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Miao is Disappointed.

It’s super hard to find a place in Melaka selling Sarawak food. Whenever there is one, it’s a fake one, one that claims their dishes are Sarawak food when they doesn’t look or taste the same. :/

So when Wendy told me about this new restaurant in town selling Sarawak food, I was very excited as I have been longing to eat one for a very long time. So, I went and visited the restaurant on it’s first day. However, I didn’t carry high hope for it as I afraid it might disappoints me again like how the previous shop did (which is already closed..thank god for that).

SS Restaurant which located somewhere near Melaka Club. 🙂

At the moment I saw the first dish on menu, immediately I knew the shop is opened by a Sibu-ian as they have their signature Kampua (a very famous dry noodle in Sibu) on their first dish.

No Mirian nor Kuchingite will do that, as Kolok mee will always comes first. 😛 Anyway, this is what we ordered that day…

Acar, a sort of marinated salad, it tasted so-so only. In my opinon, they put too much carrots the acar was not marinated long enough. No one beats the one my grandma made 😛 lalalala~~

Sambal Paku, a wild fern that can be found in both West and East Malaysia. At first, we were planning to order Midin, another type of wild fern that is only found in East Malaysia but too bad it was only available in the late evening as the Midin was still on it’s way to Melaka.

Anyway, I wasn’t really satisfy with the dish. The portion was very small and lacked of the sambal taste.

It looked like the same thing, the color, the spring onions, minced meat and cha siew except for the noodle. It’s thinner and harder making the texture and taste was totally different. And the dish was pretty tasteless too. I knew some ingredients were missing, but I just don’t know which. Hmmm…

Next, we had the Sarawak Laksa and it was below average, the taste wasn’t thick enough. Lack of coconut milk and lack of laksa paste. 🙁 To make it worse, the prawns were not fresh at all, the prawns was so bad that you can actually push the prawn against your mouth and smash it apart. @@ eww..

Then comes, the Sibu’s signature dish! Everyone eats Kampua over in Sibu and they served the best Kampua in the state. I ever had this dish for the 1 whole week during my training in Sibu without getting tired or bored of it. It’s that good.

But this just totally different, the noodle used are totally the same with the noodle use for the Kolok Mee earlier. They were neither Kolok Mee noodle nor Kampua noodle. :/ I just don’t understand why they use different noodles.

The taste was accepted tho.

Overall.. I wasn’t satisfied with it.

Sigh…another shop failed to delivery the true taste of Sarawak food. I did visited them again but sadly the food got even worse. Anyway, I hope they will improve the next time I visit them.

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Seri Nyonya, Hotel Equatorial Melaka

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Few Saturdays back, the PR manager from Equatorial Hotel Melaka called Jasonmumbles up and invited him for a food tasting at Seri Nyonya, an award winning Nyonya restaurant which is located right inside  Equatorial Hotel itself.  This time he was asked to invite some others bloggers to go with him and I happened to be one of them. ^^

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We were given a bowl of peanuts while waiting for the food.  At the mean time, the PR manager, Chris briefed us about the restaurant and the Nyonya chef who is behind it. It appeared that the Chef is a real Peranakan and prepares all her dishes like how she did it at home to preserve the originality of the taste.

After a while, the food is ready and served. Here are the dishes we had that day.

P/S: I did not had my camera that day, so all the credits for the photos goes to Jasonmumbles.

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Asam boi with Lychee: – A nice sour drink to open up the appetite with some lychees to chew at. My first time to have semboi drink with lychee. Something strange but nice. 😛

Otak-otak: – Personally I like this more than Muar Otak-Otak, I never did like Muar’s otak-otak unless I can regrilled them myself. Anyway, its quite good and taste a bit different from others. From what I heard, the Chef made everything from scratch. Original! 😀

Popiah:- Like how Jasonmumbles said there’s something missing in the Popiah.

Sop Hee Peow:- A soup made out dried fish bladder, mixed vegatables, fish balls and eggs. No comment on the soup tho as I didn’t manage to have a bowl of it. T___T They forgot about my portion.


Cincaluk Omelette:- I never had this before back in Kuching. I guess its either a Nyonya dish or a Melaka local dish.

Deep Fried Fish Fillet:- Wooohoo I like this! I like fried stuffs. Some more its fish!! 😛 nice~~~

Ayam Buah Keluak: – I think this is not a dish anyone can handle. The chicken meat was okay but the Buah Keluak tasted weird, nothing like what I tasted before. I was told the preparation of this dish is not easy as the Buah Keluak (Black Nuts) is a poisonous fruit to begin with and the chef need days to remove the poison from it. And I would like to apologize here for not finishing the dish that took so much work to make. 🙁

Mixed Vegetables:- The cat don’t eat vege. Nuff say. Lalalalala~~ *dance*

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PongTeh Chicken:- A must have dish, the Pongteh chicken.  Not bad I would say but I prefer it to be thicker and more gravvy but Jason begs different. 😛

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Lemak Nanas Prawn:- This is the win!! Oh.. I just love this dish a lot!! I just love the thick milk taste with every slurp taken followed with a bit of spicyness in it. Woohoo.. Nice~~ Not forgetting the fresh prawns~~ Aww.. I’m missing it already. *tears*

Cendol:-As for dessert, we had cendols but it didn’t turn out good. It lacked a bit of coconut milk in my opinion.

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I’m not really a proffesional in this field like JasonMumbles but overall it was nice and with a some changes it can be better .  Neither less it was a satisfy lunch. 🙂 I would like to thanks both Jason and Equatorial Hotel for it!! By the way, please visit Jason’s post for a better review of it.

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I had another round of lunch after that as someone happened to be in Melaka that day. Hehehe

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