Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Joy in Malacca

Although I was dismayed with the Toastmasters meeting in Malacca – I thoroughly enjoyed my short trip to this historical city – my hometown – because I managed to sample the local food.

Saturday lunch was at Aunty Lee in Ujong Pasir and these photos can whet your appetite if you are a lover of Peranakan food! This is a popular eating joint in Malacca  – so be prepared to wait thirty minutes to an hour for food to be served.

 Chicken Buah Keluak

Lemak Nenas
Cili Garam Fish  

Cendol (with gula Melaka)

But that was not all. Less than three hours later, friend and fellow Toastmaster Benny Chia whisked Bernard Louis and I to other eating places where we can fill our stomachs again!

I am not a food blogger and so I am only going to feature a couple of photos of local “delicacies” that perhaps qualify as “ambrosial food” – at least according to my tastebuds!

Coconut shake

Pork satay

By the way, the Toastmasters from KL stayed at Hotel Puri, a lovely hotel at 114, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. It holds special meaning for me because when I was with the bedding company Dreamland many years ago, I sold mattresses to this same hotel when they first opened for business. That was about fourteen years ago. Hotel-quality bedding are indeed long-lasting!


Leticia said...

Oh, that cendol sure looks delicious.

You told us in class before of your experience in working for Dreamland. It's interesting how you end up going back to the same place where you sold the mattresses to in the past.

By off-handedly mentioning that Dreamland's mattresses are long-lasting and of good quality, I concluded that this could be a form of WOM (Word-of-mouth marketing).

Kurtis Ren said...

I dont know what to say about this, but thank you for making me hungry at this hour.