I had one mission during our stay in Malacca: to eat as much Chicken Rice Balls as we possibly can. Mission accomplished. This was 3 or 4 years ago when we made a side trip here from our 3rd visit to Singapore. We haven’t been back since and it looks like it would take long time to see this city again. So this post just serves as a remembrance of this fun side trip until such time we can come back to Malacca and explore more.
Malacca is just 2 hours away from Singapore by bus. The city is colorful, artsy, and filled with culture. Like Penang, it’a also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An obvious quirk or attribute this city has is its high tolerance for food, in particular, street food. We may not have sampled most but at least we got to try what we really came here for.
First stop Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Balls along Jonker Walk…
So, how was it? Not a fan. I still prefer Hainanese Chicken Rice over this but the dipping sauce is something else — sour, sweet, salty — it was delicious and really adds a little something something to the chicken. And since we’re already on the topic of Jonker Walk, let me show you around.
Along Jonker Walk…
SIDE NOTE: More on Malacca in future posts. You might be interested in Penang or Katong which are quite similar to Malacca in terms of architecture. If it’s food you want, head on over to Singapore and experience how to eat cheap in the expensive city.
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