Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Final Episode of Malacca

Jonker Walk

Malacca is dubbed the historic state of Malaysia. Well besides being a land rich in historical buildings and nolstagic feel, Malacca is also known as the Land of Good Food (LGF- Other LGFs include Ipoh, Penang and some of the outskirt areas).

Takoyaki stall- I love this snack!

Jonker Walk or Jalan Hang Jebat is inarguably the most famous (and probably overrated) but it is the one place everyone will go to appreciate the historical buildings, antique scouting, food searching and souvenir buying. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Jonker Walk will transform into a night market, except you won't see any vegetables or poultry being sold. There are traders lining along the pedestrian street selling knick knacks, souvenirs, street snacks, crafts, jewellery etc.

Curry Laksa

Whenever we are in Malacca, Jonker 88 will be a sure drop-by for their curry laksa and durian cendol. I am not a fan of this artery clogging but colour inducing bowl of noodles but my makan partner in crime gives his thumbs up all the time for this! Mmmm mmmmmm.

I am an assam laksa person :)

Durian Cendol

I headed for the durian cendol instead. Durian + cendol, can the equation get better than that? Although this has been weeks ago, can't explain the sudden cravings for cendol these few days though, still hasn't got my fix of it yet. Any good cendols around PJ- preferably near Section 19?

Putu Piring

I'm ashamed to say I have never seen, ate or even know what putu piring was until I was shown the 'light'. Putu pirings are steamed rice flour filled with gula melaka and topped with grated coconut. Hot, fluffy and packed with sweet offerings, these traditional sweet cakes sells at 80¢ per piece and even Jason (aka Ah Xian) from Astro approves of it (click here)!

Jonker 88
88, Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka.

Putu Piring
252, Jalan Tengkera,
75200 Melaka.
Tel: 06-282 1505
Business hours: 6.30-10.30pm, closed on Sundays

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]


Calvin Goh Seow Chung said...

I love LAKSA of any kind! I think Laksa is one of the many highlights of Malaysian food culture.

Those freshly steamed putu piring sure are good. It brings back my primary school memories when my mom will ta pao this for tea.

Big Boys Oven said...

You are awesome, how can I resist of not going to Malacca now! where is your next destination?

annant said...

malaka is my hometown...nice le *smug*

and all this food make me homesick :(
(im studying in swak just in case u wanna know :P )

YilingL said...

I like assam laksa teehee. Gosh, I was so jakun dunno what putu piring was!

Haha think the Raya hols will not be a good idea for Melaka food hunting, surely packed with ppl! Thinking of some food hunting around KV or outside. Any recommendations?

I'm sure u have very hard to satisfy tastebuds since u come from the LGF! How's ze food in Sarawak? Kolo Mee any good? :)

Khian said...

I first discovered Putu Piring in Singapore! And they actually sell it $1 for 4 pieces. I actually spend $3 on these babies..:P very delicious I must say!

YilingL said...

Wah u go all the wayyyyy to Sg for putu piring? Power la u! Hahahaa... Sg cheaper leh!

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