Good news my local and foreign travellers visiting Malaysia, I finally made my long awaited trip back to Melaka!!! Although I went for work this time, the greedy ol me will NOT miss out on a chance for a food tour of my own...I manage to take a myriad of pictures and even checked out a few restaurants for your gastronomical pleasure:)
After searching high and low with a VERY hungry stomach, the first place we went to for dinner would be this traditional nyonya eatery located at Jalan Melaka called......
1. Restoran Bibik Nyonya...It's pretty hard to detect with the naked eye but you can see the traditional sign board from the outside if you stare hard enough!
We ate the appetizer "keropok"(crackers in Malay) within seconds!!! Girls CAN be as greedy as boys when we are hungry ok??? Forgive us..it was 930pm!
Our first three dishes...the otak-otak, fried egg(extremely well done!), and chicken ponyet(if I am not mistaken...correct me if I am wrong)
Assam Fish! This assam fish is a little different from the usual as it has more coconut milk in it...it's nevertheless delicious...
I suggest you guys check out this place as the owner was very accommodating(he delayed closing the shop because we arrived late...*sweet*) and he even passed us his name card which I snapped for you guys
Everybody knows..when you set foot in Melaka, you have to get your mouth on some 2. chicken rice balls right? If you don't know...I am here to let YOU know!!!! Go get some! It tastes great with steamed chicken and it's also a local delicacy..
This time we did not go to the famous one on Jongker street but one which is perpendicular to Jalan Melaka.... They published their reviews on their walls! Hard core marketing right there..
Lunch for three people! I know...girls eat like giant nowadays:) NOT the least bit embarrassed by it:p
Can you peek at the chicken rice balls we were going to put in our mouths???? Unfortunately I developed food poisoning after this....Not blaming the chicken rice ball shop but just be careful alright guys? Could be due to my extra sensitive stomach...aiks!
When you visit Melaka, a MUST do is 3. Jongker's street...I won't miss it for the world!!Furthermore, they have now renovated it so it looks much better for tourists....like me*blushes*
The beginning of a very crowded walk!
My first stop which I have been craving for since the last time I ate it...candied fruits!!!! Yum yum Yum!!!! My sweet tooth satisfied...
I ordered huge grapes with honey....
In the middle of jongker street, there is a coffee shop I frequent which serves the best Assam Laksa, Durian cendol and wan tan mee!!!!
The interior which is always packed with people
Durian and banana cendol
Iceky, Jessy, and Jacky clearly agreed with me...we ordered everything the restaurant had to offer! greediness kicked in!
Just to inform you...Melaka bottles their own soft drinks and juice... You get authenticity right here.... and the bottles are all different but cute!!! * I like*
Nicole and her sarsi! How long have you not heard the word sarsi right??!?
At the end of the night, you can sit by the riverside and just enjoy the sights..it's really pweeeettyyyy!!!! It reminds me of Venice...swoons!
And if you need your steamboat fix..I recommend a well known steamboat branch 4. Johnny's at Dataran Pahlawan...You are probably wondering why I am recommending what we have in KL BUT it's because I found the prices on the menu in Melaka cheaper *teehee* and it still tastes as good!!!
And for those who really want to experience Melaka the Old-skool way...You 5. have to sit the trishaw(or what we call the beca in Malay)
My parents came to visit...Thus, my mom and I decided to travel all over Melaka in a beca to avoid the massive traffic jam! Ugh!! Everyone from KL went to Melaka it seems...
They are really pretty and brightly litted...and come on guys!! Instead of wasting money polluting the air by driving around, why not preserve nature and give some business to the trishaw riders at the same time? Killing two birds with one stone is what I call efficient!
I wouldn't say I know alot about Melaka... But after visiting so many states in Malaysia due to emceeing work, I feel that Melaka is one place that not only has history but also the old town charm that still exudes form this small state in Malaysia:) Possibly my retirement place???
P.S.: All tourists SHOULD definitely check out Melaka when they visit Malaysia!!!! Yes, all my foreign readers!