Jalan-jalan in Melaka

What started as a casual conversation with my mum and brother brought us to the historic town of Melaka last weekend. We were just having a conversation when my mum said that she has never tried Melaka’s famous chicken rice balls and ‘satay celup’.

So we thought, why not have a trip to Melaka just to bring my mum have a taste of Melaka’s famous foods? It’ll be great to bring my mum of out the house as well.

Since my mother-in-law has not been to Melaka for more than 50 years, we brought her along too.

On the way down to Melaka, we made a stop at the Lucky Restaurant in Lukut, Port Dickson. We came here around 3 weeks ago during our trip to Lexis Hibiscus. Ambert liked it so much that he wanted to come here again.

This time, he could order the ‘yin yong’ bun which has the curry pork ribs and ‘dung po’ pork as well as the chicken curry.

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On the way to the AirBnB which we booked for the night, we made a stop at the Coconut Shake Batu Berendam. I only found out recently that Coconut Shakes are popular in Melaka. So when my brother suggested having a cup of coconut shake, I was all for it, even though I was still so full from lunch.

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The moment we arrived at our AirBnB, the first thing Isabel did was to go through each room in the 3-storey house and see if there was any bath tub. She was delighted to find one in the en-suite bathroom of the master bedroom and immediately changed into her swimming suit. I have no idea why she brought her swimming suit along when I already told her that there was no swimming pool. She must have been really hoping that there was a bathtub.

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After more than an hour of soaking in the tub, we managed to get her out so that we could go for dinner. I wanted to eat satay celup but the kids can’t eat spicy food so Ambert suggested that we go to Muara Sg Duyung for its ikan bakar instead (hmmm…. the food there are all spicy as well….)

Anyway, by the time we reached there, it was around 7.30pm and the sun has almost gone down completely for the day.

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There were lots of fresh seafood for your picking. Just select whatever you want and let the staff know how you want it cooked.

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This was the standard nasi lemak bungkus which everyone had. Wished it had some ikan bilis and peanuts, though.

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Though there were many customers, the food was done pretty fast and it was all delicious!

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Thank goodness we were here 15 minutes earlier. There was such a long queue shortly after… Look at how many customers are queuing up to select their seafood!

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As we were leaving, the queue has gotten so long that it went out all the way to the entrance! Wow, these people must really like the food here!

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There were some stalls outside…

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And the kids got themselves some ice cream…

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Next stop was of course, Jonker Walk! As usual, it was packed with people over the weekend.

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Making a quick stop at San Shu Gong for some Melaka snacks…

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Back out into the crowded street…

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As the kids could not eat the spicy food at dinner, they only had plain white rice 🙂 They were so hungry by the time we walked to the end of Jonker Walk, so we stopped by Heesan Kopi for some quick bites.

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The next morning, we slept in till very late. Well, we, as in Ambert, the kids and I. The 2 senior citizens with my brother (who is actually an old uncle in the guise of a 38 year old guy) woke at much earlier and had dim sum for breakfast. We were still sleeping when they came back at 10.30am.

As check-out time was 11.30am, we had to get ourselves up and get ready to go. By 11.30am, we were out and went for early lunch at Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant.

Again, we were lucky that we came earlier as the place was full 15 minutes later and customers had to start queuing up.

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Yummy…. this was what we drove all the way for…

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The day was still early and we had nothing much to do. So why not go for a river cruise?

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After a 20-minute wait, the boat was finally here. Each cruise takes about 30 minutes up and down the river.

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Since we did not want to go back yet, we made a stop at the Stradthuys. The place was packed with tourists and the sun was blazing hot!

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Taking a stroll to Jonker Walk again.

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And we stumbled upon the Mamee Monster Jonker House. Read about it in my next post…

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