Thursday, November 6, 2008

Jonker Street Delights @ Melaka

Remember my crazy adventure down to Melaka; the search for treasure?

I remember catching 2 hours of sleep, the night before, and we kicked off on our 8 hour long journey in a convoy of 95 cars, to search for answers among the shoplots and signboards. Clues that do not give a clue, an answer that does not appear to be an answer.

What a workout for the brain, so time to let it rest by having some food down at Jonker Street.

At the auspicious Jonker 88, we had their famous Cendol, in all forms of customisation, the base of shaven ice and gula melaka is then added with durian paste (if you so wish) or in the other extreme end, you can have all the ice kacang ingredients in (if you so wish too). At RM 2 for the cheapest one, i think, its a bargain especially with the hot sun.

Trying a seafood laksa from the same place, i noticed the addition of tuna, which gives a fishy smell. Then again, if you must know, tuna is a good source of protein, so eat up the chunks! The soup on the other hand is not overly spicy and is rather tangy. Not the best tasting thing, but then again after driving 8 hours without a proper meal, thank god and finish it up.

On the way, back couldn't help noticing the pineapple tarts, a box of 20 odd pieces going for RM11-12 (about 50 cents a piece). Very loose with a good sizeable amount of filling, pop it in as you walk along the street and in front of the TV.

Pictures taken using a Nikon D80 (i think)

Location:

Jonker Street, Melaka.

16 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

laksa and tuna?? sounds cool! is it like a coconut milk version of assam laksa ar?

eh, you shooting with nikon now? welcome to the club! hehehe....

Henry Yeo said...

did you guys win???

sc said...

the gula melaka on the chendol looks so sparse..it was fully coating the ice the last i had it

New Kid on the Blog said...

Oooo... I see nothing but the pineapple cookies...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: hahaha it was nice..tapaued two boxes..

sc: errr good enuf for me..all filled up would b too sweet i think..

henry: obvious answer..err No..i only found this makan treasures..

nic: probably melaka style i suppose..maybe fusion assam n curry laksa..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I find the tarts a bit pricey...for Malacca standards. Don't you?

Precious Pea said...

The shaved ice almost look as smooth as vanilla ice cream. Was it smooth??

Hmm wonder if laksa with cencalok would be better?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

the cendol looks good! (maybe cos all i could see was shaved ice + dripping gula melaka hehehe)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mocha: yes its goood...haha and thats really how there is..pls the green jelly and kidney beans..

pp: cencalok? even more pungent man!

bangsarbabe: hmm maybe a tad, then again its a tourist area..so wat to do?

kampungboycitygal said...

i can easily finish a box of pineapple tart over a movie hehe

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kbcg: haha thats bcoz theres 2 of u!

CUMI & CIKI said...

looks like you had better luck than me on my recent trip to melaka:D lol nice shot of that cendol and tarts

zaza said...

haha. yes, joe! it was nikon d80! =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: hahah thanks to the camera..it is after all more canggih then mine..

zaza: hahah thought so...u know..lack of sleep..(yeah hey everyone, this is the girl who lent me her d80 for the first two shots, and lent me her pineapple tart pic too!)

fatboybakes said...

treasure hunt ah? aiyo, so taxing on the brain...prefer those food hunts...where dont have to think one.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: lets go food hunting as a grp soon la.