Kocik Kitchen, Melaka

Kocik Kitchen is located next to Jonker Street Melaka. I choose to come here as it was convenient for me and it was pork free. I was here for lunch with my family. The restaurant is easy to find as it is one street away from Jonkers Street.

We had the Nyonya Assam fish, otak-otak, ladies fingers belacan, chicken buah keluak. The chicken was so-so, not really to our liking. The sauce seems diluted. The asam fish was very good but it was not come cheap = RM45.00. To be fair, the staff did clearly inform us when we were ordering the dish. The ladies fingers was ok. It was blanched and topped with the sambal belacan sauce. The belacan sauce is nice but the ladies fingers were ‘old’ hence we ended up not eating much as some of them were very tough to chew. The otak-otak, was just okay. For dessert, we had the durian cendol. Who doesn’t love cendol or durian right! Well, it was not as milky or as sweet as we wanted it to. The durian paste was cooked with brown sugar so the durian was not as nice as I thought it would be. Overall we enjoyed the assam fish. The rest was not up to our expectation.

We ordered all these as it was recommended by them.

Service was decent considering it was lunch hour. Total damage is RM129.00 for 3 people. I find it a bit expensive. Will I come back? I don’t think so. Once is enough.

How would I rate them? The atmosphere 3/5, Service 3/5, F&B 3/5.

Where at? 100 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia


Satay Celup @ Ban Lee Hiang Melaka.

“You should try satay celup!”…  That is what my Melaka friends have been telling me all this while! So finally wanted to try it out. Initially we wanted to go to Capitol satay celup but diverted to Ban Lee Hiang, which is another famous satay celup restaurant due to heavy traffic. According to my friends, the outlet on the left is the original outlet. 

Apparently one has to queue to eat here but it was good luck for us on that day as we managed to get a table in few minutes time. You have to choose you own ‘satays’ from the chiller. You can choose from a wide selection of fish balls, sausages, fresh seafood, cockles, vegetables etc. Best to take as many as you can consume first, if you want more then get refills.

The price of each of the satay is counted based on the number of stick it has ie each stick is RM0.60. Similar to ‘lok-lok’, you will be cooking those items which you have taken in the pot of peanut gravy. If you want it spicier, you can add the chili flakes placed on the table. 

Overall I would say it is average. I like the idea of cooking your own food and eat it while it’s hot. I do not like the gravy as it doesn’t suit to my liking. Some says the Capitol is nicer as they have thicker gravy and tastier. I wouldn’t know that until I try it the next time I am in Melaka.





Visited in June 2013. How would I rate them? The atmosphere 3.5/5, Service 3.5/5, F&B 3.5/5.

Where at: 45E Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75300 Melaka.