Hoe Kee Chicken Rice is a popular destination for Malacca’s iconic chicken rice balls. Having been around since 1962, the chicken rice shop has been dishing out scrumptious chicken and other side dishes to their regular customers.
It is advisable to reach early or be prepared to wait in line for your turn. Hoe Kee Chicken Rice opens early in the morning and closes just before evening time or when ingredients run out.
If you are around Jonker Street, drop by Hoe Kee Chicken Rice for a delightful lunch.
With a large dining area and efficient service from the staff, we did not have to wait for long before our food was served up. However, we definitely recommend visiting during the weekdays.
You may think that all chicken rice shops sell the same Hainanese chicken rice dish but that is not the case. An obvious difference between Hoe Kee Chicken Rice and Chop Chung Wah (another famous chicken rice shop at Jonker Street) is the soy sauce drenched all over the chicken.
The chicken was flavourful, moist and tender. Yes, it is a little more oily because of the sauce but we enjoyed the chicken meat more than the one at Chop Chung Wah. Have it with fragrant chicken rice balls.
The friendly staff would recommend the best portion size for your dining group. If not, you can also have the whole chicken (RM45+/S$14.5+), Half Chicken (RM22.50/S$7.20+) or others. Rice balls go for RM0.30/S$0.10 each.
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice
4, 6 & 8, Jalan Hang Jebat
Tel: +60 6283 4751
Mon to Fri: 9.30am – 4pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 4.30pm