Gula Melaka Cendol
The cold dessert usually made from coconut milk, green pandan flavoured noodles, shaved ice and palm sugar, is a favourite Jonker Street snack for cooling down in the warm weather. Jonker 88 one of the most popular shops to have a taste of this favourite Malaysian pudding. You can also try their durian flavoured cendol.
Chicken Rice Balls
This uniquely Melakan twist on a classic sees Hainanese chicken rice served with rice balls shaped by hand from rice cooked in spicy chicken broth. You can find this dish served throughout the night market but locals will swear by the chicken rice balls made by Kedai Kopi Chung Wah.
Similar to a spring roll, popiah can be found across the night market. These delicious bite-sized snacks filled with shredded vegetables and turnip are the perfect bite to eat as you make your way through the market.
Nyonya Assam Laksa
Laksa noodle soup is a Malaysian classic. The Melaka version, Nyonya Assam Laksa, is especially loved for its spicy, tangy, coconut cream rich broth served with succulent prawns and fish balls. Calanthe Art Café are well-known for their take on Nyonya Assam Laksa having made the list of top 50 best laksa shops in Malaysia.
Fried Quails Eggs
Something to pique your interest may be the Jonker Street fried quails eggs. Reminiscent of Japanese takoyaki, tiny quails eggs are fried in iron moulds and filled with a variety of fillings, drizzled with mayonnaise and served on a stick for you to eat on the go.
Café Food and Drinks
Geographer’s Café is one of the best-known restaurants on Jonker Street, travellers can grab a drink in the evening or have a delicious sit-down dinner in the old shophouse converted restaurant where east meets west. This is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the buzz of Jonker Street.