Melaka – Roast Pork Rice @ Bunga Raya

I thought that simple things like char siew rice will be universal and same throughout the country… but here in Melaka, they eat it differently. Firstly, when they say ‘char sau fan’ (bbq pork rice in Malaysia) it means roast pork or siew yok in Cantonese. Anyway, its a combination of everything anyway, so what is everything?

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First of all, you gotta make your way to Jalan Bunga Raya in Melaka town, look out for Medan Makan Bunga Raya. When I was there that day, there are 3 stalls selling the same thing. The crowd puller are the 2 main stalls in front.

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The stall on the left (once you enter) opens earlier while the stalls on your right only open at 12pm. I was there at 11 plus, so I ordered from the left stall. We got a mix, which is roast pork, bbq pork and eggs. Its basically fried eggs, chopped to big slices with the meat. Some gravy is added and the boss will ask if you want curry on it. We opted to have the curry on a separate bowl plus some sambal to go with it. The curry is similar to those I had at the Hainan Curry Rice in Klang or the Malim Jaya Curry Rice style. But I prefer to take it with the sambal, very different and interesting! The are also other choices like vegetables, etc. you can add, all unique to the stall. For the one we had is RM3.50 per plate, catching up with KL soon but still cheaper :).

As we were eating, the stall on the right finally opens at about 12, the boss wheeled in the dishes on a three wheeled bicycle and started placing the roast pork, bbq pork, roast duck, sausages, vegetables, etc. on the stall. As this is happening, people started coming out of no where to order! The moment the boss start chopping, he doesn’t stop! Kiasu me order some siew yok (roast pork) for takeaway. Its really different, the meat is tender, the distribution of fat and meat is good plus the skin of the roast pork is very tasty, almost like a good rub of bbq pork sauce on top *thumbs up*, yummy.

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The thing that amused me the most is that, at like sushi bar, we go and sit at the counter and watch the chef make the sushi and serve to you. Well here, its the same style, just that its roast pork and bbq pork rice, many locals just grab a stool and sit at the stall to dine :).

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I would really recommend to give it a try, both stalls have their own customer base on different preference but I like the right stall better :).

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