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If you are looking for some steamboat in Melaka then you can head for something unique. Jiu Xiang Hotpot Restaurant at Melaka is one of a locally assemble taste that follow the new trend of Mala Hotpot that is booming in Melaka.

Favors to diners whom is not keen on strong numb spicy soup pot then this is the perfect substitute for the locals. They are gaining its popularity among the locals, especially its Mushroom soup base.

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some of the condiments area that you can customize your own sauce. There are one special sauce avaialble.
mushroom soup in melakathere are 2 signature soups. 

1. mushroom soup that is cook for a few hours  – highly recommend. fragrant, mild with hint of herby taste. pretty solid with mushroom taste.

2. Signature Mala soup base which is for beginner level. less spicy and numb
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very interesting concept as the hotpot can be enjoyed along with bbq in classic China environment. Cater for both worlds. there are a few ingredients to highlight. Their own plantation fresh Mushroom – a must order as the bit and chewiness is different yet juicy.

If you are a fan of noodle then their Hand pulled noodle, do give it a go.
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lamb sliceIberico pork slice is pretty good. thin, and nice layer of fats in betwee. Perfect for boilling or even bbq. Best is go for bbq. Their lamb slice  is pretty decent too.new edut4

others depending what you like order as you go.haidilou in melakamala hotpot in melakajiuxiang hotpot melaka

Overall, is a nice comfy dining and if you are looking for steamboat in Melaka to dine in, then this might be one of your destination to hit on.

Location:

Jiu Xiang Hotpot Restaurant

No 8, Jalan KPKS 5,

Kompleks Perniagaan

Kota Syahbandar Daerah, 75200 Melaka

Operating Hours : 12pm – 10pm (Tuesday Close)

Tel:012-712 7432 

Many of you been to Jonker Street Melaka and also take a famous mural art wall of Kiehl’s Mural art in Melaka. This famous 1405 Art Cafe at Melaka used to operate right at the Keihls mural wall. Now they have moved to this new location Taman Kota Laksamana where currently is the new hub of F&B in Melaka. 

*muslim friendly cafe

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I have never been to the their old cafe before, as their new outlet sets as a cafe ambiance by offering local food. Good is also they are one of a  Pork Free cafe in Melaka now.

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check out 1405 Art Cafe Menu

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Cafe vibe and photo opp wall. 

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Setting out the my classic palate, of course I aim on their classic local Signature kopi. @ RM 7.90 It is “kau”! Strong, with bitter end taste and not too sweet. Punch with nice dark roasty end taste.

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Since there are many people who order their signature Royal Nyonya Laksa, lets try that out.. We can pick Choice of noodle, I picked thicker noodle Mi’xian which is my substitute to Penang style laksa noodle. Bee hoon and mee certainly do not sound right to me. Love the Soup base which is is creamy and fragrant. Chili paste given is just to enhance slightly for little spicy. 

quite a unique kind of laksa and I think I am recommended you to try too. @ RM 14.90

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their Nasi Lemak @ RM 14.90 certainly do caught my attention as I wonder how would the taste of this place in Melaka like. Rice seems serve with like blue pea flower colour. 

Rice is fragrant with light mild end of coconut and pandan flavour. I wish that the chicken could be slightly crispier but it was how the locals like it. Sambal is on the sweet side and I guess I would rate this as a Chinese version of Nasi Lemak which I think very near to Nyonya style nasi lemak which certainly sits correctly in Melaka as they are well known for nyonya food.

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If you think the rest are heavy, then their Classic Tomyum Fried Bee hoon  @ RM 8.90 is actually not too bad.

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Signature Salted Egg Croissant @ RM 17.90, flaky outside and inside ooze with salted egg base. Perfect to go along with coffee. It would not bee too much for a person to finish it up. Just a nice portion and ratio of the salted egg base in it. 

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I must say that their Cempedak kuih is da bomb. Must Order. It is like muachi in punchy flavours. One of my best highlight for the day. One bite that breaks its crispy outer layer, then you reach on second layer which is like muachi texture and the filling of cempedak, is just flavourful. Do give it a try – recommended

They do sell in frozen and you can buy and take back to your origin place! 

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Lastly, for tea time, they do have a few variety of cakes available. From their own signature crepe and tiramisu. 

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If some of you still miss the food of 1405 cafe, do find them in their new location. 

Location:

1405 Art Cafe 艺术茶餐厅

Jaya, 26, Jln KLJ 4,

Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Malacca

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm (close Monday)

 

St Ruppert’s fair, one of the biggest traditional festival in Salzburg or other call it Salzberg Beer Festival or also known as Oktoberfest walk with me in this festival taking place from 21st to 25th September. The locals shared with me that this is actually the oldest beer festival in the world or also known as .. I am kinda surprise. Not too sure about this though.

Love the chill vibe in the afternoon and totally different one compare to the Oktoberfest in Munich. Happy Walking. Munich Oktoberfest: Beer Festival night walk : #walkwithme #austria #beerfest #beerfestival #salzburg

Since we are no stranger to Oktoberfest in Malaysia. While visiting my friend in Munich last month, I manage to attend Munich Oktoberfest 2022, Germany which is the origin birth of this festival backed 200 years ago. It is also the world’s largest celebration of Bavarian culture that is attracting Millions of visitors travel thousands of miles to Munich each year to experience this 2-week long festival.

My first curious questions for this Munich beer festival when I was in this festival. It is called Oktoberfest but why starting in September. During October is early winter and its getting cold. That is why they push it 2 weeks early into end September. 

I was shared by my friends husband that the Oktoberfest in Munich takes place on the Theresienwiese where it has  large field to host its first-ever Oktoberfest. Partly is also the wedding celebration between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese took place. Theresienwiese (“Therese’s Meadow”) and was named for the bride herself. The location is just a few stops from city center and  easily accessible via its own dedicated stop Theresienwiese on Munich’s U-Bahn train line.

How it gone so big is very interesting. If you do have free time, my friend introduce this Netflix drama series Oktoberfest – Beer & Blood which is sort of how this whole Oktoberfest comes to this scale. 

I still remember clearly when I visited my friend in Perth back in 2015. It was super random trip that decided to fly off to visit my friends there after watching Master Chef Australia. We are at the end of Pandemic and I can see that many of my friends start to travel aggressively. Best advise by my friend to travel to Perth is definitely Spring. Perfect weather, with nice flower booming and temperature in between 17 – 30 degree, you will be lucky if got rain. This perfect season falls in Sept – Nov.

Other seasons will be like:

Summer : Dec – Feb

Autumn : Mar – May

Winter : June – Aug (sort of like rainy season)

You can get your planned Perth trip or free and easy with Sedunia Travel Australia. Perth is like no other Australian city. To get the best of the state view, you need to do road trip. We can plan something like as below:

Day 1: Explore City Center

When you reach the city, of course you need to stroll around all their main attractions. I was told by my friend to hit onto their Botanic Gardens. Every corner of this botanic garden have its own view. Just chill with coffee and enjoy the landscape of city or even sea view. Little did I know I ended up 2 hours here.

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Then you must not miss out the legendary insta famous spot which is the Matilda Bay’s Iconic little blue boat house within 2 mins at the southern part of the park.

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P8073099Then you can take bus to their famous London Street in the city center Sipping coffee, lunch or dinner.

Whipper-Snapper-Distillery_01_supplied-1920x1440Then I purposely head to their local whisky distillery Whipper Snapper Distillery. I did their factory tour and It just blew my mind away on how good their local whisky produce. I ended up bought 3 bottles of whisky.

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Fremantle-Market-Perth-Western-AustraliaNext, my favorite part of Perth is this place Fremantle founded in 1829 build with Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. Rich with maritime history. Architecture remains the same and it is now home to some fantastic restaurants, shops and bars. Such a bustling scene yet chill with people taking their leisure time to check this place out.

little creature perthThere are plenty of things to do here:

    1. Visit the Markets
    2. Street shopping’s
    3. Plenty of place to take nice pictures
    4. One of my favorite beer brewery – Little Creature
    5. Fish and Chips is a must try here (choose any of the available there)
    6. Shipwrecked , Maritime, Fremantle Prison Museum
    7. Plenty of amazing food

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Day 2 Roadtrip to the north:

Lets start with quick day early road trip by venturing all the way up north to the current most famous Pink Lake : Hutt Lagoon.

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Then moving downwards to Lanchelin for Sandboarding and the limestone11017816-10152758854646706-5354162806907722474-n

Then we move next stop to Caversham Wildlife Park to say high to all koala bears, penguins and kangaroos.  

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Finishing off with Wine tasting at Swan Valley, vineyard that has historically produced for more than 200 years.. Sample out your favourite wine yard, chocolate and cruise along the river.

You can pick to enjoy a 2-hour cruise down Swan River until you reach the magnificent Swan Valley.

 

Day 3: Road Trip to the South

This is one of the road trip that I am excitedly looking forward too. Moving to the Sourthern side seems to have a lot of interesting things to see and do along the way.  

For this plan, it is best advise that you make an overnight stop instead of day trip.

    1. 45 mins away from the city, first stop to stop by City of Mandurah for breakfast

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Then follow by next town stop at Bunbury dolphin discovery Center. Enjoy the tour facilities or feed the dolphins at the sea area with guide of professionals

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Finally, reach Busselton where it is home of the longest pier in the Sourthen Hemisphere where we are going to spend a night here. What to do here:

  1. Visit CastleRock
  2. Visit Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
  3. Dunsborough Beach
  4. Petra Olive Oil Estate
  5. Cheeky Monkey Brewing co – Beer brewery

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Day 4: going further down to Margaret River.

A region with plenty of lunch spots and cafes in Margaret River to enjoy. I’d also recommend stopping by the tourist information centre to grab a map (you can also plan your trip with its guide) of the winery area – which is where you’re heading next!

Or there are actually Plenty to do here: Margaret River Guide

  1. Whale Watching
  2. Wine tour (a lot world class vineyard like Cape Mentelle)
  3. Margaret River Brew house
  4. Mammoth Cave
  5. Margaret River Farmes Market
  6. Margaret River chocolate Factory

Day 5:

the-other-side-of-rottnest-islandFinal day you can op for a few things. Check out this amazing Rottnest Island by Ferring yourself to the island, enjoy breakfast. Then you may You may choose to hire a bike and explore on your own, take a swim, go snorkelling, or get a selfie with the island’s famous furry Quokkas.

Head back to the city enjoy remaining leisure time before flying off.

There are a few ways to plan your trip here or even if you are too lazy, you can engage Sedunia Travels to join their planned trip. From Free and easy to planned tours. Really depends your cup of tea, sightseeing, nature, adventure they have it all under one roof, or even flight bookings.

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If you are up for Wine and Dine adventure in Australia, check out the best place to wine and dine.

Wine lovers would certainly be excited when travel to Australia. There are so many well know award winning vineyards in the region. It is even more perfect for Wine & Dine Experience in Australia 2022 that you can dine on the spot, enjoying the view, weather and sipping variety of tasting platter along the time.

I am sure many of you wine lovers are pretty much expose to new world wine especially those wine from Australia. Not only that, as wine and dine had becoming big in the past few years where vineyard operator is attracting great talents to join their industry expansion to give wine lovers more options by spending more time and enjoy the nature of surroundings.

I have been enjoying a lot of wines from Australia on my last visit along with dropping by some of the vineyard that I like, which is also I miss out such road trip journey during my study time.

Since we are able to fly right now, we can certainly explore further with Sedunia Travel on their Australia destination for both Free and Easy or planned trip.

Lets start off with Melbourne, the place where I spend 3 years there during my University days. No doubt, in this region, there are a few famous vineyard that produces pretty awesome wine depending on which area.

Lets breakdown Vineyard region in Melbourne are as below:

  1. Yarra Valley
  2. Mornington Peninsular
    1. Paringa estate
  3. Grampians
  4. Ballarat

Yarra Valley in VIctoria is one of the famous region that produce quite good wines with some that I have visited in the pass. Of course there are a few which is currently quite well known among food hungers are like :

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Ezard at Lavente hills is famous as wine and dine locations as they have pretty awesome view, with wooden industrial interior that attracted many people around the region. It is a all-day bistro, and you can opt in for their five- or eight-course degustation menus. If you are up for their ultimate luxury experience, you can sign up for the helicopter transfer.

stable stones - wineregionaustraliaThe Stable Stones :is another restaurant that you would not want to miss. Vintage Victorian era interior with plants that surely will make your dining experience pleasant.  Instragarammer will definitely in love with every conner of picturous style. Ingredients are fresh and focus with robust flavours.  

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Yeering Stations is also another of my favourite vineyard in the area. In love with the classic red brick architecture which feels pleasant and relaxing. Slowly strolling around the area is indeed a perfect place to be during autumm or spring.

In their current offerings, they have 2-3 cours menu available. If not then you can enjoy at their celler with their tasting flights. I am in for their limited edition wine which is only available in their vineyard.

Other well known restaurant dining:

  1. Fondata since 1872 : Classic Italian with wood fire
  2. Bianchet is a French-styled bistro that offers bold flavours

Other famous vineyard to visit

  1. Domaine Chandon
  2. Helen & Joey
  3. Hubert estate
  4. De bortoli since 1928 – with Noble One Wine Winner
  5. TaraWara Estate

South Australian Wine

Lets move to another famous region for wine which the produce and brands is no stranger to many of us.

Sits in Adelaide or known as the South Australian wine region is The Barossa Valley.  One of a world class region that produces Australias most award-winning wine. They are also known as one of the wine capital in the world that just sits 20 mins away from Adelaide town. Dividing them into 2 region is Barrosa Valley & Adelaide Hills.

The first nearest to the city will be Penfolds Magil Estate.

fdcbuilding2Wine lovers can enjoy their experience thru their entire collections in the historic tunnel and they are famous for their Magill Estate Kitchen that serve brunch, lunch or even dinner with Chef Scott Huggins that uses local produces to prep its dishes. Enjoying your dining experience by overlooking vineyard and city views is just relaxing.jacobscreekPicture credit to winepath

Next one of my favourite wine from its produce of white for 2019/2020 is Jacobs Creek Vineyard also at Barossa Valley wine and dine at their Our Table Restaurant.

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Other than the 2 famous wine brands that most of you are familiar with then for wine and dine in Adelaide, you can drive to Seppeltfields .  Offering one of the best wine and dine with perfect view that overlook the entire vineyard. Menu design is base on “Discovery Experience” which is actually base on seasonal ingredients.

 

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Another in the list would be Coriole Vineyards and Gather Restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Mclaren Vale, famous for their winter produce ingredients. Offering 5-7 course tasting menu

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Maybe if you are in for something adventurous then  might want to consider this latest hype in the region is this D’Arenberg is one of the coolest and most modern Mclaren Vale wineries with food. Greeted with its entry of huge rubic cube which is also their wine tasting area. With an option of different dining experience from outdoor to indoor seating. The Cube is actually part museum, part wine/food tasting, and part video/sensory experiences

For Vineyard experience and some of it are award wining vineyard.

  1. Langmeil winery
  2. Torbreck
  3. Yalumba – Barossa Valley

NSW

Lets move up north which is the capital city of the country. Sydney / Canberra is know as a region of (New South Wales – NSW)

Little did I know that they are actually the birth place of Australian wine – the world-famous Hunter Valley is one of country’s oldest wine producing regions with vines first planted in the area as early as the 1820s.

There are a few Restaurants that is considerably worth to explore are :

Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

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One of the Hunter Valley’s most popular restaurant at one of the most sought after vineyards is Esca at Bimbadgen Winery. Love the architecturally from its vineyard entrance to the restaurant that filled with large glass windows. Enjoying wine and overlooking the vineyards. Esca is offering refined modern European and Australian inspired meals.

 

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Moving to NSW Central West is one of a vineyard that is worth to explore. Putting biodamic and organic approach into its dining experience is a worthy place to be in the list with its offering of country food and wine experience . A place filled with Luxury offerings of its natural surrounds and with its famous sunset view is, The Zin House in Mudgee. A menu of back to basic classics that are all about the quality and sustainability.,

Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is located only a stone’s throw away from the township of Bowral in NSW’s scenic Southern Highlands. Putting its local best fresh produce with modern approach to the table while pair with their award winning wines. The vineyard has produced many award-winning wines and is full of country character and charm.

Cupitts Winery

 

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Looking to take a break from your city live, then can head to Cupitts Kitchen as they are home of one of the best long lunches on the South Coast, or opt in a night in the vineyard, a country style stay while enjoying its modern English-French Cuisine from Cupitts Kitchen at Cupitts Winery in the seaside township of Ulladulla.

Other vineyard in the region:

  1. Dryridge estate – Blue Moutain
  2. Audrey Wilkinson – hunter valley, NSW

Canberra :

  1. Clonakilla
  2. Mount Majura

Perth : (WA)

Let swing to the other side of the region. Perth. A region that is also produces amazing wine especially my personal favourite region is Margaret River. It is also divided into 2 region as I know.

To enjoy great wine and nearest to the city of Perth is Swan Valley. Discover that chef of Rohan Park’s is nominated one of the best new chef 2023 at its helm at Old Youngs Kitchen is the latest hype that you must dine if you are in the area. Operating just right next to Old Young’s Distillery. Chef is working with  native Australian ingredients to create a tight selection of contemporary share-style dishes.

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Standalford Bar & Restaurant

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Another Vineyard restaurant that is a worthy visit is this Sandalford Bar and Restaurant with dishes crossed between modern Australian and Euriopean that sits in one of the best winery produces is Sandalford Winery as a wine maker more than 180 years old.

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Vasse Felix is one of the olders vineyards in Margaret reviver that started since 1967. With their kitchen is helm by Chef Brendan Pratt. Putting onto table with Australian fare with Japanese technique which is pretty unique along serving with its unique beautiful pottery from local master potter Ian Beniston.tripadvisor.au2

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Leeuwin Estate is know for its art series wine with its alfresco dining that overlooking the entire vineyard, that is lead by Chef Dan Gedge that focos on local and regional delicacies.

Other vineyard to visit.

  1. Swan Valley
    1. Lancaster Wine
  1. Margaret River
    1. Cape Mentelle

Tasmania

Lets set our wings and move all the way down south to the coldest island in Australia which is Tasmania :

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One of a highly recommended restaurant is in this island this Josef Chromy cellar door and restaurant. Sitting on the top of the hill that ovelrook stunning vine-clad hills, using local ingredients to pair with its wine.

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As for Tasmania’s most awarded wines, Frogmore Creek makes the most of its cool climate location and picturesque views. Dine alfresco on the balcony overlooking the paddocks and vines. Enjoying meanls from the kitchen with seasonal vegetables, freshly caught seafood and locally sourced meats.

Goaty Hill Wines

Marrying fine food with fine wine is a skill that the team at Goaty Hill Wines have mastered. Just something simple by nibbling and sipping through afternoon away on the lush grounds that make them one of the most in Tassie.. Featuring their local produce and especially cheeses are the best pairing with Goaty Hill wines.

Other vineyards that you can explore further:

  1. PuddleDuck Vineyard
  2. Pipers Brook – know as one of the best vinearies area

There are a few ways to plan your trip here or even if you are too lazy, you can engage Sedunia Travels to join their planned trip. From Free and easy to planned tours. Really depends your cup of tea, sightseeing, nature, adventure they have it all under one roof, or even flight bookings.

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If you have plans to go to Perth – check out the 5d4n Itinerary . 

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