Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice @ Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka

If you mention about Hoe Kee Chicken Rice, the Melaka folks will know about it. This is another famous place to eat the chicken rice ball apart from the Kedai Kopi Chung Wah for their Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball. In addition to the chicken rice ball, this place is more famous for their assam fish head. Let's check it out.

Argg, before I managed to arrive here, Ah Xian came before me.

The popularity of food here in sequences are:
  1. Assam fish head.
  2. Hainanese chicken rice ball.
  3. Black bean soup/ Lotus root soup
In fact, the huge shop only offers the foods above and vegetables. Yet, there are a lot of customers coming in non stop.

The main entrance. We need to wait for some time before we got our seat.

They have classic tables and chairs as well as olden portraits hanging around the premise.

Coconut drink @ RM 4.00.
It's good to quench the thirst by drinking a coconut drink. However, it is a bit overpriced and the one we got is too 'young' thus the taste wasn't that sweet and the content is very hard to dig out.

 Check out the price.

Don't look at this price board. You will never understand.  

 On the press.

Whole chicken @ RM 30.
It looked pretty small right? I think it is expensive for the portions.

Introducing to you their famous Assam Fish Head. The above was priced at RM 37 for that small portion. Again, it is overpriced for that small portions. Apart from that, the sauce was too dilute and the assam sauce don't blend into the fish meat.  

I believe the Assam Fish Head was once very tasty but again, when a shop gained popularity and receiving endless customer per day, their standard may drop. For this restaurant, I don't think I will come again for the price and portion comparison as well as the taste. For the rice ball, it is priced at RM 0.50  per ball. Usually, 4 rice balls will be enough for a meal.

This restaurant is quite huge and have lot of customers coming in. Good luck! I won't come again. I rather go to the busy, customer not friendly but tastier and worth for its price Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball at Kedai Kopi Chung Wah.

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice,
4, 6, 8 Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka.

Tel: 06-2834751
Hp: 012-6238431


jfook said...

The chicken looks like half a chicken or something LOL.

Jasmine said...

The asam fish head looks really nice! How come Ah Xian can be earlier than you?! :)

kwpang said...

oh i hate to see your blog, it gonna make me fat again to visit that shop......but contented with mouthful of nice food. :)

KwOnG FeI said...

@jfook: exactly.. look like half chicken only but the price is for 1 whole chicken..

@jasmine: which mean he found out this place earlier than me

@kwpang: haha.. then u should go for a try

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