The last (and also the first) time I went to Malacca was almost 10 years ago so when my bestie asked if I’m interested to go for a weekend trip, I’m all up for it.
We hopped on the WTS coach from Singapore Flyer at 7:30am. I had a really bad experience taking the overnight coach from Singapore to Ipoh. To my pleasant surprise, this coach was really clean and spacious.
On our way to Malacca
We finally reached after ~4.5 hours on the road. We had some time to spare before checking in so we decided to feed our hungry tummies first. Our first meal was Nonya food at Restoran Nyonya Suan.
Salted vegetable duck soup, Sambal brinjal and Rendang chicken
We especially liked the salted vegetable duck soup. It reminded us of the taste from our childhood, so nostalgic. The rendang chicken was not too spicy and very flavourful. The sambal brinjal was something we could give it a miss.
Though the lunch was very filling, we could not resist getting a slice of mille crepe from Nadeje.
No surprise that we chose the flavour, Malacca
A crowd favourite. This Mille Crepe is an homage to the Malaccan roots. The distinct flavours of Gula Melaka, coconut and Chendol permate throughout this dense and creamy concoction to deliver that classic Malaysian experience.
The mille crepe is moist and soft. You can definitely taste the gula melaka, coconut and chendol. However, it is not something that I will add to my must-eat list.
Fixing my coffee craving with San Shu Gong white coffee
For people who think white coffee is too sweet, you should try this. You can taste the coffee yet it is not too sweet. Another plus point is that you can make a big mug of coffee with just a packet. Remember to get some back as souvenirs.
A trip to Malacca will not be complete if you didn’t go snacking along Jonker Street.
First stop, smelly tofu and chendol
The plan was to have many little snacks along Jonker Street before heading over to dinner. Hence, we didn’t go and search for the famous chendol and just had one at a random stall.
Next up, tim sums to share
Followed by quail eggs
After all the snacking, it was time for dinner. We did go all out to search for this Capitol Satay and got lost along the way. Special thanks to the cleaner who guided us to the correct path.
Check out the queue. We waited around 20-30 mins before we got a table.
The concept is something like lok lok. Pick the food you want and cook them in the satay sauce hotpot. Unlike eating satay with ketupat, they serve bread here. The sauce is pretty spicy so for people who can’t take chilli, this might be too spicy for you.
End of feasting! 16 sticks conquered.
That’s the end of Day One. Now we move on to Day Two.
Our stay came with complimentary breakfast at the hotel. The selection was really good, ranging from western selection like salads, breads and cakes to local delights like nasi lemak and prata. We were the most impressed with the live prata station.
Even though we had a really heavy breakfast, we were determined to squeeze in one last meal. We saw this interesting cafe on our first day and decided to give it a try. The Calanthe Art Cafe serves specialty coffee drinks from all the 13 states of Malaysia.
Perak and Penang coffee, Claypot e-mee laksa and Fried spring rolls
The concept of the cafe was really interesting but I was quite disappointed with the coffee. Maybe because I ordered it cold, with the whipped cream and the jelly, I could not get a good taste of the coffee. The claypot e-mee laksa was fantastic. The gravy was thick and flavourful and it paired really well the e-mee. A must try!