Nam Kee Chicken Rice

Chicken rice for 1 person, S$4.00 ($3.50 for chicken rice + $0.50 for liver)

I’ve passed by this retro chicken rice shop several times, but never had the opportunity to sample their signature dish. The rice is mild on fragrance, but strong on the salt. The chilli is sufficiently spicy, but somehow lacks that X-factor. Unlike some places that deliberately undercook their chicken to maintain a soft juicy texture,… 

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Uncle Chicken

Chicken rice with add-on liver, S$4.50 + S$0.50.

Having discovered this gem of a stall a few months ago, this is my current favorite chicken rice at the moment. Boss Niven Leong is the son of the original Sin Kee Chicken Rice founder. His brother now helms the Mei Ling Street Food Centre outlet. There’s another Sin Kee Chicken Rice along Commonwealth Ave… 

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Hua Kee Chicken Rice

Chicken rice for one person

Seriously, this severely under-the-radar chicken rice stall needs more accolades. Much as I detest breast meat (cue dry and stringy flesh), Hua Kee’s version impressed me with their juicy and tender chicken breast. The chicken here is cooked classic Cantonese-style — poached and cooled in cold water, then chopped and dressed with a soy sauce-sesame… 

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Gordon Ramsay vs Singtel Hawker Heroes Challenge

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the hottest news happening this weekend is Gordon Ramsay’s cookoff against three of Singapore’s most famous hawker dishes — chicken rice, Katong laksa, and chilli crab — in the Singtel Hawker Heroes Challenge. The results are out: Ramsay beat Jumbo’s chilli crab, but lost to… 

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Ipoh Lou Yao Bean Sprouts Chicken (Centrepoint) 怡保老友芽菜鸡

Ipoh hor fun set

Haven’t been to Centrepoint for a few months. Was surprised to see there’s a new F&B outlet opposite Noodle Place Restaurant. Ipoh Lou Yao is supposedly a popular chain from Malaysia. Their signature dish is very much like our local poached Hainanese chicken rice, except that they use yellow-skinned kampong chicken, served with fat, crunchy… 

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