Sunday, June 19, 2011

Malacca - a quick little getaway

Besides food, there are stalls selling all kinds of goods including this one that sells decorative lights

Never leave Jonker Street without a box of durian puffs

Pineapple tarts are popular here though I find them a little too dry for my liking.

Home made ice popsicles in all kinds of flavours

Kueh balu (sponge cakes) freshly made with an oven outdoors

It is fun to eat at roadstalls as the atmosphere is truly casual and spontaneous not to mention that the food is great and cheap

A sign that says Nyonya cendol though it was actually selling prawn mee

Penang fried kway teow in Melaka

Steaming hot bamboo trays of tim sum

The Chinese interpretation of pancake in this advert - laughing mouth cake

Melaka fruit tea packaged in a very modern, Westernised way

An assortment of kuehs but my usual favourites, odeh odeh and rempah udang were unavailable

The start of Jonker Street also known as Jalan Hang Jebat

My family always make time for a little get away to Malacca, even if it is for 2-3 days. We love the fact that life is quite simple here and the food is great ! I can never get my kids or husband to shop for their clothes in Singapore as they dislike shopping immensely. So I do so with them only once a year in either Malacca or Kuala Lumpur before we make our way for lunch or dinner. Food is cheap and good and though the choice of shopping isn't as wide as in Singapore, you can often get genuine sales of up to 70% in department stores in Malacca. And of course, finish off the stay with a visit to the night market in Malacca on a Friday night.

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