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Weekend Trip to Melaka, Malaysia

IMG_1113Dr. K was going back to Melaka over the weekend and we decided to hitch a ride 🙂 Just like the previous trip, we thought to explore another city while en-route to Malacca.

We set off from Singapore on Saturday and visited Breakfast in Johor Bahru at 榕树下粿条仔 Restoran Rong Shu Xia first before having a pit stop at Yong Peng 永平 and visited 永兴福州饼面厂 Eng Hin Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih and 元延原创永平正宗西刀鱼圓 Yuan Yean Fishball Eating House.

The rest of the day was spent at Melaka where we went to

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Manis J Nyonya Restaurant @Melaka, Malaysia

Our last stop in Malacca, and we were still quite determined to try Peranakan food 😛

Our favourite was the Assam Fish (RM50 for medium)! The fish was fresh, and the tamarind sauce had a good balance of sweet, sour and spicy 🙂 We also liked the Cili Garam Terung (RM18), which was fried eggplant in chilli gravy. Unfortunately, we found some of the braised chicken pieces in the Ayam Tempra (RM28) a bit too tough, while the Telur Cincaluk (RM18) was like a normal omelette and we could barely taste the fermented shrimps of the cincaluk.

Chendol (RM5) was the recommended dessert, and Dr K gave it thumbs-up 🙂 We had a taste of the gula melaka on its own, and thought it was pretty good.

Contact:

  • Location: 167, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 8am – 3pm (closed on Tue)
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The Daily Fix @Melaka, Malaysia

This was the cafe that we wanted to check out during our previous trip, but it was full house when we were there. This time, we went there at 9am, and it was already more than half-full!

Since we already had breakfast, we only tried the Local Pandan Pancakes (RM13 + 6% Service Tax), which was pretty good! For drinks, we had a double shot Cafe Latte (RM10+) and Matcha Latte (RM11+). Both were not bad.

Contact:

  • Location: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10am – 6pm
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Masjid Selat Melaka (Melaka Straits Mosque) @Melaka, Malaysia

Many people were already waiting by the shore side, with their tripods and cameras ready for the sunset, by the time we arrived via Grab. Sunset came quickly, and we were treated to the glorious view of the mosque 🙂

  • Location: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Hrs: 5am – 12am
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Restoran Nancy’s Kitchen @Melaka, Malaysia

IMG_1071Restoran Nancy’s Kitchen had been on our radar since our maiden trip to Malacca, but we had never quite made it there for all our previous trips. 😦

Despite reading mixed reviews about this place recently, we thought that we would still want to give it a try, and it was relatively closer to our next stop 🙂

We arrived at 5pm, and the place was rather quiet, though it was quite crowded by the time we finished our meal. And for the first time, we used Grab to travel around Melaka, haha! Continue reading

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Locahouz @Melaka, Malaysia

This cafe served a list of interesting specialty coffee, but when we enquired further, all except one had some form of syrup used. So we opted for a Homemade Orange Lemon Beer (RM12.50 + 5% Service Charge) and two Chrysanthemum Lattes (RM13+ for hot; RM15+ for cold). We also got ourselves some Homemade Coffee Marinated Pork Belly with Pumpkin Bao (RM20.90+), Hot Sauce Pork Belly with Pumpkin Bao (RM20.50+), and Banana Cheese Cake (RM9.90+) to share.

The Baos (or burgers) were yummy, though the hot sauce version was a tad too spicy for hubby and I. The cheese cake was not overly sweet and it was a lovely finish to the meal. Drinks-wise, the lattes were pretty good, and while the alcoholic content for the beer was rather low, for a non-drinker, I certainly felt a bit high drinking it, haha! I really enjoyed the tangy sweet and bitter drink, and it was an interesting alternative to the other non coffee options 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 8, Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 6pm (closed on Wed)
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元延原创永平正宗西刀鱼圓 Yuan Yean Fishball Eating House @Yong Peng, Malaysia

We drove passed a few shops selling fishball during our stopover at Yong Peng 永平, and could not resist trying this Foochow 福州 delight.

Making another pit stop before driving to Malacca, we decided to check out one of the fishball places, since small fishballs seemed quite popular at Yong Peng. The bowl of Fishball Soup 鱼圆汤 (RM4.80 + 6% Service Tax for 6 pieces) were pretty decent, but we could not differentiate if the Fuzhou Fishballs 福州鱼圆 (RM5+ for 5 pieces) were hand-made or factory-made 😛 The Fried Fuzuk 炸腐竹 (RM6+ for 5 pieces) was just oh-so-salty….

The Soursop Juice (RM3.50+) and Passionfruit Juice (RM3.50+) were definitely refreshing and much needed on such a hot day though 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 122A-123, Main Rd, Taman Selatan, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 7.30am to 7.30pm
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永兴福州饼面厂 Eng Hin Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih @Yong Peng, Malaysia

IMG_1046We thought to try a different pit stop while en-route to Malacca, and Yong Peng 永平 seemed like a good place for a quick rest. Also, we were intrigued by 永兴福州饼面厂 Eng Hin Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih that was famous for hand-made noodles and Fuzhou biscuits 福州饼, also known as Kompyang.

While we decided against getting the fresh noodles that could only last 3 to 4 days, we bought some pre-packed ones which turned out yummylicious! Though the packaging said it was 福州麺線, it could be a generic packaging since we didn’t quite recognise it as the usual rice vermicelli.

We also hung around to wait for the different flavours of kompyang to be ready. We tried the salty version, the peanut version, and the oat ones with and without peanut fillings (prices ranged from RM0.80 to RM0.90). Hubby enjoyed the salty version the most 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 14, Jalan Besar, Taman Sembrong, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 7am – 5pm
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榕树下粿条仔 Restoran Rong Shu Xia @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

This was our first stop for the day after clearing customs 🙂 Originally a stall inside a coffee shop, this place has since then expanded to own a full shop front next door. We randomly ordered a few items such as 大肠头,大肠,卤蛋,猪血,三层肉,瘦肉,as well as two bowls of kway tiao 粿条。

The herbal broth was quite light, making the silky kway tiao an easy slurp. The pig’s blood was more like beancurd with a strong herbal taste. The intestines were very clean and even Ms. K was willing to try some!

And what really impressed us was the freshly deep fried shallots, which made everything so much more addictive! 油葱炸得好香!

Contact:

  • Location: 24, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Hrs: 8am – 12:30pm (closed on Wed)
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China Trip 2019

IMG_0461We woke up bright and early at 5am, and GoJek-ed to the airport, reaching way ahead of time to check out the Harry Potter set-up at Terminal 3, and to have breakfast. This time, we tried The Green Market at Terminal 2. Food was pretty decent! There was a Harry Potter exhibition at the airport, so we had fun taking some selfies before the flight 😛

Our flight was on time and some 300 minutes later, we arrived 😀

It took us about an hour to clear immigration and queue to get out of the airport due to the security checks. It was a 10-minute brisk walk to Terminal 1, where the 长途汽车站 Coach Station is, and where we experienced the first blast of 7 degree Celcius smoky air…Thankfully the queue at the ticket counter was very short, and we managed to grab tickets for the 4pm coach to 杭州 Hangzhou (¥115 per ticket including insurance; sales stop 2 minutes before scheduled departure). Continue reading

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