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August 12, 2008

Traditional Malacca Food Festival (11-29 Aug 2008)

*Drooling~* Good news for Malaccans and visitors in Malacaa!! Food food FOOD~ FREE FOOD~

MALACCA: There is such a thing as a free meal -- at least up to Aug 29 at 22 shops and stalls here. Starting this afternoon, the Traditional Malacca Food Festival will be offering free food at selected outlets on a first-come, first-served basis.

The three-week festival is in conjunction with Malacca's successful inclusion in the Unesco World Heritage City list. Organising committee chairman Gan Tian Loo said the state government had allocated RM500 for each of the 22 places which will be providing a selected menu free of charge on their chosen days.

"In total, we will be spending RM11,000 on the food festival," he said outside the state assembly yesterday.

The festival begins at 12.30pm today at Restoran Nancy's Kitchen in Jalan Hang Lekir. The restaurant will be providing Nyonya spring-rolls (popiah) and cakes.

"Patrons can enjoy the delicacies for free, but if they order other food or drinks that is not on the selected menu, they will have to pay for the additional items.

"Only the Nyonya spring-roll and cakes will be free while stocks last."

He said the state government would place banners at the respective places and strategic locations here to inform the public about the festival, the first of its kind in the state.

The restaurants and eateries participating in the festival are:

- Portuguese Settlement Open Air Square at the Portuguese Settlement, serving Portuguese cakes and tea tomorrow, from 4pm onwards;

- Chap De Keng Kopitiam in Jalan Kubu, serving wan tan mee (non-halal) on Sunday, starting 10am;

- Warong Lye Sun Lai in Jalan Hang Kasturi, serving char siew rice (non-halal) on Monday, from 1pm onwards;
- Gerai Aman Ibrahim in Jalan Bukit Cina, serving mee goreng and mee rebus on Tuesday, after 4pm;

- Low Yong Moh Restaurant in Jalan Tukang Emas, serving pau on Wednesday, from 7am onwards;

- Sri Lakshmi Vilas Restaurant in Jalan Bendahara, serving Indian sweets and tea on Thursday, after 4pm;

- Kampung Morten Hall in Kampung Morten, serving bubur kacang, pulut and goreng pisang next Friday, from 4pm onwards;

- Kedai Makan Noor Al Banjari in Kampung Ulu, serving traditional Malay cakes on Aug 16, from 10am onwards;

- LW Pineapple Tarts House and Mdm Goh Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House in Jalan Tokong, serving pineapple tarts and pineapple rolls on Aug 17, from noon onwards;

- Cendol Jam Besar, serving cendol, coconut water and goreng pisang on Aug 18, after 2pm;

- Restoran Pin Pin Hiong in Jalan Tukang Besi, serving oyster omelette on Aug 19, from 10am onwards;

- Min Choeng Hygenic Ice Cafe in Jalan Bunga Raya, serving rojak, ice pak poh and cendol on Aug 20, from 4pm onwards;

- Lung Ann Coffee Shop in Jalan Kuil, serving coffee and bread on Aug 21, from 1pm onwards;

- Teo Soon Loong Restaurant in Lorong Hang Jebat, serving traditional yam desserts on Aug 22, from 3pm onwards;

- Kampong Chetty Community Hall in Kampung Chetty, serving Chetty dishes on Aug 23, after 5pm;

- MCS Kampung Jawa Cafe in Jalan Jawa, serving satay on Aug 24, from 3pm onwards;

- Restoran Mohd Ilmali Bin Abdul Kader at Jalan Kee Ann, serving rojak mee and cendol on Aug 25, after 5pm;
- Restoran Veni in Jalan Temenggong, serving roti canai and teh tarik on Aug 26, after 3pm;

- Restoran Donald Lily in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, serving laksa and mee hoon siam on Aug 27, from 10am onwards;

- Chan Too Fruits Store in Kampung Pantai, serving local fruits on Aug 28, after 10am; and

- The Jonker Walk Open Air Stage in Jonker Walk, serving fruits on Aug 29, after 8pm

For more info on Malacca events, click here.
Too bad I'm not in Malacca now.... When will be Penangites' turn to savour free food?


argh, couldn't they hold out until i return from india on the 1st of september. it's been a whole year since I've had good old Malaccan food T_T

and, why on earth isn't Donald and Lily serving their famous Nyonya cendol?! and most of all, where are the friggin hainanese chicken rice balls!!!!!

oh hi, are you malacca?

*malacca* OMG, thought of food killed my spelling capabilities -.-

Hi kOk s3n w4i, I'm a Penangite ler... Yea..the food's killing me too~ I've never been to Malacca for 2 years ald...

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