Melaka-licious foodie day trip!

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It was a day trip work to Melaka and I haven’t eaten anything except my home made hand filtered cuppa coffee to accompany me and the 2 hour drive from home.

Work started from the moment I reached until past 2.30pm. Hunger pang kicked in like a gorilla. My colleague based here was very kind to bring me out for a good late lunch/early dinner meal since it was already nearly 4pm when we came by to Jonker Street.

This shop was second choice following my colleague’s recommendation. Since the first choice stall was closed for the day, I told him anything local for this gorilla will be fine as long as I have some sugar intake soon!

The whole place was packed from the front all the way and we had to share tables with some Korean tourists.

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Even curry laksa was sold out so we settled for the Assam one. Which was purrrrfectly fine! Looked rather simple, but darn it…the soup was awesome! Citrus, tangy, zesty goodness and somewhat generous with the fish bits. The Yong tau fu portions were separate additions. Gorilla pounds the chest. Gorilla eats! Ngarm ngarm ngarm.

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A melaka foodie trip would not be complete without the trademark cendol eh? Soaked with coconut cream deliciousness and drizzled over with gula melaka, these red beans and cendol strips spelled magic right after the fiery spicy sour Assam laksa under a 35 degree heat.

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Oh wait. I went ahead too fast! A melaka foodie trip would not be complete without Klebang Coconut Shake!

When I got there it was nearly 6pm and perfect time to buy this for my drive back to KL! The nicely thin shaved ice, blended in the white coconut flesh. Gosh, just imagine sipping this under the hot weather. Now, my melaka foodie day trip was complete!

Happy girl, driving home. Sipping Klebang Coconut Shake. Fed gorilla appetite with Assam laksa and cendol. Teeheehee.

Tandoori Chicken Pow Wow@Pak Putra, Melaka

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Located nearby another must-come place in Melacca, asam pedas Laksamana, Pak Putra gained great fame as one of the hot spots for a good supper meal.

The place was full, with both locals and angmohs, busy eating these delicious food. I guess travel sites had already helped PP reach out to many foreigners considering the large caucasian crowd present when I arrived here.

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The Tandoori was actually not bad. It is one of PP’s most hightly sought after dish. Although the tandoori seemed a little more fried-like to me rather than grilled, but the flavouring and marination compensated for the slight downfall.

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The setting was no different from any mamaks, except that the waiters spoke better English and were able to recommend dishes better, from their improved probing skills.

The butter chicken (apologies on the lousy photos as it was really quite dark where we were seated), was yummulicious! Tenderlicious chicken chunks with creamylicious gravy, filled with the fragrant aroma of ghee. RM9/pot.

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The Bendi ghobi was filled with wok hei! Gravy was like thickened dhall with actual potato chunks inside. The spicy wok hei gravy coated each slice of lady fingers perfectly. RM 6.

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To balance off the heavy flavours of spices and aroma, a plain naan did just fine to bring the yin and yang into our meal. The best naan, still went to Fiercer’s!

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The naan expert was a rather friendly one too. He gladly allowed me to slow down his speed of baking for a slight bit, to take a couple of photos of the fluffy naans cooking their way in the round clay furnace. Full respect to this chef as I could not bear even 5minutes standing next to this super hot thing. And he needs to be next to it from 6pm to 2pm everyday. His skin must be made of heat repellant.

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Kudos also to the chef in charge of the tandoori chicken grilling. It was some really crazy heat even just standing a near distance away, and this fellow was literally by its side for hours. These guys must be some sorta X-Men super power chefs with heat-repellant skin suits!

Total damage was RM 15/pax. Wasn’t bad actually for the quality and quantity of food were got. Definitely a worthy try and it deserves another return. Next trip!

Address:
Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan
Jalan Laksamana 4,
75200, Melaka.
Tel: 012-601 5876
Opening hours: 6.00 pm-2.00 am (Tuesdays – Sundays)