a 20 minute wait. Turnover was quite fast and tables for four were available sooner.

The menu looked tempting, especially as it had pork dishes, unlike all the other Peranakan restuarants I have tried in Malacca. The kuay pie tee was good, and the pohpiah ok. But the main dishes didn't do it - the shiokometer barely budged. Those unfamiliar with Nonya cuisine may come away impressed. We remembered why we hadn't been back for four years.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We ordered a few dishes including the otah, kueh pie tee and kangkong, and all were delicious. Do try the kueh pie tee which can be ordered outside the shop, but there is a queue for it and if you come at the wrong time, it may be sold out. The eatery was crowded when we went and do not expect first-class service and pristine plates/cutlery as it's a local eatery.

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Thank chubbyhugs
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant had rave reviews in our guidebook, and seems to be relying on that legacy. It had queues out the door everytime we went past it (on the weekend). When we did go it was a huge disappointment. The starter was good, but the main course of duck was a bowl of bones. The staff seemed unhappy and disinterested.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

First taste of Peranaken food, really enjoyed it, given good advice from the waiter. Good meal, spicy and tasty

1  Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were in the Jonker Street area and wanted Peranakan food for dinner, and so Nancy's came to mind. We were there about 8.30 pm and they were still serving. Nancy, who was sitting at a counter near the kitchen, was too busy counting money to pay much heed to us other than to tell us to go upstairs.
Her staff took our order, served it and left us alone. When we wanted to order more rice and drinks, I had to go to the stairs at the back and shout down to the staff at the ground floor, who shouted back curtly that the kitchen was closed.
The food is ok, but definitely not the best in Melaka. As a customer, I felt that they were mainly interested in making a profit and not in the customer's dining experience. We visited Amy's Heritage Cuisine on the same trip and had a far better experience - in value, the quality of the food and in the service, as well.

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Thank Ceciltong
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