Nadeje Cake House

Nadeje Cake House, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: SK-09, 2nd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It was quite disappointed during my visit to the Nadeje Cake House in Kuala Lumpur because the service at Mid Valley was not good. My previous two visits in Malacca were good and their staff were attentive. However, my third visit in Mid Valley did not turn out to be a pleasant. The waiters are foreigners and they are not as attentive as those local ones I met in Malacca.

Mistakenly, I ordered the cold Iced Cafe Latte with cream when I was so cold in the cinema before this. It was nothing great about their drink, maybe it was not their specialty. The background is the original favour crepe cake.

All of our cakes were mistakenly swapped with the table next to us who ordered three cakes as well. We took all the pictures of the caked before we were told they have made the mistakes. The above cake which we thought it was tiramisu but in actually, it was dark chocolate.

All cakes are same price, so to the waiters, it is fine, not a big deal to make such mistake. However, as a diner, my dining experience turns bad and I did not get to enjoy the cake I want to try.

A&W

On 2021-05-26, I am updating my blog and found that this post has broken links to my photographs. I will maintain the original content of this post while updating the photographs. A quick check on Google Map, A&W is still operating at Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca, Malaysia. However, the current location is different than what I posted in year 2015. As of today. the Google rating is 3.9 stars.

Address: Melaka Megamall, G-073A & G-075, Upper Floor, Jln Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia.
Google Link: https://goo.gl/maps/hNDhP42UMrro8Y6x6

I still remembered I was on my solo trip in Malaysia and stopped at Malacca. I knew there was an A&W branch in Malacca and I purposely went to A&W for early dinner.

A&W, Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca, Malaysia.
This fast food outlet is getting lesser and lesser in Malaysia. I missed the chance to have it in Taman Jaya. I tried it again in Malacca’s branch. It is quite a lot of people still liking A&W and there was a birthday party on the night I visited the fast food outlet in Dataran Pahlawan.

Each time visit A&W, either I will choose the coney dog or the waffles.

Coney Dog Set

For dinner, I went for Coney Dog set with curly fries and root beer. I did not add float (ice cream) but they were kind enough to add for free ^^ (It was added by accidentally).

It is very satisfying eating it. You can choose either to have chicken or beef for the burger and drinking the cold root beer. Full, very full, I wish to go back for waffle on another day.

Waffle

Back in Year 2013, I tried the waffle at Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya branch. It was plain waffle with butter and maple syrup.

The unique part of A&W is the root beer with and without float, where only A&W served the best root beer. Some people said that their fried chicken is also nice.

Location: BD-007 & BD-093a. Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Jalan Merdeka Bandar Hilir Melaka, Malaysia.

Nadeje Cake House

Nadeje Cake House, Malacca, Malaysia.

A famous mille crepe cake house in Malacca which is also listed as one of the must visit place in Malacca. And, again, you have to queue and it depends on how many people in  the waiting line. Besides serving cakes, this restaurant does offer main dishes and drinks too.

We tried a few flavour such as original, milk tea, lemon cheese, caramel and rum and raisin. I did not try the lemon cheese, however, I guess it is pretty nice. The milk tea is similar to the normal milk tea drink.
Nadeje Cake House
Nadeje Cake House

Address: G-23 & 25, Jalan PM4, Plaza Mahkota, Malacca, Malaysia.
Ambiace: Spacious, yet not enough to hold the crowd. Quiet and relaxing area.
Rating: 3/5. All the cakes tasted normal to me.

Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball

Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball, Malacca, Malaysia.

Next mission is to queue here for the chicken rice ball. It took about 1 hour to queue before we get our table in the morning. Therefore, by the time we get our table, it is just right time for lunch.
Chung Wah
It seems to be by default, the chicken for 3 persons is half. Yes, you can always order more if you wish especially when the chicken is small! They have steamed chickens only. By the way, is this half a chicken?
Hainanese Chicken
Chung Wah
If not mistaken, they just put soya sauce and some sesame oils on to the chicken before serving. The steamed chicken is tender and smooth. Only drawback is the potion of chicken is quite small. Presentation wise, is failed.
Chung Wah
As for the rice balls, each plate consists of 5 balls. A plus point for this rice ball, as it tasted good and moist. Besides that, they offer “default” drinks as well. The little girl served us with 3 different drinks and we chose from there.

With default services and food, I think queuing for 1 hour is more than enough and almost can say good bye to this shop for my next visit. I do not understand why it is so famous and people must queue for this shop.

Address: Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka, Malaysia (Next to Hard Rock Cafe)
Ambiance: Noisy, quite spacious.
Rating: 2.5/5. Small portion for 3 adults. Limited choices.

Capitol Satay

The news of the Capital Satay is going to cease its operation in two months time appears in my FThe news of the Capital Satay will cease its operation in two months appears on my Facebook. For more details about the information, you can refer to the links in the reference section below. Based on the WordPress dashboard, I saw people are searching for this restaurant. I knew I wrote about it back in the Year 2014. The post did not have much traffic, and the links to my photographs broke over time.

Fast forward to the Year 2021, I refurbish this post and hope it will leave some good memories for all my readers and myself. My last visit to the restaurant was in the Year 2017. I started to avoid having satay celup after that for some hygiene concerns. Do not get me wrong, and I believe Capital Satay handled the hygiene issue with care. It is just my mindset.

Capitol Satay, Malacca, Malaysia.

We wanted to try this satay celup, even though we know it would be a long queue. We queued for almost two hours for our table. I can say we queue for dinner and eat supper. However, it is still worth the time.

Why?

It is still maintaining its original recipe, taste and cooking method. I cannot be sure there is no recycling of satay sauce as per claimed. However, after trying it a few times, I did not see them doing so, and no “alien objects” were found when the waiter or waitress placed the pot of satay sauce on my table. They would stir the sauce once it was served so that I could see anything inside the saucepot.

Let Me Start Eating

I took a few ingredients from the fridge, and it is unlimited time to dine-in. They would give free tiger prawns once we hit certain number of sticks. I liked the beancurd puff, and it can absorb the sauce very well. I chose the Taiwanese sausage instead of the usual chicken sausage and some prawns.

Location: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, Malacca, Malaysia.
Ambiance: Small shop, crowded and hot.
Rating: 4/5. Thick, original and authentic satay sauce.

References

Jonker 88

Jonker 88, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), Melaka, Malaysia.

It is one of the famous stalls in Malacca town and most of the tourists will drop by to have a bowl of cold cendol and popping hot nyonya laksa. I went to this shop during its off peak hour on two different days to try their food once again.

I visited this shop 4 years ago with friends. It is great to be back here and things changed. The stalls used to be operated by the roadside and now it has shifted inside. It is better and more hygiene. And of course, the price also changed.

Nyonya Cendol

Cost at RM4.00 now, it has lost its glory, they used to be thick gula melaka taste. It used to be mixed well with santan and it is irresistible during hot day in Malacca. I liked the strong gula melaka taste. Maybe now I need to double up the gula melaka.

While eating the Cendol, the Malay lady next to me was eating Assam Laksa. I think I have not tried the Assam Laksa before this and I asked her comments for the noodle. After that, I decided to get her help to “jaga” (look after) my bowl of Cendol, while I queue for a bowl of Assam Laksa.

Nyonya Assam Laksa

Shall I compare thee with Penang Assam Laksa? If can, I prefer penang version. Cost at RM7.00 now, it is pricey. It used to be between RM3-4. Sadly, it is nothing to shout about. It consists of some mackerel, 2 foo chuk with fish paste, 4 tau foo pok, 2 prawns and half egg. Cheap ingredients not supposed to be this expensive when we are just eating at kopitiam.

The next day, I went to this shop again to try the Nyonya Curry Laksa. They open at 9.30AM and it is less people at this hours. I guess people are queuing for the dim sum house next lane.

Nyonya Curry Laksa with Chicken

It is nice, still the same. It costs RM6.00 per bowl. I feel I am lucky enough to order the curry laksa with chicken, else I think its ingredients are too little to fill my stomach. It consists of 2 foo chuk, some bean sprout and vegetables and half egg. I chose to go with vermicelli instead of yellow noodle. Some people would prefer to have combination of both types of noodles.

Half way eating, the owner (maybe) was sitting down at my table. She does not look happy or maybe she’s tired. What kind of life she is leading?

As a tourist to this place, trying food at this shop, perhaps it is a common checklist in the itinerary. I wish to explore more food either from this shop or somewhere else within the Malacca City.

Location: No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca, Malaysia.
Ambiance: Crowded at most of its time. Not an ideal place if you late for your lunch as you have to queue and wait for a seat. The shop is very small.
Rating: 4/5. I still give 4/5 for its authentic taste of the food I tried here although it is pricey. It would be perfect 5/5 if the price is reduced a bit and restored its original taste.

A’Famosa Chicken Rice

At last, I went to try the A’Famosa Chicken Rice which is also located at Jonker street, few shops away from Hoe Kee Chicken Rice. During the peak hours, you still can find place to sit because they have plenty of big tables and if you don’t mind to share table with unknown people then you’re welcome in.

This shop offers more varieties than the other two shops. It has barbecue pork and siew yok. It has more vegetable selection as well. More interestingly, you can order ice kacang at this shop.

Roasted Chicken
You can choose either to get roasted chicken or steamed chicken. I still prefer to go for roasted chicken. It comes with soy sauce too. Overall, the chicken is quite a lot, I think it is a half chicken. The meat is not dry and still juicy.


Barbecue Pork

We ordered a plate of barbecue pork and also requested it be less fat. This is what we got. I quite like the barbecue sauce that they put on top of it.

White Fresh Tauhu
Simple dish that everyone knows how to cook it. It is fresh, smooth and tastes good with some fried onions. Of course, the tauhu is not made by themselves, you can find it at any supermarket. 🙂


Vegetable

Simple vegetable, choy sam, which is also quite simple to cook. They put some oyster sauce on top of the vegetable with some fried stuff. It is quite crunchy when I ate those fried little thing which I didn’t know what it is 🙂

Chung Wah Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice
I tried another chicken rice shop in Malacca. The shop is called Chung Wah Chicken Rice which is situated at Jonker street. I am not sure if this is the most famous one along the street because it has the longest queue among the three chicken rice shops along Jonker street.

This shop offers the most basic chicken rice. It has steamed chicken only with one type of rice, that is the rice balls. Of  course, they offers drinks as well 🙂

Rice Balls
Basically one person will get 5 rice balls. The waitress said, “it’s standard and if you want more you can order later”. Looked at five rice balls, I wondered if it is enough… 🙂

Steamed Chicken
Below is the steamed chicken with some soy sauce and sesame oils (I think) because it smelt nice. However, I think the sauce is not enough for me because steamed chicken itself has not much taste and needs this special sauce to bring up its taste.

The queue at the time I went to eat this chicken rice was similar to the picture below. It was about 11.00am when I reached there. So be earlier if you want to avoid the crowd at 12.oo noon to 1.00pm because the queue will be very long. You could end up standing beside the busy road next to the carpark.

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice
About two years back, I went to Malacca with my ex-colleagues and we tried this chicken rice shop called Hoe Kee Chicken Rice. It is located at Jonker street. It considers as quite famous chicken rice shop along Jonker street.

We ordered a half steamed chicken, a plate of vegetables and a plate of  assam fish. The rice can be in the normal form or in the rice balls shape. Both give different textures and feeling when you eat it. Of course when you come here, most people will opt for rice balls.

The Assam Fish
I liked the assam fish a lot because of its sauce. I recommended people to try this assam fish after my first try. It has a very strong assam taste and I mixed the sauce with my rice balls.

Jonker 88

Jonker 88 is one of the famous eating shops in Jonker street. You must pay a visit to this shop and try their food and dessert. It’s a small shop so there is not many tables available. Sometimes, you have to share tables with other people. Either be there early to avoid the crowd in the afternoon or queue in the hot sun for a place 🙂

Rendang Chicken noodle
This is one of my favourite noodle. I like the rendang sauce which is thick and not too spicy. Just nice to mix it with the noodle. It will not look watery. The chicken quite big piece too sometimes.

You can opt for rice too if you wish. It’s same ingredients.

Fishball noodle
One of the cheap food to try in this shop. Although it’s cheap, the ingredients are pretty generous and quite filling too. Simple noodle.

Assam Laksa
Next try is the Assam Laksa. Again, the Assam soup based is quite thick.

Nyonya Curry Noodle
If can, try the nyonya curry as well because the sauce is pretty thick and nice. I like it. At one of the visits, I changed my mind to eat this instead of other food.

Fried Tauhu
They also sell side dishes and I tried the fried tauhu with fish paste stuffed inside the tauhu.

Ice Kacang
This is one of the must try dessert. The gula melaka is very rich. So, far I don’t get to find other shops that sell as nice as this one does.

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