Today we took a squeaky creaky propeller plane from Penang to Melaka, first time for the kids on such a small plane. We tried to hire a car and take the 5 hours drive down the coast, past Kuala Lumpur to Melaka. However, the cost was fairly similar and, oddly, we struggled to get a hire company to commit to taking any money off us, so we booked a flight.
In a similar vein to George Town there is quite a large colonial influence from both east and western cultures, another boiling pot of all things amazing! Baba Nyonya food is celebrated here more than in George Town. Nyonya cooking is the result of blending Chinese ingredients with various distinct spices and cooking techniques used by the Malay/Indonesian community. If you haven’t tried any of this cuisine before, look it up and give it a go?
The first place we tried served up some truly amazing Baba Nyonya food we all enjoyed, even Kit! The waitress in there was lovely and was more than happy to explain all the dishes and engage with the boys.
In the evening we took a stroll out in the night markets of Jonkers Street, and tried some of the street food offerings. Sweet Chicken buns, delicious!