Old China Cafe

Nyonya hit

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Nyonya cuisine was born out of the union of Chinese men and Malay women, who together formed the Peranakan culture.

The two main centres of Nyonya cooking are Penang, where Thai influences also feature, and Melaka, where Portuguese and Indonesian cuisines form part of the mix.

The Old China Cafe explores these disparate influences to the full, serving up dishes such as gulai kepala ikan (fish head curry) and ayam cincalok (chicken with preserved shrimp). It's worth a visit for the historic shophouse alone -- which also functions as an art gallery.

You'll find Old China Cafe at the southern end of Chinatown on Jala Balai Polis. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Pasir Seni LRT to here.

Contact details
11 Jalan Balai Polis, off Jalan Petaling
T: (03) 2072 5915

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