Monday, June 25, 2012

Snapshots From Melaka (Malacca) - "Malaysian Monday 78"





Tummy left the modern metropolis and headed for the charming town of Melaka (Malacca) for a day trip and here are some of the snapshots taken at this once thriving port city with rich and colourful history dating back to the mighty Sultanate of Melaka.

Melaka is thriving once more after being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 2008. Apart from its many historical sites dating back to as early as the 15th century, its rich and diverse culinary heritage is also a main drawcard for visiting tourists.

P.S I am doing some research on Melaka Portuguese food and I will be sharing some recipes with you soon.



Old shop houses are turned into charming eateries such as this chicken rice restaurant.



Another chicken rice restaurant serving chicken rice balls house in this charming Sino-Portuguese shophouse.



A printing company.



A library.



A beautiful ornate facade of one of the many historical buildings in town.



A small temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin) on Jonker Street.



Appetizer of pickled papaya with crispy anchovies served at a Melaka Portuguese restaurant.



Stir fried wing beans with spices.



Tamarind prawns.



Portuguese curry dable chicken.



Baked otak-otak (minced fish with herbs and spices).



Trays of freshly baked pineapple tarts at a bakery.



Another variety of pineapple tart on offer.




Our friend Shannon from Just As Delish will be our host for the month of June, so please send all your entries to shannoncclim@gmail.com 
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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous - thanks for sharing. I am soooooooo craving chillies after seeing the pic of stir fried wing beans with spices! Cheers, Karin

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