Choi-Lai & Family

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Nite out in JONKER WALK

During our visit back to my wife hometown in Machap Baru, Malacca sometime in the mid October 2005, we made our way to the city and had our nite out at Jonker Walk. One of the famous eating outlet along the street is the Sate Celup restaurant where locals and foreigners will go for their food. Sate Celup is somewhat similar to steamboat except that the food are all pierce thru with a piece of stick made out of the leave stem of the coconut tree. Every one will sit around a table and in the middle is a pot with boiling water. You will have to dip the stick that pierced thru the food into the boiling water and get it cooked. After that one can either eat it just like that or dip it into chilli sauce or sweet sauce to add more flavour. The food are combination of seafood, fishballs, vegetables, meat, etc and are served in sticks on a plate. As we walked past the restaurant and as usual it was pack with customers, some even waiting outside the restaurant to get a table to be vacant.

Next we came upon a store that sells all kinds of sandals with different designs. The sandals are extremely colorful and attractive. These sandals are made to perfections I would said and again are quite well demand by the locals and also the foreigners who will find it very unique which they won't get it back in their home country.

Next, we stumbled upon a mobile store that sells Char Thow Kueh aka Fried Raddish Cake. This is a kind of food that the local really like to either eat it as dinner or supper. Although it is extremely oily, I would said majority of the locals will loved it especially when it is fried together with lots of chilli paste to give it a more spicy taste. Besides the raddish cake, there is also lots of bean sprouts in it, and some will also prefer to have eggs fried together. I personally is a big fan of Char Thow Kueh although it is not the most healthy food in town, but its OK to eat it once a while to ease my taste buds.

There is also a store that sells all kinds of rats, guinea pigs and hamster. Cages and food are also sold together as accessories for rodents fans. Surprising the animals are very cute and actually attracted lots of people who wants to take a look at all the rodents. The hobby is not cheap too since there are many things that you need to purchase to complete all the standard accessories.

The clog shop that we saw, selling all kinds of clogs with different design. They also made and customised nyonya shoes aka kasut manek. Those shoes found in this shop are full of multiple colours to choose from

The toy store along the street. Selling all kinds of cheap toys that are Made In China. These toys are just one off, and mainly for the young toddlers to rough it out before there can appreciate high quality toys. The toys are pretty amazing with all kinds of design to attract the young ones and even the aduits too. As the picture showed, they isn't lots of people interest in the toys at the particular moment.

And before we called it a nite out, we passed through a lane where there is a shop converted to
a restaurant called Howard's. The ambience in the inside and outside are well decorated and suitable for some fine dining and also casual eating out. There is also another shop which was converted into a cafe and pub kind of setup. The Portugese singing in this outlet is pretty amazing with his voice. A lot better than those Malaysia Idols that we saw on TV. Anyway did not get the chance to visit thes two places but will be on my next agenda if I visit Jonker Street again.

Cheers from now........


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