Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Exotic food at Restoran Mini Yean San, Melaka

Whenever Superhero Bro returns home to Malacca, the entire Superhero Clan would usually head all out for foodie adventures all over town. Haha. And so, the last time he came back, Superhero Mum lead the way to Bemban, somewhere near Jasin, off Melaka Town to feast on some exotic delicacies (yes, meaning it's not food for everyone! Haha. :p)



Restoran Mini Yean San had actually been one of our old favourites since Superhero S was still very young. I could still remember those days when the road leading to the restaurant was actually deep inside some rubber estate road. So it was pretty horrifying driving down the really dark and usually deserted road. But it was also great adventure for the family really! *grins*

Superhero S hadn't been here for years (and I really mean years!). So much have changed, with the road leading there now been developed into small towns. But thankfully, the restaurant remained the same, and so are their specialties! Brought Superhero W here for the first time, and Superhero Mum decided to improvise on the dishes and called for some "less exotic" dishes for him. Haha.

After a super long wait as there was certainly quite a big crowd (despite being pretty late at night already), food finally arrived...
Here's our big plate of "sui yee" in special sauce (it's actually some kind of water animal, much like turtles or something). Triple thumbs up! Haha. It's Superhero S' favourite actually...



And then, there's "sei kiok seh" in curry powder (I believe it's iguana, if I'm not mistaken)



This is the more common "tin kai", cooked in "kung pao" style (something like a frog or toad or etc.)


By the time Superhero W saw the dishes above, I could see sweat dripping down his cheeks already. Haha. Don't worry, there's always some fresh fishy for him...



Green leafy vege (sorry, can't seem to recall its name!)


A really big portion of Claypot Tauhu to balance out the spicyness in the other dishes...



And finally, Kangkung Sambal Belacan, another family favourite!


Haha. What can I say? Some people might find these kind of "wildlife" cuisine disgusting, most of them actually tastes like chicken. Very very delicious if you can appreciate such foodie, and the portion is indeed very huge. That's what I like about the foodie off town, really. They are much more generous with everything! Haha.

All in all, I don't quite remember how much the bill was, but I think it was about RM100+. Yeah. Oh, and Superhero Bro also blogged about this outing too. You can read all about it, and much more here. The meal sure brought back lots of memories, with the whole Superhero Clan sitting down once again in this restaurant, feasting on "wildlife"! *grins*

8 comments:

foongpc said...

I've never eaten sui yee and iguana before, but tin kai is pretty common although I prefer to stick to chickens. Ha ha! You superheroes are so adventurous maybe should go China and try all sorts of "animals" there!
: )


twosuperheroes said...

Oh no lah...Superhero W doesn't take those exotic animals..only Superhero S. But that also might depend on how exotic they may be. I don't take freakish stuff either! :p


babe_kl said...

certainly not for the faint hearted! *gulp*


Tekkaus said...

Wow! I live in Malacca but I don't have the slightest idea where it is. You two are really superheroes huh! Iguana an sui yee? Well,guess it's really not for everyone huh! =)


twosuperheroes said...

Haha...babe, even though the food does sound scary but most of them do taste like chicken! :p


twosuperheroes said...

Tekkaus, we wouldn't have known of this place if not for my Superhero Dad. Haha. We're an adventurous bunch of food hunters.. :p


cc said...

Those are exotic food alright!
I don't think I've ever tasted any of the above before. Not sure if my stomach can handle that.


twosuperheroes said...

Haha...Well cc, most of them do taste like chicken. So I'm sure you're able to handle it (only if you're able to rub off the image of the animal you're eating!) Haha. :p