25 February 2007

100,000 Tourists Travel To Melaka in One Day!

Malaysia open house for Chinese New Year celebration are being held yesterday on 24th February 2007 at Jalan Hang Tuah Mall and Jonker Street. More than 100,000 visitors recorded on that day. A big day for Melaka people! A visitors are sure to come upon cultural, lion and dragon dance performances. They are served with the Melaka Food specially a Melaka Chinese Food. Chinese cuisine is also widely available. Among popular styles of Chinese cooking here are those of Cantonese, Hokkien, Hainanese, Hakka and Szechuan methods. Chinese cuisine is generally milder in taste when compared to the Malay fare. But thanks to the influence from this multicultural country, Chinese cuisine kas taen over on a spicier approach. For example Szechuan, Cantonese, Hainanese and Shanghai foods are among spicy Chinese cuisien to dine. Fried chicken with dried chillies and steamed fish with spicy Szechuan sauce are some examples of the Szechuan dishes. Deep fried de-boned chicken and fried crispy vegetables in garlic and oyster sauce is an example of a Cantonese dish. But Hokkien and Hainanese cookings are more popular here, much due to the majority of the Chinese ethnics around here are Hokkien and Hainanese. Popular Hokkien and Hainanese dishes are very much avaiable in the traditional kopi tiams or coffee shops, and roadside stalls. Koay Teow goreng, fried rice and fried noodles, pork rib soup and beef steamboat are among the popular ones. Chicken rice is another popular Chinese dish. There are several variations of chicken rice but the most

popular is the Hainanese chicken rice. The chicken is white, moist and tender. Served with rice which have been steam-cooked in chicken stock, the dish is livened up with chop garlic and ginger in chilli and soy sauce, cucumber slices and coriander leaves. Ok back to the events, many foreign visitors are from Singapore, Middle East and Europe. Most of them are enjoyed with the lion, dragon dance performances and the fireworks. Ok enough for today. Bye.

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