Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Half Day trip to Melaka

It was not a planned trip. One Sunday morning, we just lazed around the house after breakfast. Suddenly, SIL suggested to visit Melaka and everyone agreed. However, XJ had her ballet lesson at 1pm - 1.40pm and so, we decided to travel right after her ballet class.

Journey from Seremban to Melaka took about an hour or so. The road leading to Melaka's town was very jammed (as expected). Our planned was to visit the Jonker's Street to find some yummy delicious food. Our first stop was at the San Shu Gong  ........

Durian cendol @ San Shu Gong
..... to have their cendol ! Coincidence it was the durian season and we had the Durian Cendol. The gula Melaka was thick but too sweet ! However, the durian aromas was really great ! 

Yummy delicious cendol
Every bowl comes with a fake durian deco and the kids were thrilled ......

The decoration

..... when they uses it as their mask !

Durian YX

Durian XJ

We continued our walked along the Jonker Street and hubby saw this ! Durian again !

Durian puff

There were 2 flavours (durian and yoghurt) and hubby bought both to try. The durian puffs were really delicious. Generously filled with durian paste and had strong durian aromas. The best of all, it was not too sweet unlike the cendol we had earlier. As for the yoghurt cream, it was slightly sour but still tasty.

Delicious durian puff & yoghurt cream

SIL went to buy some deep fried stuffs from the famous 88 shop (Can't remember the full name of it). Initially, we wanted to feast on the Nyonya Laksa and other noodles selling at that shop. However, it was crowded and not even a single table was available. Therefore, we only bought those deep fried stuffs as take away.

Assorted fried stuffs

Right beside the 88 shop, there was an open space with benches. We had the take away snacks over there while the kids were running around.



Riding on a fake elephant
XJ and the fake elephant

Further down the road, we came across a stall selling chicken rice (near to a temple). Hubby couldn't resist the fragrance aromas of the chicken rice and hence, bought a packet to try. We ate the rice while walking ! Indeed, the chicken rice were delicious. The meat were tender and the soy sauce drizzled on the rice was so appetizing. Too bad, I forgotten to snap a photo of it.

On the way out from Jonker Street, hubby noticed a poster written 'EMPEROR'S BBQ PORK'. Immediately, he diverted to that shop and took away a packet of BBQ pork. I can say, it was delicious. Not hard nor dry. Even the kids enjoyed eating them without any rice.

Emperor's BBQ pork
We were all half full by all the snacking. As it was still early, everyone agreed to visit Aeon Shopping Mall. As we walked around, we saw this shop and SIL suggested to have our dinner here.

Sukiya @ Aeon Bandaraya Melaka
I love the chillies as it was spicy and sour.

Very appetizing chillies
We had not try this shop before and was tempted when we saw the poster displayed on the entrance.

The poster in front of the shop

Since everyone were still half full, we only ordered 3 bowls of rice to share. We had the chicken Teriyaki rice which was quite nice. I just find it too plain as only chicken and the rice in that bowl. They should have added some prickles or side dishes to complement the rice. haha

Chicken Teriyaki rice
We also had the onion & beef rice and minced beef curry rice. Surprisingly, the curry were very thick and delicious. Just like the curry we had in the Indian shop. It tasted so authentic !

Nothing to shout about for the beef rice. I don't really like beef so I would still prefer the chicken teriyaki rice. 
Left : Beef rice ; Right : Curry minced beef rice
Right after our meals, we headed back to Seremban. We were all dead tired and worst, the kids had school the next morning ! A fulfilling makan - makan trip !

26 comments:

  1. It may be a short trip but it sure is fun having everyone around and enjoying themselves! :p

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    1. if only we can spent a night there, there will be more food we might eat !

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  2. hmmm, Melaka is always packed with tourist during weekends and holidays huh?? surely one of the favorite spots for locals as well as the foreigners..

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    1. ya....very pack during PH too. Love the view of beca along A Farmosa road....

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  3. hahaha, i think i will not enjoy eating at San Shu Gong, because i don't eat durians.. so my cendol would be the plain one, and the cream puff i'd certainly only have the yoghurt one.. yoghurt good mah, a bit sour so that you won't be too "jelak".. :)

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    1. ohh...so you dislike durian. The cendols are fragrance but too sweet to my liking.

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  4. the fried stuffs looked good.. and good that they have an open space with benches for the people, can kind of "picnic" there lah, but hope the weather wasn't too hot, hehe~~ :)

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    1. the weather that day was hot. It was sunny but somehow, the park have some shades from trees n buildings around it.

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  5. oh, the char siew and the teriyaki chicken rice both looks good!! now, this is really a makan trip for you.. haha!! :)

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    1. we purposely traveled down just for makan-makan.

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  6. half day only wor and you managed so many makan ya...

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    1. We snacks a lot.... little bit here and there.

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  7. wow..now Malacca is so interesting!! I want to go one of these days.. but it is so far from IPOH.. sigh.. the durian cendol, puffs, fried stuff and all.. they are tempting me there.. hahaha...

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    1. Melaka is all the while interesting. Lots of goodies to eat. Hmm...I'm missing Ipoh's salted chicken !

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  8. The durian cendol looks sooo good. The puffs, I had in KL - got durian pancake and swiss roll there too.

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    1. Now, most of the desserts have durian flavour. I love durian ice cream though. haha

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  9. Really envious at you guys, can go Malacca anytime, so near!

    From Taiping to Malacca, need about 4-5 hours I think >.<

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    1. haha...we are in the middle. KL and Melaka are near to us. Taiping and Ipoh have many nice food too!

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  10. Hi!

    That's the beauty of living in West Malaysia. You can just grab your car keys and drive to the other states. Unlike us, our road condition is bad. In order to go to other places in Sarawak we have to plan; what car to use, where to stop, watching out for potholes, avoiding driving at night etc.

    Anyway, glad you enjoyed your short trip.

    Adios Amigos!

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    1. Roads in Sarawak is that bad? Maybe only in rural area. I've not been to both S'wak and Sabah. Would love to visit one of the day.

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  11. Wah I'm a Malaccan but can you imagine I haven't been to San Shu Gong before, and you have..haha.

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    1. It's normal. haha.... my cousin, a malaccan also did not visit Jonker St!

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  12. yea, it's too far for us to travel to Melaka..

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    1. But Ipoh has got lots of good food around.

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  13. ur ang very sporting, kong kia jiu kia...

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    1. he sees mood one de. If got mood, everything also ok.

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