Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jonkers' Desserts, Malacca

We have a bad habit. After hunger satiated, we tend to continue sitting and chatting until the shopkeepers have to practically shoo us away. At Chinese eating places, this art is never discreet. The Lukut place's style was by stacking (more like banging) and dragging (screeching like banshees) the empty plastic chairs and foldable tables to a corner. Of course all these were done with smiles. Lucky we took the cue in time as next they were splashing water to mop the floor. We were cool with it. Afterall it was almost 4pm. =P

Next stop, Malacca. 1 hour drive from Lukut. Not much traffic until we hit Ayer Keroh turn off. 5pm. Tea-time!

Jonkers Street night market. We were still early so most stalls were not opened yet. However, there was already a queue at this stall (it's self service ie order, collect, pay and bring to own table):-
We were quite lucky as we managed to grab one of the few small tables and had these:-
The center of attraction in the forefront is of course Chendol. Yummy. The generous amount of Gula Melaka (the brown syrup) topping the shaved ice was sweet and fragrant. Am so missing it now. What we ordered were just the plain ones. Do hop over to Kampung Boy City Gal for a peep of the varieties available. That's Phitoy's Nyonya Assam Laksa at the back which he enjoyed tremendously. I refrained from ordering any noodles as I was trying to save my tummy for dinner. We planned to do seafood at Umbai Jetty. That's another post, k. Oh, surprise surprise! There was a prawn and a quail egg in the laksa! Phitoy gave me those. Trying to manage his cholesterol, kononnya.

Prices:- Chendol (RM1.70) and Nyonya Assam Laksa (RM3.50)

Location: Jonkers Desserts, Jonkers' Street, Malacca. Not providing link to map. Afterall, who gets lost in Malacca? But just in case, just follow a car with Singaporean plate. Hehe. Coincidentally our unofficial guide that day is a Singaporean friend who's there almost every weekend!

There are so many food gems in this bustling city teeming with tourists (mostly Singaporeans, mind you). My post does not do it justice at all. Want more? Drop by Sweets For My Sweet and KL People KL Food. Oh, if you have such reviews too, please let me know. I hope to go again soon. Though it's only 2 hours drive it is always more fun to go in a group especially for a 'makan' trip. So, that will take time to arrange. *sigh*

No, we did not monopolise the table long after we finished. Those death stares .. brrrrr *shivers*.

23 comments:

team BSG said...

u r right they took more than 500 yrs to perfect Nyonya cooking here so V guess u should make many many more trips here maybe shud seriously think of smuggling some Malacca pundits like WMW ,meiyeN , XLB or confirmed gluttons like ??? to partially put the overlong overdue stamp of approval ( sorry PG ! )

Tummythoz said...

team bsg, since you've been said to own a large bling-bling mode of transport, pls do d 'smuggling'! I'll bring my own 'gunny sack'.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Aiyoh your chendol looks soooo inviting la. I love going to Malacca for the food too. Did a glutton session (non-stop eating) long ago before I started blogging. We should organise a foodies trip.

jason said...

Now I can see the cendol clearer... Slurp

Kok said...

tummythoz,
I miss cendol! :(

Honey Star said...

WOw cendol very cheap!!! So big bowl somemore. Did you manage to check out the weekend pasar mlm? I thinkI need a day trip to melacca soon. :P

wmw said...

When did you go? I was in Malacca just this weekend! Food, glorious food! Team bsg, yes, please bundle me along! Ha ha ha...

Xiu Long Bao said...

oiyoorrr..dat bowl of chendol...so addictive dat i had 2 bowls of it. Btw, i tried the assam laksa in this shop b4 n i tot dat it was too spicy!

FireHorse said...

It's been so long since I've had chendol, yummmmmm

Someone who is constantly craving said...

i wan my cendol now....tambah durian paste lagi shiok...where to find cendol rite smack in the city ar?..

Tummythoz said...

lyrical lemongrass, that would b fun!

jason, firehorse & kok, come come, free sight! (borrowing & recycled d tagline of free smells)

honey star, saw d pasar malam but did not throng. No time as we wanted to drive out to Umbai for dinner.

wmw, as usual my post is quite late. Went 2 weeks back.

xiu long bao, phitoy & I do have higher tolerance for spicy food. I, especially, cannot survive without cilipadi. =P

Tummythoz said...

someone who's constantly craving, guess u can try d roadside stalls or at pasar malams/ night markets but seriously doubt the Gula Melaka will be as generous (if any).

MeiyeN said...

da rojak @ taman asean is nice! :D

http://limmeiyen.blogspot.com/2007/02/rojak-taman-asean-malacca.html

KampungboyCitygal said...

yeah you cant stay long there..have to bear with the stares..

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, TQ for d reminder!

kampungboycitygal, have to grow much thicker skin first. Hehe.

sc said...

*sobs* i miss the cendol!! want it now!! :(.
bad bad tummythoz for posting the picture :p

Tummythoz said...

sc, there there *patting sc's back*.
A moment later, bawawawawahl *throw tantrum* I want it too!

jason said...

LoL... actually hor, I'm kinda curious leh. Those brown coloured syrup on ice kacang which we usually called it "yeh tong" (coconut syrup) is gula melaka ah?? *blush*

Precious Pea said...

Wahhh...just look at the dark colour of the gula melaka....can almost imagine the taste. Sedap sedap...but at RM1.70, not cheap hor?

Tummythoz said...

jason, same same.

precious pea, tourist place-mar. As long as d taste is good, ok-lor.

jason said...

Tummythoz: Oooo.. thanks sifu!

RM1.70 I think it's ok wor...

Kenny Mah said...

I'm 100% Malaccan and I can assure you I never get jelak of good ol' Malaccan cendol... all that real Gula Melaka is what does the trick! :D

Tummythoz said...

jason, honoured but very unqualified to be called that-lar.

kenny mah, you shouldn't. It's very good! Franchise quality!

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