The past 2 years have been hard on everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only there was no travelling, there was even a Circuit Breaker (aka lock down) in Singapore from Apr 2020 to Jun 2020 where we were only able to go out of our house for essential stuff. This global pandemic has changed the way we work, the way we live and everything… It has been pretty hard for everyone, but light is now finally visible at the end of the tunnel…
After more than 2 years of non-travelling, border restrictions have finally relaxed and we decided to test water and visited our neighbouring country! The exchange rate we gotten from Lucky Plaza was S$1 to RM3.12.
We set off at 6:30am and cleared customs in Woodlands around 7am with hardly any other cars seen. A smooth 40-min drive later, we reached Skudai!
The highlight were definitely the cakes! In particular, we enjoyed the Tofu Cheesecake very much as it was quite light and not overly sweet. The Salted Caramel Cake had bailey’s in it, and was a combination of sweet, salty and bitterness from the alcohol. Drinks wise, the Galaxis tasted a bit like Ribena with lemon, while the Lattes were slightly more milky. [Total expense RM64.70]
Location: 77, Jln Kota Laksamana 3/8, Taman Mahajaya, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
This is the last day of our trip, but still so many foods to try! We decided to try another 鱼饺面 at Restaurant Wong Soh Siew but again, there was no fish dumpling that we were used to seeing in Singapore… by now, we were beginning to think that there were some definition differences, haha!
We ordered the dry version with a mixture of yellow noodles and kway tiao, simple but good! We enjoyed the fish balls too 🙂 [Total expense RM5]
A quick Google, and found this explanation here: 鱼饺 (yu2 jiao3) is actually 鱼鲛 (also yu2 jiao3), which meant fish paste, hence, 鱼饺面 is typically a noodles dish served with fish balls and fish cakes, as both items were made of fish paste. Mystery solved 😀
We were too late to try out the famous An Pang Yong Tau Foo stall, so we decided to go try satay (sate) in Kajang. There were a few stalls with good reviews, and we opted for one located in a pit stop along the highway.
Business must be good enough for the stall to have its own dedicated air-conditioned dining area. We decided to try one of each of the seven available types of satay, which included Fish, Chicken, Beef, Mutton, Rabbit, Chicken Heart and Liver (Total expense RM10.60).
We had to wait a while for the satay, resulting in a rather cooled peanut sauce. However, the sweetened satay were not bad, and adding sambal to the peanut sauce gave it an additional kick!
Location: 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We had a light break here trying out the chicken pastry, egg tart, tea leaves egg, iced coffee and milk tea. Food was pretty good, which we supposed why this place was quite crowded despite the relative emptiness in the mall. Interestingly, the tea leaves egg has a strong hint of almond flavour.
Location: LG 21-22, Da:Mén, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya., 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We reached Kuala Lumpur (KL) slightly before 11am. We parked at Market Central and walked to 丽丰茶餐室 Kedai Kopi Lai Foong and found the place already quite packed!
We tried the 丽丰牛肉面 Lai Foong Beef Noodles (RM10) and 丽丰啦啦米粉 Lai Foong Lala Noodles (RM11). The beef noodles was pretty good! The soup was flavourful and there was a good variety of meats. However, it paled in comparison to the lala beehoon soup. The strong flavours of rice wine, ginger in the seafood broth was very heartwarming!
Location: 138, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We started our day with dim sum breakfast recommended by Dr. K. The dim sum were steamed in a huge bamboo steamer before being pushed to the various tables via a trolley. Food was pretty good! [Total expense RM35.80]
Location: No.1, Jalan Seri 7, Taman Cheng Baru, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
Another of our favourite foods when visiting Melaka would be satay celup. We recalled visiting here during our maiden trip to Melaka together, and thought to re-visit this place. It was fun dipping into the think satay sauce to cook our food and we enjoyed the variety of skewers available here.
Location: 41-F, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75300 Malacca, Malaysia (Google Maps)
This was a simple, no-frills shop but the queue was oh-wow!
We came here for a pre-dinner snack and were satisfied by the freshly made putu piring. Best eaten while still warm, we basically found an empty spot next to the shop and wiped out the putu piring, LOL! The gula melaka filling was very fragrant!
Location: 252, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We are always on the lookout for Peranakan food whenever we are in Melaka. This place seemed a little quiet so we were initially quite apprehensive. However, after trying the Rendang Chicken, Chinchalok Omelette, Ngo Hiang and Belacan Winged Beans, we were very satisfied 🙂 [Total expense RM47.50]
Location: No 15, Jalan Hang Lekiu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)