The Local Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih (Kueh) in Malacca (Melaka)

By | July 29, 2013

Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake (Kuih) (N2.20325 E102.23154) is opreate in a normal wooden house, it’s located in a little alley that is conflicting a Masjid Tengkera along a Jalan Tengkera of Malacca. The tiny alley ONLY concede one automobile to pass through, so greatfully be clever if we expostulate into a alley.

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There’s also a tiny parking area behind this house, a area concede about 3-4 cars to park during one time. We had a comfortable acquire by a workers and Charlie himself after stepped into a residence (shop). There are many form of Nyonya Kuih (cake) accessible here, it was unequivocally Full of variety!

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Most of a cake’s name are created in Malay that also a National Language of Malaysia.
These are a 23 types of Kuih (cake) accessible everyday…

1.  Lepat Kacang
2.  Kuih Dadar
3.  Kuih Bingka Ubi
4.  Apam balik kelapa
5.  Rempah Udang
6.  Kuih Kochi Putih / Hitam
7.  Nyonya Kuih Chang (Ayam)
8.  Pulut Inti
9.  Ondeh-Ondeh
10.  Kuih Abu Sagu
11.  Kuih Portugal Ubi
12.  Kuih Talam
13.  Kuih Ko Swee
14.  Pulut Seri Kaya (Pandan)
15.  Kuih Lapis
16.  Pulut Seri Kaya (kuning)
17.  Kuih Koo Merah
18.  Kuih Koo Hitam
19.  Curry puff
20.  Pineapple Tart
21.  Roll Tart
22.  Pulut Tekan (kaya)
23.  Apam Bekua (kuah pisang)

Each of them offered during RM0.60 – RM2.00.
The cake are furnish bland to maitain a freshness.

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Beside all a cakes (kuih), they also offered many cooking mixture during a same area, like : Belacan, Sambal, Cincakro…and also some cookies. We grabbed some of them! 🙂

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I had a discuss with Mr Charlie, he is a unequivocally accessible person…and bustling too. Her mom even taught my daughter how to hang a kuih, we like their comfortable and accessible opinion to their customers! we theory that was a healthy approach for Baba and Nyonya…

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While chatting with Mr Charlie, he common some good dishes with us around Malacca and also told us a story and story of Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih.

Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake is a association traffic with all kinds of Nyonya Cake, Nyonya Popiah and Cater for Buffet Party. Start with offered a tasty sweetmeat during Night Market (Pasar Malam) around Melaka 20 over years ago, Baba Charlie Products now supply to vital hotels, restaurants, matrimony parties and private functions. There is a observant around a city : “Think of Nyonya Kuih, Think of Baba Charlie”.

Where to buy a Nyonya Kuih :-
Pasar Malam (Night Market)
Mon : Bukit Beruang/Tanjung
Tue : KG. Lapan/Ujong Pasir
Wed : Bukit Beruang
Thu : Off
Friday : Malim Jaya
Sat : Kota Laksamana
Sunday : Air Keroh/ Batu Berendam
Baba Charlie House : Daily solely Thursday

Some information about Nyonya Kuih (cake)
Nyonya Kueh or Straits Chinese Kueh(cakes) are done from a accumulation of fulsome and flavorful mixture such as coconut milk, honeyed potatoes, tapioca, palm sugarine and pandan leaves. Presented together, they make adult a colourful, appreciative platter, and so are among a many renouned equipment to be enjoyed during tea time, as a honeyed dessert, and as partial of a menu during gratifying occasions.Traditionally Peranakan girls or Straits Chinese were lerned to ideal a art of creation nonya kueh — ability in a culinary humanities could, along with other skills, lead to a improved marriage. Many Nonya or Peranakan still spend time creation kueh for their families, as they trust a some-more bid we put into scheming food for your family, a happier all will be.

Short History
Baba Charlie Nyonya Cakes was determined in 1988 in Melaka. This business was flitting down by Baba Charlie’s grandmother to his mom and afterwards himself. From doorway to doorway business became one of a heading normal Nyonya Cakes manufacturers in Melaka today. Baba Charlie started his business by offered only Nyonya Popiah (Spring Roll) and reduction than 5 forms of Nyonya Cakes in pasar malam (night market). By improving his business he motionless to make some-more accumulation of Nyonya Cakes. Now his products already strech some-more than thirty 5 types. All products are still traditionally done until today. This is to say a normal ambience that some might roughly forgotten.

Beside Nyonya Cake, Baba Charlie also support for Buffet Party, be in Company Launch, Training, Wedding or Birthday Party. Baba Charlie Buffet use are rarely endorsed for duty attend by all races since of pig giveaway (“Halal”). Feel giveaway to hit Baba Charlie for some-more information.

After we finished a cakes during Baba Charlie Nyonya House, we Must squeeze some of them behind to Johor Bahru for supper…hehe!
This are what we bought…

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And some of a cakes unequivocally move behind my childhood memories…..I like it unequivocally much!

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Satisfied with all a kuih! Reasonable price!

If we haven’t revisit Baba Charlie Nyonya House for their Nyonya cakes, greatfully go to a night marketplace where their case available. The night marketplace report is in this blog post.

Related post :-
Malacca (Melaka) 2 days 1 night outing – Mar 2013

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