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    Makeshift Stalls at the Weekend Night Bazaar: Melaccan Street Food : Kuih Lobak

    by bpacker Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    The best, most authentic and delicious food in Melaka is not found in some fancy restaurant but on the narrow streets of Jonker Walk every weekend...

    Update: It's confirmed the best kueh lobak in town is fried by this chap with the baseball cap. He does his fabulous dish every Sat night in the weekend bazaar. His kueh lobak has a distinct smokey flavour and he has little tables and chairs for his customers.

    Favorite Dish: "Kuih Lobak" or fried radish cake. Steamed, white radish is mixed with black soya sauce, chilli and egg and fried to an unholy mess. But the result is delicious!!!! The eggy omelette is sweet, crispy and savoury, all at the same time. Eat it while it is piping hot.

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    Jonker Street Night Bazaar happens every weekend. Roads are closed to traffic.

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    Fast Food- It's done on the spot while you watch..

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    Restoran Bibik Neo: Trying Peranankan Food in Melaka

    by bpacker Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    Peranankan food is the original fusion food in South East Asia. The food is a delicious blend of both Chinese and Malay influences since both races inter-married in Melaka many years ago.

    Favorite Dish: Eating Peranankan food is a must while you're in Melaka. Afterall, this is the birthplace of South East Asia's first fusion cuisine, right? Melaka is full of good Peranankan restaurants and here's one to begin with. This is what my friends and I ordered:

    1)Fried Sotong Rings - Good, crispy but salty
    2) Chicken Curry - Easily the best dish of the lot, the chicken was soft and tender and the gravy had a tinge of assam
    3) Fried Chap Chai - Good and flavourful
    4) Fried Fish - Nondescript
    5) Chendol - Could have been better, serving was tiny and gula melaka was scanty

    Open daily 11am-3pm and 6-10pm

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    Visual Feast..

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    Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball: Great (Chicken Rice) Balls of Fire!

    by bpacker Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    Way before I went on this Melaka trip, I was determined to try the famous Chicken Rice balls. Surely you've heard of it? You know, rice shaped into succulent little golf balls and eaten with boiled chicken drenched in sesame oil ...Sad to say, I didn't have any time and I settled on the franchised version of the real thing at Mahkota Parade. Initially, it didn't live up to my expectations, while the chicken was soft and succulent, the rice ball was bland and the grains were not definitive. It wasn't till I popped the rice into the chilli till the full flavour popped out. Ah yes, Great Balls of Fire! Those yummy things taste better with garlicky chilli sauce.

    Favorite Dish: 5 rice balls with a whole chicken drumstick came up to RM4.80. Cheap but the rice balls were bland without the chilli.

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    The Fiery Chilli Dip is a Must !
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    Makeshift Stalls at the Weekend Night Bazaar: Melaccan Street Food: Nonya Laksa

    by bpacker Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    The best, most authentic and delicious food in Melaka is not found in some fancy restaurant but on the narrow streets of Jonker Walk every weekend...

    Favorite Dish: Order a steaming bowl of "Nonya Laksa" at Jonker Street, you won't regret it! The hot, rich, fragrant coconut broth wth soft white noodles, fishballs and chilli sambal will explode in your mouth and overwhelm your senses.

    Melaccan Nonya Laksa is different from the sourish cousin found in Penang as it's richer and more aromatic. Also, unlike the Singaporean version, the one over here has fishballs and a tad less coconut.

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    Ladling a bowl of Nonya Laksa, Melaka, Jonker St

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    Stall 88 at the Weekend Night Bazaar: Melaccan Street Food : Assam Laksa

    by bpacker Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    The best, most authentic and delicious food in Melaka is not found in some fancy restaurant but on the narrow streets of Jonker Walk every weekend...

    Favorite Dish: Other than the Nonya Laksa, we had to try the famous Assam Laksa at Stall 88. The sourish, fish and tamarind flavoured soup was delicious but something was lacking... There were raw slices of onion, hard-boiled egg and prawn slices nestled among the soft white noodles but what was missing? The dollop of hai-kor ( prawn paste ) that was suppose to sit on top of the noodles! Because of the missing factor, the noodles lacked the punch that the ones in Gurney Drive (Penang, Malaysia) had...

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    Assam Laksa, Stall 88, Jonker St, Melaka

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    Stall 88 Jonker St Night Bazaar: The Best Ice Chendol in Melaka

    by bpacker Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    A definition of good Chendol : A good chendol should have mounds of fine, snow-like shaved ice, drizzled with fresh coconut milk and thick, caramel-like gula melaka. Under the delicious ice you should be able to find a multitude of glutinous mung bean jelly, soft-boiled red beans and chewy attap seeds.

    Favorite Dish: Ah, to find the best ice-chendol in Melaka. A noble but difficult quest, now, how do you suppose a yeow kwee would fulfill it? Well she could ...

    1)Sample every available chendol
    2)Ask the friendly locals for their recommendations
    3)Refer to Lonely Planet, duh!
    4)Ignore #3 and go for #2 and #1

    So, what did the yeow kwee do? Let's just that I didn't do #3 instead I tried so many chendols that my tongue became like a frozen popsicle! But it was worth it...
    The best chendol, dear readers, is at Stall 88, Jonker Street ! It fulfilled my criteria of a perfect chendol and more. The syrupy gula melaka was the best deal as it had the right consistency and brought out the flavour of the chendol. Yum...

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    Ice Chendol, Perfectly Cold, Melaka

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    Tan Kim Hock: The Famous Durian Chendol at Tan Kim Hock

    by bpacker Updated Dec 23, 2005

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    Now, if you're a foodie around these region, you would have heard the famous Durian Chendol at Tan Kim Hock. Though we felt that it was a tad pricey at RM3, gluttony ol' me and friends decided to have a taste to see whether it passed our litmus test. We promptly went to Tan Kim Hock, paid RM3 for a tiny coupon to exchange for a ladelled bowl of chendol.

    Favorite Dish: Hmm, despite the smiles you see in this picture, the chendol failed the test. First, we could barely taste the durian. Not surprising, since there was only a nano-speck of it on top of the ice. Secondly, the ice was way too coarse for liking. The visible specks of ice refused to melt and jarred the taste of the dessert, ugh.

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    Testing the durian chendol at Tan kim Hock, Melaka
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    Dragon Deluxe Restaurant Sdn. Bhd.: Jelly from a Coconut

    by bpacker Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    I have to admit though I'm not fond of Chinese restuarant desserts, this dish was highly anticipated since it was touted to be one of the best desserts in Melaka. Hmm, yes, coconut milk jelly chilled within a whole green coconut . It sounded delicious.

    Favorite Dish: Our verdict was split on this while some like the smooth, cool and rich texture of the jelly, there were others like me who found it too sweet and cloying. One mouthful was enough for me.

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    Spooned from a Coconut

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    Makeshift stall in Jonker St, Melaka: Melaccan Street Food : Steamed Pork Dumplings

    by bpacker Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    In this picture, you see a lady pausing to pick her choice of steamed pork dumplings from a traditional bamboo steamer in Jonker Street, Melaka. It's a tough choice because each dumpling has its own distinct taste and skin texture.

    Favorite Dish: Chinese meat dumplings have always been my favourite snacks on the go. These plump, juicy morsels of meat, water-chestnut, shrimp and mushroom are delicious and addictive,especially when it's eaten with a dollop of chilli sauce. Go for the thin-skinned pork dumpling (SHUI MAI) or the wheat-skin prawn dumpling(Ha Kow). Both are goooooood.

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    Jonker St, Dumpling Seller, Melaka

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    Makeshift Stall in Jonker Street, Melaka: Delicious Local Cakes: Putu Piring

    by bpacker Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    A hawker works feverishly, making cottony soft "Putu Piring" or traditional Malay rice cakes on conical cup steamers in Jonker St, Melaka.

    Favorite Dish: When I think of Putu Piring, i think of a warm, circular disc encasing a heady dollop of grated coconut and gula melaka. This is heaven for a couple of Malaysian cents. The cakes here taste better than the ones found in Singapore as good Gula Melaka is more available here.

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    Making Putu Piring, Jonker St, Melaka

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    Makeshift Stall in Jonker St, Melaka: Delicious Local Cakes : Onde Onde

    by bpacker Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    Trying the delicious assortment of kueh mueh (local cakes) in Melaka is a must, especially those flavoured with GULA MELAKA. Somehow, they taste better here than anywhere else as fresh gula melaka is easily available here. The green glutinous rice ball "Onde Onde" is a good case in point. You can buy these easily from any stall at Jonker Street, Melaka. They are usually sold for a couple of cents.

    Favorite Dish: Soft and chewy glutinous rice ball covered with white dessicated coconut. Bite hard into one and a burst of sweet liquid gula melaka fills your mouth . Hmm, delicious.

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    Onde onde, Jonker St, Melaka

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    Makeshift Stalls at the Weekend Night Bazaar: Melaccan Street Food : Fruit Rojak

    by bpacker Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    The best, most authentic and delicious food in Melaka is not found in some fancy restaurant but on the narrow streets of Jonker Walk every weekend

    Favorite Dish: Not everything that is delicious is sinful. Fruit rojak is a case in point. For about RM2, you'll get a colourful potpurri of fruits tossed with hai kor ( prawn paste) and a dash of lime and a sprinkling of peanuts. Cheap, good and delicious.

    Go for the Fruit Rojak while you're in Melaka, it's a hard-to-find dish in Singapore.

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    Fruit Rojak!
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    Indah Sayang Nyonya Restaurant: Baba & Nyonya Delicacies

    by Azri_Azmi Written Aug 17, 2006

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    There are many Nyonya restaurant throughout Melaka. Just a quick information, when chinesse first came to Melaka for about 600 years ago, some of them got married with the local malay. Their generation then being called Baba (Male) and Nyonya (Female). They are very good in cooking and speak fluent Malay language.

    Okay, this restaurant situated along the main road of Melaka Raya. Among many Nyonya restaurants, this restaurant appear to be very small in their setup. It is a family business, so cooking taste very delicious like a home cooked meal.

    The inner setup is a bit small, tables & chairs being layed out nicely and what makes this restaurant unique is, they also are having their own personal collection of antique being displayed as their theme. Its air conditioned.

    The owner cums the one who will serve you and take your order is an elder-man. Very friendly but we need speak up a bit during making our request to him to make him hear right at the first time. Nevertheless, he is very kind and love to share stories about antique that being displayed here in his restaurant.

    The price for dishes are acceptable for a medium setup Baba & Nyonya restaurant. The last time I visited this place, it cost us RM230.00 for 10 pax. Menu that we had were Fish Head, Prawns, Squids (Fritter & Chilli Dish), a vegetable, chicken, eggs & of course the 'Cendol'. Quite okay right for a price per person?

    They accept Amex & Diners even.

    Favorite Dish: Many dishes in the menu related to Baba & Nyonya, but the most that got my attention is the Fish Head Curry (Baba & Nyonya Special Grind Curry) and also the Squid Fritter. Another one unique menu to try is the Fish 'Otak - Otak'. To wrap up the main course, please try the 'Cendol Gula Melaka' as your dessert.

    The Indah Sayang Restaurant The Table Layout Squid Fritter a must - very crispy Do order their 'Cendol Gula Melaka' for dessert Some of the antiques inside the restaurant
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    Johnny's Restaurant: My Favourite Thai Style Steamboat

    by Azri_Azmi Updated Aug 5, 2006

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    First visited Johnny's Restaurant in late 90's during my stayed in Kuala Lumpur whereby their first branch situated in Bukit Bintang Plaza. Once tasted their steamboat, I got hooked on it. Luckily, their business grow very fast and opened up a branch here in Melaka which is in the Jaya Jusco Mall, Ayer Keroh. Eating Steamboat at Johny's is my monthly occassion since its opened in Melaka. The restaurant setup is very confortable, air-conditioned and friendly with professional attitude staff. Good location (inside Jaya Jusco). I highly recommend this restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: The Steamboat for sure and what most tasteful is the special sauce that only available at Johnny's. Lots of choices to goes along with the steamboat, all Thai style dishes. Menus for steamboat are varieties such as chiken fillet, fishballs, mushrooms, squid, tofu, meatballs, vegetables, oyster, clams etc. Their water chestnuts dessert also taste very good.

    Welcome To Johnny's Restaurant Promotional board inside the restaurant Hot boiling steamboat in the making The special sauce to goes along with steamboat Tasty Chicken Wings - Side Dishes
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    Chicken rice ball

    by yuet29 Updated Dec 5, 2004

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    Chicken rice ball is the chicken rice where the rice are made in the ball shape, about a ping pong ball size.

    I dont know whats the different between the ball rice and the normal rice. I ate this before. For me, I think the taste of the rice are the same for a normal plate of rice and the rice ball.

    Then who can tell me the reason those invented this 'rice ball'?

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