Monday, December 21, 2009

Jonker's other trail, Melaka, Part 2

We tried a few more places at Jonker's but alas, the chicken rice spell could not be broken. We still ended up there.
The long queue at both Hoe Kee and Chung Wah was absolutely ridiculous- patrons were queuing under the hot sun, even under the rain.
We decided to have Hoe Kee for breakfast the next day, believing that we don't need to queue since we're early. Surprise, surprise, we still needed to queue, about 3 groups of people in front of us. We waited a short while and finally got in. To my disgust, there were plenty of seats available in the inner court yard- I'm not sure why they kept us waiting- to create the illusion that it's so packed even at 10 am??
Ordered minimal, since it was still breakfast time. Not allowed to order all with chicken rice balls, we had to take the normal chicken rice too. The loose chicken rice actually tasted better than the balls, it was more aromatic and less soggy. I feel that the rice balls here fared better than CW's. But the accompanying chilli sauce was not as nice as CW's.
The chicken (RM16) was very smooth, but the flesh lacked the sweetness and springiness of Chung Wah.
Andrew's request for vegetables (RM5)
A rather greasy plate of stir fried cabbage. Was just average.
A slow walk to the adjacent road led us to a purported famed wantan mee shop.
We were rather unsure about this place- it was empty and quiet. Only 2 tables were filled. But, this is the only wantan mee shop on this road, so it should be correct, no?
But we're here and we must try- so we had the wantan mee..
Looks old school, the wantan noodles was slightly bland and had a strong lard flavour. The noodles was slightly sticky and gummy, definitely not everyone's cup of tea. You can mix generous amount of chilli sauce into the wantan noodles to enhance the flavours- supposedly a special way of eating the wantan noodles here. I find the wantan noodles just average though.
Wantans were ok, goes well with the noodles.

Sun May Hiong satay was within acceptable walking distance from Jonker's, we still decided to drive over :p
Dont need much ordering, we just sat down and waited for the sticks of satays to be served..
You dont get much choice, they just plonk what ever cooked satay they have onto your plate and you can eat how much you wanted and ask for top-up when required..
The pork satay was scrumptious- the outer layer was crisp and slightly smokey, the meat was springy and very juicy.
Think their trick was to layer the pork satay- meat, fat, and meat- alternating it creates yummy burning of fats on to the meat. I liked this better than Ming Sate Hut.
Their satay sauce was wonderful too..
Rich and thick, this beautiful blend of peanut, spices, pineapple and starfruit sauce goes perfectly with the yummy pork satay. Delicious!
We tried the intestine, liver and chicken satay and concluded that the pork satay reign supreme!

Sun May Hiong Satay House is located at 50/50A, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/1, Taman Kota Laksamana, Melaka. Open 11am-6pm. Close on alternate Tuesdays.

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice is located at 4,6,8, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka.

Kedai Makanan & Minuman Wantan Mee is located at 40, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka. Open 7:30am- 2:30 pm.

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Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

melaka melaka melaka...sigh.. stil elusive for this nomad..chis..hw am i a nomad Gourmand!!

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

oooooo....the satay babi looks good! i'm sure it's more flavourful than the one i had in penang. aiyoh, the queue to the chicken rice ball restaurants are mad la. i rather go eat nyonya laksa near renaissance hotel. delicious and free-of-queues! hehehe...

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

Merry Christmas and happy new year babes..see you in 2010!! muaks!

24 December, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

thenomadgourmand: time to visit in 2010!

nic: i've tried the penang version and this is definitely tastier :). yes skip the chicken rice balls!

cumi&ciki: Merry Christmas & happy NY to you too dear!! xoxo

25 December, 2009  
Anonymous J2Kfm said...

From the book, the wantan mee looks interesting enough, with chili oil added for that extra kick.
From your pic ... I am glad I didnt waste some stomach space for this one. :)

05 January, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: yes, dont waste your stomach space for that..:p

15 January, 2010  

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