Best Chicken Rice in Singapore
Finding the best chicken rice in Singapore is a hard task. After all, it is Singapore’s national dish. While some might argue that chilli crab should take its spot, I find it absurd to even consider the orange-coloured crab dish as a nominee. A national dish should be unanimously enjoyed by everyone, found everywhere, and most importantly be affordable. Chicken rice ticks all the boxes and I don’t think those who are allergic to seafood can say the same for chilli crab.
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
When it comes to chicken rice in Singapore, the steamed white chicken is often seen but there is another version offered at some restaurants – roasted chicken. And just because the roasted chicken is done so nicely at Wee Nam Kee, a lot of diners want to have both the steamed and roasted chicken on one plate. The combination of chilli sauce, ginger paste, and dark soy sauce makes up a perfect condiment to go with chicken rice. No doubt, this is the thing that makes the chicken rice meal. And Wee Nam Kee is famous for its outstanding sauce, a mixture of spicy chilli sauce, yellow pasty ginger, and silky, thick and less salty dark soy sauce.
Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice
It is not difficult to find a place with good chicken rice for lunch or diner in Singapore. But it not easy to find a good one for late-night dining. Opened till 04:30, Boon Tong Kee is where we can have tasty chicken rice at any time, even in the middle of the night. For those who want to taste a good plate of chicken rice but cannot stand the sweltering temperatures in Singapore, Boon Tong Kee is an ideal choice. The place is air-conditioned, clean, bright, and comfortable.
Boon Tong Kee offers not only chicken rice but also a good selection of Chinese home-style foods. It is convenient for those who wish to have more foods than just chicken rice in one meal.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Rice sounds simple, but is the cornerstone of Tian Tian. The rice is cooked in the chicken stock to perfection – full of flavour and oily as the way Hainanese chicken rice should be. A decent portion of chicken and rice plus a bowl of chicken broth costs SGD5. Basically, it is the usual price for any hawker foods in Singapore. But we can say that Tian Tian’s price is a steal for its good quality and taste.
Ming Kee Chicken Rice
Ming Kee Chicken Rice comes at a decent value, costing a market-standard rate of $3.50. Portions were respectable for what we were paying, but the rice, as well as the soup that accompanied it, was rather bland. I have absolutely no complaints about tucking into this chicken rice on any other day. It’s a plate of no-frills chicken rice that is tasty in its own right. But we’re looking for the best chicken rice, and this popular chicken rice stall in Bishan isn’t one of them.