Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good Food in Malacca, Melaka

If you are looking for good food in Malacca (Melaka), below are the list of recommended places:

Capitol Satay Celup
GPS: N2.19548, E102.25252
Address: Capitol Satay Celup, 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka
Open at 5pm till last customer leaves
Comments: I've been to Capitol, Ban Lee Siang and McQuek Satay Celup. My vote goes to Capitol Satay Celup simply because the sauce taste more ummph. And after sitting down for while, you will get the jumbo prawn. Remember to peel off the shells before cooking it else it will take ages to cook.

Capitol is more expensive - 80 cents per stick but more varieties

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
GPS: N02 12.306 E102, 14.729 - this coordinate a bit misleading, but it will lead you to the Jalan Ong Kim Wee and the shop is on your left and not on your right as per the GPS coordinate. Weird. I got the coordinate from one of the blog. Forgot to record down the coordinate myself.

Cheaper, 50 - 60 cents per stick, less choices.

Jonker Street Durian Cendol
Jonker Dessert 88
88, Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka
GPS: N02 11.806, E102 14.795
Comments: This is must. Everytime I go there, should have double shots.

Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball
Location: Just across the bridge in front of the Dutch Square (Stadhuys, Christ Church), opposite OCBC Bank. It is at the start of Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat).
GPS coordinates: N2 11.696, E102 14.909

Famosa Chicken Rice Ball
No. 28-30, Jalan Hang Kasturi,
Off Jonker Street, 75200 Melaka.
Tel: +606-2860121
Fax: +606-2824595
GPS: N02 11.815, E102 14.921

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Shop
- 4 Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker St)
GPS: N02 11.717, E102 14.886

Comments: Well, Chung Wah, Hoe Kee and Famosa all have their speciality.

Chicken Rice Ball: All three are about the same.
Chung Wah: Chicken taste better, but only steam chicken. Their asam fish is good too. And favourite drink is ice lime juice.
Hoe Kee: Famous for their lotus peanus soup
Famosa: Got yam ball rice, got roast chicken too.

Ginger Tau Fu Fa
Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka - opposite Capitol Satay Celup
Comments: Something different from KL. Instead of sugar syrup that we normally had in our tau fu fa. In Malacca, they give ginger soup. Is taste different. You shall try this.

Fried Oyster at Jalan Bunga Raya
Comments: Be prepared to wait.

Popiah at Jalan Bunga Raya (outside Madam King)
Comments: Sinful, cause they put lard into the popiah. Chu Yao Cha. RM 3.50 per roll. Well a bit expensive I would said, but no harm to try. Be prepared to wait and take little number token to wait.

Duck Mee at Bukit Cina on the way to semambok, near tan kim hock
Comments: My favourite breakfast.

Bird Nest at Ah Keong (in Jonker Street & Dataran Pahlawan shopping mall)
Comments: Got bird nest porridge.

Hot Pepper Beef at Bukit Baru
Comments: If you like hot food, this is the one.

Exotic cockles at one of the lane in Jalan Bunga Raya near Madam King Store. I dare you to try this.
Comments: Nice

Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodle
No 11-J Jalan Bachang
7.30an to 6pm

Pork Satay
Kedai Satey Xiang Ji
50, Jln Portugis
GPS: N02 12.012, E102.14.803
Tel: 019- 667 8868
Comments: I tried this one last week. Gosh .. taste horribly bad. I don't understand why a lot of food blogger boast about this place. Sucks, my wife hate it, my mom hate it, my dad hate it and even my daughter the satay maniac also hate it. Why can't food blogger be real and honest. Basket. I rather go kajang eat satay. Even puchong Everday Food Court mutton satay is better than Xiang Ji. Please please don't go.

Hainanese Pork Satay
Sun May Hiong Satay House
135 Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker St)

Restoran Aunty Lee (Nyonya)
No.385, Jalan Ujong Pasir, 75050 melaka
tel : 06-283 1009
Speciality: Ikan garam cili

Bibik Neo Nyonya Restaurant
6 Ground Floor Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya

Restoran Nyonya Suan
Location: Near dataran pahlawan, before Newton food court.
GPS: N02 11.396, E102 14.845
- Bendi sambal and Ayam goreng cili is a must must try.
- Ham Choi Thong is good too.
- Asam fish was so so only.

Restoran Seafarer
1516, Batang Tiga, Tg. Kling, 76400 Melaka
tel : 06-315 2693 or cassie koh : 012-638 9226
Speciality: Seafood

Medan Ikan Bakar, Pernu Umbai
GPS: N02 09.412, E102 20.167

Medan Ikan Bakar, Sungai Duyong.
Comments: God it taste horrible, don't go

Portugese Settlement
GPS: N02 10.976, E102 16.011
Comments: Go to Stall No 1 .. Yes No 1. Super recommended.
1 - Sotong fritters - damn good
2 - sambal prawn - good
3 - sweet & sour jenak - nice
4 - grilled eggplant - nice

Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih
72 Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2, Melaka Tengah
Tel: 06 - 284 7209
GPS: N02 12.195, E102 13.897
Comments: Well, after hearing such a good review from Ho Chak, Yes Ho chak again, I told myself I must give it a try. Perhaps I went with high expectations. The taste of the nyonya kuih was average only. Nothing huha about it. For instance, the kuih koci that I had from Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih, was average. I can get better one from Puchong stalls.

The otak-otak that I bought, was good taste but you will find fish cake in it. Ya fish cake. First time I eat otak-otak that have fish cake in it.

The Ang koo that I bought also taste average.

It was not that good actually.

I bought RM35++ for Nyonya kuih alone. Imagine how much I bought cause I wanna try all of it. But to my disappointment, the kuih was not as "huha" as most people talk about.

Mahkota Hotel Melaka (aka Century Mahkota Hotel) sucks !!!!

Good day folks

If you are going to Malacca for vacation and if you are looking for a hotel in Malacca (Melaka). Never never never ever go to Mahkota Hotel Melaka which used to be called Century Mahkota Hotel. The website of the hotel is Why, let me tell you why:

1. I reached the hotel around 3pm. When I reached the lobby, no bellman in sight. No one come to me to help me to unload my luggages even after 10 minutes waiting. So I have resorted to push the trolley myself and unload my luggages for 4 adults and 2 babies. God can you imagine how many things I had in my trunk? Then I have to push the trolley from the parking all the way to the lobby. Crap Mahkota Hotel Melaka.

2. I checked in to the hotel at 3.10pm. Got my keys around 3.20pm. HORROR, disgusting, surprise. The room was not cleaned up. It was so dirty and smelly. The bellman told me that he will inform the housekeeping to tidy the room. 5.10pm still no housekeeping people coming to clean my room. Goodness what a shit hotel.

Years ago, I stayed in this hotel before and it was not like this. The service was awesome, the restaurant was awesome and the staff was awesome. Back then, it was still Century Mahkota Hotel.

It's 5.10pm, I'm getting ready for dinner. So I wanna give Mahkota Hotel Melaka a chance. I do really hope that by the time I come back from dinner at Capitol Satay Celup and my night walk at Jonker St, the room would have been tidy up.

3. I called for towels from housekeeping, it took them 1 hour+ to send me bloody 3 towels. We have 4 guests but only 1 towel given. And 4 guests but only 2 complimentary bottle water. Where is the logic?

4. I returned to Mahkota Hotel Melaka around 9.00pm. Huh, they have tidy up the room. The bedsheets was changed and that was it. Ya that was it. The kitchen area is not cleaned, full or leftover gravy marks. Glass not cleaned.

Floor not mopped.

Carpets not vacuum.

Bloody hell, stupid hotel. Stupid Mahkota Hotel Melaka.

I have to clean up the room again before going to bed.

5. The disaster did not end yet. The toilet is FLOODED. What the xxxx, I didn't expect this. For such a pricy hotel and yet the service was so bad.

6. The next day, my in-laws air-conditioning start giving out loud son that make it unbearable to sleep. Bloody hell, stupid hotel. Stupid Mahkota Hotel Melaka.

Jezz, I normally stayed in Hotel Equatorial whenever I go to Melaka. I vow that I never go back to Mahkota Hotel Melaka again. Never.

And I strongly urge everyone not to go to this hotel unless you wanted to get yourself frustrated and an unpleasant vacation.

Apparently, I'm not the first one, we found a link that talk about similar problems like us.

Other complaints:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Malacca good food, here I come

Ya I'm going to Malacca again. It is food hunting again. I'm looking for Malacca good food.

Any suggestion on food that must try?

Been browsing Motormouth page at for info.

FYI, I studied for 1 year in Malacca in MMU. My normal pick would be

Capitol Satay Celup
Jonker Street Durian Cendol
Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball
Ginger Tau Fu Fa at Jalan Bunga Raya (if I remember the road name correctly, very close to perigi hang li po)
Fried Oyster at Jalan Bunga Raya
Popiah at Jalan Bunga Raya
Duck Mee at Bukit Cina
Bird Nest at Ah Keong (in Jonker Street & Dataran Pahlawan shopping mall)
Hot Pepper Beef at Bukit Baru
Pork Satay at Melaka Raya
Exotic cockles at one of the lane in Jalan Bunga Raya. I dare you to try this.

Planning to go for
- umbai seafood
- sampan
- bert park
- klebang beach
- tengkera hee kiaw

So to all Malacca folks out there, please suggest.

Stupid Mahathir, Stupid Bung Mokhtar

Stupid Mahathir why?

His words in The Sun:
"Whether the gambling license is issued or not, gambling will still go on in the country because the Chinese generally like to gamble"

Oi, old man, why can't you retire gracefully. If he said that, he was stereotyping the rakyat. Simply meaning:

Chinese like to gamble
Indian like to drink todi
Malay like to lepak and drink milk tea

Argh come on old man, those are old saying or perhaps is a myth that was created in your era. In the era where you RULE. Nowadays, things have changed. We the new generation are suffering as a result of your unfair ruling and we the new generation are working our ass off to meet the end needs. We work hard as a result of cronyism that you have practiced.

It is so unwise for an old person like you to stereotype people. Gambling does not associate with race. I've seen Malay who go buy TOTO. Yes TOTO. Thanks to your best friend Vincent Tan sports Toto. The license that BN granted for Vincent Tan. As a result, Malay who by default are Muslim go buy nombor ekor from TOTO. You are the real culprit.

I rather buy lottery from unlicensed operator than buying from TOTO, MAGNUM because I don't want pay tax to BN aka UMNO.

Another stupid MP, Bung Mokhtar. Where is the conscience of people from Kinabatangan. How could you guys voted for a scumbag like him to be in parliament. Wake up.

We have enough gambling license in Malaysia, TOTO, MAGNUM, BIG SWEEP & GENTING. So we don't need a new one.

If this bloody Bung Mokhtar said, since we live in a multiracial society and we should take into consideration of the non-muslims. I am a non-muslim, and I do not want to see my fellow Malaysian gone into gambling debt and make Vincent Tan even richer. Or to be correct to make the UMNO crony richer.

Half a year past

Wow, it is half way through for 2010. Time flies like an arrow. How many of you have not started your plan to fulfill for 2010? You better start now, cause you have only have roughly 180 days left.

I've fulfill my wish for this year where I wanted to get a new job. And I did it. Well am I happy after changing job? I can answer "Yes".

At least I don't feel victimized.
At least I don't feel unappreciated.
At least I don't need to deal with people that I don't like.
At least I don't feel under paid (well i believe all of you think you are under paid).
At least I am more cheerful, no more grumpy.
At least I don't complain so much now.

New work means new challenge and I am up to it.

As for family, both princess are growing healthily. But poor Qian Hui fell and hurt her head. Got few bruises. Brought the sisters to Teluk Kemang beach for some getaway and I guess the sisters have enjoyed themselves. Looking forward for more family outings. Now having two kids make us feel that it is so troublesome to go to some where. Beside, Qian Hui have car sickness so it is better not to travel far.

Friends, hardly have any gathering with friends nowadays. I guess everyone are just busy with their own problems now.

Blue Sky blue

Blue sky blue, taken from beach at Teluk Kemang. My Princesses having good time at the beach.

The Sisters

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm the World Best Dad

I'm recently awarded the "World's Best Dad" award. Below are the proof

With Qian Ning

Ning Ning is the new supporter of Man Utd. Chelski, beware, next season we will be back.

With Qian Hui

Sick Marketing Technique

I got some bad running nose, hence I went to this Gxxxxxxx pharmacy to get the Vicks VapoRub to ease my nasal congestion.

I do know that this type vaporising ointment do have its best before date. Ya no joke, they do have best before date. I just realized that I didn't checked on the one that I bought from this Gxxxxxxx pharmacy. I quickly turn it around to check on the date. Gosh, what a shame. They stick the bloody bar code sticker on top of the best before date. When I tried to remove the sticker, doom, the ink of the best before date was faded due to the sticker being pasted on it.

This is a really sick way of doing business. We as the consumer were denied to right to check on the product quality. They are lucky that this is Malaysia, the boleh-land. If we were in another FAIR country, this Gxxxxxxx pharmacy will be sued.