Old Town Chicken Rice Ball @ Taman Malim Jaya (Melaka)
Melaka is already popular as one of the stop for heavenly food and being a state that is so rich in history and food culture, eating is considered leisure for the locals. It is a small town pack with delicious food, and people are always venturing new places to sample new taste. Old Town Chicken Rice Ball at Taman Malim Jaya isn’t new, in fact was made popular by tourists. Cleverly putting together every popular dish that represents Melaka under one roof, there is my all time favourite chicken rice ball, and the Taiwan pork chop noodles I’ve been eating for the past 20 years or so; all of that at one spot.
Locals would know where their best choice of chicken rice ball is, and where the renowned Taiwan pork chop noodles are. But this one makes a good spot for communal dining when everyone seeks a different dish. Chicken rice ball are soft and fragrant at every bite, good enough to be eaten on its own without the essential chili gravy that should have prominently blended to have more fragrant garlicky kick.
Their pork chop noodle was nothing close to Hin Loong’s but this modest coffee shop has other noodle dishes to offer, some of them looked pretty good from across my dining table. The patrons from around the neighbourhood probably knows what’s best to order, but I wouldn’t order the same noodle the next time I revisit.
If anyone is running out of time to hop from one place to another, this is one good location to have both chicken rice ball and pork chop noodle at the same time. Of course, the toasted bread (roti bakar) and fresh half boiled eggs does look promising as well.
OldTown Chicken Rice Ball is located at Taman Malim Jaya (Melaka) at:
Jalan Berkat 3,
Taman Malim Jaya, 75250 Melaka
Phone:+60 17-678 1988
Open: Daily 8am- 5pm (Closed on Thursday)