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Friday, February 20, 2009


EXPLORAQUEST MELAKA - WELL KNOWN "HEAD SHAKING" WAN TAN MEE IN TENGKERA -

This is a very well known wan tan noodle spot located in Tengkera

Business is daily and starts from 7pm ONLY


The "head shaking" nick name is given because of the owner's apparent "head shaking" technique when he prepares the noodles. To know where it is exactly, just get to Tengkera and ask a local to direct you but you must mention "the famous head shaking wan tan"

What's there to do?
1. You might want to stop and check out another well known local food - the putu piring. The shop's located along the road..just mentioned "famous putu piring in Tengkera"
2. You can choose either the regular wan tan noodle or the flat one
3. In addition, you might also order a plate of "ochien" or fried oyster omelete, another favourite Malaccan food

Now who says there's nothing to see and nothing to di in Melaka?

EXPLORAQUEST MELAKA - POPULAR MALAY GERAI MAKAN IN UJONG PASIR 

This is by far the place that has the most variety of Malay kueh-mueh and fried stuff for lunch till dinner. This place is usually filled with people round the clock and reputedly, on eof the few places, patronize by all, Malays, Chinese, Indians, Portuguese and by locals and outstationers








What's there to do?
1. Try a little bit of everything. Best to bring lots of buddies along, otherwise, it will take the whole day as you rest after each item

Now who says there's nothing to see and nothing to do in Melaka?

Monday, February 16, 2009


EXPLORAQUEST MELAKA - PUTU MAYAM SELLER AT JALAN SEMABOK DALAM 

It was a "lo & behold" moment when we spotted Muthu along the road at Kg Semabok Dalam

He still sells the traditional white putu mayam the traditional way too ie. on a bicycle ziggy zagging in and out of the many lanes in Kampung Semabok Dalam

In English, putu mayam is called string hoppers and is made with rice flour and pressing the dough through a sieve to make vermicelli-like noodles

Putu mayam is served with grated coconut and gula melaka

Those interested to catch Muthu, you can wait along Jalan Semabok Dalam around 3.30pm - 4.30pm. It is his routine route

What's there to do?
1. While you wait you can also check out the many goreng pisang stalls by some of the kampung houses
2. Pack the putu mayam and ask for more coconut and gula melaka

So who says there's nothing to see and nothing to do in Melaka?

Friday, February 13, 2009


EXPLORAQUEST MELAKA - CHAI TAU KUEH CHINESE RADDISH RICE CAKE AT TENGKERA -

Just about 100m from the popular putu piring shop, you will find another regular sight along the same Tengkera road. It has been doing the same business for the last 30 years

This Chinese radish rice cake or "Kueh Lobak" in Malay, is popular especially amongst the local Chinese. Compared to others, Uncle Lim's fries his lobak kueh (in Hokkien) with only radish rice cake, lots of garlic and black soya sauce minus the preserved vegetables. Eggs are optional

Most of Uncle Lim's clients always do the take away

NOTE: THIS FOOD IS NOT HALAL

What's there to do?
1. Order a pack to try out
2. Watch his stir frying technique
3. Go find other lobak kueh stalls and compare

Now who says there's nothing to see and nothing to do in Melaka?

EXPLORAQUEST MELAKA - POPULAR PUTU PIRING AT TENGKERA

This is one more well known place special for its putu piring. While waiting for your orders you get to watch an efficient performance of making putu piring

Your orders are made on the spot with some waiting as there's usually a cue

Most people do the "take away" and for those who travel far, it's usual that the coconut is left out

Business starts regularly from 6.00pm and goes on till all is sold

The generous filling of Gula Melaka and its freashness makes it extra special

Now who says there's nothing to see and nothing to do?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


EXPLORAQUEST MELAKA - POPULAR CURRY PUFFS AND GORENG PISANG AT JALAN UJONG PASIR 

Guess what? The goreng pisang (fried banana fritters) and keledek (fried sweet potato fritters) comes with a special spicy chilly-flavoured sauce

Guess what? The curry puffs comes in three exciting and mouth-watering fillings - SARDINES (largest piece on the left), POTATOES (right) and VEGETARIAN (below). These too comes with yet another special chilly-flavoured sauce

The local drinks were great too. Check out the tea and iced coffee

As is a usual sight in Melaka, where there's a queue, GO FOR IT!!

Now who says there's nothing to see and nothing to do in Melaka?


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