As usual, i did not spend a time long enough to get to know more about Melaka. I don’t think i ever did spend enough time in a single place. Whats the rush ? Well, the rush to get back home to be with the family 🙂
Melaka is a place where you can do everything in 1 day…..i think…. The night market at Jonker Walk happens only on Fridays and Saturdays. The entire street will be closed from 6pm for the night stalls to be setup, selling different things from food to souvenirs… cannot help but think its getting just a little bit too touristy.
But well, right in front of Jonker hotel is a stage, setup for the local folks to enjoy a small little performance. It ended up to be a big time Karaoke from those to dared to be stared at by the millions of eyes of passerby’s and, tourists. And if your hotel is Jonker Hotel……forget about getting sleep till after midnight…..you can watch the performance from your room with full stereo at level 10.
I was a little pissed with myself though…..somehow, my ISO was set at 12800….and was shooting some scenes at that noise level without me realizing it !!…..the pictures turn out too grainy…unforgivable !!
Here’s what i managed to salvage…..
BBQ dried cuttlefish can be so addictive !! The guy even rolls it out so it will easier to chew !
I wish i can show you some of the food pics i took at Tee Soon Loong Chan teochew restaurant as well as my favourite teochew porridge stall Long Fatt, but the ISO 12800 spoils them badly……. Ok, i know Melaka has a rich peranakan heritage. In fact, its the authority when it comes to that as one of the UNESCO cultural cities .Somehow i ended up at all the Teochew places in Melaka !!!
Baba Charlie is a place to visit if you are into Peranakan Desserts and Cakes. Its not that easy to find as the GPS is not that accurate with the address listed but its around the area, just look out for the signs that brings you to his house.
His house ? Yes, Baba Charlie runs a cake shop right in his house ! You can see how the cakes are made, his various awards, his mum making the cakes as well as to purchase his wide variety of cakes. It helps very much that all his cakes are yummy. I can’t stop eating !
See ??!!! Its making me hungry now !!