This is my first time writing a food review not physically consumed by me. Anyway, here it goes.
My friend went to Melaka last weekend for business trip (actually is her husband… she just went for kepoh) . When going to Melaka, visitors like to try their chicken rice ball and satay celuk. The different between normal and rice ball is on the rice itself, in which it was made into round shape. There is a story in which busy workers in ancient time used to slot in a piece of chicken into the ball so that they can carry them around and consume it easily. Kind of like “Chinese” sushi.
There are many chicken rice ball shops in Melaka nowadays and you may need to queue up in the famous one. Since one of the famous shop is closed, my friend went to another shop and had bad experience on it.. so she complained, complained, and complained…..
First of all, the chicken rice ball is tasteless.
Secondly, the steamed and roasted chickens (RM7.00 per quarter) are not tender and the texture is not nice.
Thirdly, the shop is kind of commercialized (e.g. like Chicken Rice Shop), which is lacking of a “local” feel.
Fourthly, the price is expensive (e.g. Bean Sprout = RM5.00).
Fifthly, half chicken for 2 persons….. IMHO, I don’t think this is an issue. Once I even ordered half chicken in Nandos personally.
As a whole, this shop is not recommended by my friend. There is a similar article about chicken rice ball in Melaka here and the blogger had the same opinion as well.
Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Balls
No. 28-30, Jalan Hang Kasturi,
Off Jonker Street, 75200 Melaka.