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Malacca Eat: De Xing Lung Kopitiam (德兴隆咖啡店) Mee Hoon Kueh @ Melaka Old Town

De Xing Lung Kopitiam (德兴隆咖啡店) is located in Melaka Old Town, at the junction to Lorong Jambatan, directly opposite Restoran Kok Keong (板底街芋饭肉羹汤). It is housed in a pre-war building giving it an "old kopitiam" ambience. Be it due to relations or namesake, the name of the old shop is "德兴隆金铺" (De Xing Lung Goldsmith) as engraved on the pillars.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam (德兴隆咖啡店)

The kopitiam can accommodate several tables in the shop but alfresco seatings are available along the narrow lane of Lorong Jambatan. A large canvas shields diners from both light rain and shine.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam (德兴隆咖啡店)

De Xing Lung is popular for its mee hoon kueh (面粉粿) — translated literally as "wheat flour cake" — which is available in either soup or dry style. Other than mee hoon kueh, yee mee (伊面) in soup or dry style, mee sua soup and Nyonya laksa are also available.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam: Menu

The traditional mee hoon kueh soup is added with minced chicken, fried anchovies, vegetables and topped with fried onions and coriander. The flattened mee hoon kueh are fully cooked through and soft to chew.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam: mee hoon kueh soup

Highly recommended by the kopitiam staff is their handmade fried chicken meatballs, which are meaty and tasty. Used to be served in either 2 or 5 pieces per plate two years ago, the meatballs are currently available only on Saturday and Sunday and in 5 pieces per plate only.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam: Fried chicken meatball

The dry mee hoon kueh has the same ingredients as the soup version but in a dark sauce with vegetable soup in a separate bowl. The sauce is nicely concocted and enhances the flavour of the dish. It is delicious.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam: mee hoon kueh dry

The dumplings soup (饺子汤), available with either 3 or 5 pieces of meat dumplings, is another dish on its own. It can be ordered as a replacement for the soup of the dry mee hoon kueh. The meat dumplings are nice.


De Xing Lung Kopitiam: Dumplings soup

An interesting thing to note is that De Xing Lung is a kopitiam in the morning (except Monday & Tuesday) and becomes Cross Street Bar at night (except Monday).



Address:

16, Jalan Kampung Pantai, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia



Opening Hours:

7am to 2pm (Sunday till 1pm) | Closed on Monday & Tuesday


2 Comments


Guest
May 25, 2023

Hello! Just wanted to clarify that our mee hoon kueh is served with minced chicken, not pork! Thank you so much for writing about us. We hope you enjoyed our food and please come again soon.

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Rick
Rick
Aug 15, 2023
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Hi, sorry about the error, I have corrected the text. Thanks for correcting me.

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