Friday, 19 March 2010

Huang Chang Chicken Rice@Batu Berendam, Malacca

Malacca has always been famous for its chicken rice ball, the normal chicken rice rolled into a small round balls. However, there are 2 facts that we should know about Malacca chicken rice( that as what I was told about),
1) they are for breakfast, but tourists(like me) will take them to be lunch.
2) locals don't usually go to Jonker Street to have their chicken rice ball breakfast.

I had 2 chicken rice meals while I was in Malacca( for this trip), one of them is in tourist spot filled with pictures of artists from various country and big names who had visited the chicken rice shop.

One of my friend's personal favorite is this Huang Chang Chicken Rice Shop located in Batu Berendam, Taman Melaka Baru.

A long queue has formed outside the shop when we went there around 10am in the morning. My friend placed the order once we were seated. i was shocked when he ordered 40 rice balls and half a chicken(Hai Nan Chicken Rice) for the 3 of us. I was even more suprised when he mentioned that usually they took 20 rices balls per person. Then i realised the reason behind this 'massive portion'. Actually, the balls are not that big,

and it taste so good. Hand-made is always better than machines, as machine made chicken rice balls are much harder in texture-wise and the quality of hand-made chicken rice is certainly much better. Talking about rice, the Hainan chicken certainly can't be forgotten.

The texture are soft and tasty, and certainly much fresher compared to other Malacca famous chicken rice shops( the difference are rather obvious).

And one thing about this shop, the foods are rather economical.
Just Rm 8.50 for the half chicken and we spent lesser than RM20 for the 'breakfast' for 3.
I will definitely revisit Huang Chang the next time i am in Malacca.

p.s. : so sorry that there are limited pictures for this posting, the fragrance was too tempting.*smile*

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