Monday, November 30, 2009

Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka

How was your weekend break?
Had good rest or went out food me? :p
Did an overnight trip to Melaka with my uni mates- they missed the food in Melaka and guess the time was right..all of us could make it for the food crawl.
We didnt want repeats of last year's eats, so we decided to check around town for other delicious food that we have heard, but have yet to try.
We found 2 tasty treats at Jalan Bunga Raya, so I decided to have it in one post.
Reached Melaka brunch time, we stopped by Yung Lai Siang for nyonya laksa..
The weather was cool, slight drizzle- makes an excellent match for piping hot nyonya laksa.
Yung Lai Siang's version looks thick, yet when I stir it, the soup seems diluted. But dont be fooled by the watery looking soup, it was flavourful and rich- the santan aroma was well balance and not too heavy. For RM3, we got noodles topped with prawn, see ham, bean curd, bean sprouts and lots of deep fried beancurd skin (which was tasty once soaked into the nice broth). Very satisfying indeed. I prefer YLS's version better than Donald and Lily's.
Yung Lai Siang also serves prawn noodles (RM3)
Average tasting noodles, better option would be the nyonya laksa.
Wash down the meal with a hot cup of kopi..
Smooth, not too thick and didnt leave any tartness in my mouth.
Granpa's curry puff sold at the shop was purportedly good, so we tried..
Nope, it was those sweet, sambal curry that I didnt like. Potatoes were soft though.
A couple of roads away, we looked for the first char siew- roasted pork stall in Melaka.
Our clue was it's the first stall in the lane- but when we reached, there were 2 stalls at the front of the lane.
Hmmm, should I try the left or the right stall?? Both serves char siew and roasted pork..
What other clues??
Cracked my head a lil and I recalled they serve lung yoke too- so I only found 1 stall (the one on the right) preparing that specialty :D
We tried the char siew, roaste pork, lung yoke and home made sausages..
The char siew was unlike those melt in mouth ones you get in Klang Valley. Theirs were compact, mostly lean meat. The interesting part was the exterior, marinated and barbequed to that texture and flavour of bak kwa while the centre was definitely fresh pork. The guys loved it.
While Andrew and Francis thought the roasted pork was normal, WF and I enjoyed it..
Again, dont expect melt in mouth, this roast pork was served cold, but compact with distinct layers of fat, meat, fat and slightly burnt but ultra crackling skin. Very old school of preparation but brought back wonderful memories :)
The lung yoke and homemade sausages..
My mum cooks lung yoke, but her version was different from what was being served here. The auntie explained that their lung yoke is prepared by mincing pork, liver and fat together- compressing it into flat patties and slowly roasted like char siew. Looks very much like bak kwa, the lung yoke was thicker in slice, darker in colour and had a distinct aftertaste of liver when I took a bite. I liked it as I always enjoy pork liver. :p
The sausage on the other hand, reminds me of a chewy, waxed sausage. It was pretty nice, but some of my friends thought it was just ok.
The barbeques meat rice was served with curry sauce and slightly spicy bean sauce. An interesting side sauce but I'd prefer my rice plain to savour the flavours of the roasts.
The char siew-roasted pork stall is located at Medan Makan Boon Leong (lane), of Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka.
Yung Lai Siang is located at Jalan Bunga Raya Pantai, Melaka.

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Anonymous J2Kfm said...

Eh i went to the same stall as you i think. kinda cool to see people seated in front of all the chopping action! :)
Never knew bout lung yoke though.

01 December, 2009  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lung yoke? wow, sounds like something i can have a whole plate to myself (with rice of course).

01 December, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

mmm... lung!

01 December, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: there were 3 stalls there that allows customer to seat in front of the chopping area la. but this is the only stall there with lung yoke. the square flatten meat.

joe: if you like liver tasting bak kwa then you'll enjoy it :)

cumi&ciki: haha..lung?

01 December, 2009  
Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

i like that kind of char siew too!
And the lung yoke looks heavenly!
Got ah KL??

02 December, 2009  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

lung yoke = ? never heard b4 :P

02 December, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

thenomadGourmand: dont think i've come across any lung yoke in KL..think it's only in melaka :)

mimid3vils: well, now you have :D

03 December, 2009  
Blogger backStreetGluttons said...

We find all food in Malacca good . Must be the ancient sea breeze. Viva la Melakka !

03 December, 2009  
Anonymous jason said...

Ahh.. I missed siew cheong!! My fav childhood food!

04 December, 2009  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

lung yoke with rice! that's very interesting. i've always wanted to do that... chinese new year will never be the same again. haha!

04 December, 2009  

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