If you are from Malacca, or been to Malacca, I guess you heard from Donald & Lily Restaurant before. This restaurant is so famous until almost every friend of mine will recommend this place to me when I said I am going to Melaka. Yes, no joke. Although I have been to Melaka for many times, but this is my 1st time to try this restaurant as I am not a foodie kind of person. It was located behind the hotel I stayed, so I was thinking, why not to give it a try?
And I truly understand why is it so famous after I tried their food.
Donald & Lily previously was located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, and they have moved to the new location which is opposite Bei Zhan restaurant and on the same row as a hotel named 'Place 2 Stay' last year. The full address of new location is at the end of the post.
(This photo is taken from their Facebook page)
What do you want to have ? The menu is written on the board. There are familiar names and some are not. I got a bit lost looking at the menu so I seek help from the boy. He strongly recommended a few dish at below.
The Nyonya Laksa
Fell in love at my 1st bite. When I had my Nyonya Laksa in Jonker Street, I thought it is the best because I love the taste so much. But when I tried this Nyonya Laksa, it blew my mind, literally. The taste of asam laksa + curry mee is so unique but they match with each other so well. I didn’t leave any drop of the soup hahaha that’s how much I love their Nyonya Laksa
This is extremely good. The chicken stew cooked with fermented soybean paste, potatoes and mushroom(香菇). I love the aroma of it and it goes so well with rice ! You can taste a lil bit sweet as well owing to the main ingredients of fermented soybean paste and palm sugar.
Taukua with fishcake and rojak sauce
This rojak is different with what I usually had in Johor or KL. The specialty is the fishcake and taukua, with lots of sesame on top. The sauce is quite liquid, not the way I like it. Personally find it nice but didn’t surprise me very much.
I dare not to say it is the best, but so far it is the best cendol I tried in Melaka. The 1 in Jonker street cant compare with this hahaha. The taste and sweetness are just nice with the fragrance of Gula Melaka, it is perfect especially for hot weather in Melaka.
This restaurant is pork free. The new location is opposite Bei Zhan restaurant and on the same row as a hotel named 'Place 2 Stay'. If you are coming from the direction of Mahkota Parade, we are on the left side of the bridge.
GPS - 2.193854N 102.2372836E
GPS - 2°11'37.8744''N 102°14'14.221''E
Map - http://www.pbase.com/kelvinphoto/image/143718434.jpg
We were formerly at 31 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (now closed).
Operating hours: Tue - Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: 012-292 3157
The restaurant has quite many parking lots in front of the shoplot so don’t worry about it. It can be quite packed during lunch hour. I will definitely come back here again. Thumbs up!
Enjoy your Nyonya food!