Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ambrosia Cafe in Melaka Raya

Restaurant serves variety of dishes for its patrons

BY FOO SWEE LEE ( The Star Online )

MALACCA: The Ambrosia restaurant in Taman Melaka Raya is offering a variety of Portuguese, Nyonya and Chinese dishes to its patrons.
Owned by the Lowe siblings, this eatery is eager to provide its patrons with the highest level of satisfaction through their service and a unique selection of dishes.
The ‘must-try’ signature dish here is the Ambrosia’s Special Pizza.
Proud owners: Daniel (left) and Collin.
This hot 10-inch pizza is topped with raw eggs baked with ham, cheese, green capsicum and onion.
Co-owner Daniel Lowe, 30, a chef with 15 years of experience said he blended a family recipes handed down by his mother to produce the dishes offered in the restaurant’s menu.
Daniel also is proud to share the Ambrosia Baked Fish marinated and cooked with spices and fresh herbs which enhances its flavour.
“Another must-try dish is the Debal Curry which is a Portuguese- Eurasian dish.
“Basically, its chicken curry and potatoes cooked with a blended chilli, onion, garlic and lemon grass,” he said.
The other Lowe sibling, Collin, 34, the Portuguese-Eurasian recipes of Malacca is time-tested and not many chefs are skilled at preparing the dishes.
“I can proudly say that my brother has preserved the recipes through his culinary art,” said Collin.
Crowd favourite: Ambrosia’s special pizza, topped with raw eggs baked with ham, cheese, green capsicum and onions.
Other traditional dishes in the menu included home-cooked Nyonya dishes like Pongteh Chicken, Kangkung Belacan, sauced brinjal, omellette and sambal fish.
Ambrosia is also known for its beverages like the Mango Laban, Divine fresh blended lime, orange and mango juice with milk and Lime Granizado.
For those with a sweet tooth, there’s the fresh and aromatic home-made Brownie with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce.
Here, the meals are priced from RM5.50 to RM40 per serving.
Daniel said the restaurant would be refurbished with a new look on June 10.

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