It was kind of a busy trip down to Malacca just last week, but hey, we still managed to squeeze in some time to visit around and have a great meal!
To be honest, before this, I would not think of Malacca as anything interesting, since I have never really gotten down and walked around for sight seeing and all, and the last time I had the chicken rice balls, it was disappointing and I had only tried some pretty decent satay celup, which I think is a little overrated.
Or perhaps, this huge fan of the Singaporean drama series "Little Nyonya" (points to self) was hoping to get closer to the rich and authentic cultural of the Baba and Nyonya instead.
And after this trip, I am a little closer. *happy*
I have always heard about the Jonker Walk, but hey, I couldn't be walking around alone here since I had been trying to make people to walk around with me and they refused...complaining its crowded, saying there's nothing interesting to see, whining about sweating and feeling hot, etc, etc.
Well...finally, I get to walk with someone who is just as curious and interested as I am. =)
Below are some of the photos I have snapped while walking around...
Sorry, my photo senget here.
Supposed to make it look symmetrical, but obviously failed.
One of the many temple-lookalike buildings they have there...
If I remembered correctly, this shop was playing some real music/songs....thus, this picture.
Yeah, I know it makes no sense to post a photo trying to explain something audible.
The Friday night crowd...really loved the street, felt very much like Shihlin street in Taipei, but just way hotter and older looking.
I noticed that the women there love to practise some sort of aerobic dances at night in all those temple-lookalike shops...this is one of them. I find them really refreshingly cute and heart warming, somehow.
This stall is selling pretty, erm, quirky food such as the piglet's knuckle/leg, duck's neck, some tongue...oh, I don't know what are all the rest!
Nope, didn't try any of those.
Poor Psy...his head is for sale now. LOL.
Nostalgic. Reminds me of my grandma and the kampung life.
And me running around as a little kid wearing these adult clogs and terrorising the ants, birds, chickens, cats etc etc.
I've never seen an ice cream cooler such as this...some traditional way, perhaps?
The next day, we managed to find a really nice and authentic nyonya cuisine and home cooked food to have as lunch before leaving.
Nancy's Kitchen, if I remembered correctly.
Loveeeee everything that's here. The old school stuffs, the ambience, the architectural factor, the food and the songs they played in this tiny little restaurant!
So, me and my little knowledge about nyonya food after watching "Little Nyonya" twice...went and bossed around with the menu looking for food that I have heard in the drama series before.
Babi Cincaluk, my favourite!
Babi Pongteh...heard alot of this dish in the drama series.
Sambal Udang + Sotong
Sambal so awesome, you would cry!
Was looking for the long beans...but since they don't serve that type of vege, I ordered the other alternative which I eat (am picky towards type of vege to eat), four angled beans cooked in sambal sauce.
And desert, we had cendol, which is super creamy (I loveeee) and sweet (even betterrrrr!) and also some authentic Nyonya kuih-muih...
The biggest achievement of the day...to finally found the most talked about Nyonya kuih in the whole series...the rempah udang!!!
Hands down all you kuih-muih...THIS, has gotta be my favourite so far.
Too bad I only had two...and I can't bring back any to my Mom...
So this Nyonya lunch here concludes my trip in Malacca for real...and hell yeaaaa, I am definitely going back!