This is it: the getaway that I had been looking forward to, apart from Penang and Ipoh, for a very long time ever since I got back from Shanghai last year. It has been three years and I really miss its delicacies.
The best thing about this trip was the boyfie was finally able to take a break and we were able to make this promised trip came true. Plus, it was our very first trip together *excited* He drove all the way from Penang and stayed a night in Kuala Lumpur before we headed to Malacca on Friday morning.
We stayed in this newly renovated hotel, Arenaa De Luxe Hotel at Jalan Ujong Pasir. I was not convinced by its pictures shown in its website but, blimey the place blew my mind totally. It is highly recommended if you are looking for a budgeted lodging in Malacca.
We had Hainanese chicken rice balls at Hoe Kee Restaurant for lunch. It is common to see people queuing up to get seats in this restaurant. In our case, however, there was no queue at all and the doors were closed. I thought they are not taking in any customer anymore.
Next, we had cendols at Jonker 88. In the past, I always had durian cendol. This time, I decided to try out something new: passion fruit cendol and it was not that bad.
As we continued walking along Jonker Walk, we passed by this store that sells durian puffs and decided to give it a try. It was good though. If you would like to give it a try, head to Poh Keong Entreprise. They sell durian ice-creams too.
We then headed to Capitol Satay Restaurant for dinner. This place is infamous for its long queue. We were really fortunate that we got our seats in less than twenty minutes. The first timers did not really like it but it was a good experience. In my case, I was in my special days so, I did not had much compared to my previous visits.
For supper, to end our first day, we had duck noodles, chicken feet and ‘eight treasures’, as shown in the pictures above, at SS Food and Beverage Station. This place is famous among the locals in Malacca. I found the noodles alright but enjoyed the chicken feet, though a bit spicy, and the dessert.
..to be continued