(original date 12 Sept 2012)
I stumbled upon this restaurant during one of my short holiday/road trip in Sept 2012. Big Nyonya (formerly known as Kenny’s Delight) is owned by none other than the famous celebrity chef and local comedian Datuk Kenny Chan from the local sitcom Baba Nyonya which was a popular TV show during the 90’s. Located at Taman Melaka Raya, this restaurant is often packed during weekends and lunch / dinner time.
Moments later, we got a friendlier greeting from the owner himself, Datuk Kenny Chan (without his sitcom outfit). We were lucky, the restaurant wasn’t busy (it was a weekday) and we got to meet him in person. He even obliged to have a snapshot with him and also sat at our table to explain what’s in the food menu while giving a brief history of Nyonya food in Melaka. Great PR and service form the boss himself! (Would-be restaurant owners, please take note. Lol!)
Datuk Kenny recommended us to try their Nyonya Cendol. I must say it’s one of the best Cendol I’ve tasted. Very fine ice shavings and caramelized gula melaka… sends you to seventh heaven in dessert land! 9/10
We had a pleasant meal there. The food quality is good and prices are quite reasonable. Will look forward to go there again to try out the other dishes in the near future.
Big Nyonya Restaurant
33, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya
75000 Melaka, Malaysia. Tel: +606-2863536
Business hours: 10am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm. Closed on Mondays