Want to celebrate Christmas 2011 with a twist? Ever heard of Kristang cuisine? It’s a mixture of Malaccan and Portuguese, is one that is not commonly found especially in KL. Aunty Mel came up with the idea of opening Simply Mel’s restaurant, to provide authentic Kristang dishes that are as close to the real thing as possible for all of us. The star of the night was traditional Roast Chicken with Sage onion stuffing, wrapped in beef bacon. Look at the giant chicken roasted to a golden brown!
Above: Roast Chicken with Sage onion stuffing, wrapped in beef bacon (RM180) RECOMMENDED
To start the dinner, we had a very traditional dish called Feng. This was essentially a dry curry dish made from full-bodied spiced mixed meat of ox tongue, beef chunks and beef liver simmered under low fire until tender.
Above: Feng (from RM45)
Above: Chicken Seybah (RM60 for 6-8 people)
Next was Mel’s Devil Curry - A delightful dish of chicken and fried potato wedges cooked in a fiery gravy of chili, onions, galangal, lemongrass and mustard seeds.
Above: Mel’s Devil Curry (RM70 for 8-10 persons) RECOMMENDED
Mel’s Festive Sambal Prawns! This dish is not offered on the menu yet and is only available upon special request.
Above: Mel’s Festive Sambal Prawns RECOMMENDED
The Melaka way, Aunt Mel’s Roast Lamb with Gula Melaka!
Above: Roast Lamb with Rosemary, Honey Mustard & Gula Melaka (RM250) RECOMMENDED
Mel’s Galinha Pie is made from a whole lot of love since everything was made from scratch. This enormous pie was filled to the brim with chicken, meatballs, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, green peas, macaroni and egg, and baked with a homemade shortcrust pastry.
Above: Mel’s Galinha Pie (from RM50)
For desserts, Melaka Pineapple Tarts, Sugee Cake, Cendol and the Fruitcake.
Above: Mel’s Pineapple Tarts (RM25/jar)
The famous Sugee cake, a moist cake made from semolina and almonds, and is not overly sweet.
Above: Sugee Cake
Mel’s Rich Fruitcake was packed with plenty of ingredients – dried fruits, cherries, nuts and the likes. It’s so dense and rich that even a small piece was enough to satisfy. Yum !
Mel’s Traditional Fruit cake (RM70/600gram) RECOMMENDED
Above: Simply Mel’s
Simply Mel’s Restaurant
Unit 1-1A, 1st Floor, The Sphere,
No. 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South,
No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel No: +603-2241 4525 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +603-2241 4525 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / +6012-428 9890 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +6012-428 9890 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Website: www.simplymels.com / Facebook page
Business Hours: Mon – Sun (10:00 am – 10:00 pm)
GPS Coordinates: 3.11142,101.66748