Did you know that most Peranakans are of Hoklo (Hokkien) ancestry? Ok.. if you don’t know what is Peranakan, they are mixed-race descendents, part Chinese, part Malay/Indonesian.
Maybe the word Peranakan might be strange to you and I bet Baba-Nyonya will ring a bell. Normally, Baba-Nyonya is always associated with a historical place called Malacca.
Yes.. Malacca, A famous tourist spot where Red Stadhuys is located! Speaking of which, just few minutes walk from that spot will lead you to a busy “pasar malam” street on Friday night.
The place will start to get really congested in the late evening. Besides I get to buy my favorite cuttlefish, I noted that they sell a lot of cute souvenirs and chairs too! Quite impressive I would say.
My mission to this street was to locate Jonker88.com. What exactly is that? Isn’t you suppose to search on internet instead?
Jonker88.com is a famous dessert shop in Malacca. Many tourists will stop by at this to grab some chilly desserts. Considering that I am a tourist too, I joined others in queue to try out what is so great about this place.
The dessert shop isn’t a typical modern dessert shop like Chatime or Snowflakes but it is rather a museum to me. You get to see a lot of certificates, old notes, drawings etc here.
What amaze me is they kept many ancient artifacts over here too. If you are at my age, you will probably come across typewriter or ring dial telephone before. Believe it or not, they have it here too!
After spending few minutes in queue, instead of one, I decided to order two desserts. One is Cendol Gula Melaka and the other one is Sago Gula Malaka.
Both are really amazing. I love the taste of Gula Malaka although it is a bit too sweet for me. When I put inside my mouth, I can taste the nice coconut fragrant in it too! Yummie!
The desserts are quite affordable and it ranges only from RM 3 – 5 per bowl. Give it a try especially on hot sunny day!
same row as Malacca Chicken Rice Balls
Someone told me that I am not a tourist in my own country. Actually that is not quite accurate. In reality, I am not a tourist in my own region too:p
Because it is Chinese New Year, I suppose to be a good boy (please don’t laugh when I say I am still boy), I should make everyone happy bla bla bla.. So, I decided to pay a visit to Singapore recently.
So, why Singapore and not other places? Universal Studio? Yes and No.. I read on newspaper (yes I do read) that some genius plan to bring all good Malaysia Food to Singapore Universal Studio.
Considering that I have limited time during CNY, I decided to pay a visit to Malaysian Food Street instead of spending time hunting for food from various corners around Malaysia.
My first impression, Happy, coz it operates during Chinese New Year and damn CONGESTED!
It is worth while to queue for 20 min for my turn to enter the ‘street’ as I get to try my all time favorite Penang Lobak. Don’t expect to get your food right away as right after your queue, there is another long queue in this stall.
This lobak is the most satisfying dish that I tried here. Despite charging in SGD, I ordered twice. You better try it yourself but you need to be fast coz it finishes early.
The next food that I think is well done is Penang Hokkien Mee. I am not sure if many might like this but this stall is also congested with customers.
If you are Muslim, I urge you not to try as I suspect there are lards in it. Please don’t quote me on this but suggest you to ask for clarification if it is ‘Halal”.. Ohh.. Don’t forget to take the awesome sambal (chilli paste) too.
The next few dishes that I ordered are just nice to ease my craving but they are not the best that I have tried so far. Cuttlefish with vegetables is so so only as the sauce is kind of limited.
The cendol and ice kacang for desserts might be a good idea if you want something cold for hot sunny day but the char kuey teow is rather not so authentic. I still prefer char kuey teow from Kafe Heng Huat @ Lorong Selamat .
One stones kills many many birds. That is what I felt when I got to try so many Malaysian Food in one single visit to Universal Studio, Singapore. Awesome isn’t it?
Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island,
GPS: 1.254744, 103.822689
Operating Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 9 a.m.- midnight (Friday and Saturday); 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sunday).
Girls! Craving for dessert when you are abroad? Feel like releasing your stress by getting some cold and delicious dessert? Guys! Wanting to enlarge your circle of female friends?
If your answer is YES, you are reading the right blog because Mr. TikkoSS is going to share with you what he has successfully hunted inKorea. Not girls but DESSERT instead!
The UNKNOWN (more like I don’t read Korean) dessert shop not far away from Myeongdong Road.
How did I get to know this place? It is easy! Just keep eyeing on hot chicks and they will lead you to the right direction. Maybe not this dessert shop but it will be another awesome dessert shop.
OK.. I have to clarify. I am neither a pervert nor eyeing at hot chicks (as I am gay virtually). It is a fate that brings me here. More like the attractive poster on nice dessert.
This shop is rather new. It is nicely decorated with very cozy ambience. Fully air-conditioned (this is very very important especially during summer time) but slightly congested.
Congested means two things, the shop is really good or shop is too small for the crowd. I think it is a bit of both. But really, the success of the shop boils down to how good is the product a.k.a. the dessert.
I ordered a freshly made bread pudding with custard. From the appearance of it, you will know why I chose it (because I am a man with heart ). Girls prefer cute and sweet stuff and I think this pudding perfectly match their choice.
Taste good? Absolutely! I have to stand in a very long queue for this particular pudding but it was a good queue as there are lot of pretty girls queuing with me too .
The effect of craving for Malaysian food is amplified when I spotted a red bean ice. I know.. I know because I thought it is ice kacang or snowflakes alike which nostalgically remind me ofMalaysia.
Without hesitation, I go for it. The shaved ice is slightly coarser than snowflakes and it tastes nothing like ice kacang (they don’t have condense milk or brown sugar or red syrup). However, there are similarity.. the red beans still taste like red bean!
Both of these only cost me about 9000 won. I would consider this as slightly pricy for dessert but with “nice” view and crowd, I think it is worth it. Now I know where to go if I need to clean my eyes!
Do you believe if I travel all the way to western part of Java, Indonesia merely for an exquisite dinner? NO? Of course NOT. Well, if I am a billionaire, why not? BUT sadly I am not.
You don’t need to fly to Indonesia but spend a few bucks on taxi to KLCC instead for fine dining in House of Sudanese Food. The place I called the heaven of Indonesian food.
This is not the first time that I visited this restaurant. The cozy modern Indonesian décor and table arrangement make this place outshines others for a wonderful lunch or dinner.
What attracts me to revisit this restaurant is Emping (Buah Belinjau in Malay term), fried local fruit cracker. The taste is slightly milky and bitter but the dip lime sambal (chili) sauce revitalizes the taste of this appetizer.
This restaurant serves famous Sudanese “Dancing” fish. So, with no hesitation, this dish is a must. This dish tastes as good as the food presentation. Although the fish is deep fried, the flesh is still juicy.
The waitress recommended Sudanese Chicken Rendang. From the look, it is nothing special but the thick gravy is full with the richness taste of spices. Yummie!
Many called me carnivore. So, I decided to order Fried Kailan to balance up my diet. Honestly, I don’t know how to appreciate this dish as it tasted green only
Cumi-cumi bakar (Charcoal grilled squid with sweet sauce) is another dish that attracts me. Why? The dish name sounds so cute. At first, I wonder what is so special about this dish? But after the first bite, I am like WOW.. I just want more…
Ice kacang is my favorite but Sudanese Ice Kacang? I never try before. So, I decided to go for it. It serves with cendol, peanuts, longan, cincau, corn, rose syrup, milk etc. The combination of them make this dessert marvelous.
It is always satisfying to start a meal with slightly bitter, Emping to excite your taste bud before trying out others and end with sweet dessert, Sudanese Ice Kacang . I am very satisfied with this dinner and only spend about RM 105 for two. Great deal isn’t it?
House of Sundanese Food
Lot 4-12. Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.