Famosa Chicken Rice Ball: "No-frills diner, a local favorite" Local food Tip by berenices

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We had heard so much about chicken rice ball before coming to Melaka, that we thought it a must to try. Not having any particular place in mind, we decided to follow our noses to where the locals converged. Judging by the place being full, and with people continuing to arrive (even waiting outside in the rain for empty places), I suppose this was a comparatively good choice among similar eating places in the area, so in we went.

We ordered steamed chicken with the chicken rice ball, noodle soup, spinach, and drinks. Overall, food was just okay, nothing to jump about -- it was more like home cooking. The chicken rice ball, apparently, is just rice steamed in chicken broth. The servings, however, are rather small so a second order may be necessary for a more filling meal. The food, however, is very cheap, so no worries about ordering seconds. Service is fast, the young waitresses don't speak English, but the menu comes with photos so sign language is all that's needed really.

Price Comparison: about average
Directions: along Jonker street
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

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  • Written Nov 17, 2011
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