Thursday, July 2, 2015

Melaka Getaway - Old School Tea House & Wanton Noodle Shop

On the last day of our short getaway, we visited two old school eateries for Breakfast and Lunch. We skipped the yummy hotel breakfast and went on a short walk to the Chinatown area of Melaka to try the Dim Sum at Low Yong Moh Restaurant 荣茂茶室.

Chinatown area

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi temple

Masjid Kampung Kling

Heeding the advice of reviewers, we got there before 9am to avoid peak hour queues. The tea house was about 75% full when we arrived at 8.45am.

We were quickly ushered to our table and served Chinese tea. We placed order for Century egg porridge 皮蛋粥, Lotus leaf rice 荷葉飯 & Bao 包. The rest of the Dim Sum were presented by servers in separate batches for us to pick and choose.

Self service for topping up hot water

Arrays of pipping hot steamed and fried items were presented to us on large trays. The servers came regularly with myriad of interesting looking dim sum to feast the eyes.

Our table was swiftly filled up with numerous dishes after 3-4 servers came by, within minutes after we've been seated. Check out our spread for first round.


So so

So so

Steam pork ribs was ok, Siew Mai was so so.

Not nice

Not bad

Not bad

When we were almost done with the first round, another wave of servers came and we picked out a few more items, and also ordered Lo Mai Gai 糯米雞 and Salted Egg custard buns 流沙包 not seen on the trays. Basically items served in metal dishes came on trays, while items not seen on trays were served upon request, and they came on plastic plates.


Not nice

Not bad

Not bad



After wolfing down over 20+ Dim Sum dishes, we were filled to the brim! We decided its time to leave and asked for the bill. This meal only cost us RM77.50 (SGD28.70) including GST. The items we ordered were priced from RM2.40 to RM3.20 each, dirt cheap! However, cheap food usually means they don't taste fantastic, please don't come here with expectation to taste restaurant standard Dim Sum. That being said, I highly recommend the Lo Mai Gai, Salted Egg custard buns and Century egg porridge, they are really cheap and good.

Queue at 9.10am

The queue started forming just before 9am, and subsided after 9.30am. Some of the popular items might be sold out after 9.30am. Please plan your visit wisely.

Low Yong Moh Restaurant 荣茂茶室
32, Jalan Tukang Emas
Daily 5.30am – 1pm

Having eaten an extremely filling breakfast, we didn't really feel hungry by Lunch time. Friend suggested getting a light meal at this wanton noodle shop, Tua Kor Wantan Mee 大姑雲吞麵, near our hotel. We walked past this shop several times, and were always curious about the food there. It was mainly patronized by locals, so maybe its time to try something truly local, at a place where the locals had their lunch.

As usual the tiny shop looks pretty empty, we had the luxury of choosing where we wanna sit. The shop owners took our orders for noodles and drinks. Then 大姑 will personally prepare the wanton noodle herself.

Hubby had the Large Wanton noodle (with shredded chicken) RM5.00, while I had the Small noodle (reduced portion) RM4.00. There is also a Medium noodle RM4.50, which is their standard size portion.

Large noodle with extra chicken meat

Small noodle in a much smaller plate & only 2 wantons

Wanton soup RM6.00

The noodles were very delicious! It has a long lost old school taste (古早味) that is springy, eggy and smooth, reminds me of the wanton noodles in SG back in the 70s-80s. The handmade wantons were pretty good too. We were glad that we found this hidden gem just before we left Melaka for home. Do check them out if you're in the Jonker area.

Tua Kor Wantan Mee 大姑雲吞麵
40 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Daily 8am-3pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

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