Singapore, as we all know it, is the home of Hainanense Chicken Rice, but what really makes a good chicken rice? Roasted or steamed? Ginger or garlic chili? For some, it’s the rice while for others, it’s the type of chicken. A few select say that the condiments are what really makes it so good. Whatever your choice is, both locals and foreigners consider this as the National Dish of Singapore. I will share with you the Top 7 Best Chicken Rice Restaurants you should definitely try in this post.
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken
This stall started out in 1989 but now has branches in other countries, from the Philippines to Indonesia. It is also one of the more established chicken rice restaurants in Singapore as they have 4 total outlets. They serve three different types of chicken here – poached, soy sauce and fried. The soy chicken has always been part of their Hainanese chicken family. Wee Nam Kee has been was given the title as Top Hawker at AsiaOne People’s Choice Award 2010.
Address: 101 Thomson Rd, #01-08 United Square, Singapore 307591
Operating hours: Daily; 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Hua Kee Chicken Rice
This restaurants has been around for more than 30 years, but the locals haven’t been taking notice of this. Maybe because the owners does not like to be on the spotlight and they do close after lunchtime. The stall is located in a discreet property off Redhill. People who have tried their chicken says that the meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth. In order to keep the meat freshness, Hua Kee Chicken Rice only operates for 6 days a week.
Address: Redhill Food Centre #01-72, 85 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150085
Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday; 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
This restaurant is considered to be one of Singapore’s most famous chicken rice stall. Maybe because in 2013 Chef Gordon Ramsay challenged local chefs for a cook off and Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice won the Chicken Rice Challenge over him. Due to its fame, long lines can be seen at their store almost everyday. Their chicken is tender and juicy, plus the rice is fragrant and full of flavor from the garlic, sesame oil and chicken fat.
Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday; 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Chatterbox is situated on the 5th level of Mandarin Orchard, which is a 5 star hotel so you already know that it offers high-end dining experience. Like a twist for local’s everyday dish, in a modern posh atmosphere. The famous dish simply consists of oiled rice and softly poached chicken, add the classic trio — dark soy, chili garlic and ginger dip. This will definitely satisfy your taste buds!
Address: 333 Orchard Road Level 5 @ Mandarin Orchard, Singapore 238867
Operating hours: Daily; 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM