Monday, October 12, 2009
Chuang Chun Herbal @ Jalan Merdeka, Melaka Raya
Once in a while, I would go outstation for business trips. Normally I would head down South as most of my customers are concentrated in Melaka & Johor region. And I would ask my client to bring me to those nice places to eat while I'm there as it's easier to have a local to show me the way than trying to find it alone. But this time, I could only make it for dinner because I had to rush down to Johor after that. As I want to eat Peranakan food, my client took me to Melaka Raya... but the restaurant only opened its door for business at 6pm (we arrived 15 min earlier) so we parked out car and checked out nearby shops.
We noticed this herbal shop a few doors away. Even at this hour, the sun was still scorching hot and therefore, we decided to eat herbal jelly (guai ling gou) to cool our body. The layout of this outlet is similar to the most common herbal shop in Klang Valley... Kong Woh Tong.
Its interior is influenced by Oriental concept - oriental style tables and chairs, antique porcelain wares and paintings on the wall.
What differentiate Chuang Chun with Kong Woh Tong is the variety of selection of its herbal jelly. While the latter only serves original flavour, the former went further by offering other flavours... such as menthol, pearl, tian qi (a kind of chinese herb), lau san ginseng and longan herbal jellies. Intriqued, we placed order for their original, menthol and pearl herbal jelly.
Menthol herbal jelly - relieving of heatiness, soothing of throat, alleviating of discomfort of smoking & drinking, and diminishing of pimples and acnes. Basically it has the same effect as the original one but with the cooling flavour of menthol. The pearl herbal jelly is purportedly effective in rejuvenating effect & slowing of aging process, as well as relieving of heatiness and stopping of cough.
Leo's verdict - something different and refreshing from what I usually had in Kong Woh Tong. If only they offer menthol version like Chuang Chun does. It's jelly texture is firmer compared to those of Kong Woh Tong's which I prefer rather than soft and watery. Of course, apart from herbal jelly they also has other choices such as herbal tea, wong lou kat with super duper bitter powder (something that ciki didn't believe in due to her science belief).
Chuang Chun Herbal Sdn Bhd
No.22 A&B, Jalan Merdeka, Melaka Raya