If you have been to Malacca, you would have heard of Chop Chung Wah and their signature chicken rice balls. This is a traditional chicken rice shop in Malacca that has been serving the same dish since it first started out.
Apart from its famous steamed white chicken, Chop Chung Wah is also known for having ridiculous queue lines that snake out of the shop. On our visit to Jonker Street, we were advised by locals to visit the shop earlier to beat the crowd.
Does Chop Chung Wah live up to all the hype and attention it has been getting all these years? Carry on reading to find out!
We were lucky that there was no queue when we decided to swing by on a Tuesday morning. So the trick to avoiding the crowd is to visit before lunch hours on a weekday, as the tables start filling up fast once the lunch crowd arrives.
The interior is kept simple and clean so all the attention is on the food that has been meticulously prepared for diners.
Visitors can even watch the stall owner in action as he cuts up the chicken expertly before it is served to you.
One thing to note when you are dining at Chop Chong Wah is that the menu consists of only poached chicken, chicken rice balls and drinks. Unlike Hoe Kee Chicken Rice, seasoning is kept light here so that it does not overshadow the savoury chicken meat.
While we enjoyed it, we felt that it can be rather plain if no dipping sauce is added to compliment the meat.
Minimum order at Chop Chung Wah starts from Half Chicken (RM22.30/S$7.20). You can get One Whole Chicken for RM44.60/S$14.30 and Chicken Rice Balls at RM0.40/S$0.13 each.
Chop Chung Wah
18 Lorong Hang Jebat
75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Daily: 8.30am – 3pm
For more recommendations on where to go, read our food & travel guides on Malacca.