In Malaysia, you can’t get as many Peranakan / Baba Nyonya (Straits Chinese) Restaurant as in Malacca. This is because Melaka has the root of the Baba Nyonya Heirloom. Usually Baba Nyonya Restaurants are family business. The owner maybe the 5 or 6 generation and will adopt their ancestor recipe into the cooking. You also can see the family pictures in it. The owner will be very friendly and welcoming you to the restaurant.
The restaurant also will be modified according to classic Chinese shop houses 100 years ago. You can see the wooden elements crafted like the wooden door and window. Bibik Neo is one of the many recognized Baba Nyonya restaurant in Malacca. Well bibik is a call similar like an Aunt. Baba Nyonya word for it is Bibik. Neo is the person Name.
Located in Taman Melaka Raya Melaka. If you drive slowly and watch for the sign board,the restaurant will be easily spotted. If not you will miss it and can’t turn back as it is a one way street. Can reach the restaurant from 2 direction, from Ujung Pasir go straight towards Melaka Raya, turn right at the first junction, stay to the left and the restaurant will be few block just before Jalan Melaka Raya 15. From Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz go straight along the road until the end of it, pass Casa Lago and Aloha Bistro, turn left and go straight to the end of the road turn left again.
The menu? As usual, authentic Peranakan Cuisine like Mixed vegetables, Itik Tim (Duck and Salted Vegetable Soup) , Steamed Brinjal Ladiesfinger/Okras, Ayam Pongteh (Miso Soy Chicken).
Ais Kacang, Pulut Hitam, Otak-otak, Kangkung Belacan, Eggplant (brinjal or aubergine). Oh and the restaurant serve Halal food.
Restaurant Bibik Neo,
No. 6, Ground Floor,
Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka
Tel: 06-281 7054
Mobile: 013-613 7054 (Mss Marsha Tan)
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