Gosh, we’ve been regular patrons of this soy sauce chicken for more than a year now, and I can’t believe I still haven’t blogged about them. Way overdue post!
Actually, they don’t need the extra publicity at all. As it is, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken already enjoys snaking queues from the moment it opens till closing time. A minimum 20-minute wait is the norm. But trust me, the wait is worth it!
Just looking at the glistening, beautifully glazed birds hanging from the metal racks is enough to make one drool! The chickens are stewed in rose wine-scented braising sauce, with its sweetish marinade penetrating beneath the skin of each chook.
Subtly flavored and perfumed, the meat is smooth, tender, and succulent. The chicken is thoroughly cooked with no bloody bits in the thickest parts. Even the breast portion is moist and not stringy, which is no mean feat.
Besides great taste, this stall’s soy sauce chicken is wildly popular because of consistent standards and attractive pricing. Prices start from S$2.00 for a plate of soy sauce chicken rice (but portion isn’t very big), and each chicken costs just S$14.00 (S$7.00 for half chicken). Most stalls sell a whole soy sauce chicken for around S$20.00. That’s why many customers here order whole chickens to share or takeaway!
Although the birds here are slightly smaller, it’s still worthwhile. Depending on how greedy you are, half a chicken can feed 2 people comfortably. Usually, I’ll buy half a chicken (chopped up), then go home to cook rice and stir-fry a vegetable dish. This will make a very hearty meal for hubby and me. Yes, we’re both greedy eaters!
Like me, hubby is also a huge fan of Hong Kong Soya Sauce’s chicken. I wouldn’t say they are THE best soy sauce chicken in Singapore, but they are certainly among the best.
Their soy sauce chicken noodle is a class act, too. Click here to read my review for inSing. I recommend upgrading to chicken drumstick for just an additional S$0.50.
Char siew and roast pork are also available here. Both are competently executed, but pales in comparison to their outstanding soy sauce chicken.
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle 香港油鸡饭面
335 Smith Street
#02-127 Chinatown Complex Food Centre
Open: 10am – 8pm (closes earlier if sold out)
Closed on Wed