sea terrace restaurant, portuguese settlement, malacca.
found this little gem after going round the area, it’s a great place to try portuguese grilled seafood. the restaurant is inside the portuguese settlement so there’s a admission/parking fee when you enter. there are quite a few restaurants there and they are all very competitive, waiting for you when you are parking your car and try to persuade you to their restaurant the moment you open the car door… very aggressive!
we chose this one based on friend’s recommendation, it’s the first restaurant you see once you go in. ordered grilled fish with chili, portuguese style grilled squid and ginger clams.
the food is very nice, love the seasoning and the seafood is fresh, and the sauce is really awesome, perfect combination. grilled fish with chili is my favorite because the chili paste is very flavorful and the spiciness is great.
since the restaurant is by the sea side, we walked to the pier and chill, not much sea breeze that night though. but it was quite nice… peaceful. there are people selling and playing fire crackers nearby. it would be a nice stroll on a day that is cooler or when there’s a nice breeze.