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The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca

The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca

 

Looking out of the hotel window one night we noticed a lot of neon a short distance away. We were then in a taxi on the way back to the hotel and saw this ‘built-up’ area and asked the driver. That’s The Portuguese Settlement, a historic site in Malacca where the kinsmen of Portugal that remained when ships left to set up home and created their very own Kampung. And then gradually over time created The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca.

This Kampung is in the area of Ujong Pasir and is home to theThe Kristang people who are a Malaysian ethnic group with a mix of Portuguese and Malay heritage. That family lineage goes back to Portuguese rule in Malacca back in 16th and 17th Century. In 1933, 11 hectares of land at Malacca was purchased with the purpose of creating a haven for the scattered Kristang people. The swampy land was cleared and 10 wooden houses with earth floors and attap roofs were built.

Saint John’s village was the original name of that fishing village, and it soon attracted Kristang people from other areas of Malacca. If you happen to there in June, The Portuguese Settlement holds a yearly “June festival” that opens with Festa de São João and closes with Festa de São Pedro. This festival is attended by about 100,000 visitors from Malaysia and oversees. Sounds very much like my Fiesta times in The Philippines strangely enough. How cool is that? Perhaps we go back in June then?

Let’s have a look at The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca, shall we?

The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
I am liking this place already! It’s buzzing! It’s busy!
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
Right next to the beach too – not a bad little view of the Malacca Straits.
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
It’s funny. This is our hotel. So as the crow flies it is literally a 5-10 minute walk. But due to Malacca and its one-way roads, it is a 20-minute taxi ride for us from here to there. Crazy!
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
Dressed to kill in some of my new attire we shopped for this very day. Bring it on Portugal!!!
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
Chicken Noodles with no Chili – plain and simple right? But super delicious. And a HUGE plate for $5 only. Superb. Jude and I nailed this one.
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
KangKung up next. This is water spinach that you can really only get in South East Asia. Sauteed with garlic and some white onion. Again very simple but so very tasty.
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
Stop the fecking bus. Nest prawns ever consumed. So much so that Amy and I ordered another plate of them just for us, which completely threw Wifey & #1 qs they know we ain’t fish lovers. These were so fresh. Not fishy at all. Plump and cooked to perfection. And served up in this buttery, intense garlic and curry leaf sauce. My goodness gracious me. These were incredible, just incredible. I reckon the best prawns ever for me and I now wish I knew how to make that sauce. It surely was a WOW moment for me and my Piscatorial adventures to date.
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
Sold a bit of a yarn on the crabs. 1Kg combined apparently. Extra cost due to CNY (which is true actually). On the menu, it said Portuguese Baked Crab. What arrived was a Portuguese version of Sambal. It was FUCK ME SPICY HOT. It could strip the paint off your car and would make your dog’s tail fall off if he got anywhere near it. The guys did a sterling effort to polish off two crabs in this sauce. I want to be nowhere near their toilets later tonight… Sorry, Malacca!!! But it does look a very pretty dish does it not?
The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
These two are just finishing off those crabs and look like they’re in pain. Wait until later guys, just wait… HaHa!!!

In summary, The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca was good. I think we are spoilt with Singaporean hawker though, as that really was that. It was good. It was not a WOW, well apart from the prawns which blew me away. It was just good. I loved the place though. It was bustling. A great place for people-watching, and just soaking up Malacca culture. It is absolutely well worth a visit if you happen to be visiting Malacca. It gets you out of the city too and off to the coastal areas with a lovely sea breeze to boot. So come try, we’re pretty certain you will indeed – ENJOY!!!

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