Recipe for Keluak Curry by Melba Nunis of Simply Mel’s


Since opening in July 2011, Simply Mel’s in Bangsar South has become of one KL’s most distinctively delicious restaurants, serving Malaccan Portuguese cuisine that’s lovingly crafted by Melba Nunis, a supremely passionate chef whose love for cooking came from her grandmother and mother.

This month, Melba and her family mark a major milestone, sharing their cherished recipes in a beautiful new book titled ‘A Kristang Family Cookbook,’ now available for purchase at Simply Mel’s for RM89 per copy (shipping is also available).

This book showcases step-by-step information for dozens of Melba’s recipes, from Papa Vincent’s Fish Cutlets to Mama Mercy’s Roast Chicken with Baked Bean Stuffing, Malacca Laksa to Kari Captain to Squid Ink Sambal, Black Rice Pudding to Malacca Santan, all perfect for family dinners. It also features deeply personal, evocative stories from Melba’s lifetime of experience, comprehensive explanations for her recipes and numerous useful tips for cooks. It’s truly an essential, one-of-a-kind cookbook for Malaccan Portuguese food.

‘A Kristang Family Cookbook’ will also be available soon at bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore, & MPH Online. Eat Drink is happy to present an exclusive excerpt of one of Melba’s best-loved recipes, Keluak Curry, a unique traditional speciality that’s rarely found at commercial restaurants in Malaysia, as our Recipe of the Month.




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