Having a headache planning for a short getaway? Malacca is just 3 hours’ bus ride away and is very affordable. Most people think of Jonker Street when they hear Malacca, but there’s so much more to Malacca than just Jonker Street. Thanks to Eugenie, we were able to seek out places unbeknownst to non-locals!
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And oh, don’t shun those old, dirty looking shops, please. Chances are, the older the shop, the better the food. Why? Like a friend of mine once said, “If they’ve been around for so long looking like this (old and dirty), they must be doing something right.”
Egg Tip: “Take our advice and throw the whole damn thing into your mouth.”
Alright, let’s get down to business. There are a total of 8 items in this list. The addresses and business details are found of this page.
Satay celup – almost synonymous with Malacca, it’s one of those things you have to try when you’re in Malacca. The pretentious ones will go all “eww” and “disgusting”, because that pot of sauce in the middle never gets changed. But who are we kidding, here? Does that really bother you?
Crepe Cake at Nadeje. These were immensely popular amongst the school kids 10-15 years ago. Now they’ve all grown up, the franchise has also grown with them. Yet, the taste still remains largely the same.
The Ginger Dau Huey at Bukit China
Teochew Bak Kut Teh. Herbal and wonderfully delicious.
Ang Ku Kueh. They have the traditional red ones and the brown ones.
Cooked with charcoal fire this majestic, your plate of Hokkien Mee will have sufficient 火候！
Cheese Prawn Bee Hoon with fresh, large prawns.
The yellow rice signifies gold, and hence can be found at special events like weddings!
Kuih Lobak, or Carrot Cake (the Chinese version). Save your stomach for this if you’ve only got space for 1 item.
So we were out and about on a Friday night when we chanced upon the Emporium Shokuhin at the Marina Square’s new wing. Inside Emporium Shokuhin we chance upon grill shop Gyuu+’s 1-for-1 A5 Miyazaki Wagyu buffet for OCBC card members.
We mused on it for a while, before finally relenting. The rest, like they say, is history.
Let’s not waste time and get to the point: we picked one of each meat from the menu – sirloin steak, A5 Wagyu, Karubi, Pork Belly Tare, Pork Shoulder Tare, Belly Thin Slice Shio, Pork Shoulder Shio,Garlic Chicken and scallops. We gave the salmon fillet a miss because weren’t fans of grilled salmon. The non Meat were sweet potatoes and Eringi mushrooms.
Summary of the food? Awesome. Eat bite was tender and juicy, because the fats simply melt in your mouth. The fragrance of the slight char and aroma of the sweet meat immediately fills your mouth. We didn’t really like the sauce, so we mainly went “commando”. The quality of the meat here definitely surpasses most Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore. We did find the Wagyu a little too salty, and I personally didn’t like the garlic chicken (too much garlic for me). And, so save space for more meat, one may consider skipping the sirloin. Not that it isn’t great, but one steak (even shared by 2) simply fills you up too much.
Our Favourite Dishes?
My personal favourite wasn’t really the meat, but actually the grilled sweet potato. I didn’t know that grilled sweet potato was such a heavenly thing. The fire roasted the skin to a hard, almost crunchy texture while the flesh was soft but not dry. The sweet scent of the potato, paired with the skin, was marvellous (for me, anyways). That said, all the meat were definitely juicy and bursting with flavour. Just remember to order a cup for hot green tea ($2++ per pax, free flow) for yourself because the “juices”… Well, you know what makes a piece of meat taste so damn wonderful, don’t you?
Lastly, before you make your way to the cashier, treat yourself to a scoop of Matcha Green Tea and a scoop Red Bean ice cream (the buffet menu had Matcha and Goma, but they were out of the latter, so they offered red bean an Yuzu as replacements). Combine the red bean and matcha ice creams and you make yourself a pretty decent Green Bean Matcha Red Bean dessert! We have to say that the ice cream wasn’t “icy” and was properly creamy and thick.
Lastly, we would like to give a shout out to the staff, who were wonderfully polite and friendly. Probably one of the best service we’ve head in a long while.
Note that the above promotion (1-for-1 @ $98++) is only for OCBC card holders, and will end 30 April 2016. Check with the restaurant or OCBC for more details.
Alright! Enough with the “introduction”. Let’s get down to what’s important: FOOD. One of the things I love about Korea is the food, so without further ado, let me introduce you to some of my favourites.
egg-tip: Seo-seo Galbi, Gwangjang Market and Myeongdong Gyoja are our die-die must try places!
This page gives you an overview of all the places we’ve listed. Click on the individual titles for more details!
(From left) Spring Onion Pancake, Kimchi Pancake at Gwangjang Market.
Huge abalone from the fish market.
One of the best dumplings in Myeongdong. Maybe Seoul?
Live octopus. Check out the video on the Fish Market page!
BBQ Beef. Ar.. that sweet, juicy meat that tastes a little burnt.
Mug-bean Pancake with Pork.
Raw Beef with raw egg. Very raw, but also very tasty.
Ginseng Chicken Soup. Very herbal and tasty. Try it!
A common sight in Gwangjang Market. Just sit down and use your fingers to communicate!