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On or last trip on our enjoyment stay at Philea Resort & Spa for the night, then me, Ken, Jason(Our Melaka  Food Guy) that bring us for a food hunting during the stay introducing the very local delight the non-tourist spot. One of his favourite restaurant he rate the best for him which is Restaurant Chuen How served the best Char Siew or know as Best BBQ Pork in Melaka. Restaurant Chuen How

Seriously, if you ask me how to come here, I am sure I will be lost as pusing here and there to come to this coffee shop as it feels that it quite out from the city center. This shop is famous among its neighbourhood. . .

Look at the long queue, and we were far behind. This shop actually served economy rice, with its signature many people come here to take away the BBQ.

Prices and dishes all are written in chinese and I do not know what it crap about . . .

In our mind, usually BBQ Pork comes in a long strips and this version of BBQ Pork is totally different which is prepared in a very short and thin strips, then you can choose what kind of meat you want, by the look of it I was already swallowing my saliva and just cant wait to bite one strip!

 

Besides BBQ Pork, many people also order Roast Pork and also order his side dish to be added on for rice for dinner.

Economy rice section for you to choose from . .

Very plain style of kopitiam seating as you don see many dine in, most of them came here to take away . . .At first we are here just to test the BBQ Pork only, after heavy influence of Jason, all of us ended up order many dishes and ended up eating rice also . .

Potato in soy sauce I would say, boil till soft and fried along with pork that makes it nice to go along with rice.

The ‘Asam Gulai Fish’ is one of the dish that must take, with its taste of sour, spicy which is at the right level and we just drink it like soup. Recommended~

Roast Pork is nothing much to shout about and I would say it’s above average.

Super star of the dish, which is the BBQ Pork, as this version is not those version that going to melt in your mouth, and I like this BBQ Pork very much too, as I got to know that it marinate overnight with various herbs and spices then head to chargrill spread with honey to give its sweetness, roast till the edge is burn and crispy. With its super thin slices, and thin fats in between layers, soft meat and aromatic caramelize by it,  once start eating, you will never stop, ! One great BBQ Pork to go after! Highly Recommended!

I am surely going to be back again if I head back to Melaka. Please be there early as usually the Char Siew is sold out after 7.30pm. Average a BBQ Pork Rice starts around RM4 . .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, si pek recommended the bbq pork~ ~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

*NON-Halal

Location:
this is what I got ..

It’s not in the town center but rather outside the town. Find your way to Siemens or National Semiconductor and you are on the right route to the shop. After passing by Siemens or National Semiconductor, drive straight until you see a big T-junction and a Perodua center (corner lot) at one corner. Turn towards the Perodua center and go straight until you see Chuen How Restaurant on your left.

Last weekend we head down to Melacca for a great weekend escape. Philea Resort & Spa is one of the resort that hidden with the greens which one of the most unique hotel available in Malaysia. The whole resort was build up with log which makes them the biggest log resort in Malaysia that build in a 15acres of land with a total investment of RM140mil which is owned by Majestic Hotels & Resorts.

Lets lead to the pathway of the resort and one best things, if you are lazy to walk, then you can take on their buggy service which is available at the lobby or a call away from your room.

When we walked into the area, we were impress by the whole ambience that gives the feel we are not in Malaysia. Totally a good escape from the city to be in such a relaxing environment.

“Philea was built utilizing natural resources. The resources are Malaysian-made; using 8,000 pieces of disused railway sleepers for staircases, more than 6,000 tons of marble from Perak as block fencing and recycled materials found from shipwreck as furniture in the lobby”

Philea was also awarded the ‘First Log Resort’ and the ‘Largest Log Resort’ by the Malaysia Book of Records.

Then we head to one of the room viewing, Philea Suite which had its whole unit by itself with its spacious bed room and the concept I like the most is the toilet. When we enter there room, some people might not like the smell of it which is the heavy log smell as it is still rather new. Were told that the highgrade log is imported from Russia.

Where most of the hotel room put a tag out on their room for DND sign or clean up room here, just pull out a small plank of wood. .its cute. .

42 inch flat screen on the hook on the wall you can just relax in the room. . .

big bean bath tub located in the middle of bath room and a rain drop type shower head located next to it.

while you are soak on this lovely tub, just press along with the tv channels and lay there in the environment.

after your bubble tub bath, you can just shower off  . . ..

Sink is more like seashell which is so nice to match along the whole ambiance.

they have all the shower gel ready for you to pamper you in this environment . .. . .

After the mini  tour, we head back to our room. . .

Pavillion Villa that host 4 rooms in a single building. . .

A bit smaller compare to Philea Suites as we are impress too with the rooms which is made fully with log.

The bed is so comfy with its soft conforter and pillow is melting us to take a short nap. . .

a complete bath room set kit is provided. . . .

Love their shower gel smell, with a scent of ginger and aromatic flowery scent  that makes it so relaxing.

If you plan to rest at the balcony, the be seated at the bench or you can pull it out and transform it into picnic table. .

After we check out our room, we head out for lunch . ..

They have mini hakwer area also ..

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Grilled seafood – you can choose seafood of your choice. . .

Italian selection . . .

Desert area. . .

where the girls are having fun chatting around. . .

After lunch, went back room to change and head to chill at their swimming pool area. . . .

this is where we enjoy our time here just by relaxing at the lazy chair while listening to the sound of waterfall .. .

Esther was so in love with my new camera and she decided to venture herself by capturing portrait for Racheal ..


This is how the pool’s look like with natural waterfall sound. . tempting!

our camwhore queen, Esther . ..

Now let the night shots begin, at the main entrance of Philea Resort & Spa Ayer Keroh, Melaka.

Main Lobby .. .

Swimming pool view. . .

On that night we also celebrated Earth Hour 2011 at the resort, where the whole resort was lit up with candles. . .

It was quite dark in the whole resort and we use our handphone light to shine for our route for the way to dinner ..  Guess who is thiss?

we felt it was quite Romantic that the restaurant was lit up with candle lights and we were dining just with candles right in front of us.

Finish our dinner, we head to their Chill Out Bar to chill for the rest of the night .. .

The music R & B played in there was pretty good. . .just that it was not blast loud enough . . as we understood that its a place of social not to party or dance. . .

welcome our sexy bar tender for the night making our cocktails. . .

ops, Marcky is at playboi mansion bar at the moment. . .

Tiger was our best friend for the night .. .

It was a great stay at this resort and certainly looking foward to go back again . . Room Rates start from RM400++

It was a great stay at this resort and certainly looking foward to go back again . . Room Rates start from RM400++

Adios till next round and after this, lets go food hunting at Melacca. ..

Philea Resort & Spa
Lot 2940 Jalan Ayer Keroh
Off Jalan Plaza Toll
75450 Ayer Keroh
Melaka

Tel : +6 06 2333 399
Fax : +6 06 2332 299
Email : [email protected]

Kuala Lumpur Sales Office
1.02 Level 1,
Menara AA,
247 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : +6 03 2141 8966
Fax: +6 03 2145 3966
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.phileahotel.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/philea.resort.melaka

GPS coordinates: 2.2983529910594464,102.31203138828277

Last weekend, we went down for a short weekend to Melaka and the hotel we stay is superb, Philea Resort (which will blog bout it soon) and while in the resort we skip out for a while before dinner time to hunt for some light food. Jason introduce us this place which is flock by alot people around the town area and also as far travelers from out station. Original Klebang Coconut Shake.

After reaching there, we were a bit curious what is so good about this drink which so many people are queuing up. Then we join the crowd also to see what is happening.

Jason told us that this place started off with just a very small stall and after his coverage in paper and blog, their business had a sudden boom which makes what it is today.

According to him, they are the first to do coconut shake and they have their own style then ask us to judge ourselves what is so good about it.

Starting of with ice pack in a blender, then a few scoops of ice cream, then coconut water then a mini cup of sugar syrup.

Blend it n crush it with with coconut meat that place at the bottom . . .


Then pour into this tube machine. . .

pour it out cup by cup and it looks something like milk shake .. .

You can have it either Coconut Shake PlainRM 1.80

Or Coconut Shake SpecialRM2.30 with additional scoop of ice cream.

The taste of it is quite thick taste like milk shake at first and the more we sip the more normal it taste like and the ice did not crush properly and ice is a bit harsh, actually there is nothing to shout about something simple and I still prefer my Penang style Coconut shake (click here) with a plate of mee sotong which is a RECOMMENDED PLACE if you visit Penang.

So if judge it yourself lahhhh.. and be prepare to wait for 20-30 minutes in line for this cup of drink as we felt its not worth the time to wait.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 5.5/10 , so so only lah -Stamped-

– WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Klebang Coconut Shake
Jalan Klebang Besar (beside Caltex)

Contact:
Telephone number: 013-34994061

Opening hours
12.30pm-6.30pm daily (except Friday).
Friday 2pm-6.30pm


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Let me present you my partners in crime for Melaka trip that got kidnap along miss out on another 2 person Kebbie and Ping which they last minute they cant go:

Our mission is to explore the food and chin chai walk round and look around. Restaurant that were in wanted list are:

1) Toast n Toast
2) Kedai Kopi Chung Wah (Chicken Rice Ball)
3) Lau Qian Ice Cafe (Durian Cendol)
4) Afternoon Snack
5) Satay Celup
6) Portuguese Village Seafood
7) Jonker’s Walk Night Market (Street Food)
8) Nyonya Kuih
9) The Seafarer (Nyonya Food)
10) Satay

and the places that we walk around:

While walking around suddenly found this creepy area that the people around that area pull a prank on it. Loooks like some 1 got burried.

The very historic place of Malaka or the jewel of it. The A’Famosa, the only pieces left of the whole fortress.

Just realise that now Melaka had turn into so historical place to explore. I wish that Penang also had this kind of development.
The most famous street in Melaka. Jonker Street.
Please…I need fare to go back KL…my partners left me behind.

Watch out on crossing the road.

A street performance by this uncle. Blowing old classic chinese music.
Pity him that, he was trying to so hard and not many people walk pass that gave him money. He was nearly out of breath.
I thought this is the biggest toothpaste cover that I ever seen, mana tau is for putting toilet rolls. Y not tissue box. If it was for tissue box I would buy loh~

The very main entrance of China Town a.k.a Jonker Street. On the right is the famous night market and full of food to be hunt. On the left road is more on clasic area with temple and some old stores.
I felt that, this is a shop that should not be miss. A classic historical shop that mention about the small feet back in the days of China.
The shop owner were very friendly. Explaning how all this happen and this shop been operate by the family for a long long time already.
All these can be bought for souvenir. Cute yet classic.

The place that attracted alot of tourist for photoshot in the afternoon. That’s what I thought.
To take a shot with the Iguana or Phyton, you have to pay RM10 to the ah pek using their camera for a shot and print a pic for you. So you can take as many pic as you can. The ah pek very high tech also. Instant print out for you. Using the Canon external photo printer. Got kinda shock when he used that.
During at night, it has become a good place for alot of photographers. Filled with lights and alot of nice shots can be taken.

the Famous Night Market. Jonker Street. Food and Souvenir.
This uncle is in the would Guiness Book of record for using his Qi Gong to break coconuts in the shortest time. We were standing there quite long, turns out to be more talking than performance. By the time we left he still have finish talking. GENG!

During late nite, we went to Geographer Cafe for drinking and also to see people dance.
This guy, the most attractive and eye catcher of the night. Wear so yeng and dance cha cha, Rumba and a few other dance stance. He is also very geng in dancing Micheal Jackson moves which the owner purposely put a song for him to dance. Pretty cool and we were all giving full support for him~

Group dance that any 1 can participate. So Jon and Kenji went, as they were high on alcohol d.
Alot of things happen after this dance and I was warn not to upload in here.
and let me present you the group that sing miserably on the road. The BaiBai group.!

The last foot that I step into Melaka was about 12 years back with my family. Been recently, that Melaka had changed a lot and reading a lot of people blog and great pictures about this place had make me curious about this historical city besides my very own hometown Penang.
Then got this opportunity to visit this place and drag along a few people down for the road trip. What I know also that this place is famous for its food. So a plan of food hunt begins from the very moment we set foot in this place. The very first stop for our breakfast.

Looks like another place of O-town but have its own style rather than alot of shops in KL with similar names. Paria betul.

A very simple and nice set up place.

With the historic of it.
A huge selection of toast and some hawker food available and they just order and order sounds like alot of food to eat till an extend I asked them, you guys can finish boh so many. Cannnnnnnn..don worry..~
‘Fresh Lime’ RM3.90. Need something to wake you up, this would be a great choice. Sour enough to change your face expression.
I have taste normal teh, but never thought of this teh taste a bit weird cuz they put in Gula melaka that makes it ‘Melaka Teh’O’ RM3.60
I used to hate cinamon till few years back, this had been my favourite in bread or toast. ‘Cinamon Toast’ enjoy this alot. RM1.80
If you need something to get you to go pang sai in the morning, ‘Banana Toast’ you can cosndier this. Fresh flavorful banana with nice and crispy toast and a layer of butter just makes you want to have 2nd plate. RM2.80
Being a fan of Otak-Otak, ‘Otak Toast’ will not be miss, taste weird on bread but its somethng new to me. RM3.90. Something worth a try.
‘Peanut Butter Toast’ is a classic for breakfast, which you shall not miss it to go along with a cup of Kopi. Wahh..stim~ RM1.80
If you like something to much in the morning, then ‘Crunchy Toast’ is something you must order. RM2.80
Great peanut taste, with butter base ended up we crave for more.
Something like Old Town. ‘Egg Toast’ is well maitain in the half boil egg. Will wet your mouth through. RM2.80
‘Curry Chicken Bread’. We loved the curry chicken very much, quite mild yet a bit of santan taste and not too thick in curry sauce is just perfect to dip with bread. RM3
‘Americian Breakfast Set’ RM6.90 add ‘Ham’ RM3

I would say, the price justify the amout given.
‘Tomyam’ erm, just not the right thing to eat for breakfast. After trying out sweet and abit curry stuff just that my taste bud doesnt accept this taste. Taste so so only for this. RM7.90
After eating and some of them after smoke, we were all very full and satisfied. A great start of they day. Surely, this place is Recommended by me for breakfast. I even miss it on the 2nd day.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 10/10, Veli good, satisfy n Recommended~ -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Location:
245,Jalan Melaka Raya 1,
Tel: 06-292 1139

An hour after our breakfast and check-in into hotel, headed to this placed called Jonker’s walk area. To try out the Chicken Rice ball. A thing that was told must not miss.
When we reach there, the crowd is just so gilar.. a bunch of people waiting outside including us under the hot sun. Luckily, we did not wait long to be seated inside. This picture of queing is after our meal. Siau..even people take umbrella to que.


The ah pek never stop chopping on the chicken.


The reason of so many people waiting outside is the shop have limited space.


What I have been told by my friend, that the chili here is very nice. Me being want to try on everything, so just take lah~

The most famous thing in this shop is the ‘Rice Ball’. I find it its quite sticky, yet tasteless. If it was abit dry and flavourful, surely it would be nice.
The chicken chop till so geli and was inform that the ah pek had help us to remove the bone. Nothing special on the chicken to comment about.
This shop is nothing special about it which I feel, there is other chicken shop in KL or PG taste much better than this. Just that its in Rice ball form but one of the most famous shop around the area. What I feel on this shop is OVERRATED!

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5.5/10, Veli good, a bit satisfy~ -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
No. 18, Jalan Hang Jebat.

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