Do you know where is the famous Melaka popiah skin supplier Choon Hing?
The next time when visit the historical city of Melaka, don’t just visit the same few popular tourist sites.
There are many hidden gems around the Joker Street or Jalan Hang Jebat in the Melaka Heritage Quarter.
Steer off the main street and explore the many other narrow shady streets of Malacca.
Do you know you can still find those old 60s style Chinese bar, barber shop and jewellery shop near the Melaka River?
Explore those narrow quiet alleyways. You will discover many more interesting Melaka’s rich colorful past, quaint shop-houses and unique cultural heritage.
For instance, you should try walking down the quiet Jalan Kampung Kuli.
Besides the unique old shop-houses, you will come across the famous shop which still makes wooden buckets till today.
It is hidden in a narrow lane next to to Hang Jebat’s Mausolem.
Melaka Popiah Skin Supplier Choon Hing
Popiah skin(薄餅皮) or spring roll wrapper is a soft, thin paper-like crepe.
It is made with the combination of wheat flour, salt, cooking oil and plain water.
If you go in the afternoon, you have the opportunity to witness making popiah skin before your eyes.
You will be captivated by the dexterity of the person spreading the viscous dough over the flat cast-iron pan on a medium heat.
With the right hand holding a ball of the sticky dough, then quickly “rubbed” against a hot steel plate in a circular fashion and lift up the hand.
You should watch it for yourself and will be amazed.
Be forewarned. During lunch time, this place is always packed with the local folks and the tourists as well.