Jonker Street, Malacca – Part 1
I was in Jonker Street, Malacca last weekend with my family and in-laws. Well, I only got to know that it turned into such an ‘happening’ place on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead of the usual peranakan style kinda pre-war shops (where many were restored) selling antiques, souvenirs, traditional stuffs like nyonya kebaya, beaded slippers, masks and etc., it has turned into a massive ‘pasar malam’ (night market). Here’s some of the pics I’ve taken.
Never missing out on the food, we saw a quite a long queue to this dessert house called ‘Jonker Dessert – The museum cafe’, and we decided to give it a try. We have to wait to order the food, as well as getting the seats. We ordered cendol (which is famous in Malacca, thanks to it’s ‘gula melaka’ – brown sugar), nyonya laksa and an assortment of finger foods like fishball, fish cake and etc).
|The main menu|
The cendol looks more like an ice-cream rather then those typical ones but once the ice on top melted, it’s back to it’s ‘normal’ typical cendol look. It’s taste good, thanks to the gula melaka!
|Looks good, taste great!|
The nyonya laksa taste like the usual Penang Laksa but it’s sweet. It’s delicious but I still prefers the Penang type.
|The ‘lobak’ or ‘ngoh hiang’|
The shop was also decorated with all sorts of antiques which gave a very nostalgic feeling too. Old fan, the big black heavy iron, the 50s/60s radio and posters are tidily placed at those old glass cupboards.
|A view of the interior of the shop…..|