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“Originality makes my stomach happy”
Review of Donald and Lily's

Donald and Lily's
Ranked #245 of 715 Restaurants in Melaka
Price range: $5 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Ayam Pongteh and Nasi Minyak is wonderful!
Cendol is great!
Rendang Chick and Nasi Minyak is delicious!
Good food. Nice food.
I like.

Thank BGLL
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

First, they do not have all dishes everyday, basically is not your choose the food, is food chose you. We ordered special of the day Nasi Lemak Ayam rendang and a Nyonya Laksa. The chicken that was served to us was so hard, even the drumstick. HARD (harder than breast meat), I think they did use frozen chicken or did not cook well. I complained to the boss, the daughter of lily (i supposed) apologized and said she will charge ONLY for the chicken and not the nasi lemak. I thought i heard wrongly.
They charged rm 6.80 for the dish, what is the logic of charging us for the Nasi Lemak at rm 3.50? We didnt even touch the rest of the nasi lemak.
When i ask for receipt they dun even dare to itemized the DISCOUNTED nasi lemak. Lousy service recovery. But i hv to comment that the laksa is quite good, but not the best, not good enough the attract me back there. Overated, nothing to shout about, same review as one of the TripAdvisor.

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Thank Yen D
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This restaurant has been well known amongst the locals and tourists for its delicious authentic Nyonya food. The price is reasonable yet the service is good. If you don't know what to try at the first visit, go for their Nyonya laksa.

Thank yoononn
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Had the Nasi Lemak with Chicken curry, the curry is very salty and chicken is tough. Had Mee siam, tasteless. Had their Chendol... we've had much better elsewhere. Overall, it is over rated. Nothing impresses me, will never visit it ever again...

2  Thank Traveleddict
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Second time to Malacca in 2 years and the second time I have been to Donald's and Lilly's... Great friendly staff with authentic local peranakan food. I recommend the malacca style laksa, the mee Siam and of course the ice kachang and chendol!!

Easy to choose options from the menus on the wall... And quick and friendly service. If you get stuck with the food options or need more descriptions simply look out for Jennifer, the daughter of D&L to give you some local advise!!

Clean bright and airy.. This is definitely a place where tourists can get out of the tired touristy options in town... And head out a little to where the locals Really enjoy their food!!

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1  Thank Adrian C
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