Malaka Spice was established as an inspired Southeast cuisine restaurant in the by lanes Koregaon Park, Pune by a couple – Praful and Cheeru Chandawarkar in the year 1997.
Praful had recently quit his successful career as an investment banker and along with Cheeru – his wife and a talented chef he decided to embark on their dream of opening up their own restaurant. They travelled extensively across Southeast Asia and picked the best aspects of each region and tossed them together into a set of carefully developed recipes.
So each meal that you have at Malaka Spice is a result of many culinary tours taken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Cambodia. A lot of time was spent exploring the local kitchens in these countries followed by our own innovations, cooking and tasting conducted over and over again to bring to you the perfect creative twist on your plate!
We truly believe and follow the concept of Farm To Table. Most of the produce used in our recipes is sourced from our very own Cherish Farm, which is about 45 kms from Pune. Not just this, we use Cold Pressed Oil in the preparation of all our recipes (except those that have to be deep fried), thus making every meal experience at Malaka Spice soulful and beautiful!
Each dish prepared here is a living tribute to our Founders’ – Praful Chandawarkar and Cheeru Chandawarkar’s relentless efforts to innovate in the realm of South-East Asian cuisine. Hidden in the pages of our menu is Chef Cheeru’s artistic food experiments, love and gratitude awaiting to come alive on your dining table.
Malaka Spice has 3 restaurants in Maharashtra. 2 in Pune and 1 in Nashik at the beautiful Vallonne Vineyards.