Monday, 19 December 2016

Ipoh-CH Day 4-5: Stopover at Malacca

It was time for us to leave Cameron Highlands, where we had a pretty awesome time recreating our farm experience in Australia at neighbouring Malaysia.

On our way down the mountain

We travelled about an hour to Luen Fong Restaurant at Tanjung Tualang, which is famous for their live giant river prawns.

This way to Tanjung Tualang
Restoran Luen Fong
(Address: 19 Jalan Pasar, Tanjung Tualang, 31800 Tanjung Tualang, Perak)
With the tanks filled with giant river prawns
The last time I saw prawns this big was in Bangkok and Shenzhen! Yums! =)

Since they were famous for their river prawns, we ordered two dishes to try the different ways it can be cooked.

Steamed with garlic
Clockwise from left: Hubby enjoying his favourite prawns;
Cooked with salted egg;
Fresh steamed fish.

If you love giant prawns then you should really give this restaurant a try! The hubby love it so much, we're already many arrangements to go back on our next road trip! =)

After lunch, we head straight to Malacca where we stayed at our favourite Hatten Hotel as usual. We left our luggage in the rooms and went to our favourite mall, Mahkota Parade to shop. I won't elaborate on what we did because I've done so previously in 2014 and 2015 (we love Malacca so much that we visit at least once a year, sometimes twice!).

Without fail we will definitely bring the kids to Kidzooona in Mahkota Parade (you can read more about it here). Both my kids can spend hours here and often had to be dragged out otherwise they would not want to leave! The adults then take turns watching them so that the others can shop in peace =)

Sushi chefs in the making

Doctor, doctor!

We have visited Malacca four times and have not visited the very famous Jonker Street so I insisted that we do at least once!

The very recognisable red Christ Church in Melaka
At Malacca River in Jonker Street
Jonker Street was bustling with tourists
Jonker Street is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Other than the very famous chicken rice and dessert which had super long queues all the way to the road, Jonker Street is also famous for the Mamee Jonker House. It's like the much smaller, Malaysian version of the Nissin Cup Noodle Museum in Japan.

Mamee Jonker House

Inside Mamee Jonker House

With the famous Mamee mascot

The entrance fee to the museum was just RM 5, so we thought that we'll check it out.

World of Good Taste

Old school Mamee products displayed in old school provision shop

The Mamee living room

A TV screen that shows you chilling on the sofa

Checking out the noodle maker

How many of you remember eating Double Decker potato chips?
I know I did!

With the Mister Potato mascot

The museum was too small in my opinion but for the price, I would say it's still ok. There's a restaurant in Mamee Jonker House too in case you get hungry =)

For us, we ate some dessert before heading back to my family's favourite Dragon-i at Dataran Pahlawan Megamall for dinner.

The next day, we had lunch at Tim Ho Wan before we head back to Singapore.

The food here is so much nicer and cheaper than Singapore that we ended up ordering a whole table full of food!! Yum!!!

Gotta be thankful that we live so close to a country with awesome food and nature such that a short trip to unwind is always within reach.

Until the next time... (we're already planning a road trip in June *grin*)!


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