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Melaka 2014

Been wanting to revisit Melaka for quite some time now. Finally I get to give Melaka a go on 29th September. We (as in my family and I) choose a Monday to beat the crowd and tourist. Whilst my growing up years to Melaka were more about the attractions, the trip this time is all about the glorious food of Melaka.

In total we visited 8 eateries in the time span of 8 hours and had cendol at 3 different shops (we didn’t plan for this) while my dog is vacationing away at a home in PJ. Haha

First thing we did upon reaching Melaka is to have breakfast at 486 Baba Low near to Jalan Tengkera. Not in picture is the glorious cendol. Do click the link to read more about 486 Baba Low. In fact, whenever you see a link, click it to read more about the eatery because I blogged more details about them in my food blog.

Then we went across Jalan Tengkera to buy some Nyonya kuih. The place is called Baba Charlie. I’m not going to show you the amount of kuih Baba Charlie have to offer. Click the link and be mesmerized!

After that we went to Jonker Walk and its surrounding roads to see how things have changed since our last visit. We parked at a parking area opposite Hotel Casa Del Rio which is near to Jonker Walk.

An old colorful building.

Sis & me with an umbrella. It was a hot day during rainy season. Oh we were lucky. There were no rain that day.

I love this shop cum house.

The Royal Press.

Such a sweet building.

Then we saw Jonker 88. I’m not really fond of Jonker 88 because I don’t find their food that great. But because it was a hot day and we need a drink and I want to give them another chance, in we went. Hahaha

We ordered at this counter. It’s self-service.

The only thing I like about Jonker 88 is the atmosphere and decoration of the shop.

We ordered a cendol and durian cendol. So how was it? Still disappointing. It’s like they use white sugar more than gula melaka.

Jonker Walk. Used to be known as Jonker Street and Jalan Hang Jebat.

A stage right at the intersection of Jonker Walk and Jalan Tukang Emas.

Beautiful lanterns.

Sundry shop. I’m very excited whenever I see this because it’s a dying business in Malaysia.

Saw many bloggers blogged about this satay shop so I went ahead and ‘pong chan’. This is for our lunch-y.

Ordered 15 sticks of pork satay. We were shocked at how tiny the satays were. Plus the peanut gravy is quite liquidy. That’s not how I imagined it to be. Tsk each stick cost 75 cents.

First stick… taste so-so only. Then the more I eat, the more tasty it becomes. At last I was the one to ‘sapu’ all the remaining satay. So, yes I find the pork satay yummy and succulent but the rest of the family think otherwise. This is one of the reason I didn’t blog about this shop in my food blog.

Here’s another reason. After paying our food, I told my family I’m going to take the front picture of the shop. Then I saw them: satay sticks drying on the car boot. Don’t tell me…. arghhhh. Did they recycled their satay sticks? I would like to think otherwise but I can’t persuade myself with other reason.

Cheng Hoon Teng temple.

The Orang Utan House. Bought a tee shirt here which I showed it at my Instagram few weeks backs. It’s a peace-themed tee shirt.

Jalan Tukang Emas or Goldsmith Street.

Masjid Kampung Kling.

A shop selling so many antique items. I was going “Wah wah wah. Eh I used to have this and that and that.”

Shantaram… hey that’s my favorite fiction book name. In Melaka, it’s a bar.

A blacksmith shop. I was going wah wah wah again. I’ve never seen this before.

Our third cendol of the day. This one is located at East & West Rendezvous Cafe. Yummyyyyyy. This shop has the best nyonya chang I’ve tasted.

Actually we wanted to go on the cruise along the Melaka river but due to time constraint it’ll have to be next time. This scene kinda remind me of Venice. πŸ™‚

We also stopped by San Shu Gong which is near to the Melaka river. It’s a shop selling local delicacies like dodol, cookies, etc. Find the shop to be lacking. No cencaluk. Sigh.

Also planned to visit Stadthuys. Never went inside before but it will have to be next time again.

Thinking we’re done with Jonker Walk area, we then drove to Plaza Mahkota to sample the long awaited Nadeje’s mille crepe.

Not satisfied with what San Shu Gong have to offer, we went to Tan Kim Hock. Now this is more like it. πŸ™‚ Bought my favorite cencaluk, satay ikan and coconut candy here.

Then I realized I have one more restaurant to go at Lorong Hang Jebat (near Jonker Walk). So we went back and parked our car at the parking area opposite Hotel Casa Del Rio again and walked to the restaurant. LOL Actually we can park right in front of the restaurant since there were many empty spots but my sis insisted parking at the parking area. It’s her car mah and she’s the driver of the day.

Sin Yin Hoe coffee shop. We’re here for the oh chien (fried oysters).

We order a medium oh chien if I remembered correctly. It’s more than RM10. Can’t remember how much now.

I read about this oh chien from other blogs too. So how was it?

Love the batter tremendously, crispy with the right consistency of flour. However the star of the dish, the oh chien (oysters) were so small. Only a couple of giant oysters. Really not worth the price.

One last shot of a beautiful shop.

Lastly before we bade goodbye to Melaka, we stopped by Jalan Tengkera for the must-have putu piring.

That’s all for my Melaka 2014 trip.

Here are some of the best food I had in this Melaka trip:
Best cendol in this trip goes to 486 Baba Low and East & West Rendezvous Cafe. Both are equally nice. Ohh the gula melaka. Ohh the santan. So aromatic.

Best nyonya chang I’ve tasted goes to East & West Rendezvous Cafe.

Food I missed out due to time constraint – Klebang Coconut Shake!

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  • Reply Keeyit October 30, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Malacca is near by my hometown. But, these years seldom go to malacca. Malacca always crowded with tourists due to nice food…

    Btw, I would like to check with you about the coconut oil cleanser. Mind to share w me the steps you use? Thanks ya!

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Keeyit, go to Melaka on weekday lor. πŸ™‚

      I’ll blog about it next time. It’s same as your method.

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