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Portuguese Settlement is a must visit place as it was the only place that we are able to taste Eurasian Dish in Malaysia. By the way,herbs, spices, shallots,lemon grass, vinegar and tamarind juice are vital ingredients in making perfectly authentic Portuguese delicacies. These ingredients give Portuguese cuisines the rich, aromatic and unique flavours. Like Nyonya food, Portuguese cuisine is another famous dish from Melaka as the Portuguese has been influential in Melaka’s history and culture, as well as the cooking style.

 A view from Portuguese Settlement to the Malacca Straits ! 
   A view from Malacca Straits to Portuguese Settlement ! 
   Restaurants of Portuguese Settlement ! 
  Welcome to Portuguese Settlement in Malacca ! Okey, let's waste no time and proceed to the food ! ^^ 
This is " Portuguese Special Butter Garlic Crab " ! 
Uncommon in an Asian recipe, butter used in this dish reflecting the Portuguese influence in Malacca. With the butter, lots of garlic also goes into this dish. The result is a deliciously garlic butter sauce, not unlike Steak Au Poivre. Blue crabs, Mud crabs, Stone or Dungeness crabs are simply scrumptious in this sauce ! 
    This is " Portuguese-style Baked Fish in spice paste and squid fritters" 
    The fish itself not very spicy and the dish included pieces of cucumber , onion and     lady fingers. It's a must try dish in Malacca ! ^

   This is " Malaysian Chicken Curry " ! 
    It is a typical chicken curry cooked in almost all Malaysian homes. This basic recipe uses a Made in Malaysia Meat Curry Powder. It has just the right blend of spices for an authentic 'Malaysian-tasting' curry! Some ingredients may vary as Eurasian homes might add carrots, more potatoes or a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Still, it was quite spicy for me as i keep on drinking water. 

   Opps, sorry for blurr image. >.<  This is " Malacca's Otak-otak ". 
 The otak-otak was pretty good too, although not as good as Muar’s, which is firmer in terms of texture and stronger in taste. If they have baked the otak-otak slightly longer to give it a crispy edge and firmer top layer, it would have been awesome.

This is " Sambal Razor clams " 
Taste quite spicy too but still not bad and the texture is just right, not too chewy ! 

This is" Portuguese Sambal Prawns "
A popular and easily available dish made from fresh prawns sambal - a paste made from onions, dried seedless chilies, sugar, lime and candlenuts that are scrumptious served fresh from thekuali (frying pan).

Lastly, this is " Brinjal Baked with Black Pepper " 
Baked brinjal is is nice but the black pepper smell is a little too strong. >.<

In future, how do young couple date? Will it be like this?

The first Windows Phone 7 Series ad has debuted! And my goodness, I haven't seen this many attractive, well-adjusted people since Joey got canceled. But let's look a little closer, shall we? Something seems... amiss.
Adorable parents. Adorable kid. Peppy music. But Anna, why are you in a record store when you could be jamming out to music on you Windows Phone 7 Series? And who are thoseother kids you're showing pictures of to your friend? And why can't dad put his phone down for two seconds to play soccer with poor Luca? And what kind of weird torture porn date night movie is this?

While on the way to Brunei Hospital, my friend encounter a Auntie who dunno how to reverse parking her Lexus. What will you do if you encounter this problem? :)

I believe most of you who visited Jonker Street before will probably taste Jonker88 cendol and ais kacang. If you didn't , then you have to have a try because it was really delicious !

Customers were queu-ing.
   A shop that famous for their food will be full with customer. So one of the quite troublesome thing in Jonker88 was the shop was so packed with customer and it was self serving service, so you will saw quite some customer holding their cendol or food waiting for a table or a seat to sit.

    At 1st i called the Baba Cendol. The taste was totally different from the other cendol that i tried before, it was sour taste. Besides, there got a lot of variety of cendol and each cendol was poured with different syrup.Honestly, i personally think that their cendol's taste was quite weird as i never taste any sour cendol before but the taste actually not bad.

  I'm curious with other cendol taste as well, so i order a Durian Cendol. The taste more or less quite same and the main taste was the durian syrup still the taste was sour. Very nice but still weird haha.

   Before i leave the shop, i noticed there's still a cendol with an awesome name that i didn't taste yet ! The name of the cendol was " Eight Precious Cendol"  , they also have the " Durian Eight Precious Cendol " so i order 1. The taste was same with the Durain Cendol , and i personally think the different was it have 8 different ingredient in it. However, Gula Melaka aka Malacca Sugar(Palm Sugar) and Santan were heavily drizzled on all the cendols  , still the amount of Palm Sugar and Santan they drizzled was just appropriate, not too sweet. Every cendols sell in Jonker88 cost Rm 3 which was quite pricey compare to other part but i think is worth to have a try.

As i only got 24 hour to visit places Malacca , so at night we just visit back the jonker street again. At night, quite some of the shop in Jonker street were closed and the street had turned in to a night market !

Some light decoration on the old shop at night. :) 

Yup, a very crowded street. And at night you can find anything in here, it was like the Petaling Street in KL where you are able to buy some imitation product. hehe. 

The transformer have reborn by the power of stainless stell bar ! They're going to revenge on us ! 

Feel hungry? Want to buy a bowl of hot mee to eat ? Well, eat it and you will be dead due to poisoning. They're all make by plastic !! Hehe..

There's so many thing to see and buy , even the police on duty also cant resist it haha.. 

There's a cendol stall that famous for its cendol just right in front of the indian temple along the Jalan Lumut. The stall was own  by Mr James Muniandy and his wife and they name it as " Sitiawan James Cendol " 

Although it was just a small stall , their cendol was famous for its taste. However, if you personally visit that area , you will be shock to find out that there's actually two cendol stall at that area. What you can do to identify the right cendol stall are go for the stall that have a picture being placed to display and you will also notice the number of customer are different between both of the stall. :) Besides,  you can easily spot Mr James Muniandy or his wife. They are always wearing a white chef hat and a red bow tie.
   Because of his delicious cendol, Mr James was summoned by the Sultan Perak to prepare his much loved      cendol for 250 guests in the palace. 

   This is what we called " Cendol Biasa " aka " Normal Cendol " . The ingredient of the cendol include , green starch noodles, coconut milk, shaved ice , red beans and brown sugar. I kind of like the coconut milk taste in my cendol and the good thing was , she actually pour quite some amount of milk and also other ingredient in it which make the cendol looked not so plain and more tasty. 


   They also have the cendol added with glutinous rice. It is for the customer who want to eat their cendol as lunch , because we normally will few full or not hungry after ate the glutinous rice as it's full of carbohydrate and so on. :) 
Well, for normal cendol, each bowl will cost rm 1.50 while the special cendol which was added with glutinous rice will cost rm 1.80. The store location was, in front of Sitiawan Indian temple, of Jalan Lumut, around The Store super market in Sitiawan. 

Malacca City was a historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008 ! Which mean the city was full with historical attraction and also best for those history lovers. Yet, those who dislike the subject of history will also be happy while visiting Malacca City as the city have a few mega mall and also a famous street for shoppers called " Jonker Street " !! 

    Heavily decorated bicycle rickshaw in Malacca.

    Christ Church, Malacca
   Statue of St. Francis Xavier in front of St Paul Church, Malacca. 
   The ruin of the church can still be seen today ! 
(If you love history, read this: ) 

Built by Duarte Coelho, a Portuguese Captain in 1521 AD, the church was formerly a chapel for the Portuguese and it was named as “Nosa Senhora” – Our Lady of the Hill. Although these valuable ruins have been standing on top of the summit of St. Paul Hill in Melaka for centuries, the strong and thick bricks still remind one of the magnificence architecture of the chapel.
As Melaka was colonised by the Dutch from the hand of Portuguese in 1641, the fate of this former Portuguese chapel had been significantly changed. It was being used by the Dutch as a temporary praying place before their own church – the Christ Church was being completely constructed. Since that, the Dutch has renamed the Portuguese Chapel from “Nosa Senhora” – Our Lady of the Hill to St. Paul Hill.
When the Dutch’s Christ Church was completed, St. Paul Hill no longer played its role as a praying place and the Dutch turned it into a burial ground and graveyard. Several monumental tombstones, with Dutch words engraving on it were leaning against the wall in the church. The tombstones and the graveyard nearby were places for the Dutch to mourn their ancestors while they settled down in Melaka centuries ago.
In front of the church stood a huge pearl-white statue - the status of St. Francis Xavier. 27 years after Duarte Coelho built the church, Don Albuquerque, the Archbishop of Goa in India handed the church to the Society of Jesus. St. Francis Xavier, as the pioneer Catholic Missionary that time was appointed to receive the title on behalf of the society in 1548. 

   The tombstones with Dutch writing engraved here ! 
 (So to this: ) 

The statue was built in 1952 in order to commemorate this saint. However, many are curious about the missing right arm of the statue. The statue was not being constructed without the right arm on purpose. The completed statue was planned to be consecrated in the morning. However, a tree fell and broke off the statue’s right arm. Until today, the statue that stood in front of St. Paul Church has a missing right arm.
When you visit St. Paul Church, you will discover more than what you expected. Standing on the hill, what you see is not merely St. Francis Xavier statue, the church with thick brick or the Dutch monumental tombstones. What exist here are the unique blend of history and culture, a chapel built by a Portuguese captain, being handed to the Society of Jesus and later renamed by the Dutch. All these become what we see today.

The surviving gate of the A Famosa Portuguese fort in Malacca.
A Famosa or "The Famous" in Portuguese , is a fortress. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing.

As i said that for those who dislike history will also like it as it had " Jonker Street " !! Jonker street was formed by few streets that fill with shop lot that sell any kind of thing from antique to current trend ! Those shop's design was a mixture of chinese and malay culture and so does the people ! They're originally chinese but they was affected by other culture such as Malay , hence we call them " Baba Nyonya " 


   1 of the antique shop lot ! 

  An antique music player. :) 

An ancient( Not that ancient actually)  water taps which connect to the well. 

   The shop sell hand craft , arts and so on ! 
   In Malacca you can able to buy from



    Some random picture.

     The Straits of Malacca and the Eye of Malaysia view from Taming Sari Tower ! 

    The view of the city of Malacca from the Taming Sari Tower ! 

  Opps ! Hehe .. :P 

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