Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The hunting for food gang will be indulging in three consecutive weekends of eating extravaganza at three different locations, from the second week of May. First stop - Malacca.

Kedai Makanan Teo Heng
(Beside Grand Continental Hotel)
Wang Food Court, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, 75100 Malacca.

This place was recommended by ff Claire. The last time she ate here (same shop, different location) was 20 years ago. And since the memory of this shop continues to linger in her mind even after two decades, it had to be something worth checking out!

Fortunately, we did not have to search high and low for this eatery, as it is conveniently located beside the Grand Continental Hotel - coincidentally the end point of the Lions Club of PJ City Treasure Hunt.

I don't quite fancy Teo Chew style porridge, so I opted for noodles with senangin fish slices instead. When our orders arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find a generous amount of fish slices in my bowl of noodles. Very fresh too!
Both the porridge and noodles were served in the same soup with the same garnishings of chinese celery, chopped spring onions and fried pork lard.

The price of each bowl is from RM3.50 depending on the type of fish selected.

Bibik House
129, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonkers Street), 75200 Malacca.

Was introduced to this shop by ff Lily a couple of years back. Legend has it that the tarts are so good, that it is worth trading a room for a box of tarts from this shop.

Margaret and I took one bite back then and the rest as the say is history. These addictive pieces of sin are an absoulte delight. Pop one into your mouth and it instantly crumbles and slowly melts away. But just before the pastry disappears completely, a hidden surprise is revealed - fibrous chunks of pineapple jam.

Each time we step into Malacca, you will find us carting home at least 3 boxes of pineapple tarts from Bibik House.

88, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonkers Street), 75200 Malacca.

Next stop, Jonker Dessert 88 - for a bowl of heavenly durian cendol. A perfect reward after seven and a half hours of hard work on the road.

However the cendol turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Firstly, I felt that the kitchen-hand was way too generous with the Gula Melaka. And secondly, the durian had decided to play hide & seek with me, and was nowhere to be found. My previous experience with cendol in Malacca was far more satisfactory. Then, the Gula Melaka I remember vividly is self-sprinkled.

If you happen to be in the vicinity of TTDI and have a desire for cendol, do hop into Penang Village. The durian cendol here can rival the better ones in Malacca. At least their durian does not play games with me!

45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Malacca

Our fourth and final stop - Ban Lee Siang, for a local favourite (judging from the size of the crowd). Satay celup is to the Malaccan's what lok lok is to the Penangites, except that the sticks here are dipped into a warm pot of sate sauce rather than in boiling water.

Ban Lee Siang occupies two shop lots along Jalan Ong Kim Wee. On one side the food is self-service while on the other the food is served to the table.

The top-left picture shares some idea of the amount of sticks to be consumed by four people. However this being our fourth stop, eating had begun to feel like a chore to some of us. So all we could muster that evening was a sorry 18 sticks for the entire gang. And if that wasn't pathetic enough, one of us even had the cheek to actually return 2 sticks (unused) into the fridge!

Personally, I prefer the Penang version with its yummy dips!

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