Sunday, November 04, 2007

The real chicken rice balls of Malacca - Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

If you are a sticker for original, and you want to sample the real thing, you will have to go to

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice
No 4, Jonker Street

in Old Town, Malacca, for this is where the famous Malacca chicken rice balls started some 30 years ago. If you want some modern restaurant settings, you will have to go elsewhere as there are lots of imitators now of which I will be writing about later. This one is located in an old little shop just as it was when it started and would appeal for those who long for the nostalgic times.

The golf ball sized, are cooked in butter and ginger and is accompanied by steamed chicken. With imitators sprouting, they have added extras like asam fish, black bean soup and lotus root soup. Expect to pay about RM5 for a decent meal (1.49 USD at time of publishing. Probably more later with the US Dollar falling like "a ton of bricks". Sorry if I got this English saying wrong, but just trying to say that the US dollar is expected to go lower with time).

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