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Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball

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Jonker Street, Melaka, Malaysia
+60 6-286 0121
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chicken was definitely free range chicken. However taste wise... i think its okay only. The rice balls were mushy (i guess it has to be mushy to form a ball) i went early about 10ish and managed to be third in queue. Mmmm... can give a miss if the queue is too long.

Thank beauandmel
Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the original staff came from here. Waste no time looking for another another. Parking take the one next to the building. Must pay though

Thank takewee
Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived after 230pm on a Thursday and there was no queue. First time trying the chicken rice balls in Melaka. Previous times were thwarted due to the long queues. The chicken rice balls were pretty small (about 50 cents coin size) and one orders about 5 per person serving. RM0.40 per ball. The pricing is very simple: Only poached chicken... More 

Thank rain498
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't even bother going to Hoe Kee or Jonker chicken rice ball.. This is for sure the best in the area! From the delicious steamed chicken to the excellently-rolled rice balls, the food here is definitely worth the queue!

Thank xinglert
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're around the Red Square or Jonker Street, you couldn't miss the long queue to enter this restaurant. Said to be the first and most famous chicken rice stalls in Malacca, Chung Wah will provide you with the famous chicken rice balls along with the steamed chicken. No frills, in comparison with other competitors. Just these two dishes and... More 

Thank Tang L
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The exterior of the shop looks really old and nostalgic but, please don't judge the food from the outlook of the shop. The chicken rice are really out of the world because it wasn't those typical served chicken rice that we have anywhere. The rice balls was an added bonus as it enhances the dish. It is a "Must EAT"... More 

Thank Catherine L
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Over expected after reading comments online. Ok lunch and long queue before getting in to order. Preferred rice on plate then in ball shape. Chicken was ok.

1 Thank syaus
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I think my one word to describe it is 'overrated' but okay... it is worth a try. The shop is located at the start of the Jonker Street, so you won't miss it. If there is a queue, you can skip it. The chicken is tender and fresh. The rice ball... hmmm... seem just average to me. Lucky, the shop... More 

1 Thank rachellin8
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

You'd miss this shop if it weren't for the snaking queue at the small entrance. This is simply the BEST chicken rice ball in town - and there are several within a 500m radius at Jonker Walk. The chicken is succulent while the rice balls are soft and flavourful. Queued for 15 mins on a scorching hot public holiday but... More 

Thank Albert Y
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Highly recommended so we tried the chicken rice ball, The chicken rice was good but I have tasted better chicken else where. the highlight of the meal was their chilli sauce.

Thank Steph W

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jonker Street, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-286 0121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?