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“Authentic enough for me”

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine
Ranked #61 of 757 Restaurants in Melaka
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 06-286 8819 phone number. No official web site
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We came in a big group of 23 family members and friends on an organised pre-Chinese New Year shopping trip to Malacca. With most of us having a Perenakan background, it was a no-brainer to be here for our lunch stop. Restaurant was crowded, unsurprising considering its reputation. Staff were busy throughout bringing out dish after dish after dish. We started with kueh pie tee which didn't come with prawns, so that seemed a little odd. But the rest of the meal was lovely. I especially enjoyed the cinchalok (shrimp paste) egg omelette, which I hadn't had for a long time, and the sambal prawn. What was interesting was that the Chinese tea came infused with pandan leaves which gave it a mild scent, not easily detectable. So, overall, quite an authentic and satisfying meal - just don't tell my Perenakan aunts who had a fun time dissecting the good and bad about every dish.

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1  Thank ianwyj
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place serve the best nyonya cuisine in melaka, you have to book in advance to get a table. Their taste is authentic and price is reasonable. Their udang masak nenas has to be the best i ever tried. Their boss Amy is friendly and she share some of the way to cook peranakan food and she herself is the cook!

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Those who know their Peranakkan food go to Amy's. Of the five dishes we had, the fried fish with sambal was a standout -- fish was done to crispy perfection on the outside but just succulent inside (unlike most crispy fried fish which are dry and hard inside).
This is one of few Nyonya places that serve sayur kangkong lemak (water spinach) in coconut-based gravy, which also had cabbage. Also good were the buah keluak and udang nanas lemak (fat, fresh prawns in chilli-coconut gravy).
Also to faint-for at first taste: the sambal belachan. The belachan or shrimp paste is fresh and of quality and the chilli is without seeds -- very rare nowadays, when people grind very "rough" and eating sambal belachan is like eating chilli seeds.
If you are on a budget but want to try authentic Baba food, go for the fish, the kangkung lemak and buah keluak, with heaps of sambal belachan at every mouthful. Mmm, mmm...

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Thank seabreezesblow
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We went to this nyonya restaurant to test on the foods because of the reviews are good. But, we were very disappointed on the attitude by the uncle boss and get very pissed off!

We booked dinner on a Saturday. We went to order a few small/medium portion of the dishes just to taste on the foods given the reviews are good. But, the uncle boss kept comparing to us the prices for a medium and a large portion of the dish (please bear in mind all the prices were listed in the menu) and it makes us feel like we got no money to pay! The worst thing was when the uncle boss said " Don't come and eat when you are full of stomach", and is not only one time he said that. When asked for bill, we even praised to the uncle boss that the foods were nice but end up we were repeated by "Don't come and eat when you are full of stomach". Can you imagine how affected your mood and feeling was when the uncle boss said that again and again in front of you?

So what your review is good but is that the right way to treat your customers? Does it mean that we shouldn't go there and eat if we got no intention to order many dishes??

We will not go back to this Amy Heritage Nyonya Restaurant again.

So, please remember, next time if you want to go to this restaurant, think twice and make sure you are starve the whole day.

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4  Thank 123Lim456
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The freshness of the food and each and every taste felt with each bite taken is just such a mind blowing experience. The home made touch to the food is not lost. Great value for money too. Will deffinately go back there again..

Thank Harwant R
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