Food Hunt

We went on a food hunt on Jonker Street night market and found some delicious snacks. We found some nyonya chang. It consists of dyed glutinous rice in a tetrahedral shape, wrapped in palm leaf with some kind of filling. We got two kinds, one filled with pork stew and one filled with chicken stew. The chicken stew variant was the one I liked the most. It was super delicious! Tastewise the chicken filling reminded of eastern European chicken pΓ’tΓ©. We also had some dim sum dumplings that were ok. We tried some popiah from a different vendor than from my first one. These were a bit bigger, though still super tasty. We ended the meal with some custard filled taiyakis or bungeoppang, I can’t really tell them appart.

Dumpling vendor at jonker walk night market, Melaka, Malaysia.Popiah vendor at Jonker Walk Night Market, Melaka, Malaysia.Assorted Malaysian snacksnyonya changPopiah split in half

9 thoughts on “Food Hunt

  1. I actually prefer Nyonya dumplings from Singapore. πŸ˜‰
    They don’t use bunga telang (butterfly pea flower) to dye the rice.
    I also prefer Singapore laksa to Malaysia laksa.
    Ha ha… See I’m not biased although I come from Malaysia. πŸ˜€

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      • No, it’s not the dye. It’s just different.

        Have you tried “lo mai gai” in both Malaysia and Singapore?
        Now, this one tastes the same in both countries, but the colour is different.
        In Malaysia, we add dark soya sauce in the glutinous rice, so it’s dark.
        In Singapore, they don’t add any dark soya sauce, so it’s white.

        Yes, go and try Katong laksa when you go to Singapore.
        Another dish that I think is better from Singapore is chicken rice πŸ™‚

        But “bak ku teh”, “wonton mee” and “yong tahu” in Singapore are actually very awful.
        I know Singapore very well because I studied there. πŸ˜‰

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      • Ok.
        Never tried it, and after some googeling around lo mai gai is something I must try.
        You are giving me some really good tips. The downside is that everything in S’pore is so darn expensive, once you have been accustom to the prices in Malaysia. Even a simple day trip will make you pay through the nose. πŸ™‚

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      • Ha ha.. Just don’t compare the prices too much.
        Enjoy what you can while you still can do it.
        But you have to live in both Malaysia and Singapore for a while, to know both places well.
        We’re different but similar, ha ha… What am I trying to say?
        Singapore is so good and I love it so much.
        However, if you live there for too long, you will realise something is actually very wrong.
        Cos nothing in real life can be so perfect and so organised, I cannot succumb myself to that type of rigid lifestyle.
        So, to conclude, Singapore is a great place to work and live for a short term. This is my honest opinion.
        I’m not saying Malaysia is good either. My favourite country is still Thailand, despite I have been to so many countries.
        I love Thai food πŸ™‚


      • Yeah, soon our time here have come to an end. I will really miss the food, so I should not complain now.
        I know what you mean with the organised ways. My wife does not like it. She love the chaotic ways of Malaysia and gets a bit uneased when we have crossed the causeway to Singapore. I can agree that it can be a bit artificial. It is however really nice to drive in Singapore. Everybody obeys the traffic rules. πŸ™‚
        Yeah, Thai food is great. I am a fan of Mark Wiens.


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