Sunday, July 01, 2007

Eating down south!

YL and I were in Muar yesterday for RK and TJ's wedding, but on our way south, we stopped by Melaka for Tangkak Beef Noodles. Thanks to the lead on this makan blog, we found the place. We initially thought of going to Tangkak town itself (it's right next to Muar), but not knowing the way to its famous beef noodle shop or anybody there meant we could get hopelessly lost.

Even with a map, it took us a wrong turn or two before we found the place at 37 Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya. But boy, was it worth it! Very generous portions, yet not too much. The beef slices were delicious. The broth beefy. The tripe nicely chewy. The tendon melt-in-the-mouth.

YL pointing to the shop. Oooooohhhh.... the beef noodlessss.

We also had the beef balls. It's not as bouncy as the beef balls in KL, slightly on the sweet side (which took some getting used to) but tasty all the same.

Tender, tender beef and juicy beef balls.

Next to get on our list was the famous mille crepe in Melaka. I didn't know where it was located. So I sought the help of Melaka foodie, Jason who told us it's at Nadeje's in Plaza Mahkota. Not only did he give us very good directions, he was so sweet to call the owner to pack 4 slices ready for our collection. Thanks dude! :)

We went on our way to Muar, sat down for coffee at the 434 Kopitiam at the main road facing the bus station, ordered some famous Muar coffee and dug into the mille crepe. It was really good lor. Kicks Food Foundry's ass. Hard.

Nadeje's Mille Crepe. 434 Kopitiam's Elephant Bean and Double Shot Sai Kee iced coffee

Even the coffee was yummy. YL and JK had double shots of Sai Kee iced coffee, while I had some 100% Elephant Bean iced coffee. Wah, syiok lor! Hers was strong and flavourful. Mine was not as strong but it had a nice, bitter-ish after taste. Kinda like the bitter winey taste of some durians. YL didn't quite like it, but my tastebuds enjoyed the rather unique flavour. JK then suggested we try the babi (pork) satay at the glutton street nearby.

Lots of stalls selling Satay and Otak-Otak. Porky and Cockle Satay.

Her cousin's wedding was only two hours away. But since we're here, might as well right? So we had the satay (JK ordered cockle satay as well) and or chien (oyster omelette). The satay was good... ah, pork, the best meat in the world. The or chien was delicious and eggy. Not too starchy with lots of oysters.

The uncle preparing or chien. Slurrrppp.

We were feeling really stuffed by the time we went back to her grandmother's place to change for the wedding dinner.

And that's another feast on its own.

Six Seasons. Braised Precious Seafood (yay! no sharks were killed). Steamed Pomfret. Mushrooms and Broccoli. Salad Prawns. And my all time favourite. ROAST PIGLET! There were also some really interesting new dishes I've never had before, wedding dinner or otherwise. Chicken Rojak (fruit rojak with fried chicken pieces, a refreshing twist the usual lemon chicken) and Stuffed Orange with Yam Paste. It tasted sweet, tangy and earthy all at the same time. Really comforting and yummy and so fragrant from the orange peel which you could eat. It looked like the orange was stuffed with yam paste and then boiled in syrup.

Trays and trays of Chicken Rojak. Stuffed Orange and Yam Paste.

I felt like the orange after that. Duly stuffed.
As we drove back to PJ after the dinner, my mind was toying with the idea of swinging by Melaka again for satay celup. My tummy protested. Anyway, it was late. And YL's utter shock that I could still think about food was a good indication that the satay celup should stay in my head. Heh heh.

It was a fun trip. And such a cute couple too.
Here's wishing them a lifetime of joy, laughter and good food! :D

Congratulations RK & TJ!


Anonymous Jasonmumbles said...

That Tangkak beef noodle that nice? I think its rather salty. In fact, their father's is much better.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Wandernut said...

I'm quite sensitive to salty soup, but the Tangkak one was okay worrr. Very yums! Better than the ones in KL by far.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jasonmumbles said...

Oh. Never mind. :D

You should try Seremban's beef noodles then. My favourite.

Next time come to Malacca no call me, ask the boss don't sell you Mille Crepe. :P

12:10 AM  
Blogger rokh said...

thanks for the list of bkk food! :) arghhh i'm drooling on your melaka fooodds

2:32 PM  
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