After our lunch at Hoe Kee, we walked along the famous Jonker Walk. And one place Lynda wanted to go was Jonker 88. Touted as a museum cafe, Jonker 88 sells all sorts of local cuisine – you can get laksa, rojak, and on the day we were there, we wanted cendols.
Cendol is essentially a sweet coconut shaved ice dessert popular around South East Asia countries. It consists of coconut milk, shaved ice, worm-like looking jelly (which is made of rice flour and green food colouring (derived from pandan leaf)) and palm sugar (gula melaka).
Jonker 88 was not exactly a museum – it did display a lot of Peranakan antiques but I won’t go far saying they were a museum. Its more like “I found this and that, and I shall put it here”. Still dining at Jonker 88 was pretty cool. We managed to find a seat at the airy courtyard with Mr. Mao staring at us while we eat.
Lynda and Amy went ahead and got themselves the BabaCendol. Since I am not a fan of gula melaka, I ordered the Baba Ice Kacang (shaved iced with syrup and red beans). I had a taste of the BabaCendol – I don’t like it. The gula melaka was strange and actually was tart. As for my Iced Kacang, it was ordinary, something that I could get in Singapore too.
Jonker 88 is a place where you can sit, relax and stare at balinglong (if you are a fan of vintage loots) – for the desserts, don’t bother.
Jonker 88 88, Jalan Hang Jebat,75200 Melaka, Malaysia