When it comes to food obsession in Melaka, you definitely don’t need the disposable income for best restaurants because street food is your saviour. All the cheap eats of exceptional flavour and experience served either in dinky plastics and paper wraps are the best experience to dive into the local eating habits and food culture. The city is also blessed with well preserved heritage and is listed as UNESCO world heritage site in 2008, making this a wonderful place to visit at a convenient distance of less than 2 hours car ride from city centre Kuala Lumpur.


Malacca street eats - gor hiong


The locals are blessed with all sorts of food and the best are on the street because they carry the roots of origin and history. Gor Hiong (5 spice) here, also known as Prawn Crackers snack in Melaka is in fact a combine mixture of fried taukua, fried fish ball, some kuih and cucumber cuts with the star item, the prawn cracker. If anyone remembers my post sometime ago, I love the moving stall in Jalan Bunga Raya because on top of all these, that one run by a more senior owner offers fried fish roe as well. Comparatively to this one here, that also crown champion when it comes to their prawn crackers and portion. What may looked simple and ordinary is in fact one of the most addictive snack for anytime of the day.


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I happened to drop by spontaneously because the foodie gene in me was telling me that something delicious is happening by the roadside as I curiously checked them out. Without a business name, this vendor sells only one kind of snack and business was very good when I decided to join the crowd. Watch the footage and you’ll know what I mean.


Street Eats: Melaka- Gor Hiong (5 spice)/ Prawn Crackers @ Jalan Tun Perak


The pack of gor hiong snack must go with their chili and sweet sauce combo that comes with a sprinkle of sesame. Every piece of ingredients is cut into bite sizes and with the dip of the spicy sweet dipping sauce, is the gate to happiness.


Also click to read more Eating and Drinking Places in Melaka , Foodeverywhere’s Travel Journal outside Malaysia, or Sycookies Food Travelogue .



This mobile stall usually operates along :
Jalan Tun Perak, Kampung Enam
GPS : 2.2089229, 102.2427603
(Can also look for ‘kedai ubat i-hua’)


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