Alex & I were on 2 nights stay in Melaka. On the 1st day; we decided to head over to Melaka town to have the famous chicken rice ball. This restaurant is usually full when it meets any public holidays or long weekends. You will usually sees tourist queuing up in a long queue.
The rice are boiled till its cooked. When the rice is still warm, immediately they will shape them into round round, ping pong ball liked shaped. It is popular among the Hainanese. Why is it round? Here are the reason:- (source from Wikipedia)
“The rice was originally shaped into balls because it needed to be kept warm from the time it was cooked (often earlier in the day) until mealtime. The rice balls, when stored in wooden containers, apparently stayed warm for a longer time. The other theory is that the rice balls were more portable and were easier for labourers working on plantations to transport from home.”
This dish is eaten the same way as the regular version of chicken rice, making sure to get a portion of chicken, some rice and the soy and chili condiment into each mouthful.
The rice is not too hard. Its soft yet firm. Quite tasty though.
The chicken meat is so tender. With some soy sauce on the base of the chicken, made it even tastier.
Food : 4/5
Ambiance : 4/5
Service : 4/5
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice
4, 6, 8,
Jalan Hang Jebat,
Tel : 06-2834751
H/P : 012-6238431