Thursday, 7 May 2015

Melacca Trip on Labour Day PT 1 - Heeren House, Hoe Kee Chicken Rice & Jonker 88

Hi! I am back from my 2D1N short trip to Malacca during Labour & Wesak Day holiday! 
How's your holiday?

Malacca - 'The Historical State' of Malaysia, which is listed as a UNESCO world historical site. Malacca has been through few centuries of colonisation by Portuguese, Dutch & British, this few centuries of colonisation by this 3 different countries formed a unique mix cultural which can clearly be seen in food, buildings and religious.

We started our journey at 11am from KL and reached Jonker Street, Malacca around 1.30pm, 2 hr 30 mins car journey due to traffic jam at Seremban Highway, everyone is back to hometown and travel during Public Holiday! Luckily Malacca traffic was still okay on Friday. Since it's already 1.30pm, we decided to early checked in hotel first then only have lunch.

1.30pm - Check in Heeren Hotel

 Heeren House

 The staircase to upstairs. Traditionally Nyonya deco.

Tradition book shelf for book exchange between guests.

Heeren House is located by the side of winding Malacca River, which enables their guest with the view overlooking at the picturesque river and other historical site opposite ( St.Paul Church, St.Paul Hill, Stadhuys).  Heeren House has 6 bedrooms, all individually furnished with colonial and Peranakan styles. We were welcomed by the friendly boss, Uncle Henry, when we checked in our hotel.

View from our room


Overall, it's clean, heart warming, comfortable and strategically located beside Jonker Street, we were happy for our stay and definitely will come back when my next visit.

It's around 2.30pm after checked in, we were starving! A Malacca trip wouldn't be complete without having Chicken Rice Ball. Immediately we were heading to Hoe Kee for brunch! There's 3 persons queing in front of us, after queued for 15 mins... Finally it's our turn!

2.30pm - Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

The queue after we finished our meal 

 Interior view
 Price list
 Favourite Chicken Rice Ball (RM0.30 per piece)

 Half Chicken ( RM 20 )
Ordered 2 portion Cabbage ( RM 1 per portion )

Herbal Tea ( RM1.50 )

We ordered half chicken, 2 portion cabbage, 2 plates of rice & 8pcs rice ball for 2 person as we were really starving! Soup was not available that day =( Their steamed chicken is tender, soy sauce with the chicken is just nice, combined with the homemade chilli sauce, it's perfect!

The rice ball is fragrant and delicious! Their rice ball didn't break up at all when I pick up, their holding rice ball skill improved compared to my last visit 3 years ago. Me alone finished 7 rice ball, dipped with dark soy sauce and chilli sauce.. haha! Worth to mention that their dark soy sauce is different from what I taste in KL, it's sweet and if I am not mistaken, I taste gula Melaka flavour inside.

The cabbage has nothing to shout about, ordinary stir fried cabbage.

Personally I prefer Hoe Kee than Chung Hwa & Famosa. Hoe Kee their food taste better and reasonably priced. Their staffs are friendly too.

Food - 3.5/5
Price - 3.5/5
Service - 3/5
Ambiance - 3/5

468, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), 75200 Malacca, Melaka

Daily. 9am - 5pm
(Close on last Wednesday of every month)

3.30pm - Cendol Time at Jonker 88

 Baba Cendol and Nata De Coco Soursoup Ice Kacang

 Baba Cendol (RM4)

Soursoup Ice Kacang (RM5)
Cendol was okay, nothing to shout about. To be frank, it's overrated. Indeed their Gula Melaka was thick, but taste abit sour after it's sweetness. Besides, their gula melaka was too thick if compare to usual pure gula melaka, I wonder why.


Food - 2.5/5
Price - 2/5
Service - Self service. Pick up at your own.
Ambiance - 2/5 (Very limited seats. Table sharing)

88, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), 75200 Malacca, Melaka

Daily. 10am - 6pm.
Saturday. 10am - 10pm.

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