Christmas Comes Late in Melaka, Part 2

*A continuation from Christmas Comes Late in Melaka, Part 1*

When I googled about Ming Sate Hut, I realized it’s actually located at the same row of shophouses with Nadeje, which is popular with their signature mille crepe cake. So, I suggest to the group that we hop over to Nadeje for dessert despite some objection (some of them wanna have cendol instead).

The place was packed that afternoon. There are no empty seats available eventhough the café spans two shoplots, so we placed our orders and waited for a while. A bunch on ladies suddenly barged in and started making noise in front of the chiller while drooling at the cakes displayed – till to an extend that we felt uneasy. Service was slow (I only noticed there are about 5 workers) and a few of them are foreign workers and couldn’t speak English.

We then got our seats but we end up waited for about 25 minutes for our orders to arrive. The Cheese Mille Crepe Cake wasn’t cheesy enough, Raspberry Mille Crepe Cake was slightly better than the cheese as you can taste a contrast flavour between the raspberry spread and cream but the raspberry layer was too thin, and Original Mille Crepe Cake was very plain. ‘Nuff said.

I later got to know from WMW that the original chef has left Nadeje to open a new outlet in Johor Bahru. If I know this earlier, I should have go for cendol instead.

And that ends our Christmas celebration for 2008.

G23-25, Jalan PM4,
Plaza Mahkota, Melaka.
Tel : 06-283 8750
Closed on Mondays.
Same row, about 4 shops away from Ming Sate Hut.


Christmas Comes Late in Melaka, Part 1

Let’s start the new year with my first food post. I’m sorry for the lack of updates; been busy lately with my relocation, Christmas dinners, New Year eve celebration and Internet issue. I’m now officially moved to Damansara from Cheras (but I’m still working in Cheras…), which is very near to WMW’s place! Henceforth, you will see more posts on PJ and its surrounding area in the future.

2008’s Christmas can be said as one of the best for me, so far. Same as the year before, we made our annual pilgrimage to Melaka on the 27th Dec. We invaded Paul’s house for a feast with his family members and his friends and his family’s friends. I was plain lazy to take pictures of all the food but there were tom yam spaghetti, lamb chops, nasi kerabu, tuna sandwich, steamed yam cake, red wine chicken, pork knuckle, gorgeous cupcakes from Audrey and so on. Seriously, the cupcakes were really good. If you’re interested to ask her to bake you some, you can contact her here.

We stayed overnight in Melaka and when the sun rises (that’s almost noon actually), we packed our stuff and ready for some food hunt before crawling our way back to KL. Thanks to Internet, we made our first stop here:

Based on SC‘s experience, we braved the traffic in three cars to Ming Sate Hut, located at the shoplots next to Mahkota Parade for the non halal pork satay. Very simple interior and furniture. They provide long tables which can sit 6 people at one time with wooden stools. The grilling stove is placed at the entrance of the shop, so one can spot the place easily.

The peanut sauce served here is different from the usual ones. Not so coarse and slightly sour sweet, we found that they added plenty of shredded pineapples into the sauce. Dip the skewer into the sauce and “scoop”, you’ll found strands of finely shredded pineapple on it. Each person get their own bowl of sauce, so no need to worry about hygiene issue. You can refill your sauce with the container available on every table.

Priced at RM 0.55 per stick, the pork satay is smaller in size but extremely juicy and tender, much better than the one in Ipoh. The four of us who shared one table; Alex, Jason, Alvin and me, ended up ordering 40 sticks of the pork satay and 20 sticks of the chicken version.

And yes, if pork is not your cup of tea, they also have chicken, liver, intestines and mutton too, all RM0.55 per stick. It’s not halal though, as they’re being grilled on the same grilling stove as the pork satay. The chicken version is lighter in colour, but nonetheless, still lipsmackingly delicious with the pineapple peanut sauce.

We left the place and decided to go for dessert (which will be in part 2)… anyone can guess what type of dessert?

Ming Sate Hut
G-33, Jalan PM4,
Plaza Mahkota,
75000 Melaka.

Read more about Ming Sate Hut from SC’s post and also Jason’s.