Malacca is known to be one of the food havens in Malaysia, alongside Penang.
This small town may not compare with Penang when it comes to hawker food, but there are still some hawker centers you can check out if you’re here.
This is not a list of the best hawker centers, but rather some suggestions for you to try. Food courts are included in this list as well.
1. Newton Food Court
Newton is one of the older hawker centers / food courts in Melaka. It’s located near the police station on the way to Melaka Raya / Ujong Pasir.
You may have noticed the place as there are lots of cars parking at the side of the road.
2. Tengkera Hawker Center
There are also hawkers at the Tengkera area.
Two of them are right beside the Tengkera school field. You may have noticed two shops side by side and they usually operate on different times.
The one on the right is Soon Yen which serves well known duck noodles. They have less hawkers. On the left, you will find Wo Wat, another hawker center but it opens at night.
So whichever time you’re coming, you will be able to find some food.
Another food court at the Tengkera area is known as the Tengkera Food Court, which is beside a Shell petrol station.
It’s located very near Jonker Street.
3. New Ming Han Food Court
This food court / hawker center opens at night and is located at Kota Syahbandar, the newer area of town.
You will find plenty of bubble tea shops in the area as well.
4. Green World
Another food court nearby number 3 is Green World. They’re just walking distance from each other.
If you’re tired of one food court, you can try the other. The food choices are slightly different as well.
5. Limbongan Food Court
There’s a newer food court in the Limbongan area, and it’s pretty close to Wo Wat and Soon Yen.
It only opens at night.
The Malim area has a couple of food courts or hawker centers. One of the oldest ones is probably the food court at the Malim market, which is beside Old Town.
There are newer ones at the Merdeka Permai area which is just neighboring Malim.
7. Jonker Street Hawker Centre
There’s also a hawker center literally called Jonker Street Hawker Centre, but it’s located within Kota Laksamana.
If you know where Pak Putra is, just keep following the road towards Casa Del Rio hotel and you’ll see a hawker center on your right.
It’s right before the hotel.
In a nutshell
There are plenty of hawker centers in Malacca and this article only scratches the surface. Those listed above only covers the central area and yet it doesn’t cover all of them.
If you’re in different areas like Ayer Keroh, they have their own set of food courts.
As said above, it’s not a top listing but more of a suggestion on places you can go to.