Wednesday, July 29, 2015

One Day Food Hunt Trip in Malacca - 8 stops!

27 June 2015 - I haven't visit Malacca for like 4 years? And when H2G group, a group of friends who enjoys travelling, sports, and all kind of activities, plan to organize one day trip. I just go for it.

Initially, I thought to bring my baby, but ended up not to, he will be shocked seeing all the food, but cannot eat. Actually, it is not convenient to bring baby, unless it is a family trip, but this is a friends and food trip! We have 15 people joining the food trip.

1st Stop: Huang Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant

Address: 376 75350, Jalan BB 1, Taman Damai, Melaka, Malaysia

Phone:+60 6-317 0299

Ordered their famous chicken rice balls and white chicken, truly, it is delicious. the chicken has smooth and fair chicken skin, haha! but I still prefer Ipoh chicken rice.

The rice balls are...just rice in ball form...

2nd Stop: Chuen How Restaurant

Jalan Merak, Taman Melaka Baru, Batu Berendam, Malacca 75350
*Closed every Thursday

As we were about to go back to our car to hop onto the next food destination. Jason says: "Hey, Chuen How Restaurant, famous for its char siew!" It is just opposite Huang Chang chicken Rice Shop, walking distance.

Notice the long queue even from the outside. The shop has it rules. Regardless you sit in the restaurant or plan to take away, you need to line up, please.

So we ordered its famous roasted pork, char siew and beancurd (foo chok)

Crispy, juicy, and tender. This is so far the best roasted-pork I have ever tried. Everything is nicely done, from roasting the pork till it being served on the plate.

Beancurd, something to try after eating the roasted pork. This one is just moderate.

3rd Stop: Nadeje Cafe

They have lots of branches, we stop by at Nadeje Jaya 99.

Nadeje was the one who started off Mille Crepe (thousand layer french cake) trend in Malaysia. However, we are far more dissappointed with it s quality. You see, that is the cons when you expand business into franchise concept and when you tend to open more branches, just to get more business.

The cakes are too sweet and too much cream, those categorised as 'contain alcohol' has not much alcohol taste at all. I can get better one back in KL.

4th Stop: Sun May Hiong Satay House

Address: 50/50A, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/1, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200, Melaka, Melaka, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/1, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Phone:+60 6-281 7281

What so special about Sun May Hiong Satay House? They serve all kind of pork satay with different pork parts.

Such a long queue again....

The satay is on fire, I wonder how many satay do they make in a day? hmmm....

Uncle satay shy with camera

We are still waiting after 20 minutes, so, I and my girls took some selfie to prove that we were here before!

Tralala, finally we got two table to accommodate 15 of us. And I think we ordered 50 pcs of pork satay for each table.

Their pork satay is just normal.

It is their secret satay sauce that makes them popular then. The smell of peanut satay sauce with a mix of some chilli oil.

And at this point, some of us is really feeling super bloated and full.

5th Stop: Klebang Original Coconut Shake

Klebang, 5, Melaka, Malaysia
Time: 12:30 - 6:30pm

What, you think someone is shaking coconut?

Unfortunately, no.

After watching the video below clearly, what they do was, they opened the coconut, blend the flesh, mix the coconut water, and add in lots of ice, blend it, serve you with vanila ice-cream topping. that is Klebang Original Coconut Shake. If you plan just to drink the coconut shake, you can just park at the roadside and queue up for the coconut shake.

Hot coconut guys,,,they even have proper uniform!

doing the coconut shake

vanilla ice-cream

If you prefer to sit in, you can turn into further behind to go to their big food stall, with lots of seatings, and lots other malay food for you to choose.

Klebang Original Coconut Shake is too sweet for me, but good enough to quench your thirst.

6th Stop: Bunga Raya Popiah

Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka, Malaysia. just right in front of Madam's King Departmental Store.

As you see the photo, it is written RM 4 and NO PHOTO ALLOWED. some bloggers name the guy as 'fat man'. probably he dislikes to have photos being taken, and he is super shy.

And you can see closely, he cooks a whole big pot of turnips and carrots, and the normal combination of eggs, peanuts and bean sprouts. What made his popiah so popular? Fat man gives lots of crispy pork lards. And funny enough, they don't cut your popiah in 4 pieces, which mean you have to try to eat the whole roll of popiah by yourself, or if you want to share it with your friends, figure out where to get a cutter/ knife to cut it off.

Kinda enjoy the popiah at the beginning, but after taking the 3rd small bites of the pork lard, kinda feel he puts too much pork lards.

7th Stop: Dong Mei Stall 

Address: Lorong Bunga Raya, Melaka. Landmark: a backlane just next to Madam's King Departmental Store.
Tel: 016- 6458108,012- 6011621
Evening like 6pm onwards.
There are 2 stalls at the backlane, so how do you know which one is nicer? We choose the one with lots of advertisement from those TV liveshow, for example: Axian, and Hao Jiak.

Seeing this banner, you will know what you get to eat: fresh clams, snails, cockerels, BBQ squid, BBQ tofu, kangkung, balitong, prawns, and rojak.

So, what makes us come here to eat when you can make the same thing just by boiling the seafood?

The chilli sauce is the secret - self-made bright red chilli, with rojak sauce, and a twist of lime, giving you spicy, sour, and think sweet sauce.

and the next stop, we will take a break while waiting for the Jonker street night market. We have a walk to burn fats around the lake area. Here are some awesome photos:

And you never missed the trendy trishaw or Beca rides in Malacca town

One place I must go when I go Melaka is to go San Shu Gong to buy my favourite chili garlic sauce

and go jonker street market to buy nyonya dumpling, glutinous rice dumpling wrapped with bamboo leaf, and filled with pork, mushrooms, candied chinese wintermelon with a little touch of the blue pea flower coloring.

The 8th Stop: Ban Lee Siang

Add: 45, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Melaka, Malaysia

Which one is Ban Lee Siang? Both are. turned out both brothers quarrel and open shop separately, but next to each other! Wonder which one is the genuine one? But if you are not a fussy person, either one shop will be good, because both shops are crowded with people.

and there you go, select your preferred food that are 'poked' in a stick, like s satay, and dip the food in the hot gravy peanut sauce. And the food are ready to eat.

We started our food journey from 9am from kl, and reached back kl around 1am.

Diet after this! This is an amazing food hunting journey!


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review of Ossoto Spa - Pampering Moments with Family

28 June 2015 - I have heard of Ossoto Spa since 2014, just that my thoughts on spa especially it was mostly meant for men - the 'special' spa for the guys to go, so I was bit skeptical, when I was invited to go to Ossoto Spa.

Ossoto Spa was truly a heaven place. At here, you will be treated as king and queen, and all the staff welcoming you with their best smiles and being professional in their uniform attire. The surrounding is like a hotel palace.

Here is the catch. Enjoy a unlimited 24 hours of services of jacuzzi, fish spa, sauna, steam, food, drinks, cinema, resting room, gym, sports recreation area (pingpong), internet cafe, all at one price.

The Price to Pay

Their currrent price is RM 78 for women, and RM 98 for men. Peak hours which are Friday midnight till Sat late night are more expensive, fixed at both woman and man RM 128. If you stay more than 24 hours, you will pay for the next day fee.

Any other services that require manpower, for example: hair treatment, pedicure, manicure, massage, faical treatment will be additional costs, but hey, the prices are fairly reasonable as well. their sleeping cubicle are priced at RM 10 only.

They are having promos like if you check out before 6pm, you will get to enjoy 20% off the bill.

Jockey Parking for 24 hours are RM 15 flat, or else if you prefer the normal price parking, just before you go into the jockey parking. It really depends on how long will you stay in Ossoto Spa.

No hanky panky, no alcohol, no gambling allowed, food and drinks are all pork free and non-alcoholic. Good, I was so worried, those people who just finish clubbing just come straight into Ossoto, yuck!

I went to the normal membership, and I read they also have different VIP passes, perhaps that would be more exclusive.

The Woman Toilet Area is Too Small

The only thing that I dislike was the women's jacuzzi (only up to 8pax) and the toilet area is so small, while the men's area has much bigger jacuzzi and other facilities. Heard that the owner miscalculated, thinking that men is willing to invest more than ladies. Hey, ladies want to get pampered too. He was shocked when so many inquiries were from the women, haha! But still, hope that the company will figure out ways to renovate the women's toilet area bigger and more spacious.

So, good enough, Ossoto Spa is meant for everyone, from young till old, but unfortunately, they do not give any other privileges to senior citizens 60 years old and above, or disabled people. I mean they should consider those who fall into such category cannot really enjoy most of the services. What are they gonna do? They only can eat, and rest, that's all.

Oh yeah, you cannot even book, as they have this first come first serve policy, meaning if you come all the way from other states, just go to Ossoto Spa KL, be prepared that you might just end up standing outside if they are full house.

The Food - Not Delicious but What Do We Expect?

Dining Area

The food is either served as per order, or they have buffet selection during the peak hours period, like Friday and Saturday. I went there twice, the food is not delicious, and lots of carbos and fried stuff. If you are a health conscious people, you won't have much choices. The taste of the food is not impressive at all, but then again, what do we expect? everything included with a price below RM 100, cannot have high hope in taking delicious food.

And, I went to their cafe on 3rd floor, you can play board games and have your casual chit chat with your friends. I ordered the most delicious food in the cafe, which is....

Maggie Mee, haha!

Their signature drink is iced chocolate, and yes, it is very nice!

The mini cinema is located just next to the c lounge cafe. It was super dark, and I notice many people is having foot massage in the dark cinema. wonder how did the massuer able to massage the foot in such a dark area.

And I bring my baby to the spa, since it is a family gathering. There you go, finally baby got his private area, the baby room! so colorful and there is a TV for children to watch cartoon.

A lady approached me, asking if it is wise to bring baby to Ossoto Spa. I told her if there is someone to take turn to take care of the baby, so that the mothers can enjoy some private moment in the sauna, jacuzzi, steam. Then, it shouldn't be a problem.

There is a lot of private resting room and huge sofa chairs for you to sleep and rest, with comfy blankets being placed on each chair. You can even order food and drinks by pressing the buttons to call for waiter. they also provide LCD TV for each chair, most probably so that the guests can enjoy watching movie while resting, but the staff said that it is not operating at the moment.

I want to go spa too....

Those who has diabetic, diseases, health complications, and children are not advisable to go to Jacuzzi and fish spa, as this kind of public area normally contain lots of bacteria and virus.

Ossoto Spa

Add: Wisma Mirama, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2145 1122


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