We do go Malacca every month or so with in laws but our routine is pretty much fixed. Shopping center -> restaurant -> home. No stopping by at Jonkers Street so last month's stopover, I had to have all I can, even though I was down with a bad cough.
The infamous chicken rice ball is located at a junction/crossroad , across Stadhuys and opposite OCBC Bank and San Shu Gong tit bits and souvenir shop.
I was there around 1pm and there was a long queue in front of me. Luckily hub dropped me off first, I can queue while he hunted for parking.
Chung Wah Kopitiam - Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Plates and plates of chicken rice balls.
Check out the size of his cleaver. Don't play play !
One serving plate consists of 5 balls of rice
and the chicken.
I forgot to take pics of the chilly sauce, was coughing so badly, no chilly for me.
We had lime juice and it's disappointing. I want to note :
- lime juice wasn't like before. Now, they used 'calamansi' , the cheaper version.
- chicken wasn't as tasty as before. I remembered the last time I was there, I could smell 'pandan' in the chicken and it was really tasty. Now, it's just plain and badly chopped chicken like before .
- rice - pass only. soft and oily but a bit lacking in aroma. Probably lack of chicken fat !
Would I go again ? Not unless it's a weekday, no queue and parking is available easily and nearby too.
I was told by my colleague from Malacca, Chung Wah's chicken rice ball isn't the same anymore since the owner/father passed away. The son took over and well, the chickens not the same.
I was also told there is a better stall just near City Bayview Hotel. Same street and just a few blocks before the hotel. Go early, the stall wraps up by around 1pm when they run out of chicken rice balls.
I'll save that for my next trip ! Not giving up on chicken rice balls yet !