Monday, September 15, 2014

Jonker Street Hawker Food

 The street food at Jonker's street area. There are plenty of choices and the smell of the food can really torture your empty stomach!

 I just felt the need to order everything! Everything looks way too good (to be true actually)...

 The Char Kueh Kak was probably the best among all the dishes I've ordered that evening. Simple and flavourful.

 I would advise you not to order oysters as we all know how unfresh oysters in Malaysia are. It is so unfresh that it tasted bad even after cooking it.

 Really generous with the ingredients, hence, popping those flavours out! :-)

The cockles on the bottom left is a MUST NOT EAT. It was not properly washed, partially cooked and perhaps just a short time in the hot water which did not kill the bacteria. As a result, the both of us who had it, had a bad time for A WEEK. So terrible that people should just avoid cockles altogether!!

Be prepared with anti histamine and charcoal pills, for the obvious reasons. Though, I would say don't risk your life by consuming those cockles.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Jonker 88

 The extremely overrated Jonker 88...

 I mean, their cendol is alright but just nothing to shout about. But if it is your first attempt, no harm trying :)

But please do not order the laksa. The noodles were not properly cooked, the soup was lukewarm and rather diluted. I really don't know how is that even a laksa to begin with.

Jonker 88
No 88 Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Halal Guys

Like any other tourists, whenever someone tells me of something good I'd like to try it. There are a couple of Halal stores along the street. The famous one is The Halal Guys.. What annoyed me most;  staffs from all different trucks with yellow and different wordings to confuse people - "BEST IN THE WORLD", "THE ORIGINAL SHOP", etc. Please observe carefully, don't spot the wrong truck. There are 2-3 trucks of The Halal Guys and the queue is at least 15 minutes just 5 minutes after they start selling D: Anyway this picture itself isn't The Halal Guys... I've got cheated by their yellow shirt and whatever original.

This was the first one we got. The white sauce is just diluted (can tell by the colour of it!). Meat is cold and chewy. I don't know, it's just another boring dry meat with rice to me?!

The Halal Guys, that famous one with the mad queue. New Yorkers really love to queue for their food!

The shish meat and chicken is much better than the first - chicken is much more thinly sliced.

It's this white sauce that everyone is crazy over. Well it's just creamy... yogurt mix with some mayo perhaps and herbs? I don't know but it's just creamy. What made me love it is the red sauce. That little red sauce is FLAMING hot. Really. That, my friend, is not something you would want to pour it all over your rice! Especially if you're trying it for the first time! I have to admit it their sauces that made me love their dish! :O

The portion is quite huge, if you're a small eater just get a portion to share. There are a lot more food in New York to try so don't fill up your quota just yet :)

The Halal Guys
53rd Street 6th Avenue
*It's street food, spot the truck.
Click here for more info.

The Halal Guys Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, September 1, 2014

Katz's Delicatessen

This place is really busy.. Such typical NYC deli! I like how it's well kept.

I've never had Jewish food before, for the obvious reasons! It was tad bit confusing for me as a first timer!

The traditional favourite Katz Pastrami. It is SO huge I don't think I have such a huge mouth for it! You'd definitely need some sauces to it otherwise it would be too dry...

Though I have to admit their knoblewurst suits me more than the traditional pastrami! The garlic sausage smells (and tastes) sooooo good!

The Matzo ball soup! It's quite starchy.. like a dough ball. It's quite bland though it goes well with the salty chicken soup. 

Something different for me, it would be nice to try it out at least once! There's a reason to its popularity since 1888! Pssst, get the knoblewurst! :D

Katz's Delicatessen
205 East Houston Street
10002 NY
United States