Monday, November 08, 2010

Melaka Cuisine: Chicken Rice Ball

the serving
Chicken rice-balls (rice, chicken, soup and salad)

Not many folks knew that Melaka is the origin of the flavoured rice-ball. These rice-balls, about the size of golf balls are taken with boiled chicken flavoured with sauce and sesame oil. The rice itself is best taken with pounded chilli-sauce.

In Melaka, one of the most famous chicken rice ball restaurant is Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant. There are 5 branches of Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant in Melaka but only one branch have a HALAL Crtificate from JAKIM. The halal branch is located at the Tesco Hypermarket, Peringgit and the other four branches serve non-halal menu.

Famosa chicken rice-ball restaurant specialises in serving these tantalising and mouth-watering rice-balls. Using traditional Hainanese chicken rice recipe, these delicious rich-balls are served with the tender and juicy chicken meat from Bukit Mertajam, which is well-known for its free-range chicken. The chicken meat is as tender as the "kampung chicken" normally found free-roaming in villages.

One of the branches of Famosa Chicken Rice Balls Restaurant

Emperor Chair inside the restaurant

Apart from its signature rice-ball dishes, the restaurant also serve roast pork, duck and curry dishes to cater for more customers. The restaurant consist of 3 adjoining 100 years old shop-houses with newly renovated interior along the famous Jonker Walk, also known as the Antique Street. There is also a picture gallery within the restaurant for one to reminisce about historical Melaka, its people and olden days panorama. With a seating capacity of over 130 pax and fullly air-conditioned, the restaurant is offering its patron utmost comfort while dining in.

All the chicken rice ball are moulded by machine. It's clean and hygenic plus the fragrant rice flavour are maintained. Every single rice ball you consume, you will get to taste the full flavour engrained in a wholesome rice ball. It's so good you can just eat it on its own.