What a fun time we had shopping in Malacca! Our first stop (as always) was at the antique jewellery shop where we bought a couple of pieces. But I'm saving the pictures for a future post so I'm not putting them here.
We visited Ah Lan's last year and then it was just a simple shop which sold shoes. Now it has expanded its range to include some clothes as well. This time, I decided to get a pair of dancing shoes made. I am not exactly a ballroom dancer but I do need a nice pair of evening shoes and these fit the bill nicely. Ordered on Friday, picked them up on Sunday. Of course, we trawled the kasut manek shops to see what was current. But since we make our own (or in my case, in the process of doing so) we did not buy any.
But the find of this trip had to be the cooking equipment shops in Kampong Jawa. Now, the thing about nonya cooking is that it can require some special equipment. For example, to make chendol you need a tray perforated with holes so that you can push the gel through to form the jelly "worms". Pie tee, on the other hand, requires a pie tee mould which is dipped into the batter and then into the hot oil. Some of the kueh-kueh also have their own moulds (bangkit, bangkus etc). Not all of this is easily found in Singapore and so we thought we would take the opportunity to get this equipment in Malacca.