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“Beware of scam black shop”

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball
Ranked #32 of 814 Restaurants in Melaka
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My old folks still lives in Melaka but I live in oversea. I comes back every year 1-3 times.

I always go Chung Wah but when Chung Wah was closed, I was forced to eat at this Hoe Kee shop many times since many years ago. Now Chung Wah no longer operate due to government tax non paid problems.
This Hoe Kee shop is not real authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice and concentrates mainly on tourist buses. All the tourist guides and drivers get commissions and free meals from them.

This are my experiences from many times in this shop. The shop will ask their Indonesian maids to serve you. They will serve you soups or dishes that you did not order. They also will pretend and serve you whole chicken when you actually ordered half chicken. When you pay, they will pretend with lots of arguments and lies. They will ignore your words and forced you to pay for everything even you did not eat.

This shop is very expensive and not as good as many shops in melaka. But if you happens to be there, you will be hungry and too tired to walk further. So we are always forced to be cheated.

After so many times cheated, I decided not to eat at this black shop anymore. They never change and never stop scam customers! For your information do not eat in this area because the food here all are too expensive and non are good. All the good stuffs never located in this 10km area anymore.

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Thank benxxx
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

I have been her few years back and the taste have dropped significantly. With the long queue we are able to eat within 15 minutes all because of its efficient workers. You would need to order before entering to speed the process. The rice was not fragrant as I expected it to be and also the chicken was not marinated well. BUT if you are trying it for the first time I would say its a good experience. Price for each rice ball is RM0.30 and they MIGHT LIMIT you on how many you could have due to the over demand. Overall it is a overrated chicken rice ball for a local.

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Thank Samuel Ong
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Don't be put off by the long queues if you want to eat at one of the better chicken rice ball restaurants in Melaka. The staff is very efficient and so the customer turnover is quite quick.
I would recommend choosing the rice ball/loose rice combination with the chicken. The assam fish is nice but it doesn't go well with chicken rice.

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Thank Ceciltong
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Locally famous and must-try delicacy. Have a lunch here and taste the chicken rice balls. Overall the meal is good. However, avoid visiting during peak hour as there will be long waiting queue

Thank WJ K
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

The food is better compared with Famosa Rice Ball. Their steamed chicken is not very greasy. Their price also reasonable and food service was fast.

Unfortunately, the auntie manager was very rude.
We visited on Sunday morning, with a few queue. The auntie said, there was only 2 package availabe, for 2 persons or 3 persons.
When we asked, what was the package contains, she just gave us hard sigh and leave us. She come back a few second and ask again what we want to order with grumpy face. Because we were 3 person, so we ordered package for 3 persons, without knowing what we order.
This auntie was very rude, she yelled and barking orders all the time to her waitresses. All the waitress work with tight face and no smile at all.

As mentioned before, their food was good (but not special) and their price was reasonable. For a first time visitor, don't try to explore the menu and just enjoy what they offer.

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Thank Teddy W
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