Malaysia is often known as a cultural melting pot, making our country unique. Our country has much to offer, such as the beautiful mountains tucked away from the hustle and bustles of the city, pristine beaches found on many of our island shores, or if you like, the beautiful cityscapes of our capital. Of course, the main reasons that tourists are besotted with Malaysia is none other than the myriad of food that our country has to offer.
To add on to the already bountiful cuisines that our country has, Memorie Café launched its flagship outlet in Sunway Pyramid, which will serve as a tourist attraction that allows visitors to indulge in culture-rich dishes dating back to the 1500s. The event was held with the support of Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Melaka.
James Thum, Chief Executive Officer of Memorie Café said that the café was built to showcase Eurasian culture in Malaysia to the world, and the most optimal way to do it was through food. “Eurasian cuisine is relatable to a huge population in the world as it combines traditional foods from the east and the west. This allows for people from various countries to taste food that is familiar to them, at the same time allowing them to get a grasp of our nation’s rich history with the Malaysian aspects added to it.”
Thum added that he hopes the café will play a vital role in promoting Malaysia as an ideal destination to experience unique food, culture, and heritage attractions, which in turn will boost the tourism industry.
Some of the iconic dishes served at Memorie Café include the famous Ikan Bakar Portugese, Portuguese Tarts, Devil Curry Chicken, and Eurasian Lamb Smore. Besides its signature dishes, there are many more varieties available, all at an affordable price.
YBhg. Datuk Musa Haji Yusof, Deputy Director-General of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) commended the launch, adding that it is timely to reintroduce the Eurasian culture that is well-known in Melaka, as the country has now reopened its borders to tourists.
“I believe Mémorie Café serves as a representation of Malaysia’s diversity that is united by our unique and delicious food, as we work towards becoming Southeast Asia’s food paradise. Not only do they play a vital role in preserving the extraordinary cultures, recipes, and cooking methods in this modernized era, but I also hope visitors will be encouraged to experience Melaka first-hand when trying out their food. Let us all continue to work together to promote Malaysia and all that it has to offer, and be ever-ready to greet our tourists Selamat Datang,” YBhg. Datuk Musa Haji Yusof said.