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Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih (Cake) OK Jan 03, 2018   
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Categories : Malaysian variety | Sweets/Snack | Bakery / Cake / Kuih

http://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/01/baba-charlie-nyonya-kuih-cake.html

Road trip is make interesting exploring different places especially to Baba Charlie. With so many trips to Malacca, this is my first trip to their shop and it was an eye opener to me. It seems like converting the whole residential estate to a main central kitchen for their Nyonya Delicacies.

Baba Charlie

Baba Charlie

 
We made a few rounds in the vinicity before locating the elusive location of Baba Charlie. Perhaps the main reason is the small road to the place was rather narrow and we didnt know it was meant for a 2 way traffic. The route to Baba Charlie maybe a little bit tricky even using GPS.


Parking for Customers

Parking for Customers

 
 As soon as it opens, we went through the main door and observed the number of people rushing into Baba Charlie. I noticed a team of kitchen workers are still preparing the food. This is good as this tell us that food is freshly made. One of us was a little bit disappointed as Kuih Dadar was not available at the time of visit as they are still preparing it.






As it seemed, everyone has its own dedicated duties and were well organised. Preparing curry, some cooking Ondeh Ondeh balls, some packing it into plastic boxes, some manning the shops and some at the cashier counter to receive payment.

I went into the inner shop and was astonished by the wide variety of Nyonya Snacks, from dumplings, Kueh Bahulu, Ang Gu Kueh to Kaya



So many but hard to buy all

So many but hard to buy all

 


And Chinese New Year Snacks were also available.

Snacks

Snacks

 
 My friend is a fan of Ondeh Ondeh and I must admit, their box of Ondeh Ondeh was delicious. The skin was chewy and though it did not have much oozing effect of Gula Melaka bursting out (The portion of fillings and their skin is kind of proportionate.), I would say these are freshly made and fragrant with coconut as well as sesame seeds.

Ondeh Ondeh

Ondeh Ondeh

 

Individual Ondeh

Individual Ondeh

 
We also bought a box of 3 Ang Gu Kueh which contain Mung Beans. The taste was pretty ordinary and cannot be compared to the nice ones I had back in Singapore.

Ang Gu Kueh

Ang Gu Kueh

 

A box of Assorted Kuih

A box of Assorted Kuih

 
There was no rainbow Kuih Lapis but a 3 tone (Red, pink and white) Lapis here.Layers were soft and not too sweet.

Kuih Lapis

Kuih Lapis

 

Seri Muka Pandan

Seri Muka Pandan

 
Besides having the cake shop, they do have their own cafe but we never visit it. If you need Catering for buffet, they also offer such service but since we are not local, we can only enjoy take away to fix our Nyonya Kueh cravings. Perhaps if I have chance to come here, you may want to try your luck to come abit later after their opening hours to avoid disappointment that the food is not ready yet.


 
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Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine Smile Jan 02, 2018   
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Categories : Malaysian variety | Restaurant | Seafood

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Finally, we had visited Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine before leaving Melaka. This is one of the popular Nyonya Food that have good feedbacks on the media. It is Halal and just as what was written by everyone, reservation in advance is needed. Being walk-in customers, we were only offered one of the outdoors tables out of the two, non-airconditioned by there was a ceiling fan.

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

 
As we settled down on the outside seats, the servers were quick to service. Service was friendly and efficient when handling their menu as soon as we sat down.

We flipped through the menu and notice that there were only medium and large portions. As the dishes does not contain pork and lard, it is suitable for Muslim's consumption.

The crispy top hat with shredded turnip filling and served with chilli sauce. Glad that it was not too oily.

Lime Juice, Barli & Lime, Cincau - RM 2.00

Lime Juice, Barli & Lime, Cincau - RM 2.00

 
Each Was looking forward for a bowl of Duck Soup with Salted vegetable and sour plum but it was not available, thus we order their recommended Hee Peow Soup. It is noted as "Nyonya Wedding Soup" with dried fish bladder , quail eggs, fish ball and vegetable.

Hee Peow Soup - RM 25.00

Hee Peow Soup - RM 25.00

 
The Nyonya style mixed vegetables was indeed tasty with carrots, black fungus and cabbages..

Chap Chye - RM 13.00 (Medium)

Chap Chye - RM 13.00 (Medium)

 
Ayam Pongteh is a classic chicken stew with soya bean paste, chinese mushroom and potatoes. The portion was generously served with couple of chicken drum sticks and delicious. I love its gravy and perfect to go on our plates of fragrant white rice.

Ayam Pongteh - RM 21.00 (Medium)

Ayam Pongteh - RM 21.00 (Medium)

 
Amy's serving of rice was quite different from the rest of the Nyonya Shops we went in Melaka. Rice was kept in a traditional old hand held basket.

As the basket was quite big and space was rather limited at the outside seats, the servers placed the basket using another table.

Our finisher for the Nyonya feast was non other than the MUST HAVE dessert, Cendol. The green jelly has a soft texture soaked in gula melaka and coconut milk.

Dessert

Dessert

 
Amy Heritage indeed has a given a homely taste to all the dishes. Coming to its portion where minimum order is medium, its not recommended for small group to dine. In addition to things to take note, do make advance booking to avoid disappointment.
 
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Lucky King Bun Smile Jan 02, 2018   
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Seafood

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Was recommended by a friend to this Lucky King Bun in a quiet town of Lukut, Port Dickson. Lucky King Bun is situated at one corner of the shop house, popular for its Pork Ribs & Chicken Curry Bun. If you have been to Seremban, this speciality is also famous there.

Lucky King Bun

Lucky King Bun

 
The shop is easily identified by the chicken mascot in front of the shop and with a simple glass cabinet displaying big buns. These buns were attractive in its shiny golden brown thin crust.

Lucky King Bun

Lucky King Bun

 
Mascot If you are afraid that the curry might be spicy, you may want to prepare yourself by ordering some drinks first.

Wang Lao Ji Herbal Drink

Wang Lao Ji Herbal Drink

 
 Bun is being cut into flower like "petals" using their signature cutting method, revealing the packet of curry in between. Diners can choose to have chicken or pork ribs curry. However, if you want to have both of it, they do offer such combination too.

Buns are freshly make and baked daily. Best consumption period is within 4 hours. The bread is pillow soft and fluffy. It has a sweet taste that you can actually eat it on its own. However who will resist such delicious tasty thick curry that lays in front. Enjoy the meal to the fullest by dipping the bread into the aromatic curry that give u a bursting flavour.

Portion is quite big and best to share with at least 3 pax or more.

Curry Bun - RM 34.00

Curry Bun - RM 34.00

 
Looking at most tables, its hard just to order curry bun alone. Each of the table do order some sides. For us we had some greens to go with. Crunchy and not too oily.

Vegetables - RM 13.00

Vegetables - RM 13.00

 
 We had ordered other other side dishes like their soup lala. Lala were freshly cooked and soaked up in tasty broth. Naturally sweet from the seafood and taste were perked up by the use of ginger and green chilli padi, adding on a little spiciness in between.

Soup Lala - RM 23.00

Soup Lala - RM 23.00

 
The popularity of Lucky King Bun is evident and the coffeeshop is fully packed as soon as we dined in. For those who are taking away the buns, it is best to follow their instructions to keep the buns in a cool and dry place, avoiding direct sunlight.

Service was ordinary but they were quick to serve.

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Curry Pork Bun
 
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Nancy's Kitchen Smile Dec 30, 2017   
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Categories : Malaysian variety | Restaurant | Noodles

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Nancy's Kitchen is one of the popular places to go for authentic Peranakan Food in Melaka. Looking at its crowd, walk-in customers need to have some patience in the queue.Today's Nancy's recipe has been passed down from generations and this is the 3rd generation. With the precision towards quality of each dish being served and practices strict cooking skill, it is no wonder that the authentic Peranakan dishes bring new and as well as returned customers.

Nancy's Kitchen

Nancy's Kitchen

 
Looking at the lunch crowd on the lower level, we waited for quite a while before getting our seats.

 Interior was homely and air conditioned. The reason why we visited Nancy's Kitchen is because of its popularity and that it is non-halal.

 Being Non-Halal, we get to choose more variety to certain dishes like with pork than chicken.

With the lunch's crowd, we only managed to get seats on the upper level. The kitchen transfer all cooked food using a elevator from the ground level to the upper level.

Steamed Spring Roll aka Popiah is served with turnips , cucumber, fresh bean, coriander leave, eggs, garlic and many other vegetables. It is one of the popular starter before meal and is a must try.

Spring Roll (Popiah) - RM 4.00 / Pcs

Spring Roll (Popiah) - RM 4.00 / Pcs

 
 Kueh Pie Tee came in crispy hat cone form and filled with vegetable. The fillings are similar to what we have in the spring roll but in a different serving.

Top Hat (Pai Tee) - RM 6.00 per set (5 pcs)

Top Hat (Pai Tee) - RM 6.00 per set (5 pcs)

 
Having their last appetizer on the menu, they have this pork fried with bean curd skin on the menu which we often called it Ngoh Hiong. The pork is wrapped with bean curd skin and deep fried to obtain its crispiness on the outside with sweet tasty juicy pork on the inside.

Pork Fried with Bean Curd Skin (Ngoh Hiang) - RM 6.00 (Small) / RM 9.00 (Medium) / RM 12.00 (Large)

Pork Fried with Bean Curd Skin (Ngoh Hiang) - RM 6.00 (Small) / RM 9.00 (Medium) / RM 12.00 (Large)

 
Chap Chai is anohter classic Peranakan dish that we will often order. Its a combination of black fungus, lily bubs, cabbage, glass noodles, bean curd sheet and cook with preserved fermented soya bean. It is a stew mix vegetables filled with natural sweetness of the vegetable simply irresistible for young and old. However we find that the style of Chap Chai was too dry for us and was not soaked with gravy.

Pork Fried with Bean Curd Skin (Ngoh Hiang) - RM 6.00 (Small) / RM 9.00 (Medium) / RM 12.00 (Large)

Pork Fried with Bean Curd Skin (Ngoh Hiang) - RM 6.00 (Small) / RM 9.00 (Medium) / RM 12.00 (Large)

 
 Ayam / Bak Buah Keluak is a truly Peranakan classic dish. The black nut (Buah Keluak) is sold at additional cost of RM 2.00 each. Buah Keluak is originally from Indonesia and taste like truffle. Nut is cut open allowing the dish to have a sweet spicy and sourish taste.

Chicken / Pork Rib with Black Nut - RM 15.00 (S) , 1 Nut RM2.00

Chicken / Pork Rib with Black Nut - RM 15.00 (S) , 1 Nut RM2.00

 
Ladies fingers can be served 2 ways, either boiled of fried with chilli. We had chosen the steamed version and it was served with lemony chilli paste.

Boiled / Fried Ladies Fingers (Bendi Celur) - RM 8.00 (Small) / RM 10.00 (Medium) / RM 12.00 (Large)

Boiled / Fried Ladies Fingers (Bendi Celur) - RM 8.00 (Small) / RM 10.00 (Medium) / RM 12.00 (Large)

 
This is scrumptious! Duck soup was cooked on slow heat with salted vegetable and white wine, giving the taste of sourish to the dish. The dish has been passed down for 3 generations.

Duck with Salted Vegetable Soup (Sup Itik Tim) - RM 15.00 (Small) / RM 18.00 (Medium) / RM 22.00 (Large)

Duck with Salted Vegetable Soup (Sup Itik Tim) - RM 15.00 (Small) / RM 18.00 (Medium) / RM 22.00 (Large)

 
Last but not least, we had the classic dessert, Cendol for a sweet ending touch to the meal. Savour with Gula Melaka, coconut, green bean and coconut jelly.

Cendol - RM 4.50

Cendol - RM 4.50

 
Overall, Nancy's Kitchen has a home style Peranakan Food with reasonable pricing. To be honest, I am impressed by most of their dishes and will recommend to anyone who goes to Melaka and looking for Nyonya Dishes.
 
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Sunroast 宏达烧腊 Smile Dec 30, 2017   
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As we are on our road trip towards Port Dickson, we stopped by over at Yong Peng Sunroast to fix our stomach. Sunroast has one of the famous roasted delights and has handful of popular reviews. Sunroast looks like a family-run business with their children helping out.

Interior Sunroast While waiting for our order, we ordered Passion Fruit Drink and Honey Lemon drink.

Passion Fruit Drink - RM 3.50 & Honey Lemon - RM 3.50

Passion Fruit Drink - RM 3.50 & Honey Lemon - RM 3.50

 
 Sunroast is specialized in roasted delicacies adopting the use of charcoal method. I do not really fancy roasted pork meat but it was perfectly done without too much fatty meat. The layer of meat and fat were distinct. As for the Char Siew, it was an addiction to me, I cant resist having more pieces of it. It was lean and chewy.

Meat for 3 Pax (Char Siew & Roasted Meat)

Meat for 3 Pax (Char Siew & Roasted Meat)

 
Roasted Duck meat was delicious and supported by braised peanuts in its bottom. Glistering skin was crispy and meat was packed full of juiciness. I love the fact that the roasted duck meat was not overly salty and greasy.

Roasted Duck Meat for 3 Pax

Roasted Duck Meat for 3 Pax

 
One of their specialties will be Hakka 4 kinds of Yong Tou Foo. Freshly made and tasty to go with noodles and rice.

 
Hakka Yong Tau Foo - RM 5.00 Their noodles had caught my surprise. It was springy and fragrant in its black sauce. Thickness of noodle was broader than our "Mee Kia".

Noodle (Small) - RM 2.00

Noodle (Small) - RM 2.00

 
There are two types of rice, the plain one and the one with fragrant. We ordered both to pair with the roasted meat. Rice was on the soft side though.

Rice - RM 1.20 (Big)

Rice - RM 1.20 (Big)

 
Parking is make easy on the grass patch and stones gravel. Overall, if you are passing by Yong Peng, I find that its a worthy stop over for Roasted food.
 
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