Friday, March 26, 2010

Melaka Food - must visit places

It has really been awhile since i posted, felt like there is dust and cob webs everywhere... Anyway, if you happen to be in Melaka, here are my list of recommended "makan" places:

Jeta Grooves - Melaka Raya
This is by far the best (nyonya) cendol (cendol, red beans, santan, gula Melaka) we have ever tasted! The difference is this shop uses real Gula Melaka (Melaka brown sugar) and very fresh santan (coconut milk). It comes in a very small bowl (only RM2). One is usually not enough for me, but I had to control due to my slightly higher than normal cholesterol level...
Some other food you can try here are the Mee Siam (RM3), tau kua (bean curd) and Durian Cendol (must try for durian lovers - RM3). Their Kuih (desserts) are very "nyonya", original :)
Do drop me a comment if you have any good recommendations, we will be more than happy to give it a try :)

Updates on the location:

Ming Sate Hut - Near Holiday Inn/Dataran Pahlawan
There are quite a number of satay stall/shops in Melaka, some famous ones are located in Jonker Street. Previously the one that we frequented most is located opposite a school, we are not sure about the name of the shop and which street its on, we only know how to go there :P
Anyway, my uncle recommended me this one which is easier to find, cleaner and it actually tasted better! This shop also sells good fresh fruit juices :)
Well... nothing is cheap is Melaka nowadays... but good food is priceless (to us at least) :)

Will posting more soon

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Singapore trip Oct 2009

If you are driving to Singapore... the most confusing thing that was noticed (at least to me) is the parking coupon system... even the locals there are unclear of what kind of coupons to use... either they have a monthly pass or they stay in a private residence...

Some info of the signboards can be found here:
HDB info web: car park signboard

There are 3 main coupons that is used, the usual ones (SGD1.00 and SGD2.00) can be bought from 7-11 or any other convenience store.
The special SGD10.00 24 hour parking coupon can only be bought at HDB branches...