Sunday, May 27, 2012

BESS Kopitiam - (Taman Sin Hoe) - Malacca, Malaysia

Alvin from Bess Kopitiam discovered my Assam Laksa recipe and from the comments he left behind, I was taken aback that "BESS Kopitiam has been choosen as The BEST Laksa outlet in Malaysia year 2009 - 2010 by the General Public in the Reputedly The Best Laksa With Distinguished Taste That Leaves One Craving For More".
As much as I wanted to go to Malacca immediately, I could not do so due to my work commitment. Therefore when I was in Malacca a few months later, Bess Kopitiam was on my list as part of my travel venture. The cab fare from Philea Resort & Spa to Taman Sin Hoe was about Rm40.00 and that was quite a bit to pay. The journey from Ayer Keroh where Philea is situated to Taman Sin Hoe was about half an hour so probably it justifies the amount we paid for the cab fare. The cab driver did not have any issue locating the kopitiam and dropped us right in front of the entrance. 

I introduced myself to Alvin and he knew I was Nava Krishnan because we are connected to each other as friends via facebook. Among three of us, we ordered 2 bowls of nyonya laksa and a packet of nasi lemak added on with ayam rempah goreng (spicy fried chicken). 
The laksa was out of this world, creamy spicy broth with cockles, taufu pok and topped with  bean sprouts and thin stripes of cucumber. I do agree that the laksa was unique in taste and one of a kind I have never had before.  
The nasi lemak was equally as good as the laksa. The power packed scoop of spicy sambal belacan was explosive in taste while the drumstick was fried to perfection for the crispy skin and distinctive mild spicy flavor. We were given two different types of toasted bread  complimentary from Alvin. 
One of the toast was flavoured with the garlic and herbs and the other with cheesy topping. Both of these toasted bread were crispy and oozing with the flavours that came with it. The array of  toasted bread is obvious from the display board on the wall. as was for the rest of the food, 
The bill came up to RM20.00 
inclusive of our drinks of brewed coffee, hot lime tea and lime assam boi.
We loved all of the food we tried so much so we wanted to came here again for another round. Disappointing it was, because we somehow we could not find the time to squeeze in another visit, from the rest of our time in Malacca. 

Bess Kopitiam is a must try for anyone heading to Malacca or to those from Malacca who have not discovered this restaurant which is situated at:

Address : 378 - C ,Taman Sin Hoe , Bukit Baru ,75150, Melaka, Malaysia. 
H/P : ( 60 ) 017 618 8055 
Contact : Ms Tan Peng Boon
Operation Hours : 7.30am - 2pm 
Every Thursday is our OFF day.

GPS Coordinates : N 02°13.031' E 102°15.979' or N 02°12.59.6" E102°15.57.9"

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  1. Oh are killing me...if only I knew earlier...would hvdrop by there too. was in melaka last week. we makan at calanthe art cafe. that laksa also taste pretty good

  2. I would do anything to try some of that award winning laksa...I've had plenty of laksas here in Melbourne but have yet to try authentic ones in Malaysia. Would love to visit sometime. :)

  3. oh best laksa! :) it's so near to my partner's hometown. i must really visit it soon

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  4. I want to try everything on these plate,I love south east asian fried chicken style,,,so tasty with rempah-rempah :)


  5. This sounds amazing, especially the creamy laska!

  6. Obviously Alvin does know what good is when it comes to Laksa and I am glad that your recipe was so revered! Pretty cool that you got the opportunity to meet Alvin in person as well as go to his restaurant. Fun, memorable and delicious time-I envy you!

  7. hi nava, you give great review on this asam laksa, trust your good tatse and with that, i would surely like to sample this whenever i am in melaka.

  8. How neat that you got to try out this fantastic recipe...I hope it won't be too long till you can return :)

  9. I've never heard of this place before, thanks for recommending this new place! The food looks delicious..

  10. The curry looks very rich...
    I would love to try but my wife don't take spicy food anymore.. coz of gastric problems....
    and the price is very cheap..

  11. I could use a cup of hot lime tea right about now! Great post, Nava! Thanks for sharing all this information. :)

  12. another resto adventure from ms.Nava..and I'm sure the food taste good when it is recommended by you..visiting you ms.Nava ;)

  13. Laksa is one of the most delicious dishes ever - especially this shop's it seems :D

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  14. The Nyonya Laksa looks delicious! Definitely have to remember this if I visit Melacca in the future.


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