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Melaka Food Tour Day 2 Melaka Laksa, Ming Sate, Nadeje, Taiwan Beef Noodle, Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup, Asam Pedas and Huang Chang Chicken Rice

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Wake up in the morning and can’t wait to move out from this Harbour Inn Hotel. Immediately after check out it time to eat something special, something local people eating.
Yung Lai Siang Coffee Shop has a stall selling Prawn Noodle, Melaka Laksa and Fishball Noodle.
Yung Lai Siang coffee shop

Yung Lai Siang coffee shop

A cup of hot traditional coffee, enjoying.
Hot Coffee

Melaka Laksa, if you saw this in Penang then we Penang people call it curry mee but in Melaka they name it Laksa, anyhow it is curry soup with coconut milk. It taste a little bit spicy with strong coconut milk flavor, it taste good.
Melaka Laksa

Fishball Mee is rather normal where the noodle is a little fat compare to Penang yellow noodle and the flavor is just sautéed with a few slice of pork meat.
fishball mee

Curry Puff, crispy puff skin stuff with curry potato. It taste good.

Light breakfast taken and it time to go for next station “Ming Sate Hut” which located at town area.

Ming Sate Hut located very near to Mahkota Parada, famous for its pork satay. I forgot about the price but it range between RM0.60 to RM1, pretty reasonable.
Ming Sate Hut

Satay sauce provided taste quite close to Penang Satau sauce which has peanut in it, just that Penang Satay sauce taste sweeter.
satay sauce

Cucumber and Onion has additional charge. Surprise!
onion and cucumber

We had 5 Chicken, 5 Pork and 5 Intestines. The Satay is nicely marinated and it taste sautéed instead of sweet, I think this is Melaka flavor which is acceptable, meat is soft and juicy. Intestines is my favorite among the 3 different satay. I can only say that the Satay is just normal, there is better Satay somewhere and we prefer those with sweet taste.
satay

satay

satay

Ming Sate Hut, G33, Jalan PM 4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka
012 6619100

N2 11.370 E102 14.794

Just next to Ming Sate Hut is the famous must eat Nadeje . It is so called the best Mille Crepe and we do agree with that, in our previous visit we eat quite a lot of it. This time we just going to eat one and that all.
nadeje cake

The Strawberry Mille Crepe we had is very delicious, it not too sweet and the strawberry sourness balance the sweetness. Each layer fill with whole lot of cream which melt in my mouth, it just so delicious.
mille crepe

mille crepe

It time to meet up with our friend, we have 10 persons in this trip and we rent a Semi-D homestay that near to Ban Lee Siang Satau Celup.

Lins Cottage has a total of 4 rooms with 6 unit of double beds which mean it can accommodate up to 12 persons or if you don’t mind to sleep on the floor then you can easily fit another few more persons. It cost RM380 per night, you may visit Lin’s Cottage blog for more detail. The house is well kept and paint with various color which make it look fresh and nice, the most important is all room and toilet very clean and tidy. Air-con is installed in every room as well, except living room. Only one thing to complain is the water pressure, second floor water pressure is way too low that it took us very long time to bath.
lins cottage

All the four room picture.
lins cottage

lins cottage

lins cottage

lins cottage

Living room, sorry for all the mess we create. HaHa! it suppose to be very clean but due to our luggage it become so messy.
lins cottage

Kitchen.
lins cottage

Overall we are very satisfy with the room condition and price, 10 person average down the price for just only RM38 per person.

Hing Loong Taiwan Beef Noodle is one of the famous beef noodle located in Gajah Berang. We try it Beef Noodle Dry and Soup each cost RM4.50 while additional plate of Pork Ribs cost RM2.70.
Hing Loong Taiwan Beef Noodle

Beef Noodle Soup, the soup has very strong beef flavor and spicy. The noodle is very close to Ramen which is flat and a little bit chewy texture, beef is very soft and overall very delicious.
Beef Noodle Soup

Beef Noodle Soup

Beef Noodle Dry is actually the same as the soup except it has less soup only, they will give you a bowl of soup as well hence it totally no different. It still taste as good as the soup noodle.
Beef Noodle Dry

Pork Ribs is deep fried on the spot, which is still hot when it served. It well marinated and fully absorb the sauce flavor, it taste a little bit sweet and sauteed, very delicious.
Pork Ribs

Hin Loong Taiwan Mee
No. 11-J, Jalan Bachang, 75300 Melaka
N2 12.574 E102 14.558

After that we go back to Lin Cottage and get our self prepare for my friend wedding, i skip that part since nothing much to share but i believe you will be more interested to know what we eat after wedding dinner.
To be honest we are quite full after wedding dinner but we still insist to go for second round and that second round is some where near to our house, which is Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup.

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup is now split into two shop, it on left and right but we do not know which is the original. We choose the one on the right.
Ban Lee Siang

Yes we are full but we still take a lot of thing to eat. Haha! Ban Lee Siang Satay sauce is not the sweet compare to other satay celup, it taste a bit sauteed and the ingredient variety is a lot.
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

This is our achievement of the night.
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee,Melaka
606-284 1935
N2 12.144 E102 14.627

After second round my friend told us there is one Asam Pedas Claypot that open at midnight which is quite famous, immediately we decide to go for third round. Asam Pedas Claypot Kota Laksamana 1, I am surprise to see the crowd at 1am.
Asam Pedas Claypot

They will served Otak-Otak to every table, the Otak-Otak is the muar version which taste a little bit sweet and authentic.
Otak Otak

We decided to try Ikan Pari Asam Pedas Rice Set, Pari fish served in hot clay pot with a plate of steamed rice that come together with salted egg, vegetable and sambal. The Asam Pedas is not that spicy instead it taste sauteed and mild sour taste, Ikan Pari is very soft and delicious.
Asam Pedas Ikan Pari

Asam Pedas Ikan Pari

Asam Pedas Claypot Kota Laksamana 1
N2 11.697 E102 14.648

That wrap up of supper and it time to go home sleep.

The next day wake up in the morning (close to noon) we get ourself prepare and go for our last meal in Melaka before heading back to Penang. We choose to eat Chicken Rice where is a must eat dish in Melaka, we try Chung Wah and Hoe Kee before but both not really impress us so this time we going to try something that local people recommend, which is Huang Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant.
Huang Chang Chicken

There is step to ordered, first you need to find a table to sit down, then proceed to counter to ordered your chicken rice and pay first then get your number, wait for your food to served.

Chicken Rice Ball 60 units x2. We are so hungry!
Chicken Rice Ball

Chicken Meat is very succulent compare to those shop in Jonker street which made to cater the need of tourist only, at here the chicken is much more delicious and the sauce is even better.
Huang Chang Chicken

Huang Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant
BB-376 Taman Melaka Baru,
Batu Berendam,
75350 Melaka.
GPS Coordinates : 2.237917, 102.259464
Telephone Number : +606 317 0299
Business Hours : 645AM to 3PM (Close on Thursdays)

Time to say “Bye Bye Melaka!” We truly enjoy the moment to hang out with old friends and do hope to see each other again soon. We really enjoy dining in Melaka, we will be back for more!

*Click here for Melaka Food Tour Day 1

Day 1 Khlong Hae Floating Market

Khlong Hae Floating Market is located at Khlong Hae in Hat Yai, you can get there by public transport which is the famous Tuk-Tuk for a small amount of fees or like us you may drive there on your own, the distance from Lee Garden is around 6km. Khlong Hae Floating Market is famous for the way they doing business, small boat are arrange in one stretch selling a big variety of local Thai foods and snacks. The market are running a campaign for environments as they avoid using plastic bag or foam boxes instead they use bamboo, coconut or clay pots.

Khlong Hae Floating Market entrance, no entrance fees required.
 Khlong Hae Floating Market

By the way, this is where we park our car at road side. Inside the market there is one big parking space but I do not sure how to drive it, probably same entrance as above.
Khlong Hae Floating Market Parking Space

Immediate after the entrance there is a lot of stall on both side of the road.

We saw this cute little souvenir, it is pretty cheap and nice.
Cute dog

In Thailand you are expect to try something exotic and here you can find those exotic food which we are not dare to try, those thigh protein item look to be crunchy and delicious but we just can’t make up our mind to try it.
Exotic Food

Next to it is a the Thailand famous coconut ice cream, instead of coconut ice cream it is vanilla ice cream with coconut flesh in it, dressing with jelly and peanut.
coconut ice cream

After taking some ice cream we find something much more interesting, BBQ sausage and pork meat. The pork meat stick is extremely delicious, pork meat is succulent and delicious, it is BBQ with sweet sauce. The one in the middle is marinated meat on the right is rice sausage, the marinated meat is pretty big in portion and it has slightly spicy taste while the rice sausage has strong pepper flavor.
BBQ sausage and pork meat

A walk further up the path we arrive at the bridge that bring us over to the excited floating market.
floating market bridge
 floating market bridge

The long awaiting scenery is finally shown, where a lot of hawker selling food in their boat.
khlong hae market
 khlong hae market
 khlong hae market

Place your order and they will hand over to you using basket, take your food and place your money inside. This is how the deal go on.
This is a must eat food is Khlong Hea Floating Market, I would call it Otak-Otak as it is what we Malaysian call it.

Otak-Otak size here is totally different from Malaysia, in Malaysia we have Otak-Otak in very small portion while at here it cost 20baht but the size is extremely big.
It is much more flavorful and authentic, the charcoal burning taste also making it taste much more better.
Otak
otak

Most of the lady here are wearing pretty as lot of tourist like to take photo of them, here is the top 3 ladies of the market.
They are all very friendly with great smile.
pretty lady in khlong hae market

A hawker selling bird egg, this type of egg is extremely high cholesterol hence we did not try it also since it doesn’t look to be special as well.
vendor selling egg
egg

We try the beef noodle, I like the rice noodle very much as it has totally different texture compare to Malaysia. The noodle is flat and slightly harder while the soup is flavorful, it doesn’t has strong beef flavor instead it has herb flavor, together with a beef ball and some garlic it just taste good.
beef noodle

Beef Noodle together with a cup of Doraemon drink.
 doraemon drink

Cute little girl.
cute little girl

Some other snacks sell in the market, we did not try most of the items as it look to be too colorful, must be using lot of coloring.
colorful snacks

This lady is wearing the most beautiful, she sell something like Malaysia Lok-Lok where a bunch ingredient are putting at the stick then grill, she will soak it into a bowl of chili paste which taste spicy and sweet.

Every boat also has a signboard showing what they selling in English with price tag.
price tag

This is where we get our Doraemon drink, for 25bath you get a drink with clay pots of your choice or you may get the bamboo container for 20bath.
clay pot drinks

Further up there is a lot of stall selling various items such as shirt, souvenir, decorative items, food…etc
khong hae market stall
 khong hae market stall
 khong hae market stall
 khong hae market stall
 khong hae market stall

The making of glass decorative item
 glass decorative item

Colorful Sushi
 Colorful Sushi

This is a must try items in Thailand, Mango Sticky Rice, one and half mango are served for every plate, very generous amount. As you can see the whole plate is cover with mango. Two type of sticky rice is given, the green color has better flavor while both are slightly salty in taste.
 Mango Sticky Rice

This is the big parking space that I mention above, it should be the same entrance as walk in tourist.
khlong hae car park

I try the small pineapple, it so small, so cute. It is very sweet as well.
small pineapple

Khlong Hae Floating Market is a must visit tourist attraction, it has lot of local food and snack to try. Remember to bring more cash as you will just spend everything on food, even though it cheap but the huge variety will just burn a hole in your pocket. We spend around 3 hours here and our stomach is so full, we are so satisfied with the great food.

In between Khlong Hae Floating Market with our hotel you will pass by Big C, Big C is hypermarket that like Tesco or Carefour. Why we choose Big C is because in Big C is has more local brand and here you can get the famous “Lays” potato slice and “Mama” tom yam instant noodle for very low price.
Big C

We are glad to see KFC here selling Egg Tart which is the same taste as what we eat in HK.
KFC Egg Tart

We saw something interesting in Big C, roasted Pork Knuckle that look so delicious, too bad that only both of us and stomach just can’t fill in much since we are planning for a seafood dinner.
roasted pork knuckle

After some shopping a full trolley we are happy to leave Big C and heading toward Shamila Seafood for our dinner.

Shamila Seafood located in town area, which is walking distance from our hotel. It around 500meter away only, it better to go there either by Tuk-Tuk or walking as it is pretty hard to get parking space.
We choose this restaurant as we read quite a number of positive review on their food quality.
Shamila Seafood

Every table will be serve a plate of fresh vegetable, in Malaysia we call it “Ulam” that use to dip with spicy sauce and eat raw. It is very refreshing and healthy.
Ulam

Fresh seafood selling here, choose what you want and they will weight it in front of you. As precaution we always ask for the price to avoid getting chop later.
Lot of variety here, choose what fit your taste bud.
fresh seafood
 fresh seafood

We had a coconut drink and water melons drinks.
coconut and watermelon

We had 4 type of mushroom cook together, it is so delicious as the mix and match of various mushroom make a strong mushroom flavor.
Stir Fried Mushroom

Tom Yam Seafood, the tom yam taste here is slightly more spicy compare to Malaysia, as in Malaysia it taste spicy and sweet but here most of the taste is spicy.
It has very strong ohhmm, I just love the spiciness and sourness of this tom yam soup.
Tom Yam Seafood

Clay Pot Glass Noodle Crab, this is a must eat dishes as the glass noodle fully absorb the crab essence and the pepper taste making it taste so wonderful. They even wrap the pepper in tea bag to avoid a bite to the spicy pepper, the crab is very fresh as well. We just love this dish so much.
Clay Pot Glass Noodle Crab

Guess what for three dishes and drink with rice just cost us 680baht, price is reasonable and the best thing is their food quality. Which taste so good. Highly recommended this restaurant to those visit to HatYai.

Well, that conclude our first day in Hatyai and we expect something more for tomorrow. We plan to visit the famous lucky dim sum, pasar, municipal park and ice dome.

Hatyai Travel 2012 Direct Link
Hatyai Travel 2012
Day 1 Driving to Hatyai from Penang
Day 1 Khlong Hae Floating Market
Day 2 Lucky Dim Sum and Pasar
Day 2 Hatyai Ice Dome and Municipal Park
Guide for Driving to Hatyai

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