Monday, 26 November 2012

Jalan Bunga Raya Melaka Cockles Fare

One of the weekends my fiancee's cousins came over to Melaka for gluttony weekend out. After dinner at Lu Ya Yen we walk to this dodgy alley on Jalan Bunga Raya. If you are coming from town it is located after Madam King before the traffic light on the right side. Park your car along Jalan Bunga Raya or go straight after the traffic light to Jalan Bunga Raya Pantai or you can also find parking if you turn left after the traffic light. All you need its just a short walk.

It is a little smokey and dark . As you walk it you will step on some cockles' shells .Then on you will see small short tables with stools. Bewarned not for the elderly to sit on. Later as you walk deeper in , you will be greeted with the smell of tauhu bakar , then you will see some sotong hanging around. :P

The menu here is quite limited but cheap. You have your range of shelled creatures ranging from kerang to clams to escargots and you could also get some sotong kangkung. Bewarned if you are not a fan of these please do not step in here.

The kerang here are all boiled. A bit too bloody for my liking but the dipping taste quite good. If you are planning to come here to dine please bring some wet tissues with you. It will come in handy.

Verdict : 5/10 ( Acquired preference, if you love Hep A and cockles you are most welcome! :D)

You can read a more detailed description in the link below:-

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Kow Po Ice Cream , Bentong

Pandan Ice Cream
Had a long Deepavali and Awal Muharram break... decided to go up hill for a wintery air but before that we made a pit stop at Bentong for lunch. I would post up my lunch place later cause I forgot the name of the place.
This was ever famous Kow Po Ice Cream, homemade ice cream it says. First glance from the road side the shop looked empty but when you step in you know its busy! Well my family ordered cendol and ice creams. The pandan ice cream tasted like vanilla and it does have a smooth texture to it. The cendol  was dissapointing without GULA MELAKA. Just to used to having it with gula melaka . This is definetely not my favourite ice cream shop but I guess everyone has their own preferences.
 If you wish to try this for an adventure ,read more about it at the link below:-

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Taman Merdeka Permai

 Garlic Fried Rice
 Mango Sushi Roll
 Prawn tempura
Salmon Roll
Just uploaded all my phone pics to the computer, hence sudden rush to post up all the FOODPORN.
Melaka has a few good japanese restaurant, my favourite is still WA ZEN in melaka raya but you always have to make a reservation and always have to wait and wait... Therefore I opted to go somewhere less busy in Taman Merdeka Permai. This new japanese restaurant has its patrons. I like the sushi rolls here and there are plenty of vegetarian options. The catch here, they charge you up ahead by serving u a bowl of edamame beans first ($$$ RM 3) but doesnt matter to me cause I would order it anyway.
Food here is not bad, but not everything is nice. The grill squid was the yuckiest here. Otherwise everything thing else is safe to consume. Price wise slightly cheaper than the hottest in town.
Verdict : 7/10 . Service good. I have been back a few times...

Poppy Thai, Taman Merdeka Permai

Back from a long hiatus...

Next to introduce you to a thai restaurant, went there when it was newly open back in June this year i think.During that time there were promotions on going for THAI steamboat. Saw quite a few tables ordering it. So I ordered steamboat for 2 for combination of pork and seafood and added on mango salad and also pandan chicken. The tomyam is actually not bad , sourish and spicy. Their hot pot is quite unique which i have encounter previously during my trip to Cambodia. One same problem... the laddle can't really go in... It is tiny.  The salad was also ok. Sad to say I was still hungry after my meal. Portions were tad small for steamboat...

Verdict : OK (5/10) . Haven't been back since.