Thursday, July 10, 2008

Melaka Jonker Street Ice Kacang

Woohoo, this is our inaugural road trip from KL to Singapore in my lil Jazzy Wazzy. Demona suggested for us to have a short break at Melaka to catch some local delicacies.

The sun is scorching and the Melaka town centre is a good 20 minutes drive away from the highway exit. GRRRRRR,

Demona brought me to this jam packed stall at Jonker street that is famous for their Ice Kacang. The pre-war shophouse is decorated with wooden chairs and white marble tables reminiscent of the old Kopitiam in Ipoh/Penang.

The famed Ice Kacang: Splendid Gula Melaka drizzling on top of the shaved ice. The gula melaka found here is really thick, sticky and extremely fragrant. One work- SHIOKNNNNESS! This is the perfect antidote for the sweltering heat. However, the other ingredients of the ice kacang was just so so, with the typical red bean, jagung chendol etc filling up the bowl. I would still prefer Penang's Gurney road's ice kacang for its solid fillings (juicy atap chee, real pandan chendol, slow cooked chunky red beans), however, the Jonker Street's Gula Melaka is really out of this world..Probably the King of Ice Kacang would be the hybrid version of Gurneys fillings + Jonkers Gula Melaka!
Prawn Mee: Both of us shared this bowl of prawn mee from the stall beside the ice kacang. The soup was pretty tasty with good amount of prawn essence in it. However, it just lack the WOW factor. Pretty average bowl of prawn mee. PASS.
TOOT TOOT TOOT: On our way to Singapore with Demona's 150 kilo worth of cosmetic, lingerie, fans, mirrors, shoes, bags, clothes and what not. Driving for 360 km was quite a dread and I have to rest my legs at times on the dash board. Apologies to Demona who have to bear with my stinky feet

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