Category Archives: Melaka

Kluang Station Coffee in Melaka

When I reached Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, it was already 1 pm in the afternoon. I decided to take my lunch but was undecided on what to eat. There were many food outlets in the Melaka Sentral bus terminal; but then I wanted to try some western and local food at the same time. I then decided that my choice of restaurant would be the Kluang Station Coffee. So I walked out of the bus terminal towards the overhead bridge which brought me to Tesco Hypermarket. This Tesco Hypermarket mall is a smaller and older mall as compared to the Jusco Mall which is also nearby. As I entered the Mall, it was not crowded at all. There was a small number of shoppers in the mall; but when I went to Tesco, the hypermarket was packed with customers. I guessed most of the shoppers here would just go to Tesco to buy their groceries and necessity.

Tesco Hypermart Mall in Melaka

The restaurant that I have chosen to have my lunch was Kluang Station Coffee. It is a famous local coffee shop with many chain outlets in Malaysia. It is supposed to serve one of the best local hainanese coffee and tea. It is also famous for its toast bread and kaya spread. My order was toast bun, Hainanese chicken chop, Saito fish ball with bean sprouts and a coke. I didn’t order their famous coffee as I was so thirsty for a cold sizzling drink. The restaurant was spacious with ample empty tables available, despite the lunch time crowd. My food was served in about 15 minutes and I noticed that the chicken chop came in quite a generous portion covered with gravy, green peas, fries and cucumber.

Kluang Station Coffee in Melaka

The toast bun was good though the kaya spread was a liitle too sweet for me. The butter bun was more suitable for me; the only complain was that the bun was too small – more suited for small kids. The Hainanese chicken chop was warm and not sizzling hot. I would prefer the chicken chop to be hot ( freshly deep fried ) and then served with the toppings of gravy and vegetables. The gravy was sweet as it was a tomato sauce based gravy – in fact I felt that the gravy was too sweet. I don’t really enjoy eating the chicken chop because it was served warm and the sweet gravy. The Saito fishball soup was good and there was a generous portion of bean sprouts in the soup. Personally I think the Saito fish ball soup was better than the chicken chop.

Toast Butter Bun - Kluang Station Coffee

I understand from my friend that the Kluang Station coffee also served  delicious Nasi Lemak and Laksa; perhaps I would try them out when I am backed in Melaka again. There are also plenty of food outlets and restaurants in Jusco. Jusco is just about 10 minutes walk from the Tesco Hypermarket. But the problem is that there is no proper pavement for pedestrains to walk. Sometimes I have to walk along the side of the main road and then hop on back to the pavement. I simply don’t understand why the Melaka local government cannot put up a proper pavement to link the 2 malls together – they should consider putting up a covered walkway for pedestrians linking the 2 malls.

Kaya Bun at Kluang Station Coffee

 

Kluang Station Coffee - Hainanese Chicken Chop

 

Kluang Station Coffee - Saito Fish Ball Soup with Bean Sprouts.

 

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Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka

I went to Bei Zhan restaurant for dinner while I was in Melaka. As I was staying in Marvelux hotel, I just walked along the pavement and reached there within 15 minutes. If you are staying elsewhere in Melaka, just booked a cab and most of the cab drivers know the location of this restaurant. The exterior of the restaurant is totally white; a two storey building with a colonial facade. As I was early – I arrived at the restaurant at 6.30pm, the restaurant was quiet and the first impression was that this restaurant was spacious and new. There were lots of staff staying there and most of the tables were still empty. The walls and pillars were white in color, the tables and chairs were white, the window frames were white; and I liked the high ceiling of this building.

Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka

An elderly lady came and took my order and surprisingly the food were served within 15 minutes. After tasting the food, I would say that the food was good; just liked home cooked meal but it was not great. The thing I liked about the food here was that the ingredients were definitely fresh. The prawns, mushrooms, fish and vegetables were all very fresh. Overall the dish that I liked the most was the sliced fish in curry gravy. I did not expect that a Chinese restaurant could prepared such a wonderful curry fish dish. The curry gravy was so good that I had to order another bowl of plain rice just to finish up the curry gravy. The Fried Prawns with Macadamia Nut was rather unique and it was very tasty as well. The Macadamia Nut was fresh and crunchy. I ordered a total of 3 dishes in medium size serving and it was sufficient for 2 persons. The desert was free and the Chinese tea that was served in a pot was nice as well.

Assorted Vegetables with Mushrooms - Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka

I was lucky that I arrived at the restaurant early because by the time it was 7.30pm, the restaurant was totally packed with customers; the empty tables were all taken up. The total bill for my dinner was about RM80 ( if  I could recall correctly ). The price of this dinner for 2 persons was not cheap but it was worthwhile. Personally, the Bei Zhan restaurant is worth a return trip when I am back in Melaka again. But this time, I will try to go there during the weekdays – so that it would not be so crowded. I would definitely want to order the sliced fish in curry gravy again.

Very Fresh Prawns - Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka

 

Sliced Fish in Curry Gravy - Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka

 

Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka - Very Delicious Curry Fish

 

Free Desert - Bei Zhan Restaurant in Melaka

 

 

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