Malacca (Malaysia): Jonker Walk (Day)

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 6, 2010

Antiques galore as you wander down Jonker Walk in the day, known worldwide among serious antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques. (Source: Tourism Malaysia)

Besides the antiques, you will find temples, you will find coloured tiles and there are tonnes to eat and drink and sample.

And not forgetting the shopping! I was happy spending my ringgit on little knick knacks like floral hair ties and polka dot dainty hair clips to stationary like a toy soldier or russian doll bookmark. I was thrilled to finally be able to spend money on stuff other than food! I bought rings as well from the same shop selling these leather bracelets.

I wish I had more time to inspect every single shop along Jalan Hang Jebat! I miss Jonker Jonker Jonker!

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Malacca (Malaysia): Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 6, 2010

We had an early lunch at Hoe Kee Chicken Rice in Jonker Walk.  We wanted to try Chung Wah 100 metres away but the queue was too long, the sun was scorching hot and it was too small a place to accommodate 11 of us.

Nonetheless, Hoe Kee was not bad.  The service was fast, pleasant, the garlic chilli was awesome, and the food delicious.  In particular, the Asam fish!

Location: 4, 6, 8 Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka

If you are interested and not hungry, read thehungrybunnie as there is a write up of the 3 more renown Chicken Rice stalls in Malacca, namely Hoe Kee, Chung Wah and Famosa.

Malacca (Malaysia): Restoran Peranakan

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 5, 2010

After we finished exploring the night market along Jonker Walk, we “barged” into Restoran Peranakan on the next street.  It is located on a “red light street” where the shophouses are all lit up with red lanterns, but it is not a sleezy place.

Location: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200, Melaka, Malaysia (Next To Jonker Walk)

The kitchen was closing but the manager was so nice to accommodate the 11 of us who were hungry, tired and craving for Peranakan food.  However, we were unable to order via the menu so the cashier told us what the kitchen could cook out for us.  It was a simple meal and it filled our tummy.

The asam fish was the best way to end our night in the heart of Melaka.

Malacca (Malaysia): Jonker Walk (Night)

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 5, 2010

The signature red splashed all around the heart of Malacca, also known as the red city of Malaysia.

“Melaka is the oldest capital city in the state of Malaysia and it is the center of Malaccan history as well. There are many preserved landmarks that represent the essence of Malaccan history right from the occupation of Dutch, Portuguese, British and Japanese. Today, Melaka has been established as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites” (Source: articlesbase.com)

Welcome to the world heritage city! MELAKA BOLEH!

Beautiful river sight as you approach the Jonker Walk.

Jonker Walk as the sun begins to set.

Location: Jalan Hang Jebat

The exploration begins as we snack along the way…

Orang Utan – they sell original tshirt designs.

Alot of stalls were selling “childhood toys” like the Pop Pop, bubble balloon and quirky lighters, instruments, rubix cube, etc.

Clogs galore!

Rainbow coloured hair bands.

RM5 each – no battery, tak perlu battery!

Taiwan fruit candy stick for RM2 – fruits on a stick soaked or dipped in icy cold glucose.  Once the glucose hardens, you get fruit candy and its real sweet!

Flavoured ice shavings – very vibrant colours and they have a flavour called “Mulberry”!!

Ships, junks, of different shapes and sizes!

Freshly baked pineapple tarts – you can sample and sample as you walk down the street.

Ice Popsicles for RM1 each – Sarsi anyone? Yummy!

There is so much colour in the darkness.  Jonker Walk was bustling with activity and full of life at night.

Malacca (Malaysia): Lorong Bukit Cina

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 5, 2010

Our first meal in Malacca was Satay Celup!

There was a queue when we arrived at 5.15pm so we headed across the road to get some Black soy milk to quench our thirst.

Back to the queue at Capitol Satay Celup Restaurant… A stand alone branch by itself, with no “sisters, brothers or branches in Malacca or anywhere else”.

41 Lorong Bukit Cina,
75100 Melaka,
Tuesday to Sunday, from 5pm (Closed on Monday)

We finally managed to get a seat at 5.45pm and we went straight for the food selection section.

Each stick is priced at RM0.80 and there are coloured plates (like your sushi conveyor belt plates) that are priced differently. They also have “mystery gifts” and we had big prawns, scallops, abalone that were at a promotional price at RM0.80 (same price as the usual sticks).  It was delicious!

The third generation owner, Mr Low Yong Cheng personally came to serve us and concoct our satay sauce.

Satay Celup aka Steamboat Satay

What goes into that steaming hot pot of sauce?!

Behind the scenes in the kitchen, lay individual pots of satay sauce.  At least we know each table gets a fresh pot of satay sauce!