Halal Chicken Rice Balls At Ee Ji Ban Restaurant In Malacca

My mom’s uncle lives in Australia and sent her some biscuits through her cousin who had come to visit him there. She lives in Malacca. Melaka? MALAKA. So we took a one-day road trip to Melaka to pick up the Aussie biscuits, see her cousin, and eat halal chicken rice balls.

ee ji ban halal chicken rice balls melaka

My auntie says the best chicken rice balls are all non-halal. She found one place called Ee Ji Ban Restaurant that is halal and supposedly really awesome. It had been featured in the media, newspapers, TV3’s Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan (is that the name of the show?! who knows, not me). When we arrived the place was packed and there was a queue. Always a good sign. When we sat down I realized all the customers were Malay. Almost always a bad sign. Hahaha. I am terrible. But I was right. Here’s my review of Ee Ji Ban Restaurant and their famous halal chicken rice balls.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka



The Food

It was alright. I would say it was mediocre at best. Mr Ninja says it was bad. He’s fussy. And also pretty much always correct. It’s also really pricey. I didn’t really look at the menu because Aisha was cranky and wanted cuddles but I saw my aunt pay for the bill and she took out around RM250 or more. Omg. That’s cray. Thank you Aunty.

ee ji ban halal chicken rice balls melaka

Mushy chicken rice balls for the kids. Aisha was disappointed because she thought they were fish balls but they weren’t so she just ate normal white rice instead. Sulaiman and Ayub like them.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

I liked the chicken but Mr Ninja said he had no flavour.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

I didn’t really like the asam pedas and Mr Ninja said it had no flavour.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

I can’t remember what this is but Mr Ninja said it had no flavour.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

Lots of food was ordered and Mr Ninja said it all had no flavour.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

Basically Mr Ninja is from JB and Johoreans in general just think everything about Johor is better than every other state and that includes all their food so of course anything that’s not from Johor has no flavour.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

Ayub made a chicken rice ball sandwich by stuffing chicken into the ball. He ate a lot.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

Sulaiman’s big boy teeth are starting the come up and are pushing his baby teeth all over the place poor fella he’s so cute I love him.

The menu:

There are too many pages and I was too lazy to take pictures so I only took this.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

FOOD: 2/5



The Ambiance

It’s a Chinese hawker kind of shop lot feel. Clean, crowded, and noisy.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

I could see Ayub was getting overwhelmed, sensory overload, very uncomfortable and not sure what to do with himself. He started clinging and hugging on to me, then my mom. Eventually he kinda shut down, poor thing. Covered his ears and his eyes. Said he was really tired. Just the opposite of a meltdown. A shutdown.

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

AMBIANCE: 2/5

The Service

It was good I guess?

SERVICE: 4/5

ee ji ban restaurant halal chicken rice balls melaka

Final Thoughts

It was fun to go for the first time. I mean, it’s something you gotta try. Chicken rice balls in Melaka. If you don’t have to eat halal, go to a legit one. If you can only eat halal, then you can try this one I suppose. Not going back again. Once is enough for us. Ayub had a mini meltdown in the car. He couldn’t take that environment. Plus the long drive. And the heat. Too much uncertainty and new people. Sweet boy. Sorry Ayub.

OVERALL: 2.5/5

Ee Ji Ban Restaurant with it’s halal chicken rice balls is definitely not worth the drive to Melaka. But meeting my aunt and uncle and bringing home all the biscuits from Australia was worth it. We ate most of it on the drive home:

ee ji ban halal chicken rice balls melaka

Ee Ji Ban Restaurant Details

Location: 275, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya

Opening hours: 10 AM to 9:30 PM | Friday – Wednesday (closed on Thursdays)

You can find out more about Ee Ji Ban Restaurant on their Facebook page.

If you’d like me to give your restaurant a Mama Review, let me know in the comments below! I write for free and pay for my meals haha!



Laila Zain

Laila is a working mama who married young, had two beautiful boys, went through a shitty divorce, met an amazing man, remarried, and had a beautiful girl. Her eldest boy is a rainbow baby and special needs child. Her second is ridiculously smart. Her baby is a baby.

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