Olive Baker – Not-So-Traditional Local Breakfast with Homemade Bread In Malacca
[Malacca, Malaysia] While Jonker Street in Malacca is generally quiet in the morning and more happening at night, there are generally fewer breakfast places in the tourist-centric district.
I decided to venture further from the Jonker Street area and found a popular breakfast spot selling traditional local breakfast, right opposite the Badminton Association.
Apart from the usual breakfast items such as coffee, tea and toast, Olive Baker offers interesting items such as Porridge in Bread Bowl (RM 9.50, SGD$ 3.20) and Ham & Cheese in Bread Bowl (RM 10.20, SGD$3.40).
Wow! Traditional breakfast food with a hipster presentation, yet still maintaining its authenticity.
I ordered the Cheese & Ham Wen Quan Dan Set (RM 10.20, SGD$3.40) that comes with a choice of kopi (Hokkien word for coffee) or teh (Hokkien word for tea).
Encased within a bread bowl that was made in house were ingredients such as soft boiled egg, ham, cheese, tomato and lettuce, which kinda reminded me of a burger though.
With a hearty portion hidden within the bread bowl, the highlight was the soft and fluffy wholemeal bread.
Not as tough and rigid as I expected from a bread bowl, it was surprising light and moistened by the egg white and ingredients within it.
For those seeking a more traditional type of breakfast, Butter Kaya Toast Set (RM7.90, SGD$2.70), Walnut Toast with Butter/ Cheese Set (RM9.20, SGD$3.10) and Garlic Wholemeal Set (RM8.90, SGD$3) are available, each comes with 2 eggs, kopi or teh.
The toast used in the Butter Kaya Toast Set (RM7.90, SGD$2.70) was crispy on the edges and soft in each bite.
Quite different from the usual ones which are usually not as soft after toasting.
The cup of the tea on the other hand was a tad diluted without much fragrance.
With a rich and vibrant culture in Malacca and the emergence of hipster cafes, local food is also undergoing a twist to attract the younger crowd.
347 Jalan Tengkera, Malacca, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7am – 1pm (Mon, Wed-Fri), 7am -3pm (Sat-Sun), Closed Tue
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
February 16, 2019