I just got back from Melaka yesterday. Went there with my sis, 3 nieces n 2 nephews. My bro's family need to attend my niece's convocation do in Trengganu so my bro's asked for our help to send his son to Kolej Yayasan Saad for final selection program (form 1 intake) http://kysm.edu.my/
Anyway, we got there about 3pm++, sat for briefing etc and proceeded to check-in into our accommodation for the night at Garden City Apartment http://www.gardencity.com.my/
Not a bad place, we have stayed here before during our family outing years ago, the place looks like any residential apartment. Reasonably clean though one lift was down so long queue to use the lift and most peoples decided to use staircase. The bed in our unit..hmm need to be careful, my 3 year old nephew kept on asking why is the bed tilting when we slept on it.
That night we went for dinner at Portuguese Settlement, as usual the moment you parked your car, a group of them came to 'promote' their stalls. We felt harassed n decided to walk around before deciding which stall to have our dinner at. While walking around, we googled and found someone recommended stall 88, hmm not a good choice. We had scallops cooked with dried chillies (powdered chilly tasted uncooked), butter prawns (guts not cleaned), Portuguese bake fish (tasted so so), sotong fritters (not nice), garlic kailan (nice), cili padi lala (nice). Total inclusive drinks for 5pax RM138.00
After dinner, went back to the apartment n zzz. Next morning had bread n peanut butter for breakfast. For lunch we decided to look for best asam pedas daging in Melaka, googled and someone suggested 'Restoren Nasi Ayam Special di Bachang', she mentioned http://www.kakinakl.com/2010/05/makan-apa-yang-sedap-di-melakabest.html it is nearby Melaka Sentral, so we went looking and couldn't find the place, we were hungry and saw this restaurant "Restoran Cinta Rasa & Kafe" at Plaza Melaka Sentral. Their daun ubi masak lemak cili padi is delicious, their asam pedas daging is not bad too. lunch cost us RM38 for 4pax.
After lunch off to KL
Excerpt from my blog entry in 2009:
The stalls -
* Seafood Terrace
* Joan n El' Chico's - we had our lunch here
* Joe Splash Five
* Big Benz Fountain
* Jenny Kopitiam
* J&J Corner
* De Costas
Food? Delicious! We had clams (lala), grilled portuguese fish, brinjall (portuguese style) and butter prawns. Total? RM80++?
What others said about Portuguese Settlement: