You will find this as a standard staple across all the food centres, hawkers and premium restaurants in Singapore. This national dish contains a Cantonese influence in its flavours and the preparation is such that ensures that the chicken remains tender after it is boiled, bleached, and soaked in to cold water. At times, cooks add a twist to the dish either by roasting or braising the met in soya sauce to experience a different flavour from the conventional preparation.
What adds the true taste to this dish are the rice and chilli paste, which actually define its true flavour. These two define that specific quantity of oil and tanginess thereby begin the base of the dish. Their flavour can either make or break the cuisine.
Must eat: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken rice at Maxwell
Cost for two: INR 350-400 approximately
Address: Maxwell Food Centre, #01-10/11, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore.
Contact: +65 6225 5632
Opening hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm