After our breakfast at 486 Baba Low, we went Nyonya kuih shopping at Baba Charlie. Baba Charlie is located at a small lane directly opposite the road where Baba Low is located (across Jalan Tengkera). So it’s wise to stop at Baba Low and Baba Charlie all at one go when you’re in Jalan Tengkera, Melaka.
The first thing you see once you step into their humble shop cum house.
Worker packing onde-onde.
Then we were usher into a room full of Nyonya kuih and biscuit. My eyes at this time were sparkling and I was chanting ‘wow wow wow’!
The nyonya kuih are so colorful. Now the question is which one to buy and try?
Not knowing which kuih to buy since they all look so tantalizing, we opted for the transparent box (seen in the picture above) that contain many types of kuih. It proof to be a wise move as they all tasted yummy.
This is lepat kacang. My grandma asked me to buy this for her. Oh wow it was so delicious. I’ll be on the look out for this kuih next time.
Pineapple tarts. My sis who is a pineapple tart freak did not buy this. I wonder why? I think she forgot. Haha
From left to right: sambal udang kering, nyonya kaya and sambal belacan. We bought one each. All also very delicious. My dad use the sambal belacan for cooking while I have the sambal udang kering with rice. The kaya is very flavorful.
Nyonya chang (dumplings). These were just mediocre. We also tried their onde-onde too. The gula melaka filling were aromatic but too little and we didn’t like the too thick outer skin.
The signage to Baba Charlie’s shop/house. There’s a open space area near this wood house. We parked there and walk to his house.
Sorry the picture is over-exposed. This is Baba Charlie’s shop cum house.
What I would like to try next time is their karipap. They were just cooking them when we were there. Also would love to try lepat kacang, rempah udang and all the kuih in the transparent box again.
Baba Charlie Lee
72, Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2,
If you’re coming from Melaka town, turn left after passing Masjid Tengkera (mosque is on the right) into Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2C. If you’re coming from Baba Low, it’s the small lane almost directly opposite Jalan Siantan Sek 2 (across Jalan Tengkera). Drive into the narrow road. You will see an open spot on the right. Park your car there and walk along the road to the red house on the left.
Tel: 06-284 7209, 019-666 2907
Business hours: 10.30am-3.00pm daily. Close on Thursday.
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