Friday, September 16, 2011

Dinner at Kedai Kopi Kristal Seafood

Kedai Kopi Kristal Seafood is located right in the heart of Pulau Tikus, at the junction of Burmah Road and Burmah Lane. It is an ideal place for night supper as it opens until 1.45am.
They do provides delivery service to nearby area. In this modern busy lifestyle, we all tend to seek the convenience of packaged foods and quick meals. It is good if our favourite dishes will be delivered to our door step.

We went to a dinner with po po and san yi ma's family on 28.8.2011.

This restaurant provides various type of seafood dishes including young ginger duck, foo yong tan, honey chicken, steam fish, stir fry eggplant with tofu, and more types of oriental food.
San yi ma's family put on a smiling face for the camera.
This restaurant still maintained the old floor tiles.
Seaweed and egg soup with attractive colour. It is refreshing taste and delicious. One of the common soups in our family. It costs only RM9.00.

Butter Prawn is a relatively new Malaysian creation with the best combiningof Malay, Chinese, Indian and western ingredients. Other than prawn, the key ingredient of this dish is curry leaf. It costs RM30.00. A bit expensive as the portion is not large.
Sometimes, dad and mom use a packet of instant cereal prawn mix to make this tasty dish. We really enjoy the fragrance of cereal prawn.
Teppanyaki's tauhu which costs RM10.00. Deep-fried Japanese bean curd with mushroom and ground pork in steak sauce. A favourite dish for children and all ages.

Curry fish is one of our all time favorite appetizers. It costs RM26.00. This curry tastes equally delicious. Fresh fis fillets enhances the curry and takes away the fishy taste.Stir-frying is a fantastic way to retain the taste of vegetables. Pea shoots, also known as dou miao is our favorite Chinese vegetables. It costs RM9.00. It goes very well with a lot of minced garlic. Dad and mom always cook this local vegetables dish at home and pleased with the outcome.
Sweet and sour pork ribs which costs RM12.00. Very flavourful and it is wonderfully to go with steamed rice for dinner.

This restaurant is recommended by san yi ma. The food here is average quality and the service is speedy. We had a great time together.

May be we can try out this Nam Joo pork ribs on our next visit. Small portion costs RM10.00. Medium size is RM15.00. Big portion costs RM20.00.

Braised duck with ginger which small portion costs RM10.00. Medium size is RM15.00. Big portion costs RM20.00.

If you want to go for some hot steaming homecooked food after working late in the office or had just arrived from a long tiring trip from outstation, this is a right place. They serve their customers right until 1.45am.

Monday, September 12, 2011

An outstanding Maritime Museum trip

After checked in hotel, we walked around the Malacca's city and started on our exploration on 4.12.2010. We wanted to focus more on learning about local culture and history. Do you see the red houses behind? The "Red House" is a venue which you never miss when you visit to Malacca.

Jonker Walk is a main attraction of the city of Malacca. No journey to Malacca is complete without dropping by Jonker Walk. The street is famous for its antique shops.

Jonker Walk is situated in the heart of Malacca.A busy road to hunt and bargain for antiques.It seemed a long walk for us.

San Shu Gong is the huge red building opposite Chung Wah coffee shop. Besides beh-teh-soh, they also sell tao-sar-bia, lao-po-bing (wife biscuit) and other pastries in Malacca. You can have their famous “kuih kuchi” which is a a popular dumpling to the Baba and the Nyonya in Malacca.
Toys with funny expression which display in the front window.

Various delicacies on display to satisfy all your desires.
You can take a river cruise alongside Malacca River . The boat tour takes about 45 minutes or an hour to finish the sight-seeing.

Don't miss the chance to try out a bowl of icy cool cendol or ice kacang in Jonker 88 Museum Cafe.
You will love the old interior here.

Self-service is required here for the desserts and noodles when the restaurant becomes extremely busy.

Generous portions at reasonable prices with wonderful taste.

We tried out the famous cendol at the historical city of Malacca. It also known as Cendol Jam Besar. It is strategically located at Jalan Laksamana where many tourists are hanging around.
This dessert is perfect in the hot and humid tropical climates of Malacca. RM1.50 per bowl.

Have you every been on a 16th Century ship? If you haven't ,you can have an up close experience at Malacca Maritime.
Maritime Museum is constructed after 'Flora De La Mar', the Portuguese ship that sank off the Coast of Malacca on its way to Portugal. This museum looks magnificent from a distance.
The ship is so unique because it is located at the town area which surrounded by buildings. It gave mom the feel of the pirate ship like the one we had seen in the movie.
Entrance fee: Free for children below 6. Children below 12 : RM 1.00. Adult: RM 3.00. Visiting Hours : Daily 9.00 am to 5.00 pm . Friday – Sunday 9.00 am to 8.30 pm.

Visitors are not allowed to go into the museum by wearing shoes. You can choose to put your shoes at the shoe rack at the entrance door or put them into a plastic bag which provided by the museum. You can carry it with you to the museum.

Ship models in the Maritime Museum Malacca. There are beautiful models of ships from different countries. What a good place for us to discover, explore and learn about history.

A scene of a typical day long ago as people trade along the river.
The ship is measuring a height of 34 meters and a width of 8 meters. The museum focuses on the maritime history of Melaka and the golden age. Do you see the Eye Captain?
By visiting Maritime Museum, we can understand Melaka more vividly. The journey itself was fun and interesting. This was our second visit to Malacca. As for us, we hope to return to Malacca soon for our third visit.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A trip to Teluk Intan Leaning Tower and Bidor

We visited Teluk Intan Leaning Tower around the town area on 5.6.2011. One of the most famous leaning tower in the world. Admission is free of charge. From outside, it looks like a 8 storey building. In fact, the building is divided into 3 storeys.
The tower which known as Menara Condong was built in 1885 by Leong Choon Chong. It was originally used as a covered water tank. This historical Tower is still stand strong until today.

It is known as the High Clock Tower because of the clock on it is working right to this day.

We climbed up the tower to have a great view of the town. The condition of this water tank was still good. Much effort has been placed in preserving this treasure.
There is also records which state that the water was used for firefighting purposes too.

Throughout the long history of the tower, it has served different purposes. During the Japanese occupation, it was used as a watch tower.
This ‘Pagoda-style’tower stands at 25.5 metres tall. The tower has 3 storeys. Above the third storey is the 16 feet deep water tank.
This tower slanted leftward due to the soft ground on the base of the tower and the weight of the water tank.

On our way home, we stopped by Pun Chun Restaurant to have its famous duck leg noodles. One of the main attractions that attract visitors from outstation. Most of the time, the restaurant is packed with customers. Finally we found a table and made our orders.The waiter's service here not good. We had to wait for more than 15 minutes to make an order.

Besides selling noodles and other food, they also sell chicken biscuits, the famous Ipoh white coffee, tau sah bicuits and other famous local food.
RM 6.60 perbowl which the duck meat is tender and soft . This restaurant is situated on the main road of Bidor.

Their duck noodles remain as one of the best on the list. You get a whole drumstick that has been roasted. The duck noodle soup is cooked with herbs, dried longan and ginger. For those who love herbal soup, this is a must try.

A closer look at the steaming hot containers of duck thighs.

The woman is going to pour the whole steaming container of duck thigh with its herbal broth into a bowl of wantan noodles.

A lady busy is blanching noodles for orders.

Other than their duck noodles, they also serve wantan noodles, various type of rice dishes, as well as economy rice option.
The noodles are quite springy and taste good. It costs RM5.50. A bit expensive.

The wantons are filled with plump prawn pieces and minced pork. Really tasty.

We also tried out the 'wu kok', a kind of pastry which the crust is made from yam. Inside is filled with char siu meat and mushrooms. RM 1.60 a piece. The yam is not dripping with oil, the moist char siew pieces keep everything well.
Many people were lining up to buy 'wu kok' from an elderly man. The elder man kept on persuading mom to buy more.
Along the street where Pun Chun is located at, there are many fruit stalls. The traders setting up their stalls at the corridors along the road.

As we prepared to go home, we found a family run traditional biscuits and confectionery shop which called Ta Chong. We could not resist the aroma of freshly baked biscuits. They sell famous biscuits such as chicken biscuits, sat keh ma, egg tart and kaya kok.

This shop is recommended by Ho Chiak TV program.
We bought a batch of freshly baked egg tarts before we went home.Girls, appreciated the time of family togetherness. Cherish every moment of life God gives us.