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Big Ben’s Restaurant, Portuguese Settlement, Malacca

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
1. Big Ben

The reason I was in Malacca was the opportunity to taste for myself Portuguese cuisine, both from Portugal and Malaysia’s Portuguese community.

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
2. Sambal Pipinyu

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
3. Devil's Curry Chicken

As you can imagine, it was a trip that saw us stuffing ourselves from morning till night. However, I’m not complaining,!

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
4. Beef Semur

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
5. Fish Curry Maraydoo

This is one restaurant that is like a hidden gem even among the locals. Called Big Ben’s Restaurant, Café & Cottage Industry, it is located at the underutilised Limkokwing Academy of Creativity & Innovation within the one and only Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir, Malacca.

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
6. Inchi Mintu

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
7. Kambreng Tambrinyu

Perhaps Limkokwing Academy doesn’t ring a bell. Well, the building was formerly Lisbon Hotel. Ah-ha!

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
8. Mulyu

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
9. Portuguese Baked Fish

Our lunch here, prepared by Big Ben himself, was THE opportunity to try authentic Malaccan Portuguese cuisine. As you can see, they are all spicy! The dissimilarities are just in their different levels of spiciness.

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
10. Portuguese Fried Mee

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
11. Portugal De Yami Manggala

Prior to this filling meal, the only Portuguese dish that I have eaten was Devil’s Curry. Suffice to say, with a full course meal like this, it was a great culinary experience for me and I am already thinking of making another trip here. Luckily, it’s not difficult to locate now that I know Big Ben’s hiding spot.

Big Ben’s Restaurant Cafe
12. looking out at the beautiful scenery

Have a look at my food shots and salivate but please don’t ask me for their recipes!

Big Ben’s Restaurant, Café & Cottage Industry
Add: Limkokwing Academy of Creativity & Innovation, Portuguese Settlement, Melaka.
Tel: 016-4469077 (Big Ben)
Email: benildus7@yahoo.com

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