Monday, August 24, 2009

Chicken rice ball in Melaka Baru

huang chang chicken rice ball
Yummy :p...

Melaka is famous for its chicken rice balls. In case you are wondering what is chicken rice balls, well, it is almost the same as conventional chicken rice sold elsewhere but the rice is made into shape of balls. Nowadays, the rice balls are made using machine to compress and shape it.

huang chang chicken rice ball
This is what you'll get if order chicken rice ball for 1 person

The most famous chicken rice shop is located in Jonker Street. However, according to my taste bud, it is not the best one in Melaka :P. On of my favourite place to savour Melaka chicken rice ball is located in Melaka Baru and the stall name is "Huang Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant". This chicken rice shop is a excelent example of a place where we can find cheap but nice food. No kidding, the taste is superb but the price is cheaper compared to other chicken rice shop else where.

huang chang chicken rice ball
Here's the shop signboard. If you look closely, you can see the crowd standing outside the shop. Usually on weekends, you'll need to wait for awhile to get a seat.

Whole chicken:RM17

Half chicken: RM8.5o

Chicken rice ball: Rm0.15 each

If order for 1 person to eat ( 1 set include 7 chicken rice balls and a plate of salt steamed chicken) : RM2.30 (cheap, rite)

Huang Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant
BB-376 Taman Melaka Baru,
Batu Berendam,
75350 Melaka

Tel: 06-3170299

Here's the map for easy navigation:

huang chang chicken rice ball

Monday, August 10, 2009

Authentic Melaka Nyonya Kuih

Nyonya kuih is famous in Melaka and Singapore. They might be fattening like any other cakes or cookies but they sure are tasty:P So, just close one eye and sink your teeth into it.

nyonya kuih
The common black and red Kuih 'Ku'

nyonya kuih
Various Nyonya Kuih

nyonya kuih
Kuih closeup

One of the few places where you can order Nyonya kuih in bulk for events such as open house or any kind of festivals, is located in Batu Berendam. Another location is in Tengkera. There are also many customers who buy just a few pieces of the Nyonya kuih for breakfast or tea time. Most of them buy here because of the large selection of kueh and the taste.

When i came to this shop in Batu Berendam, the nyonya kuih is almost finish. Sorry can't take a good picture showing more kuih selection. Maybe i'll visit the shop again next time earlier,haha. This shop is located at Jalan Dato Seri Mohd Zin or better known as Jalan Pasar Borong Batu Berendam. If you are heading to the Pasar Borong the shop or rather the house is on your left hand side. The shop is actually a house but there are table and other cooking equipments on the outside (see the picture below). Also, is just beside a kopitiam name "Cafe" (used to be Nyonya Cafe" but now the "Nyonya" word is erase with a white paint leaving just "Cafe" on the signboard.

nyonya kuih
The nyonya kuih shop in Batu Berendam, Melaka

There is another shop in Tengkera which also selling nyonya kuih. Below is the address:

72, Lorong Pantai Tengkera 2C,
Tengkera, Melaka,

GPS Coordinate:
N2.20325 E102.23149

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fishball noodles with prawn crackers in Tengkera, Melaka

Fishball noodles is chinese dish that very common in Malaysia. Usually, fishball noodle consist of noodle of your selection (mee, bee hoon, kuey tiao, etc) and fish balls. Sound a bit boring rite. Well, here's the twist. In Jalan Tengkera, Melaka there is a shop selling fishball noodles with prawn crackers. I'm not sure whether there is such dish in other parts of Malaysia, or unique to Melaka. But if you do visit Melaka, do give it a try.

Prawn crackers in the noodle soup is crunchy on the outside and savoury in the inside. Overall, it is tasty and blends well with the fishball noodle. Yummy! The only complain I have is that the noodle does not have any vege in it. Not even 'tau geh' or bean sprout. Ok, i know some people (vege non eaters) will say 'what are you complaining about??', but some vege is good rite??

tengkera fishball noodle with prawn cracker
Big bowl has more prawn crackers

tengkera fishball noodle with prawn cracker
This is what I ate, a medium bowl

tengkera fishball noodle with prawn cracker
It looks so yummy...

This shops located at the same road as 'Mee Hassan' mentioned in my other post here. Opposite this shop you can find Wesley Methodist Church. There are 3 sizes you can choose, big, medium and small (RM3.50, Rm3.00 and RM2.50 respectively). If you are a big eater, order the big size as it is more fulfiling. As you can see from the picture above, it has more noodles and prawn crackers in it.

This shop has been in business for a long time. Also, there used to be an aunty selling the freshly squeezed sugar cane water using the sugar cane machine just outside the stall but now there isn't. I do miss eating this noodle while slurping my ice cold sugar cane water. Recently also, there seems to be less customers compare to their previous years. I'm not sure whether the customer had changed their taste buds or whether there is no sugar cane water selling there anymore.

tengkera fishball noodle with prawn cracker stall
Tengkera fishball noodle stall

More information, such as map coming soon....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pork satay in Melaka

Pork lovers will love this place, guranteed:) This is one of the few stall in Melaka (and I believe in Malaysia too) that you can find selling pork satay. Satay is a dish where small marinated cubes of meat threaded on skewers and grilled using charcoal.

If you like pork intestine or pork liver this is the place you should head to. Apart from that, you can also find the common chicken satay here.

Another thing worth to mention is their satay sauce. It's taste quite different from the normal satay found in Malaysia. It contains small pieces of pineapple, peanut and other 'secret ingredients' that gives the satay sauce a more sweet, sour and spicy feel to it. It's really unique and matches well with the pork satay. So what are you waiting for?

Kedai Satay Xiang Ji
50, Jalan Portugis
Melaka (quite near to Jonker Street)
GPS Location: 2.202817,102.244209

Pork satay map here

Pictures will be added soon.....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Best satay celup in Melaka

Whenever friends comes to visit Melaka, they sure ask for satay celup. Satay celup is one of the signiture dish of Melaka. Satay celup basically are an assortment of food item (raw meat, seafood, fish balls, vegetable, bean curd, etc) on skewers that are dip or dunk into 'Satay' sauce to cook or heat them. Satay celup is quite similar to 'lok lok' found in Ipoh or Kuala Lumpur. The main difference the sauce. 'Satay' sauce main ingredient is peanuts and it is a thick and aromatic.

The best satay celup in Melaka is probably Capitol satay celup and it never fails to generate long queues waiting for their turn to savour the delicious food it has to offer.

Opening time: Every day from 5.30pm to midnite (except on Monday)

Capitol Satay Celup,
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
Melaka, Malaysia
GPS Location: N2.19548 E102.25252

More information on the location, pictures and price coming soon....

Dim sum in Malaysia

Dim sum originated from China but it is also a famous Chinese delicacy here in Malaysia. Dim sum is a Cantonese phrase which literally means "touch the heart". Dim sum are mostly famous in states such as Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur. However, Melaka dim sum is also very delicious and the plus point is that the price per plate is cheaper by half or more if compared to dim sum in Kuala Lumpur.

Dim sum are small dumplings filled with meat, fish, prawns or vegetable that are fried or steamed. There are various shape, design and ingredient used to cook dim sum. All is up to the creativity and culinary skill of the chef.

One of the nicer dim sum you can find in Melaka is situated in Bachang. The shop business seems to be blooming as the you can see the number of shop lot it is occupying increases. Also, the dim sum restaurant have added air conditioner in the shop recently.

More information on the location, pictures and price coming soon....

Asam pedas in Melaka beside Pasar Borong ?

asam pedas melaka

Ah.. asam pedas.. The word itself can make my saliva dripping. One of the best asam pedas you can find in Melaka actually is just beside 'Pasar Borong' in Batu Berendam. Pasar Borong means market in english. It's quite peculiar and downright weird to have such delicious food serve right beside the wet market (yes, the market is a wet market which sells fish, meat and vegetables). If you can ignore the fact of eating beside a wet market, the asam pedas serve there is just mouth watering and should not be miss.

In case you are not familiar with what is 'Asam Pedas', it is a hot and sour dish cooked with fish. It is normally served with white rice and salted egg. Look at the picture below:)

asam pedas melaka

The place opens from night (dinner time) till morning I guess and the my favourite asam pedas stall is located somewhere in the middle (lot no. 12). The owner is a chinese lady and the asam pedas is served in a claypot. This place is actually in a food court where there are many stalls selling various types of food. Also, there are quite a number of stalls selling asam pedas and also other foods such as fishball noodle, curry rice, bak kut teh and fried oysters.

asam pedas melaka

Asam pedas can be very spicy. Usually I'll order the fresh soya bean from the next stall to neutralize the burning sensation in my mouth

Asam pedas: RM5.00 (per person)
Rice and salted egg: RM1.30
Soya bean drink: RM1.30

Opening time:
Dinner - supper time

More information on the location coming soon....