Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Eating Spree In Historical City

We went to Malacca for a short holiday (2D/1N) last Friday. The journey took less than 2 hours. The first thing we did when we reached the town was to look for lunch. First stop, Jonker Street. Thus the start of our eating spree...

The Food
We had chicken rice balls for lunch on both days. Day 1, at Hoe Kee. This restaurant was featured on Taste With Jason. Day 2, we went to Famosa restaurant, which has food critic Choi Lan's poster. Hubby preferred Famosa's rice balls because it's not so wet. I'm fine with both. I'm not good at testing food, either love 'em or hate 'em. :D

* Sorry, no picture to share because the one I took (almost at the end of the meal) looked very miserable. Only 1 rice ball and a few pieces of chicken left. :p

We had cendol for dessert. Day 1 at Jonker Dessert 88 and Day 2 at Famosa restaurant. Very nice, with strong gula melaka (palm sugar) and santan (coconut milk) taste.

~ this was taken at Famosa ~

Hubby's colleague recommended duck noodles at SS Food And Beverage Station (located opposite SJK Ping Ming, Jln Tun Sri Lanang). The noodles have slices of duck meat (with lots of skin too) and you can choose a variety of ingredients -- braised stuff, fried stuff, fish or meat balls, etc.
Verdict : Johor's duck noodles taste better. :-)

~ duck noodles with the side dishes ~

Supper was satay celup at Ban Lee Siang. Even at 11pm, there was a queue at Capitol Sate Celup (the famous one), so we went to the other recommended shop. The gravy is rather spicy so we asked for some hot water and the guy asked if it's for washing off the gravy for the kids to eat. Looks like they are well prepared to cater to children's needs.

~ satay celup ~

By the way, when we were having supper, didi was sleeping in my arms. He was so tired he fell asleep in the car on our way there and didn't even stir when I carried him out of the car. He slept till the next morning, only woke up a short while when I changed him into pajamas in the hotel.

We also managed to pack back some putu piring (@ Jalan Tengkera) which was featured in Taste With Jason too (just realised we are followers of Jason :D). The flour used are very fine and they're not stingy with the gula melaka.

~ the place that sells putu piring ~
* inset photo courtesy of superpages.com.my

Another food introduced by Jason was Nyonya Dumplings @ Bukit Serindit. The dumplings are the sweet type. And they are not stingy with the fillings too.

~ photo courtesy of thestar.com.my ~

We went to so many places looking for food to the extend that jie jie asked "Why we go eat again?" hahaha

The Attractions
Apart from eating, we visited some tourist spots too. Although the kids don't appreciate the historical sites, what else is there to do? hehehe

~ Malacca river ~

~ the Stadhuys ~

~ Eye On Malaysia ~

The weather was so different on the two days. Day 1 was rainy and cold. That's why you see the kids in their jackets. Day 2 was soooo hot but luckily it was windy. We walked from the hotel to Jonker Street (under the hot sun coz lazy to bring the umbrellas), stopping by at A Famosa and a plane and commuter train display on the way. Equatorial Hotel is quite strategically located. There are a lot of attractions within walking distance nearby. Then we took the trishaw back to hotel, just for the kids to experience the ride.

~ A Famosa & St Paul's Hill ~

~ trishaw ride ~

It seemed like this trip is more for the grown-ups. Doubt the kids appreciate the food and historical sites. But they did have fun at the hotel's swimming pool in the evening. It was so cold (gloomy day) and they were shivering but they didn't want to get out of the pool. Anyway, I'm sure they're happy to be out of the house, even for just two days. I know I am. :-)

34 comments:

andrewjune said...

ooohhhh...how i love to be in your shoes...getting out frm the hse and go travel to somewhere with hubby & daughter...but i was too afraid of the h1n1. had to stay in during the long hols...sigh!

anyway, what a nice trip to malacca! sure looks like you guys had lots of FUN and really went for an eating spree! yummy! i miss the chicken rice balls!

btw, what's with the blur effects on your face lah? when am i going to see the beautiful mummy of XY & CE? mmmm...

MeRy said...

Nice trip....Malacca has a lot of nice foods.

Mummy Gwen said...

Aiyo..the food make me hungry lah..haha. Cheh..cannot see your pretty face tim. :P Glad to know you had a wonderful makan trip to Melaka. :)

jazzmint said...

wow really eating spree LOL. hey what's in the blue dumpling? Dried prawns sambal?

wenn said...

been there at the jonker street..loved the chicken rice ball there..

twins mama said...

happy outing! y wanna 'blur' mummy's face?

btw, 1st time here.. nice blog u have :)

Irene said...

waaahh... the food... makes me wanna go beli putu piring de. haha.. tis wkend myst go get it :)

Everyday Healy said...

Yo... I always say want to bring my girl to the famosa safari. But, until now, she has never step in it yet. What a mummy! LOL!

Wonderful Life said...

the putu piring looks yummy ler!! shall look for it when got chance to go to melaka... :)

Hazel said...

o, welcome to Melaka. the capitol satay celup is really famous among tourist,need to queue one.

LittleLamb said...

Thx for the info. I m planning to go Melaka n the info will come in handy..heehhehe

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

DRROOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL next time tapau for this fren of yours ok!

Serene said...

Glad to know you all enjoyed the Melak trip! The foods really makes me drool... by the way, didn't try Nyonyah food ke? beside the nyonyah dumpling.

wen said...

ok, another mama who just posted yummy food for me to salivate at home and also another one who like to have a blur blur face..
luckily i have seen ur face before...kikiki...

Dora said...

It looks like a "makan-makan" trip! I love traveling Malacca too esp buying some souvenirs@the Jonker Street.

Fussy mum said...

Besides Penang, Malacca is another great place for food and...wow! those food you've posted really makes me drooool....I can't wait to go Malacca again and if I do, I'll surely try the sate celup and putu piring :)

Daddy, Mummy and Zoe said...

Hi,my first time dropping by your blog and yummy you really make me want to visit Malacca.

michelle@mybabybay said...

I have not visited Melaka for a long long time.

2ma said...

i want the gula melaka cendol *slurp* your makan trip so nice lar!

Annie Q said...

looks like a lot people going to Melaka for the long weekend. My 2nd bil also going to Melaka.

Tell your girl next time, when adults go holidays mean all is "makan makan" trip. hahahhahahahha

So many nice food!! Yummy!!

Pssttt..why blur your face ger??

Cheffie-Mom said...

Food and Fun! The photos are great!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, I love satay celup, and miss eating Nyonya dumplings.
The ones we get here HK style, not to my taste.
I guess Malacca must have really changed a lot.
My last trip there '02.
Love your pics, beautiful. Lee.

jacss said...

hey, u sure sounded happy leaving the house but can't believe ppl with small stomach can go on eating spree, hahaha :P
i think d cendol must be nice & tasty thou not yr pic, blek. melaka is just another food heaven after penang esp now that i'm chasing over d little nyonya series:)
can definitely relate the little kids' reaction...next time try staying A'Famosa, they sure love d water park & safari :D

Adrine said...

now i feel hungry...

BabyBooned said...

aiseyyy. really mencabar my fasting today lah you! hehehehe..

Mummy to QiQi said...

i miss melaka's food!

coffeesncookies said...

Wah... even tho' there's no photos, I can go hungry just thinking of chicken rice balls. You are so funny, makan until forgot to take picture ?

Jess said...

First of all, welcome to Melaka,
I believe you enjoy the trip.

From Jess

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Such a long time I did not go Melacca. I love the place but it is quite hot there!

Do you try the durian cendol? I have heard so many frens talking about it.

Oliveoylz said...

I've been wanting to go to malacca for the longest time ever...but still haven't gone yet...i want to try those rice balls! Remember our sejarah book cover? I want to take a pic in front of A Famosa! ha ha.

Oh yes, the swimming pool is what matters to the kids most! ha ha. So nice to let the kids try out the trishaw ride...Mummy! Don't hide ur pretty face next time...don't shy la.

Health Freak Mommy said...

The blue nyonya dumpling and chendol look so good! I love putu piring too. Eh, why cover your pretty face lar? You in Facebook? I am curious to see you hehe.

Tracy said...

Found dat the cendol was not as yummy as it used to be cos they used the ready-made santan instead of fresh santan.

Hmmm .... Wonder if they'll throw the whole pot of satay sauce away after the patrons were gone.

Mummy Moon said...

I miss the chendol at malacca...
Glad that you and your family has a great time at malacca

slavemom said...

June, purposely blur the face so that u'll want to meet me in person some day. hehehe

Jazz, I think the ingredients r meat, winter melon n dried prawns. It's not spicy at all.

Twins mama & Annie, this mommy 'blog-shy'. :D

Irene, tolong 'ta pau' more for us. Din hv enuff that day. hahaha

Healy, long hol coming up. ;) But scared of crazy traffic, rite?

Serene, din chk for any good nyonya food b4 the trip. Moreover, such a short trip. No more 'slot' for nyonya meal. hehehe

Daddy, Mummy & Zoe, thx for dropping by.

BabyBooned, maaf maaf! But the title said it all. hehehe

Elaine, I always forget to take pics. Obviously not a pro blogger. :)

Joanne, I tried the durian cendol. Nothing too fantastic wor. Just got a bit of durian taste oni.

Olive, wow... u can still rmbr the sejarah book cover? I hv no idea at all.

Shireen, now u know. ;)

Tracy, we dun really want to think abt the sauce -- how it's being recycled. Jes hv to try it once, and that's it. :D