In my view, the above pictured is the BEST Nasi Lemak in Melaka. Salehah Sheikh Ahmed’s Nasi Lemak Cafe
was a dish I grew up eating. It used to challenging to buy as this treasured coconut rice dish would sell out fast within hours of preparation. But understand the original people behind this famous Melaka stall has now split to 3 stalls. The original family sells at Restoran Ming Huat after 5 pm, Wan (Their Brother or Cousin) sells Nasi Lemak behind Ming Huat, and another cousin or brother sells somewhere else which I didn’t investigate further. Sounds complicated? Quite but all locations are located along Ujong Pasir Melaka.
SSA’s Nasi Lemak’s rice was really fragrant and grainy. Surprisingly pretty dry rice with just enough moisture for this special fluffy texture. To add on, the chicken had nice turmeric, ginger and lemongrass flavors. Sambal had sweet, spicy and sour notes all rojaked together, side serving of Ikan Bilis and nuts provided absolute enjoyment when mixed together with rice, ikan bilis with sambal into a spoonful. Kang Kong and egg were well cooked, no big flavors present, just simply complimenting ingredients everything on the plate like a happy meal.
Park wherever you see a space. Otherwise there is an open air carpark just beside Salehah Sheikh Ahmed Nasi Lemak. To get here, enter a small lane after Ming Huat which lane’s opening is directly opposite The Portuguese Settlement’s entrance. Simply turn in and you shall see the cafe.
Salehah Sheikh Ahmed’s Nasi Lemak Cafe
55-C, Jalan Ujong Pasir, 75050 Melaka (Ming Huat Coffeeshop)
Tel : 06-2810246 or Whatsapp Sam 016-7156162
Open Daily 7.00 am – 12 am