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Jonker Street, Malacca – Part 1

Posted in food,malaysia by chrisau on May 8, 2008
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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.

Check out the old pre-war buildings in Jonker Walk. It’s like transporting back in time to the 60s.
The peddlers setting up their stalls…ready for the busy evening.
Getting busier….the crowds are building up

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).

Jonker Dessert
Folks queuing up to order the foods
Busy preparing the dessert

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.

Nyonya Laksa…….mouth-watering!!

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…..

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  1. […] post: Jonker Street, Malacca – Part 1 categories, christmas, coffee, fireworks, fish, food, jonker street, malacca, malacca part, […]

  2. poypogi said,

    Keeeewwwl! Keep up the good posts. Makes me wanna go these places

  3. chrisau said,

    sure ‘handsome paul’…… thanks for commenting! There are more to come.

  4. QuaChee said,

    malacca seems nice for a short break ya? there is lots of atmosphere on the weekends when the bazaar is there (jonker walk) 🙂

    btw, the laksa u tried is penang laksa – only made in malacca haha. the nyonya melaka laksa is the usual curry laksa 🙂

  5. chrisau said,

    oh..ic. thanks QuaChee. Cos when I asked the lady what kind of laksa is this and she said it’s the nyonya asam laksa. hmm……. anyway, it’s a great outing! 🙂

  6. Pureglutton said,

    Hi Chris!
    Read somewhere that someone said u look like some korean badminton player … but i can’t find any pic here to verify that, hahaha!
    Nice blog…hmmm, may wanna try WordPress sometime! Melaka has always been a favourite jaunt for me – not too far away and great food! 🙂

  7. chrisau said,

    hmm…. must be from reanaclaire’s blogspot..hahaa…. i post my picture soon in About me… and don’t get dissapppointed. 🙂
    Yup, I love Malacca. Jonker Part 2 akan datang…

  8. louise said,

    Hi, nice post 🙂

    Melaka is really an amazing historical city and no doubt that’s why it’s one of UNESCO world heritage site :). I visited Melaka once and feel like going there again 🙂 All the red buildings, old architecture, Melaka River, Jonker Street .. everything is just amazing …

    I put up some information about <Jonker Street in my blog . Please visit and have some comments .. Hopefully I will visit Melaka soon 🙂

    cheers …

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