{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

Stored in makan @ Malacca

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

more and more cafes is budding in Malacca! now that i’m based here, i’m super pleased that local cafe culture is blooming. i have more options when it comes to selecting yumcoffee spot with my friends, even though i’m not really a coffee person.

The Daily Fix Cafe is one of the cafes i visited recently which leaves quite an impression!

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

The Daily Fix Cafe is located at prime location of Jonker Walk (aka Jalan Hang Jebat) which is the busiest road among all. however, you might easily overlook as it’s situated at the back of a souvenir shop.

The Daily Fix Cafe takes full advantage of its aged structure by preserving the vintage element, which is evident throughout the establishment. my friend brought his mom along, and she was gushing how they used to have the same furniture especially the sewing machine and the wooden cupboard storing kitchenware and leftover. she also lamented she should have kept them all and could make a fortune by selling them now! haha!{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

Cappuccino | RM 8

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

Mocha | RM 9

the hot beverages were decent. i do appreciate their effort of pretty coffee art! #shallow
pricing was moderate too despite the hefty rental.

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

Ham Sandwich | RM 14

my friend, T and i really like the sandwich, or to be precise, the roasted sesame dressing on the salad is more mesmerizing. the sandwich wasn’t sloppy and the bread that they use isn’t dry and hard.

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

Banana Pancake | RM 9.90

the pancake was somehow lustreless. albeit fluffy, it’s thick and too moist for our liking.

but i would like to try their Espresso Pancake Stacks on next visit, where you drown the pancake with a shot of espresso.  {Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

the young and proud owner of The Daily Fix Cafe. damn.

{Malacca Cafe} The Daily Fix @ Jonker Walk

The Daily Fix Cafe

55, Jalan Hang Jebat,

75200 Melaka.

 

Business Hours:

1000 – 1730

closed on Tuesday

No, I’m Chinese

Stored in A Bug's Life

so i was having a meeting with some government officers the other day. towards the end..

she: em… are you…

me: no, I’m Chinese

she: you knew what i was about to ask! you have such a unique name!

me: of course i knew! awww thanks!

she: there must have been dozens of people questioned you that huh.

me: yeesssss… too many!

just because i’m a Malaccan Chinese, that doesn’t make me a Baba Nyonya by default, please.

Life Lately

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ohai *waaaaaaaave* long time no see!

i haven’t blogged for more than a month and i have been quiet on social media sites too. but…but i do have a valid reason of my hiatus.

i..

i..i..

i am now a working adult, like finally! *throws confetti*

and i am also starting to feel the pain of being an adult, the car loan, insurance, and i have to feed myself now. man, it is overwhelming. but it sure feels good to be independent, financially. i do have income previously, from blogging, e-shop and part-time jobs, which was sufficient to feed me and sustain my shopping and i even bought mami a new phone! but ever since i started working, i am more careful with my spending because i have commitments (man, that’s so adult) now. i still like online-shopping (the woe of having an office job) though. *facepalm*

so how’s work? well, i slept at 10pm on my first day to work, ’nuff said. however, i’m slowly adjusting my biological clock so that i can stay up a lil’ later. i feel like i’m living a granny’s life now. who sleeps at 10pm? gosh! gimme some time, i’ll be back.

at the mean time, i’m pretty active in Instagram, add me @constance.ant

Life Lately

you know, just in case you forget how the ant looks like.

till then, take care y’all!

xoxo

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Stored in makan @ Malacca
lovely Sunday, August 2014

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Khaki Coffee Bar is a new found gem hidden among commercial establishment at Taman Melaka Raya. and i only knew its existence recently from sycookies of foodeverywhere.wordpress.com despite it has been in business for more than 3 years. when i told the bossie about it, he said he’s failed in marketing. i think i’m a #phail Malaccam. :/

but better late than neber right!

i was instantly mesmerized as i pushed open the wooden white glass door, the freshly-brewed coffee scent permeates through the small space is heavenly!

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

the seating space in Khaki Coffee Bar is rather small with only 3 wooden square tables and a bar attached to the workstation which can only sit about 15 persons. i saw a bunch of youngster, about 6 of them walked away disappointingly because it’s full house.

little did i know that, their main business is actually providing barista training and selling commercial coffee machines and coffee beans. if you wanna set up your own cafe, Khaki Coffee Bar has all you need! two of my friends signed up for their barista course recently at RM 500 each, if my memory serves me well. and as a bonus, you’ll get all the insights from a real experienced and enthusiastic cafe owner. you may contact them at +6012 786 2591 should you need more information on that.

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

it was a date with sycookies and a friend of hers who joined us after that. beside catching up with each other’s life (truth is i only met her for the second time XD), we had pretty interesting conversation going on over few cuppa coffee (and tea). for instance, we exchanged our views on traditional Chinese praying ritual from Science students perspective, and our encounter(s) with the spirit in conjunction of Hungry Ghost Month. and mine got her goosebumps. :/

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

i likey how they bind the menu themselves. DIY menu always get a plus point from me. and clever them to use plastic sheet instead of paper to avoid dog-ear. the menu is simple – coffee, sandwiches and dessert.

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Caffe Mocha | RM 8.50

also known as mocaccino, a chocolate-flavour latte. i’m no coffee aficionado, nor i rely on caffeine to function daily. but i really really love the aroma! *sniffs sniffs*

i chose a mild coffee because any stronger my heart palpitates :(. that’s partially true, coffee art is another criteria i look on to. :/ yesh i judge a coffee by its art, plead no guilty.

Khaki Coffee Bar might be good at brewing coffee, coffee art however is not their forte. my leaf tulips is quite #phail *sulks*

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Mulberry Tea | RM 9

i thought sycookies‘ Mulberry Tea tasted like jujubes? never mind that, you’ll be grateful for all the jam-packed antioxidant which reduces the risk of cancer. in addition, mulberry tea also exerts antidiabetic properties, lowering blood sugar level which might be useful in diabetes treatment and prevention.

refill is complimentary.

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Affogato | RM 9.90

another caffeinated hot beverage we had was Affogato, one shot of espresso + two dollops of vanilla ice cream. both of us tasted the espresso part, wow it’s KAO! at that moment, that’s the only word i could think of!

it’s the first time i ever tried espresso and i must say, it’s not good for my heart. but with dollops of ice cream added, YES PLEASE! the sweetness of the ice cream tamed the full-flavour (and bitter) espresso, and i think the ice cream is homemade as i saw vanilla pod seeds!

speaking of homemade ice cream, i miss Jacgy’s!

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Cappuccino | RM 7.50

sycookies’s friend, who only drinks cappuccino most of the time, approved it.  but then again, the #phail art *facepalm*

towards the last few sips, the friend requested some hot water to be added into it. the proprietor turned him down politely because apparently it is not something you should do with the leftover foam. you could scoop it up and consume it as it is or just leave it behind.

and i went to bar to snap some photos, i observed that when he’s changing the bean, he would calibrate the machine until he get the perfect shot.

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Creme Brulee | RM 14.80

the crisp caramel layer cracks open to a soft and fine custard which the vanilla flavour is extracted from the pods, instead of refined essence. i daresay it’s the best one in Malacca!

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Khaki Sandwich | RM 15.90

we also had a light bite, a sloppy sandwich made up of soggy croissant, pesto, ham, lettuce and tomato. it’s muchy lacklustre compared to their coffee and creme brulee. they have a scaled down version – Croissant Pesto, sans ham at RM 10.90 and Croissant Ice Cream is also on the menu at the same price.

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

Khaki Coffee Bar offers free coffee on every Wednesday for the first 50 kiasu customers XD. remember to bring your own mug ya!

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

spot #SonniaC!

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

{Malacca} Khaki Coffee Bar @ Taman Melaka Raya

 

Khaki Coffee Bar

No.632, Jalan Melaka Raya 10,
Taman Melaka Raya, 75300 Melaka.
+6012 7862591
website
facebook page

 

Business Hours
Tuesday – Sunday
1000 – 1800
closed on Monday

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

Stored in makan @ Malacca
gloomy Thursday, August 2014

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

whenever we feel like having dim sum ala tai tai style, we always go to Long Feng, an awards-winning HALAL Chinese Restaurant in Ramada Hotel. before you scoffing at me “richass, show off”, the price is actually really, really, really reasonable at RM 38++ per head for a la carte buffet.

there’s plenty of good dim sum in town, but a good halal one, that’s a rarity.

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

Long Feng is located at first floor of Ramada Hotel which specializes in HALAL Szechuan and Cantonese cusine. the whole room the room is tastefully decorated with oriental elements.

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

we were welcomed by array of mooncakes at the waiting hall. Long Feng culinary team has created 16 varieties of mooncakes for Mid Autumn Festival.

for enquiries and reservations, call Long Feng at 06-284 8888 ext 8523/8524.

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

both sides of wall at waiting hall is embellished with huge carved Long (dragon) & Feng (phoenix). this is the Feng and where’s the long, ooopps i forgot to snap :/

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

the best beverage to complement dim sum is Chinese tea which eliminates the greasiness. we brought our own tea leaf – a family habit.

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

we were served a total of 24 varieties of dim sum inclusive of congee, steamed dim sum, fried ones and dessert. it’d be quite lengthy if i were to comment each dish.

overall, i really do likey the dim sum here as they don’t incorporate (nasty) cilantro into the dim sum filling! since Long Feng is a halal restaurant, pork is replaced with chicken and shrimp which tasted even better. ingredients are fresh and each morsel is plump and toothsome! they certainly maintained the taste and quality throughout all this years.

don’t feel shy to request for second (or third or forth) serving of your favourites provided that you can finish them. some of our most-liked are Prawn Dumpling, Chicken Feet in Black Pepper Sauce, Fish Ball with Minced Garlic, Glutinous Rice with Pacific Clam, Shrimp with Fish Roe Dumpling, Dried Scallop Shrimp Dumpling, Crispy Durian Rolls and Radish Cake with Dried Shrimp!

i was stuffed to the brink by the end of the meal! *buuuuuurps*

you see, i am the youngest diner among us, and the aunties were all like “you can eat more, you’re still young and so slim” FML i ended up skipping lunchy and tea break.

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

if you likey dine in peace, i’d suggest you to go on weekdays where the wait staff will serve you like you’re the highness. service is impeccable however it can get a lil’ slow when the noon crowd comes in during lunchy hour. while on Sunday, the dim sum spread will be displayed on communal tables where you have to retrieve them yourself. i have tried both and i’d say it depends on occasion. if i’m going with my family, i’d prefer the latter cos the more the merrier whereas if it’s a date with girlfriends, or meeting with business partner or simply you love serenity, go on weekdays!

 

if buffet is not your thang, they do serve a la carte too! i have attached the menu and pricing for your convenience.

{Malacca} Halal Dim Sum @ Long Feng Restaurant, Ramada Hotel

 

Long Feng 

1st Floor of Ramada Hotel

+606 284 8888