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Merry Meal(s) In Malaysia

Merry Meal(s) In Malaysia

Search for good food across the border! Food trail in Malaysia here we come (-:
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[Malacca] Consolation when we visited on a Monday where the owner rests and does not prepare any of his impeccable Nyonya rice dumplings/ Popiah. The shop was only open for customers to collect their preorder rice dumplings.... And thankful for us to snag a tub of extremely affordable and great tasting- melt in your mouth Kueh Bangkit.

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[Malacca] Through word of mouth we got hold of the address to this private property turned nyonya food "factory" of a establishment.
These are the best Ang Ko Kuehs (aka Kuih Koo Merah) I've had, fine yellow bean paste; wrapped around in a perfectly soft and chewy Kueh exterior. The sesame version was delectable with the strong hint of nutty sesame in the Kueh skin.
We established after tasting at least 15 variants of food items to go for the traditional Kuehs (i.e. Kueh Ko Sui etc) and forget the other fried items.
Their big savory nyonya dumplings are comparable to the ones we first fell in love with a few months ago in malacca (refer to previous posts in this file) and wanted to get but couldn't as the uncle maxed out his order capacity...

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[Malacca] Reservations have to made in advance especially during lunch time or be prepared to leave without a table disappointed. Our lunch at 2pm was delightful, one of the better and affordable Perenakan fares I've had yet not the best.
Hits: Popiah (RM4.50 per roll), the Popiah skin used here will leave an impression- unlike the usual paper thin skin, the ones here are pleasantly thick and taste good on its own.
Sambal Steamed Fish was another dish that was memorable with its sambal that was paradoxically light while packing a punch.
The curries here are more fluid and not paste-like-rich and meat cuts are of good quality.
Misses: Nyonya Rice Dumpling, Mackerel Otah, Ngo Hiang we did not find fascinatingly tasty
Fish Maw Soup that had more fishballs and handmade meat balls instead but at that price we closed an eye.
Nyonya Kuehs were decent but not outstanding with the exception the ondeh ondeh.

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[Malacca] Great crepe cakes come to mama' lol but these 3 plates of cake ended up spotless- and I claim full credit of its eventual state. While I thought the star was the premium cheese flavor that had a melodic harmony of sweet and savory cheese goodness, the others liked the royal milk tea flavor; yet all agreed the green tea could be improved. The last out of the trio lacked the strong hint of green tea and got a little too sweet after awhile.

Overall nothing stopped me from enjoying my reasonable priced, meticulously prepared crepe cakes 😋

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[Malacca] Queuing is a test of patience and perseverance for we only got our seats after a 2 hour queue during dinner time. But kudos to the Zichar shop for coming up with unconventional flavors that are a hit with tables filled of Singaporeans (as strings of singlish and Singaporean Chinese filled the air).
I adored the milk crab with a creamy and spicy sauce (by its enabler- small green chilli); if you love the sauce like me, you would appreciate the morsels of toasted bread to dunk and drench in 😋
No surprise our bill for the generous and good tasting portions of seafood came up to a sum you will never be able to find in Singapore. Overall a good place for Zichar with an important caveat: you have the perseverance to brave a perpetual queue

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[Malacca] Queuing is a test of patience and perseverance for we only got our seats after a 2 hour queue during dinner time. But kudos to the Zichar shop for coming up with unconventional flavors that are a hit with tables filled of Singaporeans (as strings of singlish and Singaporean Chinese filled the air).
I adored the milk crab with a creamy and spicy sauce (by its enabler- small green chilli); if you love the sauce like me, you would appreciate the morsels of toasted bread to dunk and drench in it 😋
No surprise our bill for the generous and good tasting portions of seafood came up to a sum you will never be able to find in Singapore. Overall a good place for Zichar with an important caveat: you have the perseverance to brave the perpetual queue.

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[Malacca] Braved through throngs of tourist to get myself a RM9 bowl of Chendol only to find out that was meant to be a sharing portion; the single bowl portion for one is available at RM4.50 which I would suggest judging how my value 2 pax portion tasted slightly watered down.

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I used to think: forget commercial restaurant chains for some scrumptious, genuinely good tze char fare.. But I am challenged to think again. Both the fried hor fun and prosperity noodles soup (using Ee-fu mian) were delights to dig into, you knew it when the tantalizing fragrance of the noodles wafted over as they were presented on the table! As recommended by my Godma who knows here Chinese/tze char food well, I would recommend these 2 dishes in particular at Wong Kok HK restaurant! (According to God Ma other dishes she tried were not as good. For example the Chee Cheong Fun dishes were too greasy for her)

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Think Lays sc&o on Auntie Anne's pretzels @ 1/3 the price in SG, never gets old 😋

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[Malacca] On par being our greatest takeaway, you find 烧包(chicken/char siew) that according to my aunts are almost extinct in Singapore. They are not to be confused with regular char siew pastry! These charsiew/chicken baked goods look exactly like handmade paos but baked with a golden brown exterior. I had no stomach for this but my aunt loved it so much she brought back a whole box, she said they reminded her of the 烧包 she used to eat when she was young from a stall opposite her tanglin house! See her so satisfied made me very happy. Will be back very soon to try it for myself, especially after making acquaintance with the lady boss #traveltreasures

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[Malacca] (RM 4.80) I apologize for the poorly taken photos (I really tried). This is had to be our greatest takeaway of the trip, something you can hardly find in Singapore. Authentic nyonya dumplings wrapped and cooked with only authentic ingredients. Blue coloring beautifying the perfectly done glutinous rice is natural from a certain flower species. The shop is at the end of the entire Jonker Walk but it is worth the trip down without a doubt!

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[Malacca] Felt like the place was only worth a visit because of the stunning Perenakan ambience. Food was lacklustre with a watery consistency to the Assam fish and chicken curry, only the Beef Rendang tasted good. Ngo Hiong was decent but forgettable. I'll compliment the stir-fry vegetables for still retaining its crunch yet full of flavor from the strong sauce, that according to my aunts are often used in nyonya dishes.
The dessert was very affordable and a good end to the meal. But I have to repeat the place is beautiful! Felt like I was (or was I really?) on the little nyonya (channel 8 drama) set!

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Eat to live, live to eat. Alternating between the 2 all day err day?

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