Yummy Nyonya Kuih (Cakes) @ Baba Charlie, Melaka

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.

Baba Charlie @ Melaka
The first thing you see once you step into their humble shop cum house.

Worker Packing Kuih @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
Worker packing onde-onde.

A Room Full Of Nyonya Kuih @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
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’!

Nyonya Kuih @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
The nyonya kuih are so colorful. Now the question is which one to buy and try?

Nyonya Kuih @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
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.

Lepat Kacang @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
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 @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
Pineapple tarts. My sis who is a pineapple tart freak did not buy this. I wonder why? I think she forgot. Haha

Sambal, Kaya & Belacan @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
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) @ Baba Charlie, Melaka
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.

Baba Charlie Signage @ Melaka
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.

Baba Charlie @ Melaka
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,
75200 Melaka
Tel: 06-284 7209, 019-666 2907

Additional note:
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.

Business hours: 10.30am-3.00pm daily. Close on Thursday.


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  • Reply Dawn October 25, 2014 at 12:46 am

    OMG!!!! If there’s really Scotty around, I will have him beamed me to Baba Charlie’s every day

    I miss eating lepat kacang…always get those from Taiping. And all the other nyonya kuih….argh….please kill me now! 🙂

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Hi Dawn, hahaha Let’s beam to Baba Charlie together. I didn’t know lepat kacang is that crazily nice. I sometime saw them at Malay food stall…. or errr maybe that is different. Dunno.

    • Reply JC May 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Went to this place. Just love everything they sell. Nasi Lemak and Mee Siam are my favorites. All the staff are friendly and extremely helpful.
      Visited their cafe which is close by. You can eat the kuih you bought from the shop and eat in the cafe by ordering your favorite chendol or coffee. Disappointed with the people working in the cafe. Not friendly and not welcoming,

      • Reply Che-Cheh May 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

        Hi JC, oh wow! They have cafe now? Must give it a visit then. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Dyg Asmidah January 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Hi, sir.
    Just would like to enquire, are the kuehs selling halal?

    Thank you


    • Reply Che-Cheh January 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Hi Asmidah, I’m not sure about that. My guess is not halal. To be sure, please call the number above.

  • Reply Michelle July 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    It was closed just past 3pm when we found the place. Charlie saw us at the gate and was kind enough to let us in. He was in no hurry to rush us and we were able to pick what we wanted. His wife and he was chatting cheerfully to my husband while I was browsing. He made sure I was OK and showed me some of his products. If not for Charlie I would not be able to bring the yummy goodies back to Australia.

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Hi Michelle, so glad you were able to get Charlie’s kuihs back home. 🙂

      • Reply Pearlyn Ong November 27, 2019 at 5:05 pm

        Hi Baba Charlie, may i know do you sell pork Nyonya Chang

        • Reply Che-Cheh November 28, 2019 at 10:59 am

          Hi Pearlyn, I don’t think Baba Charlie will answer you here. You can check out his FB.

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