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“Over price and food is bland”

Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant
Ranked #492 of 690 Restaurants in Melaka
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Over price and food is bland”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Was attracted to it due to its large sign board. Menu display was generally attractive. However, the Kampung chicken wasn't tender, char siew was too fatty, rice balls lacked fragrance. The wanton soup was prob the better dish. My friends tried the Asam fish which they said lacked spice and sourness. Overall, will not be back.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Manila, Philippines
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“quite good”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

it is good but open late in the morning so that will be late breakfast but early lunch...the food is okay if you are into Chinese food.

Visited October 2012
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“This restaurant scored average and below in all criterias IMHO.”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

A let down on the so called famous chicken rice ball. The roast chicken was dry and lacking in taste. The rice balls did not taste better than the normal rice they serve in plate. It'll be my first time and last. But no matter what at least I've found out how the chicken rice balls tastes.

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good chicken, bad rice balls!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Famosa serves good chicken meat (roasted and boiled), decent roast pork and char siew and veggies. My only critique is the chicken rice balls don't look and have the texture of rice. The chili is also very lack luster.
The restaurant has the most varied menu of the Jonker area chicken rice stalls, serving eggs and even coconuts.
Probably the most touristy chicken rice restaurant, this Famosa main branch is much nicer in decor than the street corner one just a few meters up Jonker Street. The interior is cool and interesting, with funky chinese chairs and rickshaws in the back for photo ops.
As a restaurant for tourists, I'd give it a 3.5. Certainly had the most relaxed atmosphere and service was decent. Good varied menu. It's just that the specialty isn't all that special!

  • Visited October 2012
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Mandurah
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“convenient”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The restaurant is right in the middle of Jonkers and is great for a quick meal with good service and good food.

Visited October 2012
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