3D2N A'Famosa Trip Part 2

There are two famous foods that Tampin people is proud of, one is the Ah Ta Satay(read my previous post) and another one is Long Jiang Mian(龙江面). So the next morning, we visited Tampin town again for LJM. Tampin town is located along the Malacca-Negeri Sembilan boarder. Tampin town is governed by Tampin District Council, but a small part of it spills into the neighbouring Malacca state. There was a boarder signboard at Jalan Besar Pulau Serbang, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it. Long Jiang Mian is a dried version of local noodles, closest comparison which I could think of is Sarawak Kolok Mee.

After breakfast, we drove back to A'Famosa Water World. The boy was so excited that he walked way in front of me.

Look at the long queue. It could not understand why it took us 15 minutes to enter the park. It should not be taking that long for A'Famosa workers to clear the queue.

After keeping our belongings in lockers, it was time for fun! We started with the wave pool.

...followed by some fun rides for kids.

....and the more scary rides for adults.

This was the photo taken while we were waiting for the chicken rice. The entrance tickets come with chicken rice. But the packed chicken rice took forever to be ready. I had read negative comments about the slow service in A'Famosa, so I was prepared for it. However, I think that A'Famosa management should seriously look into this matter.

In the afternoon, we drove to Malacca city. Warning, the remaining of this post was all about Malacca food. Get ready a napkin to wipe off your saliva. :) The first stop was Donald & Lily Nyonya Food near Jonker street.

The wall was painted with sharp and cheerful yellow.

We did not miss out their specialities, Cendol and Ayam Pongteh. Besides these two dishes, we also ordered Taukua Rojak Special, Mee Siam and Nyonya Laksa.

the Red House
Since we have visited Malacca for many times, we were not really interested in the tourism spots.

jonker street

We were a bit early for jonker street night market, so we visited the toy museum. Entrance fee was RM3/person. I did not enter the museum, therefore photos below were not taken by me.

We walked down the street and there was my favorite snack shop, San Shu Gong(三叔公). Their snacks might be a little pricey, but the quality is good. :)

Durian kochi(they have coconut kochi too)

Soon, it was time for dinner. We decided to have Malacca speciality, Satay Celup. You are not going to find this in other places. Capitol is the pioneer in Satay Celup. Needless to say, it was packed with customers! Most of them could not get a table. I took this photos when we were leaving. We were the first batch of customers, lucky us!

photos hanging on the wall were famous people who had visited the shop before

Assorted raw and semi-cooked food on skewers were nicely arranged. You choose what you want and pay what you eat.

bread and cucumber are perfect choices to go with the satay sauce

part of our selection

cooking our satay celup

Next, we went to Dong Mei Stall(东美挡), at the back alley along Jalan Bunga Raya. It was featured on Astro Taste With Jason(阿贤人情味) years ago, but we did not have a chance to try it.

Sorry for the poor picture quality as the stall was really located in a dark alley. It was a very simple stall, selling simple dishes with their special dipping sauce. Customers were to sit at the wooden stools besides the low tables.



Bean Curd(Toufu)

Coming out from Dong Mei Stall, we spotted this Char Koay Kak(炒粿角).

A plate of Char Koay Kak

Do you think that was all for that night? No, I was not leaving Malacca before I covered Restaurant Barkat Roti John at Tanjung Kling. I missed it during my last trip. It was a great supper place for Roti John and Ayam Golek. There was still many customers even though it was already midnight.

Roti John stall, 1/2btg at RM2 and 1 btg at RM3.50.

My Roti John

Their Ayam Golek(Roasted Chicken) was good too, 1/2 chicken at RM8.50 and 1 chicken at RM16.

Ayam Golek

Restaurant Long Jiang Mian 龙江面
Jalan Perhentian,
Negeri Sembilan
GPS Coordinates: N02 28.036' E102 13.798'
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Donald & Lily Nyonya Food
Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
(Intersection of Jalan Kota Laksamana 5 and Jalan Kota Laksamana)
GPS Coordinates: E02 11.662 E102 14.811

Capitol Satay Celup
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
75100 Melaka
GPS Coordinates : N02º11.710' E102º 15.137'

Dong Mei Stall 东美档
Lorong Bunga Raya
016- 645 8108/012- 6011621

Restaurant Barkat Roti John
Pantai Puteri,
2175-2 Tanjung Kling
76400 Melaka
GPS Coordinates : N02º13.610' E102º 08.988'


Simon Lee

It seems like you had a good time in Afamosa, have not been there since 2009, any new attractions?


soo sean

Hi Simon,

I did not know what was available in 2009, hence can not tell what is new. But I would say overall is not bad, except the customer service is a bit slow. So if you have that in mind, and plan according, I think should be okay. Great place for family and gang of friends!