Melaka – Thousand Layers Cake?! (Nadeje Patisserie) & Popiah (With Lard!)January 6, 2009 | 13,857 views
After the carnivorous meal at Jalan Bunga Raya, we (pathetically) tried to shave off the pounds and calories (as well as guilt!) by strolling around, amidst the rather sunny weather. Melaka is a small town, perfect for walking around leisurely, appreciating the nostalgic ambience of the classical town. Penang’s Georgetown’s the other classified World Heritage site, bearing a striking resemblance in terms of architecture and influences.
The battered and rebuilt fortress of A Famosa – THE epitome of Melaka
This time around we skipped most of the tourist spots, as our main aim was to eat and shop. OK, more to the former than the latter. 🙂
If you google Mille Crepe, either the name Nadeje, or Food Foundry (in Section 17, PJ) would appear. Mille Crepe is a type of French cake, made from many layers of crepe, intermittently spread with fresh cream, or any of the other flavours available.
At RM8.50 per piece, the slice of cake may look like nothing much, but the thin layers after layers of crepe, stacking atop one another, and manages to hold the cake in place was a rather astounding feat. Tastewise? The Original Mille Crepe tasted simple, fresh and clean, but lacking in terms of oomph. The Chocolate Banana Mille Crepe had an awkward ‘rum-like’ flavour, which was not entirely bad, but the alcoholic nuance may be due to the (over)ripen bananas used. The other flavours include Strawberry, Cheese, Chocolate etc.
Location : NADEJE PATISSERIE @ G-23 & 25, Jalan PM4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka. Tel No : 606-283 8750. Another branch in Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, which is situated on the other side of the main road. Got MAP !!!
After tea break, we walked some more, as driving around in Melaka requires much patience and self-control. So many one-way roads, plus the abundance of vehicles on the road, equals flaring tempers, honk-a-mania, and unleashing chapters after chapters of the almighty “3 Ji King” aka 3-Words-Bible.
Newton Hawker Centre on Jalan Mahkota, within the vicinity of Dataran Pahlawan
Passing by the rather newly-built Newton Hawker Centre (Perkampungan Makanan Tradisional Newton) on Jalan Merdeka, a short distance from Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall and Menara Taming Sari, we took a peek and found quite a number of stalls.
Naturally we were skeptical, memories of unpleasant experiences at such tourist-traps/food courts came washing over me. But the sight of the Popiah stall, manned by a rather, erm, “round” man caught my attention. Still remembered some popiah stall around Jalan Bunga Raya owned by a fat man that’s supposed to be popular, because the incorporation of PORK LARD in the roll.
A roll at RM2.50, not cheap by hawker’s standards. But bearable seeing the ‘explicitly‘ renovated premise, exuding a very village-like atmosphere. The portion was rather generous, with lots of shredded yambeans, and those crunchy bits (or rather, chunks) of fried pork lards. But the Chee Cheong Fun (rolled rice noodles) was surprisingly, the better choice. Served with some curry, and shrimp paste, with fillings of prawns and char siew, the plate of CCF reminded me of Hong Kong CCF commonly served in dim sum outlets, albeit with a spicier and sweeter twist. Not bad. Only RM2.80 for a regular serving.
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And Malaysian’s favourite pastime (aside from eating!) ensued …. SHOPPING lor !!! (what else can girls do anyway?! =P) We guys went around in circles though, unsure of what’s for dinner ….