Cuisine in Melaka


24 November 2011 | Last updated at 01:17AM

100,000 expected at Tanjung Bidara’s beach festival
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MALACCA: Some 100,000 people, both locals and tourists, are expected at the Melaka Beach Festival 2011, which would be held at the Tanjung Bidara beach from Dec 9 to 11.
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The scenic Tanjung Bidara beach will host modern water-sport activities and also traditional games next month.

The festival’s organising committee chairman, Datuk Abdul Karim Sulaiman, who is also the Tanjung Bidara assemblyman, said the event would involve both modern water-sport activities and also traditional games.

Among the activities which would be held during the three-day beach festival are sailing competitions, pillow fights, climbing the slippery pole, tug-of-war, beach volleyball and soccer, duck catching competition and mountain bike racing.

“Besides these activities, we would also be organising a beach run, fishing competition, kite flying competition, karaoke competition and also the Big Bike Charity Wash,” he said recently.

Karim said the event, which is organised by the State Tourism Promotion Board and the Alor Gajah Municipal Council, would also see a career opportunity and exhibition by the Armed Forces.

“Pos Malaysia Bhd will host a photography exhibition and a sepak takraw competition at the event.

“This event would be a huge hit among visitors to the state as it is one of the year-end programmes which had been included in the 2011 Melaka Tourism Calendar.

“I hope people from all walks of life from in and out of the country would join us for the three days of fun, games and family outing, especially during the school holidays.

“I am sure there would be something for all family members and visitors to participate in and it would surely be a memorable experience,” he said.

Read more: 100,000 expected at Tanjung Bidara’s beach festival – Central – New Straits Times

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Sushi Heng

November 24, 2011 during 12:00 pm

A crony of cave once pronounced that in essence, Japanese food is elementary nonetheless elegant. It is never formidable to learn a ways of creation sushi or even a play of miso soup. However, this morality is a unequivocally same thing that creates it challenging. While anyone can make sushi, not everybody is means to make it unequivocally good and delicious. Though this fact competence change with years of practice, something tells me that there are other factors that minister severely to a makings of a good chef.

Chef Nicholas Heng during his case in Asia Cafe during SS15 Subang Jaya

Of late, Malaysians are marred for choice when it comes to selecting their favourite restaurants for Japanese cuisine. Eateries like Saisaki, Iketeru during Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Jogoya, Sagano during Renaissance Hotel and Rakuzen offer not customarily a far-reaching preference of Japanese cuisine, nonetheless are also famous for their flawlessness and peculiarity in all of their dishes. This also means that to suffer unequivocally good Japanese food, one contingency be prepared to compensate as it customarily comes during a price. So what can a chairman do if they wish good tasting sushi nonetheless not bake a hole in their pocket? They go to Sushi Heng.

It is always bustling come cooking time during Sushi Heng

Do not let a name dope we though. Sushi Heng is not a spin-off of another famous Japanese food authorization that many of us know. This old-fashioned case modelled after a standard Japanese eatery is located within Asia Cafe in SS15, Subang Jaya. The case is manned by Chef Nicholas Heng, hence a name ‘Sushi Heng’. Now one competence wonder, what is it that creates this place so singular and opposite from a many other stalls that offers sushi. Well, other than a fact that a food is positively tasty to both a eye and a tastebuds, Chef Nicholas has a knack for formulating something opposite for his customers.

Chef Nicholas training his partner how to hurl carrot slices for decoration

Chef Nicholas uses a special appurtenance to make a sheets of pear and radish

The thinly sliced sheets of pear and carrot, used to emanate Chef Nicholas’ tasty sushi dishes

To be honest, when a invitation was sent to us requesting for a food examination for a Japanese restaurant, we did not have any expectations. So, with an open mind and heart, we sat down and waited for Chef Nicholas to astonishment and dazzle us with his smashing creations. He began by portion us with one of his specifically total image famous as a Diet Roll. Yes ladies and gentlemen, who pronounced that those who are on a diet can't suffer Japanese food? The Diet Roll does not have any rice in it, nonetheless it is amply stuffing to act as a image on a own. Instead of a common nori sheet to hang a ingredients, Chef Nicholas used a thinly sliced square of pear skin and radish. It was a pleasant change as a honeyed skin was crunchy and organisation to a bite, and when total with a prawn tempura and ebi, vegetables and avocado slice, a ambience was not too complicated nor was it bland.

The Diet Roll

The Diet Roll is so delicious, it creates dieting a square of cake!

The subsequent image prepared by Chef Nicholas unequivocally held a attention. This hurl is called a Special Roll and it has red tuna, soothing bombard crab and avocado inside. The whole image was sprinkled with sliced strawberries and opposite forms of fish roe and drizzled with mayonnaise. Chef Nicholas was inexhaustible with his portions, that done each swig celestial as one can not customarily ambience a rice nonetheless also each bit of a other mixture as well. The one thing that was conspicuous was a fact that Chef Nicholas creates it a indicate to not customarily make smashing tasting sushi, he also ensures that a display of a image is ‘appetising’ to a eyes too. It competence be a furious guess, nonetheless we assume that a person’s ardour and oddity is severely whetted when a food looks intensely appealing.

The Special Roll

The Special Roll has a square of red tuna, soothing bombard crab and avocado inside

No Japanese grill is ever finish but charity tender mixture on a menu, and a examination but perplexing a restaurant’s sashimi dishes would not do a grill most justice. So naturally, a subsequent image was Chef Nicholas’ Sashimi Mix. The image offering a preference of 3 kinds of fish, salmon, red tuna and butterfish. The salmon was zero brief of exquisite. It was well-spoken and uninformed and after a gnaw or two, it literally melts in one’s mouth. It was indeed a unequivocally welcomed knowledge when compared to other salmon sashimi dishes offering during sequence outlets that offer Japanese food. The same goes for a red tuna and butterfish slices. Though a red tuna has a firmer coherence to it, it was never chewy or tough and also melted in one’s mouth after a while. Once again, we could see Chef Nicholas’ munificence by a thick slices that was offering on a plate.

The Sashimi Mix

Salmon Sashimi

Butterfish Sashimi

Red Tuna Sashimi

We finished a examination event with a Salmon Skin Roll. The Salmon Skin Roll came with a portion of deep-fried salmon skin on a side and was bedecked with fish roe, slices of strawberries and uninformed seaweed drizzled with mayonnaise sauce. The salmon skin incited out to be utterly an astonishing warn as it was frail and abandoned of any unlikely and greasy aftertaste, something that other outlets onslaught to perfect.

The Salmon Skin Roll

A square of a Salmon Skin Roll, beautifully flashy with strawberry slices, fish roe and mayonnaise

The salmon skin are frail and crunchy with no unlikely and greasy aftertaste

So, during a unequivocally end, what creates this dining event during Sushi Heng so special? For us during, it is a fact that notwithstanding eating in a place that can be deliberate elementary and down-to-earth, a food that was served was zero reduction than heavenly.

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Aladdin The Musical

November 23, 2011 during 12:00 pm

Who can ever forget a lively story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in Disney cartoon’s ‘Aladdin‘. His attracts and hastily grin melted a hearts of many a farmer lady as good as Princess Jasmine. Together with a fast-talking and crazy Genie of a Lamp, they display Jafar’s immorality skeleton of apropos a world’s many absolute magician and Sultan of Agrabah and saves a dominion from descending into his immorality hands. And like all Disney’s cartoons, Aladdin wins Princess Jasmine’s heart in a finish and they both live happily ever after.

Come 25th Nov 2011 compartment 2nd Jan 2012, Sunway Lagoon is unapproachable to benefaction Aladdin The Musical. Be prepared to be entertained by Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, a joyful ‘rapping’ Genie and a immorality Jafar as they ride a throng into a enchanting land of Askabar. This impracticable West End prolongation promises to captivate a audiences with drifting carpets, pyrotechnics and even snow, bringing this age aged fairytale of Aladdin to life. The 6 principal characters will be played by talents from London’s famous West End and will be assimilated by an general garb expel of dancers, glow eaters and stilt-walkers.

Aladdin The Musical

So come and knowledge a fun and enchanting time with Aladdin The Musical during a Amphitheatre @ Sunway Lagoon. The low-pitched will uncover once a day and twice on Saturdays. There will also be additional shows on 25th Dec 2011 and 1st Jan 2012. Tickets are labelled during RM 100, RM 200, RM 250 and RM 300 for adults and RM 50, RM 100, RM 120 and RM 150 for children adult to 12 years old. Performance schedules are as below:

Shows from Sundays to Fridays @ 8.00 pm

Shows on Saturdays during 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm

Extra shows on 25th Dec 2011 AND 1st Jan 2012 during 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm.

*Please note that there will be no shows on TUESDAYS.

For those who would like to squeeze a tickets, greatfully record on to AirAsia Red Tix’s website here or call Sunway Lagoon during 03 5639 0000. Alternatively, one can also squeeze tickets for Aladdin The Musical during a following Rock Corner outlets located in The Gardens, Mid Valley, Mid Valley, KLCC, Subang Parade, The Curve and One Utama. Tickets can also be purchased during Victoria Music outlets located during Sungei Wang, Amcorp Mall, Tropicana Mall and Bangsar Shopping Centre.

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Stories From The Hills [SFTH]

November 23, 2011 during 2:25 pm

The biggest value that travellers lift home from their journeys are not outlandish equipment and artifacts from lost lands, nor are they changed metals and gems from a 4 corners of a world. No, a many valued value a traveller accumulates are a stories of a places he has been and of a people he has met. The many famous traveller of them all, a mythological Marco Polo, knew a law of this, and compartment this day, he is remembered since he knew how to tell a good story.

The perspective of a Titiwangsa Mountain Range from Casa Brina, Pahang

And so, in a suggestion of Marco Polo, we now share with you, a readers, some of a stories we came opposite during a Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Pahang 2011.

Chapter 1: “I never looked behind ever since”
The story of Mr. Francis, a best debate beam in Malaysia and how he started on this extraordinary journey

Chapter 2: “A tour of adore behind to nature”
The story of how a lady saved a stream and incited it into a small square of paradise

More chapters will be combined in a arriving days, so stay tuned.

Check out a vehement photos we took of a outing during a facebook page here


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The Best Tour Guide In Malaysia [SFTH1]

November 23, 2011 during 2:26 pm

“I never looked behind ever since”

Mr. Francis Loh, arguably a best debate beam in Malaysia

On a debate in Pahang, we were led by Mr. Francis Loh, a male who laid explain to a pretension of a Best Tour Guide In Malaysia. You could clarity that he was unapproachable of temperament a title, even yet it competence lift with it a spirit of self grandeur. The truth, however, is that he deserves a title. Hailing from Balik Pulau, Penang, Mr. Francis has an roughly comprehensive believe of all things tourism associated in Malaysia, and like many other people we met in Pahang, carries inlet tighten to his heart.

Mr. Francis heading a Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Pahang organisation to a encampment of Janda Baik, Pahang

The many spots that we upheld along a debate in Pahang came alive by his clear descriptions and explanations. The anecdotes he common with us flowed freely, permitting us a glance of a beauty of nature, as things that competence have been typical were suggested as changed and singular treasures. A master storyteller, he kept us all preoccupied and in astonishment of a brilliance that surrounded us.

The perspective of a Titiwangsa Mountain Range from Casa Brina, Pahang

His possess story of how he began as a debate beam is no reduction constrained and dramatic. Quite a while back, he was partial of a weekend outing to a rapids nearby Janda Baik, Pahang. Due to some variable circumstances, a rest of a organisation had left ahead, withdrawal he and his family to locate adult with them when they could. The trek into a jungle meant that Mr. Francis and his family would need to navigate opposite a waterfall, one that plunged around 90 feet down into a low pool. Mr. Francis did not make it opposite that day, instead he slipped and went over a falls.

The subsequent thing he knew, he was in a pool, looking adult during a rushing water, during a really bottom of a waterfall. And he was alive. He done his approach behind to his family, and what followed was a essence acid debate for him that set him resolutely on his stream trail – as a best debate beam in Malaysia.

This is a initial essay of Stories From a Hills, a underline array on Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Pahang 2011

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