Chef Chee Keong, previously from Samfu Restaurant is back!
The flamboyant chef took a break when he left Samfu but subsequently resurfaced at Baba 90 where his throes of fans from Singapore and Malaysia breathed a sigh of relief and kept him busy with their hungry demands. Reservations for weekends are almost impossible without a few weeks’ notice.
Well, Baba 90, though housed in a charming Melaka baba house, could only accommodate a few tables so it was certainly insufficient for hungry Nyonya diners.
Besides, something was missing, an ingredient that Chef does very well, which was simply PORK.
BELOW: Pork-free menu for Baba 90.
How could we do without his appetizing babi asam belimbing and his addictive babi chili?
Both dishes were my absolute favourite during his stint at Samfu.
The much-awaited Nyonya 63 started serving hungry diners a few weeks back.
When I visited in January I was taken for a tour of the space while renovations was on-going. Through the clutter, I could already envision a beautiful dining space rich with heritage decor pieces and vibrant mural walls.
There are two entrances for Nyonya 63; one via Jonker side and another from opposite of Casa Del Rio. Do contact Chef Keong: 012 3746916 or Sharon: 012 2135547 for directions.
BELOW: Entrance from Jonker area would be through this kebaya and traditional apparel shop.
BELOW: Entrance from Jalan Laksamana.
(image from Nyonya 63 FB)
You refer to my previous postings on Chef Keong and his delicious dishes here –> A list of Best Nyonya Restaurant in Melaka.
With Chef Chee Keong back in action, I can’t wait to savour his Itik Tim, Pork Ribs Balinese and Babi Chili Garam again. If you’re in Melaka and require some company to dine at Nyonya 63, I’ll happily be one of your dining companion! 🙂
** Disclaimer: I paid for my meals in Samfu and I have not received cash payment from anyone to write about Samfu nor for this post.
No 63 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Contact for reservations: Chef Keong: 012 3746916 or Sharon: 012 2135547.
Parking: There is a private car park (chargeable) across the premise, just opposite Casa Del Rio Hotel.