Malacca Weekend Trip – Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Balls

by Danny Lee

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant

Lunch at Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball

Next day, we requested our driver to bring us to the Malacca’s famous chicken rice balls before we heading back to Singapore. The driver brought us to a restaurant called Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball (和記雞粒飯) that is right beside San Shu Gong on Jonker Street. The queue was quite long and we waited 15 minutes for our table.

Hoe Kee Restaurant Interior

The restaurant is housed inside a huge double-storey house and I named it – charming old mansion. It definitely has seen better times but I find it full of character. Having chicken rice balls in this old restaurant makes you feel like stepping back into the 60’s. We ordered enough for 9 adults and it costs about RM$90. Not exactly cheap.

Chicken Rice Balls

I find the rice balls cool to look at but the rice isn’t really fragrant. I prefer the oily and yellowish but aromatic chicken rice back in Singapore. The chicken meat is tough yet quite tasty.

Chicken Meat

Overall I would rate the chicken rice meal 6.5/10 as I still prefer my Wee Nam Kee back in Singapore! After lunch, we bundled up onto our mini-bus and took a long ride back home.

This is my second trip to Malacca and the first trip was made nearly 20 years ago. Nothing much have changed in Malacca while I recalled my memories but definitely there are more better and modern hotels to choose from. Overall, it’s a great way to spend an weekend in Malacca.

Opening Hours & Address
Address: 468 Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm Daily except last Wed of the month
Phone: (606) 283-4751

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