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“Crowded and touristy”

Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant
Ranked #508 of 715 Restaurants in Melaka
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stopped by for a quick meal as we got into Malacca for our weekend visit.

The place was packed to the gills with tourists, but they found us a place quickly, and the food was quick too.

Steamed chicken, roast pork, some green veg and a taufoo dish. All pretty decent, but nothing terribly outstanding.

I'm sure there are many other outlets in Malacca serving more home style, better cooked chicken rice. But this will do if you're in a rush.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

I suppose, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, we found this to be a nice Restaurant. We went there for dinner twice. Unfortunately on the first occasion, we were too late to enjoy the roast dick and chicken which was sold out. I was lucky to have a dish of barbecued Pork which I ate with rice and vegetables (I wish they served more of it) and on the second occasion with the Famosa Chicken Ball which was very tiny. On the second night, we arrived earlier and were able to order the roast duck and chicken I suggest that you bring your own beer which is cheaper if bought outside and the Management is gallant to accept it although they did not have a bottle opener. However, necessity was indeed the mother of invention and one enterprising waitress opened the bottle for me in some ingenious way. My taste was assuaged. The walk back to the Majestic Malacca along the Canal was a wonderful digestive.

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

alternative chicken rice ball restaurant if "other two" are full. this restaurant has bigger premises compare with others, thus queue is not that long. plus, more food items on menu. t

chicken served was average, nothing special. chicken rice balls are too tightly compressed.

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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place over the Easter weekend to find out what was the hype all about. Well on jonker area this is one chicken restaurants which has a fair bit of queue.I had my meal around 1 plus and by then all the kampung chickens were sold out. Was only given a choice of the standard steamed chicken. Coming from Singapore where chicken rice is also a local delicacy, I couldn't really find their version fantastic. The chicken rice balls were standard 5 a person. However the rice balls were slightly cold and hard. Chicken was also pretty average. If you are in malacca can try for the experience

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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Fragrance rice is not tasty. Rice ball is tasteless as well but the fragrance rice is better. only roasted chicken is nice compared to steamed chicken, roasted pork and bbq pork. The vege is not nice. The employees forgets your order, remember to check your bill before paying. Over-rated. No point trying.

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