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Catching Chicken (Rice) in Chinatown

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

From Chicken Rice in Chinatown to where you can see live chicken. Our Scratchbac Users scoop everything on chickens 🐔

Chinatown bears witness to the battle of the chicken rice titans rages on! Who will finally “catch” the title of the Chicken Rice King? Lets see if we find out today.

LiaoFan Hawker Chan

Opens: Mon - Sun 10:30am - 7:30pm

@jerryneo, the chicken rice guru, has cracked the code to unlock the true potential of the Michelin Star awarded Liaofan Hawker Chan. Starting from a kampong in Malaysia, Chef Chan Hon Meng cooked his way up to fame, serving soya sauce chicken rice and noodle dishes to many.

And hold on to your drumsticks, folks! Jerry's got more tricks up his sleeve. "Also some say the char Siew is even better than the soy chicken. Must add." he advises. The secret code? "…Soy chicken tail add char siew." That's right – the tail (or butt) aka the tenderest part awaits your taste buds! Say goodbye to dry meat days. "Thank me later," @jerryneo smirks, knowing he's unleashed a chicken rice revolution.

Teo Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice 赵记海南鸡饭

335 Smith St, #02-180 Chinatown Complex, Singapore 050335

Opens Wed - Sun 10:00am - 7:00pm

Meanwhile, @kermit has her own poultry paradise on the other side of Chinatown Complex, and it's called Teo Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice.

"Back at my fav chicken rice store at lunch @ chinatown complex!!" @kermit exclaims. “The aunty is super generous with the portion and the rice is fragrant! even though i got breast meat it was still juicy 🤤 it’s abit pricey at $5 + $2 but i think it’s worth it!” While this may not be the most famous or well-known chicken rice around the area, it certainly could put up a good fight. Try it for yourself and let us know your verdict!

Live Chickens beside Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple / Duxton Plain Park

73 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089167

And in a world of cluck-tastic adventures, @pogstal takes us on a wild chicken chase by Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple. "Chicken sightings right beside Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple! Keong Saik Road of course. But today so sad, lesser chickens than usual, maybe because of the recent wet weather? But lucky enough to see some chicks though" And here's the kicker – she saw chickens crossing the road! Where were they headed? Only the chickens know!

But wait, @richylyq has a chicken conspiracy theory – "Think @scratchbacadmin might have captured them for mala hotpot!" he says with a raised eyebrow. And @gerlehdees can't believe her beak – "WHATTT??" she exclaims, flapping her wings in disbelief. How dare he accuse her of capturing chicken for hotpot! Maybe just as another user @nasha, who have watched the chickens grow up over time, she said, "imposter!”. The chickens have successfully blended into the pigeon crowd... who knows what that means for humanity?

But wait! Another chicken has entered the ring - the black silkies! @jeajeajea and @jerryneo spotted some fluffy chickens at Duxton Plain Park. @boonkiat quickly reminded us that there used to be more of these fluffballs near Yeo's building in Chinatown, but they seem to have disappeared! The mystery ensues...

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice; Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

TianTian Hainanese Chicken Rice:

1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184

Opens: Tues - Sun 10:00am - 7:30pm

Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice:

1 Kadayanallur St, #01-40 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184

Opens: Mon - Sat 10:30am - 8:30pm

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Photo by @pogstal

**The Hainanese Chicken and sides are from Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice; The roasted chicken is from Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Finally, let's not forget the legendary Chicken Rice stalls at Maxwell Food Centre, highly praised by the chicken aficionado, @pogstal. When it comes to the famous Michelin Bib Gourmand Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, she exclaimed that "It lives up to its name lah honestly! Though the queue is freaking long but, i would say WORTH. do it. The queue may be as long as a chicken's dream of flight, but it's worth every cluck!Both the roasted and steamed chicken rice are equally amazing!"

But, oh dear, @jeajeajea can't hold her chicken rice excitement – "Ya it’s rly very worth like once I ate this I can’t go back to just any chicken rice" she squawks.

But @jerryneo swoops in like a chicken superhero to make sure you get your chickens from the correct stall, "Tian Tian got roasted chicken meh? The roasted chicken is from Tong Fong Fatt! Only ordered cuz kids don’t like 白鸡😒"

The kid in question happens to be @pogstal, who surprisingly fell in love with Tian Tian’s chicken. However, Tong Fong Fatt’s Roasted Chicken has successfully captured her heart too. Oh, to have to decide between 2 delicacies is the toughest choice, so why not just enjoy and order both again next time? Therefore, if you are around the area, try out these recommended chicken rice, and if you can, try them together.

Amidst the chicken wars and quirky chicken sightings, Chinatown is a foodie's playground. Who is the Chicken Rice King? There were many good competitions but all with their own perks. Although we have no answer for the best Chicken (rice), but after seeing the amazing chicken rice selection in Chinatown, we can guess why the chicken crossed the road.

This article is scooped by Scratchbac user @nasha and co-written by ScoopAI. Expand to see disclaimer:




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