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)
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)
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.
Location: 94, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
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.
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.
Location: 4, Jalan Seri Orkid 31, Taman Seri Orkid, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
Our 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:
Arrived at Kansai International Airport at 9:30am after a red-eye flight, took train to Osaka downtown and dropped luggage at hotel since we can’t check-in yet
Roaming the shopping streets at 心斎橋 Shinsaibashi and 道頓堀 Dotonburi
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 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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)