Thursday, December 12, 2019

Poh Piah Lwee 香薄饼食家, Melaka: Nyonya Delights

One of our favourite finds during our last Melaka trip was Poh Piah Lwee. Located on Jalan Kubu (near Jonker Walk), this hidden gem is run by a friendly couple, offering local Nyonya delights.

The menu consists of only five items - Poh piah, Nyonya dumpling, Rojak, Nyonya laksa and Minced meat and mushroom noodle. We ordered everything apart from the rojak.

We initially ordered one poh piah (RM3), though the owner aunty insisted we should have two as one would definitely not be enough for us. True enough, she was right - after tasting the first one, we immediately placed an order for another one as it was so GOOD!  The popiahs here are made fresh to order. You can watch them make the poh piah at the front of the shop - she skillfully layers fresh beansprouts, fresh lettuce, jicama, sweet sauce, egg and pork lard onto homemade popiah skin. By far the best poh piah we have tried in Melaka! Click here to watch the video.

Or watch the video on my YouTube channel. :)

Another highlight for us is the Nyonya dumpling (RM5.50), also known as Nyonya chang. The glutinous sticky rice is tinted in parts with blue pea flower, with a sweet, salty minced pork filling. The taste is well-balanced and the texture was just right. You can also buy them to take away.

They also do a pretty nice version of Nyonya laksa (RM5). Nice and creamy broth, though a tad more spicy than usual. It comes with meehoon and mee, with fish cake, tofu puff, prawns, cockles and cucumber. For the kids, we ordered a bowl of Minced meat and mushroom noodle (RM4).

Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Poh Piah Lwee, Melaka

Opening times: Wed - Sun 9.30am to 5.30pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Price: Total bill RM35.30

Location: Poh Piah Lwee 香薄饼食家, 14, Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia. (paid street parking available)

Tel: 06-282 7175 / 017-7830 986 (Sing)

If you enjoyed reading my posts, LIKE me on Facebook! You can also follow me on Instagram (@babysumo) for more photo updates or subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks :)


  1. this really makes me miss my hometown's popiah, packed with plump juiciness and the crunch of flavoursome pork lard - i grew up eating malacca-style popiah and always assumed that popiah in other states would be similar. wish we could find it in kl! :)

  2. my wife and I ate here during lunchtime on a Friday.
    overall,our experience was disappointing .The rojak sauce was too thin and runny without depth of flavour.The poh piah skin was too loosely wrapped without any distinctive taste.The nyonya laksa was average at best.The nyonya dumpling was so so.We wanted to try one dumpling but was persuaded to order 5 dumplings with 4 for takeaway.The drinks were average.
    Never again.


Please drop any comments or questions you may have here. Thank you so much for reading!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...