Sunday, March 11, 2012
My First Taste of Chicken Rice Balls
Malacca is not a far drive from Singapore. And yet in all of the years that I've lived here, I've only stopped there once...and that was such a quick stop that I didn't even get a chance to try what Malacca is known for: chicken rice balls. So when I saw it here at one of the stalls in Resorts World Sentosa's new Malaysian Food Street, I figured that this would be a good chance to finally try it.
I don't know if it was that big of a deal though. It was basically just chicken rice, except that the rice was not a bunch of fluffy grains in a bowl but rather a stickier version formed into little spheres. And I don't know if it was just this stall or not, but the chili sauce was rather tame. I suppose that one can't expect much given that we were not in Malacca itself, but it was interesting to see them using very yellow chickens.
This amusement park-like food court was darned crowded today either way. Its faux-retro decor was a bit like the Yokohama Raumen Museum, but Malaysian instead, with a variety of food from across Penang, KL, and Malacca. Unfortunately I missed the KL Hokkien Mee (not to be confused with the Penang Hokkien Mee). Instead, I waited for the Ampang Yong Tau Foo, which was a bit of a yawner, even if seemingly true to form.
Digested at 11:27 AM
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