东方茶餐室 Kedai Kopi & Makanan Oriental Cafe & 香薄饼食家 Poh Piah Lwee @Melaka, Malaysia

We went to the nearby Kedai Kopi & Makanan Oriental Cafe 东方茶餐室 for breakfast and tried 鱼胶面 Fish Dumpling Noodles (RM5) and 薄饼 Poh Piah (RM3). The noodles in the light broth was nice and the fishballs were bouncy and yummy! however, there was no fish dumpling….

Not too far away was 香薄饼食家 Poh Piah Lwee where we had Poh Piah (RM3) and Laksa with mix of noodles and bee hoon (RM5). Both were satisfying too 🙂 This place seemed to be popular for Nyonya rice dumplings too, but we were too full to try.

东方茶餐室 Kedai Kopi & Makanan Oriental Cafe:
  • Location: 71, Jalan Tengkera, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
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  • Hrs: 7am – 3pm (Wed-Sun)
香薄饼食家 Poh Piah Lwee:
  • Location: 14, Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • WebsiteFacebook
  • Hrs: 9:30am – 5:30pm (only nyonya rice dumplings are sold on Mon & Tue)
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Hong Sheng WTM 鸿昇云吞面 @Melaka, Malaysia

After movie, we went to Hong Sheng Wanton Noodles 鸿昇云吞面. It was crowded at 8.30pm and we had to wait a while for seats.

We ordered 3 small bowls of Wanton Noodles (RM5, RM5.50, RM6 for small, medium and large). There was a signage that indicated we should order first before finding seats, but we did not as we were worried it might take a while to get seats…

We later realised that a good gauge could be to see how many bowls were stacked up as orders waiting to be filled. The noodles felt traditional and homely, giving this 古早味 feel. There was a slight alkaline taste to the noodles, which could be covered by adding chili sauce.

Contact:
  • Location: 94, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • WebsiteFacebook
  • Hrs: 4pm – 9pm (Wed-Sun)
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Restoran Kuang Fei & Tong Kee Bak Kut Teh @Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia

Our next stop was Tangkak as Dr K wanted to buy some tau sar piah. Conveniently along the same street, there were 2 eateries that looked very popular.

Our first lunch stop was Restoran Kuang Fei, famous for Tangkak beef noodles. We shared the Beef Noodles (RM8 for small, RM9 for big, RM12 for additional ingredients). The small portion was quite little, but the soup was awesome! While the beef was not very tender, we thought it was flavourful with a good bite.

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YamCha Hong Kong Dim Sum @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Our first stop was breakfast at YamCha Hong Kong Dim Sum, where we tried Pan-fried pork bun 菜肉香味生煎包, ChaoZhou Mai 潮州烧卖, Chives Bean Curd Skin 韭菜腐皮饼, Coriander Siew Mai 香茜菜, Crystal shrimp ball 水晶虾球 and 三大民族, which was a mix of 3 different teas (甘草菊普) (Total RM34.50).

We thought the dim sum tasted quite different from the ones we usually have. In general, they were more meaty with barely a hint of the vegetables. We prefer this dim sum place to the one that we tried previously. In particular, we enjoyed the ChaoZhou Mai and Chives Beancurd Skin.

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Japan 2019

IMG_3303Our niece had started her university studies in 京都 Kyoto, Japan, and we decided to go over for a visit during our holidays 🙂 Despite the typhoon midway during the trip, we still had a great time! Here was what we did:

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京料理 萬重 京都ポルタ店 Kyoryori Manshige Kyotoporutaten @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last meal in Japan, and we thought we should splurge! We got ourselves 2 very pretty and delicious bento (¥3000 and ¥2600, excluding taxes). There were also a few mochi surprises, LOL! Overall, an enjoyable meal 🙂

Contact:
  • Location: 902, Higashishiokoujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan 〒600-8216 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路町902 京都駅前地下街 ポルタ (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Kyoto Station JR 京都駅 (2 min walk)
  • Websitewww.kyoryori-manshige.co.jp
  • Hrs: 11am – 10pm
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Cafes in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

ワンダアカフェ Wonder Cafe

IMG_3174Met up with our niece at this quirky cafe. Gotta say, the portions here were certainly very generous and yummy too!

We managed to wiped clean everything which was a real surprise to us, considering the amount of carbs involved.

Heard from our niece that this was one of the favourite places among her schoolmates, and we could certainly taste why 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 3-31 Ryoanji Nishinokawacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8016, Japan 〒616-8016 京都府京都市右京区龍安寺西ノ川町3-31 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Randen Kitano Line Myōshinjii Station 嵐電北野線妙心寺駅 (1 min walk)
  • Websitewww.instagram.com/wonder.cafe.kyoto
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Wed-Mon, closed on Tue)

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やきとり一番西大路花屋町店 Yakitori Ichiban Nishioji Hanayacho @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last night in Japan, and we were still craving for yakitori, LOL! So while we were trying to find our way back to our lodging, we made a detour to have some very delicious skewers 😀

The menu came with pictures, and so all we did was point, wait and eat. Prices ranged from ¥90 to ¥400, with most items in the ¥100+ range. There was an additional cover charge of ¥220 per pax. We really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and friendly service! What a great way to end the night 🙂

Contact:
  • Location: 34 Nishishichijo Kakegoshicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8881, Japan 〒600-8881 京都府京都市下京区西七条掛越町34 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Nishiōji Station JR線 西大路駅 (18 min walk)
  • Websiteyakitori-ichiban.co.jp
  • Hrs: 6pm – 4am (Tue-Sun)
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どんぐり 四条寺町店 Donguri @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last dinner in Japan was at this okonomiyaki place recommended by our niece. There were many options to choose from, with English menu available. The food was served onto the hotplate built into the table, so we could continue to keep the food warm. We tried okonomiyaki and yakisoba, and liked both types.

Contact:
  • Location: North side of Nishiiri, Shijo-dori-cho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8004, Japan 四条寺町 西入ル北側 〒600-8004 京都府京都市下京区四条寺町 西入ル北側 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Train Hankyu-Kyoto Line Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station 阪急京都本線 京都河原町駅 (3 min walk from Exit 12)
  • Websitewww.kyoto-donguri.co.jp
  • Hrs: 5pm – 1am
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豆腐料理 松ヶ枝 Tofu Ryouri Matsugae @嵐山 Arashiyama, 京都 Kyoto, Japan

No trip to 嵐山 Arashiyama seemed complete without trying some tofu cuisine 😛 We ordered 2 sets to try (total ¥4330) and we totally enjoyed the food and the pleasant environment.

Contact:
  • Location: 3 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan 〒616-8385 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町3 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Saga-Arashiyama Station JR嵯峨嵐山駅 (11 min walk)
  • Websiteyoshimura-gr.com/matsugae
  • Hrs: 11am – 4:30pm
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