{Malacca} Korean Food @ Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant

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you know, i am forever craving for kimchi jjigae. i guess it’s the tanginess and spiciness in it that arouse me and keep me wanting more (sekali cuba, hari-hari mau!). however the lack of Korean restaurant in Melaka is not helping at all. the last time i thought i found a nice one at Aeon Jusco, i was put off by a strand of hair found in our pancake :( .

so my craving wasn’t satiated… and the crave intensified…

i was yearning for kimchi jjigae AGAIN that weekend. and Jerine, my ever-so-layan partner-in-crime accompanied me to satisfy my desire, even though she’s not a fan of kimchi! #truelove wtf and since we were in the vicinity, decided to try out Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant (my first time here in Malacca’s branch).

we were greeted warmly upon entering the premise! to me, good service is the prelude of a happy dining experience (though not necessarily). both of us opted the table by the window, for the natural light! #bloggersyndrome i love hanging out with blogger cos we both know and understand what each other want. and we can take our own sweet time to do our th’ng without feeling bad neglecting dining partner cos she/he will be busy with the same th’ng as well XD.

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

late lunchy for two!

look at the table-ful of food! i thought we ordered moderately since we just had a heavy brunch consisted churros, blueberry tart and spinach mushroom muffin, dessert as main and now main as high tea wtf. i think i somehow forgot how Korean restaurant is generous with their appetizers. we didn’t refill any cos by the end of the meal, both of us were stuffed to the brim!

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

fresh lettuce

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

Pork Modum | RM 85

we had this Pork Modum comprises four parts of pork – pork special, shoulder, ribs, pork belly. we didn’t have to do lift our fingers to barbeque, the attentive waitperson did all the chore. all we did was wait patiently while chomping on our respective mains and side dishes.

i had it with some dips into the sesame oil concoction and the chili paste and wrapped up with the lettuce. yum.

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

Kimchi Jjigae| RM 20

my lust was finallly satiated with this spicy combination of pork belly and tofu in kimchi soup. the tanginess and spiciness is balanced and i sipped till the last drop. that good. typing this is agonizing cos i’m craving for it again. i shall learn how to cook it myself!

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

Dolsot Bibim Bab | RM 22

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

Dolsot Bibim Bab | RM 22

Jerine ordered this vibrant Bibim Bab assembled beautifully with varied vegetables julienne, topped with an gooey egg yolk. J prefers it without the chili paste, which to me is bizarre cos the whole thing tasted rather bland, or i shall say, it tasted very wholesomely.

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

Pork Modum | RM 85

the side dishes were all very decent. if i had extra stomach space, i would have refilled for kimchi, caramelized lotus root as well as blanch bean sprout!

{Malacca} Daorae @ Taman Melaka Raya

Kimchi Jjigae| RM 20

because it deserves another shot.

Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant

No. 100-A & 100-B, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka.
+606 2922616

{Malacca} Fusion Japanese Food @ Unzen Yoshoku, Kota Laksamana

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Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

 icon-map-marker KOTA LAKSAMANA, MALACCA

tucked away in a corner of Kota Laksamana, diagonal opposite of the notorious Asam Pedas (which i think is overrated, more like it’s Masin Pedas, really) is a fusion Japanese Restaurant founded by a Husband-&-Wife Tag Team, where the husband in charge in the kitchen while the wifey do the pr cum cashier job. both of them are experienced in dealing Japanese food and until very recently (barely two months in local f&b scene) that they decided to reside permanently in Malacca and came up with Unzen Yoshoku!

Yoshoku literally means westenized Japanese cuisine. this is apparent on their limited but concise menu. it’s unconventional to have lasagna in a Japanese restaurant, so is the al fresco dining area. yes it’s not equipped with air-conditioner. thanks goodness the aeration of the space is really good, we could feel the breeze caressing our cheeks while chomping down our food. it’s very comfortable even my fussy datin mami wasn’t complaining at all! it only opens after 5pm when the heat is toned down.

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Hot Green Tea | RM 2; Lemon Mint Juice | RM 3

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Homemade Ice Lemon Tea | RM 3

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Maguro Herbs Sashimi | RM 17

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Grilled Mushroom | RM 7

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Potato Lasagna | RM 8

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Japanese Curry Set | RM 14

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Japanese Curry Set | RM 14

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Chocolate Fondant | RM 8

Unzen Yoshoku @ Kota Laksamana

Chocolate Fondant | RM 8

we only sampled a few of their signature dishes to satiate my Japanese’s craving. the thickly-sliced tuna sashimi wrapped with seaweed was slightly seared, gave the soft chewy flesh a lil’ of crunch. though my cinapek daddy finds it too raw *facepalm*. i gladly noshed them down no problemo! it’s also my first time seeing grilled mushroom in a Jap restaurant. seeing that my parents couldn’t enjoy the first dish, i shoved the morsels to them. by the time i headed back to my seat after photographing, the dainty morsels were gone. if they like it, i guess it’s worth ordering. the soft, fluffy and moist lasagna is certainly a must-order for pasta-lover! it somehow reminded me the scrambled egg we had in Hong Kong.

of course i had to order some gohan (rice) for cinapek XD. we sampled the curry set which comes with chawanmushi, potato salad, crispy fried chicken and most importantly, japanese rice. i think we almost drenched the chicken and rice with the curry sauce. Japanese curry is so mild that even kiddo can have it!

we ended the pre-dinner with an intense dessert, a superbly chocolatey Chocolate Fondant served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. my only gripe was that the portion is too small!

Unzen Yoshoku

134, Jalan Kota Laksamana 6,
Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka.
+6012 2388625 (Ms Chek)
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Business Hours
1700 – 2300 or later

 

{Malacca} Dinner @ Teo Soon Loong Restaurant, Kota Syahbandar

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Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

 icon-map-marker KOTA LAKSAMANA, MALACCA

had a memorable dinner over the weekend, and being the selfless ant me, of course i have to feature the restaurant on AntzWorLd!

for the uninitiated, Teo Soon Loong Restaurant (previously known as Teo Soon Leong Chan Restaurant at Jalan Hang Kasturi) which specializes in Teo Chew cuisine, has just relocated to Kota Syahbandar (near to Kota Laksamana). The once run-down-looking eatery has morphed into an elegant butterfly, ensuring diners dine in a comfortable environment, though the seating is still as limited edition as before with only 11 tables available. by 7pm, the space has already filled to the brim. so, a piece of advice, reservation is HIGHLY recommended to avoid disappointment, call +606 2880209 to secure your table.

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Signature Oyster Noodles 招牌蚝面 [recommended]

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Signature Oyster Noodles 招牌蚝面 [recommended]

the dinner started with a massive plate of braised mee topped generously with fresh oysters and scallion (to my dismay). stir the condiments in and enjoy it with a dash of black vinegar. i managed to take my portion out before they mix everything up, phew! addition of black vinegar heighten the flavour, like how people would add vinegar into loh mee.

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

two hot condiments are available to complement the meal. the first is chili infused with soy bean paste (!) while the latter is sambal with ikan bilis. the sambal is mild, suitable for those who don’t take spicy food. i had it with the Oyster Noodle!

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Ngo Hiong 五香春卷

instead of ordinary cylinder shape, the ngo hiong here is presented in cute little pouches! flavourful meat filling encased within the crisp wrap.

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Salted Egg with Chicken 咸蛋鸡 [recommended]

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Salted Egg with Chicken 咸蛋鸡 [recommended]

this dish is hands down a crowd’s pleaser of the night. each morsel of deep fried chicken cube is suffused lusciously with salted egg. the gravy would go so well with rice, or in our case, with mee too! as expected, everything on the plate was swept clean, even the garnishing vegetables which were glazed with the gravy.

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Fried Organic Qing Long Cai with Garlic 有机青龙菜

we also had some green to balance out all the meat we had. i only came to know about this 青龙菜 recently and really likey the crunch of the vegetable, though the taste is somewhat in between of scallion and leek which both i don’t fancy. surprising that i can accept 青龙菜, i don’t decipher my taste buds at time like this :/

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Stewed Duck 潮州卤鸭

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Stewed Duck 潮州卤鸭

we were then served a quarter part of stewed duck, topped with slices of tofu. the duck and tofu soaked up the essence of the gravy is delectable!

however i notice there’s a tiny hint of gamey taste, well it’s just me, the others chowed down this dish faster than i could have second serving to verify that.

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Bitter Gourd with Pork Ribs 苦瓜排骨[recommended]

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Bitter Gourd with Pork Ribs 苦瓜排骨 [recommended]

you know i hardly blog about Chinese food as the food is generally not photogenic enough. but here in Teo Soon Loong, the dishes is presented attractively knowing that the camera-eat-first is mandatory now.

back to the food, the bitter gourd atop certainly overshadowed the pork ribs lying beneath. the bitterness was camouflaged by the palatable gravy permeated through the bitter gourd, and it melted in my mouth, literally.

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Teo Chew Yam Dessert 招牌潮州芋泥 [recommended]

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Teo Chew Yam Dessert 招牌潮州芋泥 [recommended]

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

Teo Chew Yam Dessert 招牌潮州芋泥 recommended]

the dinner ended with a lovely Teo Chew dessert – yam paste accompanied with steamed pumpkin and caramelized ginkgo, another specialty of Teo Soon Loong Restaurant! apparently the yam paste was stirred with lard, no wonder the texture is so silkily smooth!

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all in all, the Teo Chew cuisine served in Teo Soon Loong Restaurant is delish. if you’re first time here like me, i would recommend both of the specialty dishes – Signature Oyster Noodles & Teo Chew Yam Dessert. and if you have extra stomach space, the Salted Egg with Chicken & Bitter Gourd with Pork Ribs are not to be missed!

people might have the misconception that the food in Teo Soon Loong Restaurant is overprised. well, it all depends on what you order. for this spread of food which serves five person, it only costs about RM 20 per head. it’s very reasonable seeing that all of us walked out with a bulging stomach!

 

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

No.42 & 44, Jalan KPKS 1, Kompleks Perniagaan Kota Syahbandar, 75200 Melaka.
+606 2880209 (reservation is HIGHLY recommended)
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Business Hours
closed on Monday
1200 – 1430 (lunchy)
1800 – 2130 (dinner)

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