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Wok and Pan Melaka: Hainanese Pork Chop, Spicy Oriental Pork Burger

This is my 4th visit to Wok and Pan.

Is it an obsession?
Not really, no. Or maybe, it is!

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I’ve had very enthusiastically recommended Wok and Pan before for its western repertoire and I followed up with a Nyonya lunch shortly after.
One of my favourite restaurant in Melaka, Wok and Pan is an outlet that offers adeptly prepared western and Nyonya fare under the same roof.

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With friends in tow, Wok and Pan’s extensive menu equates to less headache for the food guide (me) to plan a meal that pleases everyone.

Browsing the thick volume, a diner could choose to eat pongteh or curry fish head or a rack of ribs or a thick slab of steak.
Everyone at a table could savour something different or they could share their orders.

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When I walked in today, I had planned a Nyonya lunch for myself while my companion was all prepared to tuck into a rack of pork ribs.

However, our plans were derailed when we saw the new items that was scribbled on the board.

The temptation of “Hainanese Pork Chop” overruled all senses.
My partner was game so we decided on the 2 specials from the whiteboard; a Spicy Oriental Pork Burger (RM16) and the Hainanese Pork Chop (RM13.50).

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The Hainanese Pork Chop came with 2 tender pork loins drenched in light, sweet and tangy gravy with sides of crispy hot fries, housemade coleslaw and vegetables.
The gravy is lively (fresh and appetizing) and consistency-wise not overly starchy or watery. I personally found it excellent and rate it as of the best rendition of Hainanese pork chops I’ve had so far.

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Generous amount of stewed onions, green peas and tomatoes came with the gravy and while the green peas could be of better quality, my friend and I agreed that this is a steal for RM13.50.

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Our other order of Spicy Oriental Pork Burger (RM16) came with pork loin as well, but with 2 streaky bacon added plus generous garnish of shredded cucumbers and raw onion rings in a sharp, sweet and spicy dressing.

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I loved the sauce as it was unlike your typical sweet sour dressing.

It is as a matter of fact, a custom blend of Wok and Pan’s fiery chilli sauce mixed with their popular honey chilli dip.
The crunchy cucumbers and fresh onions added a refreshing bite to the whole burger while the fresh lettuce and 2 thick slices of tomatoes made it a substantial meal on its own, not to mention that all of this was between a thick, crusty loaf.

For RM16, you get a side of superbly fried fries (non-greasy, crispy and fluffy inside) plus a side salad.
Talk about value for money!

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There isn’t much dessert to be had here, but I was told that their Mango Cheesecake (RM9.90) is a bestseller.
It does look pretty doesn’t it?

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Looks like I missed my Nyonya lunch this round (no regrets!) but that means I need to be back. On my to-try list are the Braised Nyonya Pork, Cincaluk Egg and Curry Fish Head.

Here, check out the superb sweet and sour pork, pongteh and oyster omelette I had previously –>  http://www.rebeccasaw.com/good-nyonya-restaurant-in-melaka-wok-and-pan/

For Wok and Pan’s repertoire of western dishes, do take a look here –>
http://www.rebeccasaw.com/affordable-western-food-pork-ribs-pork-burgers-and-steaks-in-melaka-wok-and-pan-nubacha/

The ribs and steak are pretty value for money (compared to KL) so if you are in Melaka and feeling carnivorous, this is the place to be!
Do be early (lunch by 12 pm or dinner by 6.30 pm ) or risk a long wait.
Also, don’t expect much of a service here.

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Wok and Pan
Address: 46, Jalan Melaka Raya 23, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Contact: +60 17-673 8896
Hours: 11:30 – 3:30pm, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Off day: Monday.

Prices: RM10 onwards.
Pork-free/Halal: Serves pork.
WIFI: No.

Tax: 6%, no service charge.
Service: Don’t expect too much.
Your orders are served to you.

Ambience: Comfortable. Casual.
Aircon: Yes.

Outdoor seating: Yes for dinner.
Powerpoints for charging: NA.
Parking : Roadside.
Payment: Eat first, then call for bill to pay.