Sunday, March 11, 2012

My First Taste of Chicken Rice Balls

Malacca 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.

2 comments:

K2 said...

I heard the Penang Laksa there (fish based noodle soup with lots of vegetables) is nice and authentic.

Looking forward to read your "My first taste of Penang laksa" post. :)

Evangion said...

There is a chicken rice ball store in SG that serves a mean chilli. The chicken is also prepared differently from all that I've tried in SG & MY. It's located at 43 Jalan Besar.

Check out pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/evangion/6834567340/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/evangion/6834567494/in/photostream/