Monday, March 21, 2011

Thai eatery next to McQuek's

My family brought me to this superb Thai eatery in Melaka, Malaysia which has great food however as the title suggests does not have a name or signage. The owners, husband (Malaysian) and wife (Thai) team, have set up the kitchen in a tiny corner of the garden of a huge bungalow house which itself is another eatery that serves Sate Celup called McQuek's which I will leave for another post.

The kitchen area

Tom Yum Goong - I love the tanginess of lime juice in this dish which was balanced nicely with the  spiciness from chillies. Combined with fresh seafood I just could not stop eating or should I say slurping away.

Another of my favourites - Thai Belacan (Shrimp Paste) Rice. The rice was cooked with shrimp paste, slightly charred (just the way I like it), with condiments of pickled mango, green beans, slow fried sweetened pork and strips of egg omelette and topped with fried shallot and shrimps, chillies and pork lard if I remember correctly. All you have to do is combine all the condiments with the rice and serve. Delicious!

Pork Stew w/ Egg - The pork was stewed in a combination of spices and salted mustard greens until the meat is tender and moist while still retaining the most important bit - the layer of fats!

Stir Fry Brinjal (Eggplant) - I detect a hint of yellow bean paste in this dish which combined with the mince pork creates a lovely savoury-sweet flavour that I just couldn't get enough off.

Thai (Next to McQuek Sate Celup)
No 231 Jalan Parameswara
Bandar Hilir 75000
Melaka, Malaysia

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