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Pengkalan Weld, Ge­orge Town

Lunchtime Malay rice; Chi­nese econ­omy rice

Lo­cated in one of the busiest parts of Ge­orge Town, CF is very much on-the-beaten-path for both lo­cals and tourists alike. While many visit dur­ing din­ner, this food court of­fers a few lunch stalls that are well worth check­ing out. To­wards Weld Quay, you will find a tiny, unas­sum­ing, and likely un­manned, Malay econ­omy rice stall. Once you wave your hands around enough, you’ll soon be met by the friendly cook, who will of­fer you a por­tion of fluffy rice to ac­com­pany the var­i­ous de­lec­ta­ble dishes on dis­play. Food of­fer­ings change daily, but it’s hard to go wrong with any of them (the chicken curry of the day is a good place to start). Be sure to top your plate off with a spoon­ful of home­made sam­bal, which in­clude quite a num­ber of de­li­cious Western dishes (don’t miss out on the great chicken pot pie and the Ger­man sausage) along­side its more stan­dard Asian fare. Northam Beach even al­lows din­ers to bring their own bot­tles of wine for a cork­age fee of RM20. Af­ter tak­ing in the food court’s mag­nif­i­cent coastal views of the Straits

Eat­ing & Drink­ing 2015/2016 will lend your meal both com­plex­ity and lots of spice. On the other side of the cen­tre you can check out the Chi­nese econ­omy rice stall, which fea­tures a wider ar­ray of dishes. Health­con­scious pa­trons will be pleased to know that at least one steamed veg­etable is usu­ally on of­fer. If you want rec­om­men­da­tions, sim­ply ask the woman dol­ing out the rice – she will gladly point you in the right di­rec­tion.

of Malacca and the bright lights of nearby Gur­ney Drive, such an of­fer may seem quite en­tic­ing in­deed. The sea breeze gives it a par­tic­u­larly re­laxed vibe, and its dé­cor – in­clu­sive of Chi­nese lanterns, Christ­mas lights and great big pot­ted plants – is down­right charm­ing when jux­ta­posed against the wide open sea. Not to men­tion, of course, the food it­self. You may be pay­ing slightly more for the great views, but the dishes are worth it. Be­sides Western food you can also en­joy a wide va­ri­ety of other meals, in­clud­ing laksa, dim sum, a cha­p­atti set com­plete with chicken korma, the rare Jawa mee, and much more. Be sure to com­plete your meal with a freshly squeezed-to-or­der fruit juice, a crowd favourite.

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