1st stop: Ayer Hitam
we were invited by alan from the honda hornets to join his group for breakfast when we encountered them at GP Esso. Here's what we had:
assortment of Dim Sum which all looked the same, and coincidentally... tasted that way too!!
the wonton mee that alan recommended highly to us, Jessie said this is done hakka style...
but this is the one who made our moment... herbalicious bak kut teh which is almost sold out save for this very last bowl!!!
we finally reached malaca during noon and decided not to have chicken rice ball since we seem to be having that everytime we're there, opting for something new instead. we found this newly built place on our way to makota parada called the Cultural Food Centre and decided to lunch there.
"boh zai fan" & "lou wong gua" soup (mini pot rice & old melon soup)
"lei cha" i don't like this, i had a taste of this.... it's supposed to be good for health... but i don't like!!!
"lor sum chum bak" rice (stewed pork belly & hard boiled egg with rice)
"sar boh kai fan with lup cheong & hum yuu" (claypot chicken rice with chinese sausage & salted fish) quite nice and savoury... the chinese sausage & salted fish are add-ons at RM0.50 each, next time i'll ask for double portion salted fish...
penang "char kway teow"
nonya "wuu tao gou" & "bah zhang" (yam cake & rice dumpling)
"chee cheong fun" this one has "char siew" filling inside (rice roll with savoury roasted pork filling)
ice blended beverages
after lunch, we continued our way to makota parade for some shopping. after which we proceed to this new mall juz opposite it and stopped by tis little shop for some "gui lin gao" (herbal jelly). being the blasting hot day it is, we devoured the refreshing and cooling dessert with no thought of taking any pics... but since we've packed some for one of the guys who went back to the hotel first due to his alleged exhaustion and probable heat-stroke, u get to see it in it's takeaway form.
evening time came and it's time to venture out for dinner after we had a refreshing shower and rest. off we went to the portugese settlement to enjoy seafood by the coast:
very fresh prawns cooked in butter... excellent!!
otak otak~ quite nice, not too spicy... but i stil prefer the one from the famosa chicken rice ball restaurant
sotong in very spicy, very hot sambal... but very nice!! i felt that my whole mouth's on fire but it's worth the pain....
cheese crab, the cheesy taste is mild but complimented the fresh sweetness of the crab. this is so delicious!!
crabs steamed teochew style, very nice too but still prefer the cheese crabs. too much ginger which kinda masked the natural sweetness of the crab.
there's also a stall there specializing in grilled shellfish, and i took a pic of what they have to offer:
i was suitably excited to see a couple of "exotic" items which i've tried before many years ago in thailand and ordered them for my friends to sample too...
this is sliced conch meat (lightly grilled). very chewy and nice, with a abalone-like texture but tasted different.
grilled horseshoe crab bursting with savoury roe. at first glance, 2 girls screamed and refused to touch it, one guy shrank back and there's left 2 brave "virgins" and me to finish this delicacy. the other 3 dunno what they missed!! -_-"
this is an excellent trip as we got to try new foods and new places which were previously unexplored. looking foward to more exciting discoveries soon!!