Thursday, June 2, 2016

Baba Melaka @ Jurong East - Famous Malacca Delights


Located in the same coffeeship as Soi 19 Wanton Mee is another stall that is worth checking out. The colourful Perankan themed stall front is quite eye catching, definitely different from your usual stall front. Even though I just had the Thai wanton noodle, I could not resist finding out what Baba Melaka has to offer. Baba Melaka may not be the best but the wallet friendly pricing does makes up for it.

Ma Cik Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang 4/5

Peranakan food is usually quite expensive so I was quite happy to know that nothing is more than $7 on the menu. Take for example the Ma Cik Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang is only $5.90 which comes with beef rendang, achar, ikan bilis, egg and nasi lemak rice.

Ma Cik Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang 4/5

What stood out on the plate is the cooked to tender beef rendang, crunchy achar, fragrant nasi lemak and the spicy chilli sauce. Unfortunately the ikan bilis was not crispy enough or it would be perfect.

Ayam Buah Keluak with Steamed Rice 3.8/5

I also tried the Ayam Buah Keluak with Steamed Rice ($5.50). The chicken is nicely cooked to tender with a beautiful nutty flavour from the buah keluak. It also comes with achar and ikan bilis.

Bubur Cha Cha 2/5

To round off the lunch, I had the BuBur Cha Cha ($1.80). Unfortunately the dessert was a letdown after the satisfying lunch. The dessert tasted diluted, lacking the fragrant coconut milk.

Baba Melaka sells many other stuff such as Ikan Assam Pedas, Nyonya Assam Laksa, Nyonya Mee Siam, Satay and Nyonya Kueh on their menu. I wish I could try more during my visit but I will save my stomach space for my next trip. I plan to come back for their laksa and mee siam which looks quite delicious, from the customers having it at the next table.

Baba Melaka
BGAIN 130 Eating House
Blk 130 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 600130
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 730am - 430pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Jurong East Bus Interchange. Walk to Jurong Gateway Road. Cross the road at the traffic light junction. Turn right onto Jurong Gateway Road. Walk down Jurong Gateway Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]