Monday, September 04, 2006

Malacca - Part 2

After wandering around Malacca on the 1st day there, mom and I woke up earlier on the 2nd day and I attempted to look for wantan noodles for brunch at Heeren Street. I did manage to get into the area but due to the roads which are mostly one way, it took me a few attempts to get to the right road. When I found Kedai Makanan & Minuman Wantan Mee, it felt like I had struck gold (well, almost...ha ha ha...).
I read that they prepare a different version, one that is added with some chilli paste. Mom ordered the normal one and I ordered the chilli version. The wantan mee noodles were nice and firm - not overcooked. The chilli paste gave it a distinctive flavour making it different from the ones back in PJ/KL (though there is a spicy wantan mee in Section 17, PJ but it's different). The auntie even handed me a plastic bottle of the chilli paste to add more onto the noodles.
The normal version tasted good too and was very flavourful indeed. The BBQ Pork was sliced thinly and I like it as I don't like chunky meat pieces. The wantan was okay and normal. So, it gets the thumbs up from me! This place opens early in the morning till about 2.30 pm and is closed on Wednesday for those thinking of patronising this place.

After our meal, we walked around Jonker Street. A lot of the houses have been converted to retail shops, maintaining the old facade. Mom had moved to Malacca and stayed in Tengkera when she was 19 years old and went to Kuala Lumpur 3 years later. She commented that she couldn't really recognise the place anymore.
While walking around here, I saw the most decorated trishaw in my entire life. Seems a lot of the trishaws here are decked in this way to attract customers who are mostly tourists. The plastic flowers don't do it for me, I told mom that it looked more suitable for my funeral procession. LOL....
Anyway, my bro had told me that one should get a quote properly from his past experience while in Malacca. He was fleeced by a trishaw peddler who had earlier told him that he would charge RM50 to bring him around to a few places. He told my bro to take his time to look around. Turned out that he was charging RM50 per hour, not a flat rate!!!! It came up to about RM200 plus, but my bro eventually paid him RM100! Well, I'm sure there are some honest trishaw peddlers out there. My bro was just unfortunate to have met one that was not.

I then decided to bring my mom to A Famosa as the trip would not be complete if I didn't take her to at least one famous Malacca landmark. The place was pretty busy as it was school holidays.
Oh, I saw more "colourful" trishaws and told myself that the plastic flower business must be doing well in Malacca. Ha ha ha....

To be continued ...

10 comments:

toniXe said...

great photos, music n only regret cannot taste what u had !

v nice posts, u remind me of....

cheers !

wmw said...

tonixe, thanks for the compliments.

uh..what exactly do I remind you of???
Something good I hope!

mrs. pitt said...

love the trishaws!! i think that they are absolutely charming!!! can you imagine arriving in one of these on your wedding day!!!

toniXe said...

...all d good times v had in d portugese square n drinkin' d Lisbon beer with d Alcantra the boss....
m'cca, always nostalgic alway wonderful !

cheers!

YMC said...

hi, there is another very nice Wan Tan Mee stall near the Madam King at Jalan Bunga Raya.
They only operate at night time.
The speciality of the Wan Tan Mee besides the chiili sauce, they are not using the black soya sauce.
You must try during your next trip to Melaka.

wmw said...

mrs. pitt - read carefully, I think the trishaws are more suitable for my funeral procession. Well, one man's meat is another man's poison!

tonixe-Thanks for visiting again. See ya around!

wmw said...

ymc- thanks for the tip! Are you from Malacca? I did go to Bunga Raya area though, tried the popiah. Good stuff! Will post on that later.

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