Saturday, June 14, 2008

More Melaka eats

Made it back to Melaka to take care of unfinished business from previous trip - more eating! And here are some of the highlights:

Satay celup on Ban Lee Siang, Jalan Ong Kim Wee. Works on basic lok lok premise with skewers of goodies lined up in front of you, and a boiling vat of satay sauce at the centre of the table. Choose skewer, dunk in till cooked and enjoy glorious stain-assured mess. We had this at around 10pm on a Thursday night and the place was packed. The locals sure like their celup!

Wantan mee at Jln Tun Tan Cheng Lock. This was supposed to be a great Melakan secret and it was just down the road from our guest house, so we popped in for breakfast the morning after. I just didn't get it. It was not dissimilar to the Penang version, but perhaps coated with more lard. More miss than hit.

Chicken rice ball, Hoe Kee on Jonker Walk. I didn't want to partake in this as not a huge chicken rice fan to begin with but Fat Tulip had a serving for one and I sampled some. One teeny rice ball and one slice of chicken confirmed it was good stuff, but he complained about feeling ill from too much grease after.

More up my alley was the lotus root soup. I am used to my mom's version at home which will always remain superior but this was lovely, the peanut blending perfectly with the subtler flavour of the root.

And no trip to Melaka is complete without these gorgeous otak-otak, a repeat sampling at Newton food court. We also ordered some wonderful pork satay (no pictures sorry!). We polished off quite a few of these and bought extra to bring home.


Little Inbox said...

Hmm...I really miss Melaka's satay celup.

CK Lam said...

I have tried the satay celup but still prefer Pg lok lok - with the pot of boiling water at the centre of the table and dipping the stick of cooked ingredients into the sauce.