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“local chicken rice!!”

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball
Ranked #25 of 729 Restaurants in Melaka
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed November 2, 2012

the best of the chicken rice restaurants on jonkers street. locals favorite. not expensive. get you some chicken!! busy busy busy!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The auntie "salesperson" sold holiday package for chicken rice where we cannot choose dishes. It is a standard chicken rice package to suit their convenience as they have a long queue outside the shop. However, after we sat down, there were at least 3-5 seats empty so we gathered that they wanted to keep a long queue outside to create a "hot-selling" image of the chicken rice.

The rice is bad, soft and mushy with lots of broken rice.
The chili is bad, garlicky and watery with little hint of chili.

The chicken on the other hand is quite alright in terms of taste. The meat is a little tough probably because they use kampong chicken.

Overall, if you dont mind average chicken rice, pls try.

Thank lpypeiying
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Hoe Kee is probably the most popular chicken rice ball restaurant in Jonker Walk. There's usually a long line during lunch time on weekends to indicate its popularity. And that's the problem... they've specialized the menu to the point where you're there just to eat and get out! There's no atmosphere to speak of, even though the inside of the restaurant has potential to be properly decorated for "ambience". Even the ordering system reeks of fast food, where they make you order your chicken combinations (chicken rice balls, chicken rice or plain rice, cabbage or no cabbage accompanying the boiled chicken).
Even though the chicken and rice balls are the best in the area, it's a little to spartan to enjoy the meal, unlike Famosa's main outlet. The chili sauce is pretty weak and the service was good, if impersonal during the meal. The lady at the door bid us good bye on exit with a smile and thank you.
My advice: Just go for the chicken rice balls and chicken as a meal and not expect anything else. Also to avoid the crowd, go a bit earlier or later than 12-2.30pm to avoid lining up in the sun.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The food - nothing to rave about. Long queues at lunch time. Service is impersonal. In my view most of the chicken ball rice venues in Jonker St are over-rated.

Thank Humouresque
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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is set inside a local house along Jonker Walk. It serves excellent chicken rice balls. A good start point to try the local cuisine. Their chilli sauce is excellent condiment.

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Thank wmloke13
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