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Samfu Nyonya Restaurant at Melaka, Malaysia

Just a short 10 minutes walk to and from Jonker Street is Samfu Restaurant in Malacca (Melaka). If you’re craving for Nyonya food, you’ll be glad to know that Samfu Restaurant serves Nyonya food.

Samfu Restaurant is not like most other restaurants in a shoplot along the (main) road. Only people who know the location or Google it, would be able to find it; as it is found inside a hotel – Mimosa Hotel.

Samfu Restaurant is on the ground floor of the hotel and just past the reception and lobby area.

How to get to Samfu Restaurant

If you’re driving, parking is available for free for 1 hour in Mimosa Hotel.

Do take note that Jalan Bunga Raya is a one-way street. If you missed the hotel, you can turn into Jalan Kee Ann or further up at Jalan Munshi Abdullah. You can park along the roads where they’re paid parking – even on Sundays.

Download the Smart Vehicle Parking Melaka 2 or SVP Melaka app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Tap the building icon at the bottom and then go to the “OnStreet Parking” and “All Council”. Then “Choose Vehicle” and “Choose Hourly Pass”. Parking is from as little as RM0.40 for half an hour to RM0.60 per hour, on an hourly basis.

To add your vehicle, tap the profile icon at the bottom right and then tap “Vehicle” to “Add Vehicle”. To purchase parking credits, tap the wallet icon in the middle and then you can reload from as little as RM5.00 to as much as RM50.00 with online banking or debit/credit card.

However, if you’re walking from Jonker Street, you can walk along Jalan Hang Kasturi and enjoy the back-lanes of one of Malacca’s street. Then walk along Jalan Kampung Pantai towards the Jambatan Kg Jawa. It is one of the go-to spots to pose with the Malacca River as your background. Then cross the mini-bridge to Jalan Jawa and then to Jalan Bunga Raya, where Samfu Restaurant is at.

Jambatan Kampung Jawa

Alternatively, from Jonker Street, cross the Tan Kim Seng Bridge and take a stroll along the Malacca River. While at it, you can also tour the Dutch Square (Red Square) Melaka and Christ Church Melaka. Then from Jalan Laksamana (the main road), continue walking down towards Jalan Bunga Raya. Samfu Restaurant is at the junction at Jalan Kee Ann. 

Samfu Restaurant

Samfu Restaurant has a feel of elegance and class in it. There is ample space and tables for 4 to 8 people per table. There is also a small private room with 2 round tables for 16 people.

Start off with the lemon grass with ginger tea to quench your thirsts. The tea is served in those old-fashioned flasks. 

We ordered omelette, otak-otak, babi chili garam, pongteh, masak lemak nenas prawns, steamed okra with dried chili paste, and fried eggplant with ebi.

The babi chili garam was very small slices of pork meat in chili garam. The pongteh was unique, as it was usually either pongteh chicken or pongteh pork. This was a combination of pork and chicken in a dish. The masak lemak nenas prawns is also a recommended dish because it’s a curry replacement and adds a sweet and spicy flavour to the rice.

End the meal with a bowl of cendol. 

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Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

McDonalds have their drive thrus. Touch N Go is literally touch and go at tolls. In Penang, we’ve a eat and go cendol – Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul.

The famous Teochew chendul is easily recognisable by it’s pushcart and incredibly long queue. Being located along Lebuh Keng Kwee, a small road just off Jalan Penang, there are no tables and chairs to sit and eat. You’ve to stand by the roadside and eat, or tapau (take-away). 

Queues are super long, but because it is fast moving, it won’t take long to be your turn.

Lebuh Keng Kwee in 2018
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul in 2018
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul in 2014. Compare the prices then and now.

A timeless Malaysian dessert of shaved ice dessert with soft fresh pandan-flavoured palm flour noodles immersed in light coconut milk, sweetened by gula melaka and kidney beans thoroughly boiled in 4 hours.

A must try specialty for you to know why it’s become famous.

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

Especially during a hot day, it’s something to quench your thirst! Definitely will also cool you down in this hot, humid Malaysian weather.

From Penang to the Klang Valley

Founded in 1936 and with more than 80 years of history, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul has come a long way. Undeniably, it is one of the popular cendol places even with franchises throughout Klang Valley. 

For the non-Penangites, you can still indulge in the famous cendol in the franchises in the Klang Valley in Selangor, Malaysia. Of course, nothing beats the original. When in Penang, why not head directly to THE Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul itself in Lebuh Keng Kwee.

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Jo’s Bakery @ Tropicana Avenue

Recently, I attended a private function at Jo’s Bakery.

Park in Tropicana Avenue’s multi-storey or basement parking, and then walk over to Jo’s Bakery on the ground floor.

Jo’s Bakery is not hard to miss and easy to spot (bakery) in Tropicana Avenue. It is located just next to Village Grocer.

After your grocery shopping at Village Grocer or meals at one of the restaurants in Tropicana Avenue, you can stroll over to Jo’s Bakery.

About Jo’s Bakery

Jo’s Bakery is your local, premium home-baked cheesecake specialist. They bake premium quality products from fresh and natural ingredients with no preservatives. There are also pastries, all day meal sets, and awesome coffee.

Jo’s Bakery has a beautiful and bright loft layout. It is very inviting with it’s floor-to-ceiling glass entrance.

Sit at the high table to enjoy the view of shoppers walking out of Village Grocer and strangers passing by. Lounge on their cozy chairs, and enjoy a scone and a cup of hot tea.

For more privacy, you’re welcome to sit upstairs in their loft. Sit at the high table or comfortably lean against the wall on the bench.

Jo’s Bakery Menu

They’re all day meals run from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

Indulge in their Cauliflower Rice with smoked salmon, fried egg, and salad or Mushroom Spaghetti.

For lighter meals, have bites of their bread with half-boiled egg or scrambled egg, or with cheese, egg, and salad. You’ve the choice of either a Wholemeal German or Olive bread. Also check out their Baked Eggs with Mushroom with salad, or with salad and German bread.

Craving for something local? Take bites out of their Terengganu’s Mini Paung. It comes in a set of 6 mini butter buns with butter and homemade kaya.

Their scones are also not to be missed! The scones come in Regular 2s or Mini 6s. You can even customize the flavours: original, earl grey, cheese and onion, rosemary, or a mix of any 4 flavors.

Jo’s Bakery’s premium cheesecakes are the highlights, must tries, and not to be missed.

The recommendations are Durian, Lime Avocado, Earl Grey, Pandan Coconut, Gula Melaka Cendol, and Burnt Cheesecake cheesecakes. The cakes come in slices, 7″ cake, 8″ cake, or 9″ cake.

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