Melaka Makan Trip

Cris, Elaine, Leonard, Angeline, Beverly, Fred and I drove down to Melaka for one mission – to eat.

Jonker 88 @ Jonker Street

We decided to give chicken rice balls a skip this time hence we started the marathon at Jonker 88 with Cendol and Baba Laksa. Their cendol is one of the most well known cendol stalls in Melaka. It comes with thinly shaved ice with thick gula melaka (palm sugar) on top.

There’s even durian cendol. Yuck.

Durian Cendol – but it looks good!

Baba Laksa with prawns and fish – fish on the spoon. Looks like used tissues. It tasted good though!


Kedai Satay Xiang Ji @ Jalan Portugis

Just two streets away from Jonker 88, lies Leonard’s favourite shop. He’s been promoting it ever since I knew him.

Kedai Satay Xiang Ji is a shop that sells satay babi (pork satay) and only satay babi. At 55 cents a stick, the owner keeps serving you sticks of pork satay until you tell him to stop.

Raw satay

Uncle cooking satay

Unlike the traditional Malay satay, pork satay is quite distinct. It’s not sweet and it’s not something that one will enjoy on their first bite.

However, after a few bites, you just cant stop eating them.

Used skewers!

Meat, fat, meat, fat… – The meat on the skewer is arranged in a way where meat and fat would alternate until the top of the skewer.

Leonard – mmmm houuu houuu meeeiii aaaa


To be continued!

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