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09 Sep, 2007

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball (和记鸡饭团)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food

For the first time, we’re posting something out of KL. We decided to travel to Malacca for a 2 days trip. Shortly after arriving in our hotel, we were hungry and decided to have Malacca’s famous chicken ball as our lunch. This chicken rice dish is a variation of the Hainanese chicken rice.

We were told that this restaurant is a good place to dine in. Well, you can tell when you saw the heavy queue outside the restaurant. We later learn that this restaurant has been featured by countless food shows, newspapers and magazines. We waited patiently to be seated and placed our order when seated.

So, here’s our chopped chicken served with cucumbers. The chicken was quite oily but it still tasted great and the meat was tender.

Here’s our main attention, the chicken rice ball. We were served with 15 chicken rice balls. The rice is cooked with chicken stock, garlic, spring onion and ginger. It was shaped into a bite-size ball. Why did they shape it into a ball? About 50 years ago, when rice was served and sold to the fishermen and boat loaders in Malacca, they have to eat their meal as quick as possible and so the rice was shaped into a ball so that they can take their meals easily. Some also argued that the rice has to be kept warm from the time it was cooked until mealtime. Anyway, the main point is, it is delicious.

Chicken rice is usually served with bean sprouts. Hoe Kee served shredded cabbage instead. It tasted ok to us. But somehow we prefer bean sprouts.

The total for the bill was RM17.50. Besides chicken rice, their assam fish is also very well-known. It was a new experience for us. You guys should give this restaurant a go when you happen to visit Malacca. It’s really worth it!

Restaurant Information
No. 4, 6 & 8 Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka.
Tel : 06-2834751

Sugar Bean Ratings
Food : 4/5
Environment : 3.5/5
Service : 4/5
Overall : 3.8/5

9 Responses to "Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball (和记鸡饭团)"

1 | Phooi Fun

September 9th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

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i personally dun really like the chicken ball rice, i prefer the normal chicken rice. My frens n i think tat that the chicken ball rice is too soft, “lam bek bek” n the taste is so so onli….haha…

2 | ai wei

September 10th, 2007 at 5:39 am

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nice ler!~ u have tried the chicken ball rice from malacca!!! i want that as i have not try it before. why never ‘da-bao’ for me???

by the way, how’s ur trip? must be enjoyable with just both of u. haha

3 | Big Boys Oven

September 10th, 2007 at 6:26 am

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been there… love them… we visit them every time we are there… chendol is just near by too… not to miss…lol

4 | WokandSpoon

September 10th, 2007 at 7:56 am

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I’ve never seen those chicken rice balls but they look like fun to eat!

5 | ~Christine~Leng

September 10th, 2007 at 8:22 am

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I craved for chicken rice ball lots too! A must try out when one’s in malacca.. and the nearby chendol!! delicious delicious :)

Nice trip? For sure! hope you’ve enjoyed to the max!

6 | MeiyeN

September 11th, 2007 at 2:31 am

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this’s da place that we usually go to when we are in malacca… da ladies there are darn friendly and nice! you didn’t try their assam fish and black bean soup? da black bean soup is delicious! :)

7 | itch

September 13th, 2007 at 8:02 am

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wahhhhh go malacca nv tell me!!
so bad la u, yee shiong. da food dere is niceeeeeeee

8 | wenching & esiong

September 14th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

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Phooi Fun, most ppl enjoy it, maybe u have different taste. :)

Ai Wei, the trip was good, if got chance, next time da pao for u! Haha!

Big Boys Oven, glad to know that u like it too. Yup, and we did ate cendol after that!

Wokandspoon, the chicken rice balls are worth trying out!

Christine, yup, we had a good trip, thanks!

Meiyen, actually we wanted to order something more but the lady took our order without asking us. We didn’t manage to ask her coz she was too busy. Will try it next time! :)

Itch, yeah, the food there is nice!

9 | wenching & esiong

September 14th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

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Phooi Fun, most ppl enjoy it, maybe u have different taste. :)

Ai Wei, the trip was good, if got chance, next time da pao for u! Haha!

Big Boys Oven, glad to know that u like it too. Yup, and we did ate cendol after that!

Wokandspoon, the chicken rice balls are worth trying out!

Christine, yup, we had a good trip, thanks!

Meiyen, actually we wanted to order something more but the lady took our order without asking us. We didn’t manage to ask her coz she was too busy. Will try it next time! :)

Itch, yeah, the food there is nice!

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