Jan 10, 2017

18 Melaka : Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball

It was a humid day. I was sweaty from an hour of traipsing around Jonker Walk before Hubs and I decided to lunch here. My hair protested with frizzy vengeance and there was nothing I could do about it. Hubs insisted I looked beautiful. Ahem.

The first floor of the restaurant was preserved to give us a glimpse into Melaka's heritage. That's interesting - I get to enjoy the food and then go for a walkabout. I was surprised when I got upstairs. There were several rooms set up to give us a glimpse into the culture of various communities. The wooden carving on the wall and the doors itself tell of an era of skilled woodwork.

Famosa Chicken Rice Restaurant - First Floor

In one corner was a sculpture made out of plates that had me scratching my head trying to figure out what the creator of this piece was trying to tell us. The Chinese wording on the wall made me even curiouser. Hubs showed me what it was for - I laughed.

What do you think? Do I look pretty in my Cinderella dress?

Me In My Borrowed Dress

The Famosa Chicken Rice Ball restaurant, located along Jonker Street, is a lovely place to go for yummy Melaka food. I enjoyed the lively atmosphere, friendly waitresses and watching experienced staff roll the rice into balls.

This is the food we ordered, which we were satisfied with.

Chicken Rice Ball

Here is a short video of rice being rolled into balls to give you an idea how its done.



Below are more pictures of the area in the two-storey restaurant. It is a busy place but if you come at the right time, there will be no queue and you should be able to get a table quickly.

Walking to the back, I noticed some tourists putting on the traditional costume for pictures. I believe it is free for anyone to use. It was here that I saw a staircase and ventured up to discover another world to this restaurant.

Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice
Top: Dining Area |
Bottom: The Staircase To The Upper Floor Is Pictured On The Right

It feels like a place out of a Kung Fu movie.

First Floor and Back Area

The Facade and An Olden Day Cart

There you go - another post on my Melaka trip, but I'm not done yet. There's more which will have to go into another blog post.

18 comments:

  1. A very delicious meal! Hopefully someday I can get to try those chicken rice balls. Really yum!

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    1. Melaka is a nice place to visit, Angie. Come, come-lah ;)

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  2. Go Melaka, must eat the chicken rice ball ya, hehe...

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    1. Musttt ..must try at least once. ;)

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  3. I love the design and the food looks delicious!

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    1. It's a nice place to visit, Linda. I'm blessed it's only a 2-hour drive away from home. :)

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  4. Go to Melaka, must have the chicken rice balls.

    And wow! The restaurant looked so nice, like a temple or being transported into different place. Lol.

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    1. Rose, you need to plan a family trip to Melaka ..and soon! ^.^

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  5. I would like to visit this interesting place and to taste the yummy food too! Great photos and I like your borrowed dress!

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  6. The dress thing is a really neat idea. :D

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  7. Nice place. I miss Melaka food, chicken rice, durian cendol, adoi lapar la.

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    1. Me too! Melaka is such a nice place to cuti.

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  8. More chicken rice balls? Love to revisit if not for the weather....... xoxo

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    1. Haha..I know it's not your favourite, Shirley ^.^

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  9. Gosh! chicken rice ball...you make me wanna revisit Malacca. These days seriously busy bee. The weather also ....very wet!!! how to 'jalan'?

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    1. I love Melake . Have visted perhaps 5-6 times already and still wanting to go ..haha!

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  10. there have been 3 years i never been to melaka
    looking forward for a trip there

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    1. Emily, I love the place so much. I will not hesitate to make regular short trips over. ;)

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