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Malacca Eat: Andalus Kitchen Nasi Arab @ Melaka Old Town

Andalus Kitchen is a Mediterranean restaurant started in 2022 and is located towards the end of Lorong Jambatan in Malacca Old Town, near to Jambatan Kg. Jawa bridge. It is opened only in the evening.

Andalus Kitchen

Andalus Kitchen has tables along the narrow lane of Lorong Jambatan but diners do not have to be seated there. Customers of cafes and pubs along Lorong Jambatan can also order the restaurant's food through the respective outlets. Similarly, beverages at Andalus Kitchen are from the cafes and pubs.

Lorong Jambatan

Other than outdoor seatings, Andalus Kitchen has added an air-conditioned shop opposite the kitchen.

Andalus Kitchen air-con shop

Apart from providing a cooler environment, the shop also has comfortable seats and interesting decorations.

Andalus Kitchen shop decorations

Andalus Kitchen comfortable seats

Nasi Arab, or Arabian rice dishes, are Andalus Kitchen's specialties and are available in three different styles. There are also western food, international cuisines, kebab and more. It is amazing that this small kitchen can serve such a wide range of Arabian and international food (including Russian food too).

Andalus Kitchen Menu

There are large chunks of skewers and grilled fish too.

Andalus Kitchen: Skewers & grilled fish

Andalus Kitchen is a small setup with a solo chef and couple of helpers so a little patience is needed when waiting for the food.

The kabssa rice with lamb is served with a special Arabic salsa sauce and a small bowl of mutton broth. The mutton is very soft and tender — just use a spoon and a fork to pull lightly and it will break apart, no need to cut. The kabssa rice is lightly spiced and goes very well with the mutton and salsa. The mutton broth is thick and tasty with some herbal flavours.

Andalus Kitchen: Kabssa lamb

The Mandi rice with lamb has similar servings but with different spices for the rice. These nasi Arab are amazingly good! 😋

Andalus Kitchen: Mandi lamb

I tried two lamb rice dishes in a row, will be back again to try other dishes, especially the skewers, kebab, and a long long list to go.


Andalus Kitchen

Lorong Jambatan, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours:

6pm ~ 12pm | Closed on Monday


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