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 impressed 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 couldn't due to my work commitment. Therefore when I was in Malacca a few months later, Bess Kopitiam was definitely on top of my list. The cab fare from Philea Resort & Spa to Taman Sin Hoe wasn't cheap because we paid Rm40.00. Probably it justified for the journey was almost  an hour. The cab driver knew the location and he dropped us right in front of the entrance. 

I introduced myself to Alvin and he recognised me because we are connected to each other via facebook. Between the three of us, we ordered 2 bowls of nyonya laksa and a packet of nasi lemak; added with ayam rempah goreng (spicy fried chicken). 

The laksa was out of this world, creamy spicy broth with cockles, taufu pok; topped with bean sprouts and cucumber stripes. I have to agree that the laksa was unique in taste and one of a kind I've never had before.  
Subsequently the nasi lemak was equally fabulous. What more with scoops of the spicy explosive sambal belacan. And the drumstick was fried to perfection; crispy skin with tender juicy meat. It was just right; a distinctive mild spicy flavor. We also had two different types of toasted bread; complimentary from Alvin. 
One was smothered with garlic and herbs and the other; generous cheesy spread. While we were tempted over other types of toast, we couldn't squeeze anymore food in our system.  
We paid RM20.00 for the food and for our drinks of
brewed coffee, hot lime tea and lime assam boi.
We thanked Alvin and walked out blowing hot air especially over the curry laksa. While we wanted to come back here before departing Malacca, we couldn't make it.  

Bess Kopitiam is a must try for anyone heading to Malacca or to those from Malacca who've not discovered this restaurant; 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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