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Sin Yin Hoe

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Oh My, Oh Chien
Oh My, Oh Chien
In a town that inspires a desire to consume six meals a day, there's no lack of tasty fare in Melaka. However, before you fill every curve of your stomach, take the time to sample "oh chien" (oyster omelette) at Sin Yin Hoe, an unassuming restaurant at the end of Lorong Hang Jebat.

It sounds suspect, but there's some secret in the swirl of the wok or the deftness of auntie's hands as she scrambles and plates the creation. The egg is cooked to perfection and the oysters create round moments of salty deliciousness.

As I sat savoring what turned out to be my second dinner, I chatted with two Melaka natives who now live in Singapore.

"This is what ate when I was little," one man explained. "Now I come here and have one every time I return."

It's a tradition I plan on adopting.
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