MALACCA Food Hunt (Part 1)

June 11, 2013

So last Tuesday HueyWen came all the way from Ipoh to Malacca just to meet us!
And to tour around Malacca of course ;)

Since it’s her first time in Malacca,
we brought her to all those must-go tourists attractions
and ‘forced’ her to taste the famous delicacies in town.
(She was too full to take in any more food after the many rounds of meals we had. But we managed to compel her to do so anyway, hence the word “forced” :B )

For brunch the next day, we had
Chicken Rice Balls @Chung Wah Coffee Shop, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street)

There are too many chicken rice ball restaurants in Malacca.
So being a typical Malaccan, no need for Google!
(Sorry Mr. Google but we don’t need you this time)

When it comes to good ol’ chicken rice balls, 3 restaurant names came to mind.
Famosa, HoeKee and ChungWah
All 3 are located within walking distance from each other.
 Each has its own legion of fans.

But many Malaccans prefer ChungWah (I think, at least me and my friends do, lol)

Google result showed that their chicken rice ball has the most reviews too.
So we can assume that it’s the most famous one gua … *wink wink*
Okaylah I admit. I did use google to double confirm lol

I pity some tourists who go to the wrong shops which serve not-so-yummy chicken rice balls
and thus conclude that Malacca chicken rice balls are just... meh :/

I know Jane Lau(a.k.a Chuckei) previously went to some so-called ‘famous’ chicken rice ball shop and said that it tasted like shit lol
But luckily she went to ChungWah on her next Malacca trip and said it was the BEST! :DD

I know I know, chicken rice ball is merely chicken rice kneaded into a golfball-sized lump.
But Malaysians just love chicken rice balls!
Maybe it’s partly due to the aesthetics factors of it :P
HueyWen said it looked like TangYuan lol

Perfectly shaped rice balls, scoring in terms of aesthetic values and flavours. (Five balls per portion)

You’d think that the rice would be sticky and yucky(eww!)
 So that it can stick together and not create a mess
Or rather, become a plate of the usual chicken rice.

One bite into it will expose the soft, fluffy and fragrant rice
with a light hint of ginger (thankfully not overwhelming),
perfectly complemented by the accompanying chilli with vinegar sauce.

Next is the steamed chicken.

Le succulent steamed chicken.

The chicken flesh is super tender!
And look at the gravy!
I love it cuz it tasted so yummy together with sesame oil :DD
 FYI, ChungWah offers steamed chickens ONLY
so don’t bother asking for fried or roasted varieties.

You can have chicken rice balls for breakfast.
And highly recommended as well, if you wanna beat the crowd.
Come lunch hour, and brace yourself for the long queue.

We came around 11am and it was already packed.
But luckily there was a table for us so we did not have to wait.

It's a weekday yo!
Look what happens during weekends and public holidays =P
*Photo credit to*

HueyWen said Malaccans still have manners and queue up for their turn.
According to her, in Ipoh, people just stand by your table and look at you while you eat.
Sheesh… can’t even eat in peace @@

Address: Kedai Kopi Chung Wah (Hainanese Chicken Rice)
              18, Jalan Hang Jebat,
              75200 Melaka.

Telephone: +606 2860121

Business Hours: 0730 - 1500 daily


Right after having the chicken rice balls,
we hopped over to San Shu Gong which is just opposite Chung Wah Coffee Shop
to have some durian cendol.

HueyWen acting all tourisy 

San Shu Gong (三叔公) is a local delicacy shop in Jonker Street.
You can find almost all sort of local delicacies from dodol, sweetheart cakes(or wife cakes), black sesame biscuits, melon seed biscuits to pineapple tarts and much more.

The Durian Cendol is commercialised for fellow tourists. 
To be very honest, we Malaccans would hardly have cendol here.
But I guess the design, packaging as well as the marketing has vouched its popularity among tourists.

Durian Cendol RM5.80
(durian paste, coconut milk, red bean, atap chee, green cendol, nata de coco, sufficient gula Melaka mixed with crushed ice)

It comes with a cardboard durian shaped holder thingy with a yellow spoon.
Once you open the lid you’ll be able to smell the aroma.
The ingredients are at the bottom, covered with ice.

Too bad I didn't take any photos of it after we dug out the ingredients.
But it looks exactly like this
*Photo credit to again*

Frankly, the taste was nothing special.
It tasted a tad too sweet for me.
There's no real durian inside anyway.
Slightly overpriced too ==
Bitch please, I can get a bowl of cendol for RM2!

Christine didn't try the cendol cuz she hates durian.
So she bought this instead:
Splashing Honey Lime Juice RM3.90

Besides durian cendol,  San Shu Gong is famous for their white coffee too.
Too bad we didn't try that :(
But from what I heard, many coffee-lovers love it!
So if I happen to go back there, I would certainly try that out.

Oh and if you have friends back home who just won't stop pestering you about buying souvenirs,
this will definitely be an ideal place for you to visit.
The confectioneries are beautifully packaged which are good as gifts :)

Address: San Shu Gong (三叔公)
              33, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.

Telephone: +606 2828381

Business Hours: 1000 - 2200 daily


At night, we had our dinner @Tong Sheng Reataurant, Melaka Raya

芝士生虾米粉(中) Cheese Prawn Meehun(3-5 persons) RM40.00

I can guarantee you this is the BEST cheese prawn meehun in Malacca.

You might think it’s kinda gross cuz…
Both of them just don’t seem to go together, right?

I mean it’s like,
you mix yogurt and rice together, or ice cream and porridge,
or whatever two kinds of food that just won’t complement each other.

But I tell you, I don’t know how they do it.
Both the cheese and meehun complement each other too well!
Not forgetting to mention the tiger prawns are huge too! :O

The gravy is actually cheese.
Melted cheese to be exact.
Added with water and God-knows-what other ingredients to make it so yummy.

The gravy is not thick.
Actually it’s pretty watery(as you can see from the pic).
But don’t fret you cheese-loving-freaks,
you can smell the cheese immediately as soon as the dish is placed on the table :DD

Besides this dish, their other signature dishes are
鲜奶炒螃蟹(Fresh Milk Crab) and 招牌芝士火锅(Cheese Steamboat)

But I highly recommend the dish that we ordered lah
Cuz it’s really really good! Wo mei you pian ni de~

We also ordered 金沙豆腐 Sauteed Beancurd With Salad Egg

I forgot how much this cost already :/

            No. 377 & 378 Jalan Taman Melaka Raya 6,
            Taman Melaka Raya,
            75000 Melaka.

Telephone: +606 2867811
H/P : +6017 - 631 7811 / +6016 - 776 7811


Business Hours: 1730 - 2300 daily (closed on alternate Mondays)


That's all for MALACCA Food Hunt Part 1
Stay tuned for Part 2 !


1 comment

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