20 Jan Chicken Rice
This delectable dish can be found at almost every dining spot, from humble hawker centres to high-end restaurants.
The cooking method hails back to its Hainanese roots. The chicken is steeped in boiling water or blanched till it is fully cooked, before soaking it in cold water to ensure the meat remains tender. In a local twist, the chicken can also be roasted or braised in soya sauce for a different taste.
Everyone in Singapore has their own favorite version or favorite restaurant or hawker stall that serves it, each varying by the way the chicken tastes, the texture, the taste or oiliness of the rice, and then most definitely the different styles of sauces – some more spicy, others more gingery or salty.
Tian Tian Chicken Rice
Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St
Open hours: 11 am – 8 pm (closed on Monday)
Prices: ½ chicken for S$12; S$4/plate
How to get there: short walk from MRT Chinatown
Hup Hong Chicken Rice
Address: Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, 254 Jurong East Street 24
Open hours: Morning
Prices: $3 / plate of chicken rice with extra gizzard
How to get there: about a 10 minute walk from Chinese Garden MRT station