Warm and welcoming, step through the antique wooden doors of this gorgeous restaurant and enter the bygone era of the Straits Settlements in Old Penang where family was at the heart of the community. And that’s exactly what the founder of Little Heritage House wants you to feel – right at home.
Filled with vintage keepsakes and antiques personally collected by the founder, the two-storey establishment is more than just a delightful dining spot – it is also a comprehensive time capsule of the fascinating Peranakan culture that emerged in Malacca back in the 15th century.
Downstairs, diners can feast on the unique flavours of the Peranakan or Nyonya cuisine, prepared with the utmost care and attention following generation-old family recipes, before heading upstairs to gaze at the luxurious lifestyle of a Peranakan family. Here, a museum style dining hall filled with glass cabinets housing precious porcelain, glass, silverware and elaborate fashion accessories mirrors a mansion from those opulent times.
A new entry in this year’s Festival, LHH is set to win hearts with its old-world appeal and authentic home-cooked food.