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Restoran Sedap Dan Murah, Melaka
January 30, 2012

Restoran Sedap Dan Murah, Melaka

This year was my first CNY in Malacca and I was surprised when I learnt that most shops open during this period. Apparently, they would only take a break after the 14th day. We had plenty to eat — dim sum for supper, pork satay for tea, mee rebus for brunch, nasi beriani, coconut shake, fried carrot cake and more.

A friend of rif’s dad recommended this place called Restoran Sedap Dan Murah, just down the road from the new Marvelux Hotel. In English, sedap dan murah means delicious and cheap. According to that friend, the asam fish was quite tasty, so we decided to have dinner there on the first day of CNY. Good thing his father called to book a table in advance, as by 7pm, it was a full house.

Asam Ikan Jenak

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I noticed people in Malacca eat quite early – some families were eating their dinner at 5.30pm! We tried the chicken cooked with dark sauce and mint leaves, sweet and sour pork in yam basket, kangkung belacan, chiew pai tofu and asam ikan jenak.

Sweet & Sour Pork in Yam Basket

The asam fish gravy was too sour and it overpowered the flavour of the fish. For RM42, I found this quite pricey as the portion wasn’t very large. I enjoyed the yam basket, but not the sweet and sour pork (RM22). The pork slices were adequately tender, but the sweet and sour gravy tasted like a mix of chilli sauce and tomato ketchup.

Mint Leaves Chicken

I like mint leaves in asam laksa and in lamb chops, but mint leaves with chicken tasted weird. It was the owner’s recommendation, and I didn’t find this dish impressive. The gravy was sticky and slightly sweet, with a strong minty aftertaste. Not something I would recommend; unless you’re a fan of mint leaves.

Chiew Pai Tofu

The tofu (RM12) was smooth yet firm and topped with fried shallots and chopped spring onions. Nothing to shout about. The same goes for the kangkung belacan (RM10), although I have to give them credit for the belacan — it was quite fragrant.

Kangkung Belacan

Overall, I found the food very average and prices were not exactly cheap. It could be because of the festive period; dinner cost RM115 for the above.

Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Average dishes but comfortable dining environment.

Restoran Sedap Dan Murah
No. 42, Jalan KLU-1,
Taman Kota Laksamana Utama,
75200 Melaka
Tel: 016 649 1123
GPS Coordinates: N02 11.836 E102 14.242


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10 Responses

  1. ooh there’s a new hotel in malacca? last i’ve been there was around 8 years ago…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      There are many new hotels in Malacca. It’s quite different now. You should go revisit! :)

  2. small town … ppl eat very early..
    coz finish work early, eat dinner early n sleep early = wake up early in the next morning – Make a healthy life…
    I like the Yam .. but for sweet n sour pork …. seems an odd combination…
    I think d price is reasonable during this CNY period..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      But dinner at 5.30pm meh? :P

      For CNY, it’s reasonable la. But they named the restaurant “Sedap Dan Murah”…so I expected the food to be quite good and prices to be cheaper. Hehe

  3. i can vouch for early dinner eaters in malacca! back when i was growing up in my hometown, we’d have dinner at 6pm. if dinner ever got pushed to past 7pm, we’d be starving and grouching! :D
    gosh, i think you’re probably more familiar with malacca and all its current eateries and hotels than me by now. the last time i was back was nearly a year ago (and even that, it was only for a day)…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      LOL! I never eat dinner any earlier than 7pm so I was quite shocked to see people finishing their meals at 6pm.

      Maybe you should do a road trip and eat all your can in Malacca. :)

  4. Hehe then you will get a shock of your life when I tell you what time I eat dinner….. 4.45-5pm hahahaha! It’s to suit my kids who want to eat early and then go for evening walk.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      *gasp* *faints*

  5. Sherry

    First time here want say you so pretty hehe.was checking the new hotel found your blog info maybe will try this restaurant if go

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