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
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. :-)