Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball @ Jonker Walk, Melaka

It is no surprise that when you are walking down the Jonker Street, you will be greeted by an abundance of chicken ball rice stalls. Whilst it is good to have more variety to choose from, it does give you a headache especially when you are new to to Melaka. So which stall really serve good chicken ball rice?

There is this stall named Hoe Kee which serve pretty decent chicken ball rice. Assuming you are walking from the Malacca river bridge, just head down to the Jonker Street and you will spot this stall on your right hand side right after passing by the Jonker Street arch.
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball

It was 6pm of a Saturday on my previous visit to this stall. I supposed we were really lucky as we were the last customer of the day when the stall was getting ready to close.
Steamed chicken
The chicken was perfectly steamed, resulted to a tender and juicy meat. I particularly like the part where the meat were so silky smooth, as though you were having a semi-cooked chicken. Much to our liking, there is not even a single part of the chicken which is bloody.

Chicken rice ball
This is where the rice is being mashed and formed into a ball shape which we refer to as chicken ball rice. The taste of the rice is a resemblance of Hainanese chicken rice.

Chili sauce
I'm a person that is very particular to the chili sauce when it comes to having chicken rice. The chili sauce is rather a let down. Way diluted and contained too much sesame oil. I would have prefer it to be a little sweeter and concentrated.

The total bill came to RM 33 which included half of a steamed chicken, a platter of chicken rice balls and four drinks. I reckon the price is very reasonable for the portion that we get which feed the five of us decently. Was it because we were the last customer of the day? Anything it is, this is the stall to be if you fancy some chicken rice ball the next time you are at Jonker Street.

Atmosphere: 4.5/10
Price: 7/10
Verdict: Be prepared to queue up especially on the weekends during the peak hours of lunch time.

Location: The stall is located at the shop lot along Jonker Street. Assuming you are coming from the bridge of the Melaka river, keep walking until you reach the arch of the Jonker Street. Walk a few more steps and the stall is located on your right side.

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball
Jonker Walk
4, 6, 8, Jalan Hang Jebat
Tel: 012 - 6238431
Business hours: 8am - 5pm

GPS Coordinates: N2 11.717 E102 14.886

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