16 March 2009

Birthday in Malacca

We spent the whole morning at Kampung Morten, a village of traditional Malay houses located in a bend of Sungai Melaka, north of downtown. We found ourselves in Melaka Raya for lunch and found an upmarket restaurant serving Baba Nyonya cuisine.

Don't worry, he's just pretending (he actually hates the smell!)

Brendan knackered by the morning's activities

The sambal sotong was delicious

Since it was my birthday, dinner was at a slightly upscale Baba Nyonya restaurant near Jonker Walk.

Welcome to Nancy's Kitchen

Cat was worried that we ordered too much

We had it covered though

Can't remember what we ordered, it was that plentiful

15 March 2009

Birthday in Malacca

We celebrated my birthday in my spiritual hometown of Malacca. I am actually a very proud Terengganu boy but we don't know why we have this strong sense of affinity with the land of Hang Tuah.

Existing the Air Keroh tollgates, we spent the whole morning at the Mini Malaysia Exhibit (Coordinates: 2.282498, 102.303806) in Air Keroh before headed down town for lunch. At Brendan's behest, we had lunch at Famosa Chicken Rice Ball shop (Coordinates: 2.195460, 102.247554) in Jonker Walk.

Brendan at his favourite chicken rice ball shop

what to eat, what to eat

Waiting for our food to arrive

The shop had some interesting old photos on its walls

Lunch was finally served (and Cat glared at the rude waiter)
After lunch we gallivanted around the Jonker Walk area, and stumbled upon a quaint little coffee shop.

The bread spread was home made, and it was buttered not margarined

Brendan said it was the best roti bakar he ever had

Dinner was a simple affair at one of the many roadside shops along Jonker Walk.

We were captivated by the stage performance nearby

Brendan wants to go see a toy collection exhibit nearby