I got Cerventus to thank again for this.
After ONE visit, I got hooked and now Ah Ho Nasi Lemak is one of my favourite breakfast spots in Melaka. Heck, Ah Ho might possibly be serving the best Chinese version nasi lemak in Melaka, for other than the Malay variant available at Ming Huat in Pasir Ujong I don’t think there are any other around that offers the same?
Well, if you have any to recommend, I’m all ears!
Step into the shop and you will realize that this is a coffeeshop style establishment with only ONE food option/stall.
It is Ah Ho’s nasi lemak, and well, Ah Ho’s nasi lemak.
My standard order is rice, sambal, chicken, squids, long bean and egg but one of the best reasons to head to Ah Ho Nasi Lemak is for the variety available which could potentially suit all appetites and tastebuds.
There is bound to be something that would catch your fancy; be it spicy or non-spicy, curries or fried, meat-free or to go all out on the meat/seafood.
The fried fishballs, sausages and fishcakes would appease the kids while the adults can enjoy everything else.
Whatever is it, Ah Ho’s signature fried chicken is a must have. On most instances it is piping hot as it is replenished every 15 minutes or so due the demand.
The skin is crispy, the marination light so the flavour of the meat is unmasked yet enough to provide taste and the texture is perfect; moist and tender all the way to the bone.
The chicken is undeniably fresh, for there were no odour or bruised/dark coloured flesh within.
If you want another option for chicken, the curry chicken is quite appetizing as well with its heavy turmeric nuances. I personally found it a bit salty.
BELOW: Juicy to the bone with crispy skin – good stuff!
BELOW: Chicken Curry.
For fish, your options are the stuffed fish with chilli paste, normal fried whole fish as well as fried fish cutlets.
I like the squids better, but there is cuttlefish too if you prefer that. I would recommend the sambal cockles (kerang) too.
All the fried processed items are not my kind of food, but hey, if you enjoy them, go ahead.
Say hi to this friendly, hardworking guy who serves each and every order.
Now, while having plenty of dishes to eat with your nasi lemak is a good thing, an excellent serving of nasi lemak should possess at least 2 of the core basics; aromatic, non-greasy fluffy rice and thick, punchy sambal.
Ah Ho’s sambal strikes a good balance; enough heat for chilli lovers but still tongue-friendly to diners with low tolerance of spice.
I personally love my sambal fiery but I enjoyed Ah Ho’s sambal nonetheless.
Pretty reasonable I would say for the portions. Our meals with 2 pieces of chicken and various add-ons rarely surpassed RM20.
I’ll get a breakdown of each item soon, for I rarely paid whenever I eat here and though I did wrote down the prices somewhere, I’ve misplaced my notes!
Nasi Lemak Dan Minuman Ah Ho
Jalan Gajah Berang, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone:+60 6-281 4853
Waze: ” Nasi Lemak Dan Minuman Ah Ho”
Hours: 8am til finish – 12pm or so.