After weeks of busy working days, is time to pamper myself with some good foods. A getaway from busy town is absolutely a perfect idea to relax your soul and body. Well, not really body due to all the walking hunting for nice food and eventually got sun burn…sob~~
Chicken Rice Ball @ Chung Wah Coffee Shop, Jonker Street
A trip to Malacca will not be completed without having their famous delicacy, chicken rice ball. It’s already 11am when we reach Malacca and our stomach is telling us we need to feed them. So, we went to Chung Wah coffee shop which is already packed with locals and tourists. We have to line up outside to get a place.
After waiting for around 20minutes, it’s dining time. Everything was fast inside. From taking order to chopping chicken which explain why the plate of chicken does not look tempting. We order a plate of chicken for 2 pax and 2 plate of chicken rice balls.
Chicken rice which is shaped to a ping pong size ball using hand. 5 balls per plate. This whole meal cost you not more than Rm20 including drinks. I still prefer Ipoh Onn Kee Nga Choy Kai. No blog bout that yet… sorry~~
Cendol @ Laksamana Cheng Ho, Jonker Street
After the meal, we went straight down the street to explore Jonker Street for some snacks. The sun was really not helping…Gosh~~sweating.. Time to have some cooling refreshment. We stop by at Laksamana Cheng Ho and order 2 cendol. Serving looks nice but as per people say, looks are deceiving and I AGREE…..tasteless and cost RM2.50 per bowl.
Cendol @ Jonker Dessert 88, Jonker Street
Left with disappointment, we continue to tread through the famous Jonker street for more foods. As we walk pass some pre-war shophouses, we stumble open this Jonker Dessert 88. There are many people lining up and out of curiosity, we went closer and the aroma of durian is so strong, it attract all the passer by. This is the mention shop that offer famous durian cendol in most of the blog. Well, our taste bud say no to it so we go for a normal cendol and this is what we call CENDOL compare to what we have earlier and costs you only RM1.70.
Popiah @ Jonker Street
After the refreshing dessert, we continue our hunt for the famous popiah with lard. Oh boy~~~ I think we walk the whole Jonker street and few alley near by over and over again just to look for this stall and to our disappointment, we can’t find it. After looking for few hours, we finally spotted an old man busy wrapping popiah. Yupzz, that was him. He start his business around 4pm and usually stay in the back alley to prepare some as once he show up in Jonker street, all the locals and tourists will swarmed to his stall. I ordered 1 normal and 1 fried popiah which costs RM3.60 RM3 for both, if not mistaken…Yummy-licious~~~
Pork Satay @ Xiang Ji Satay House, Jalan Portugis
I’ve always heard about nice pork satay in Malacca, so we decided to try it out. Equip with GPS, we hop to our car and goes off from Jonker street. It was located just opposite SRJK Pay Teck.
The well marinated pork taste good when served with the peanut sauce. The meat is tender and juicy. They also offer intestines satay. We had 10 sticks of pork satay and 5 sticks of intestines and that costs us not more than RM10 including 2 drinks.
Satay Celup @ Ban Lee Siang, Jalan Ong Kim Wee
Next and last destination for the day will be steamboat at Ban Lee Siang. This shop open at 5pm and by the time we reach there, it was already packed with customers.
So, what is so special about steamboat in Malacca? Instead of using clear soup or tom yam, they substitute it with satay sauce which explain why it is called satay celup. The ingredients is the same as what you can get in other steamboat restaurant just that it is served skewered. Each stick cost RM0.50 and those colored with red will cost RM0.60.
Dip it to the boiling spicy sauce till it is cooked and it is ready to be eaten.
With that, it ended my day trip to the historical town of Malacca. Enjoy~~~
Xiang Ji Satay House : 50, Jalan Portugis, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka (opposite SRJK Pay Teck)
Ban Lee Siang Restaurant : 45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Melaka