Thien Kee Steamboat: A Place to hold your Hainanese Clan Dinner?
With the ieatFamily Hainanese Steamboat set $32 Singapore’s Chinese population is made up of 41% Hokkien, 21% Teochew, 15% Cantonese and a mere 5% Hainanese. But when it comes to food, the Hainanese are right up there with their hugely popular Chicken Rice and of course, Singapore’s favourite brew, the good old Kopi and Kaya […]
I really don’t know why Hainanese Food has such an effect on me. I am not sure if it is the nostalgia attached to it since I have so many fond memories of old Hainanese Coffee Houses like Silver Spoon and Cairnhill Steakhouse. Many Hainanese men worked on “Ang Moh” ships where they learnt how […]
Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice: Who started deboning Chicken?
With Tag, carnineviand, iwatch_ueat, Bashful Hunter and iwatch_ueat I wish I know just who it was that started this trend of deboning chicken? It was a brilliant move. Suddenly you have another type of chicken rice in the market. But then, like any other great idea, the copycats stepped in and usurped it for their […]
Chin Chin: Resurrection of an old Hainanese Instituition
With damien, iwatch_ueat, liveyrdreams and holydrummer Hainanese Chap Chye $6 For me, the hallmarks of Hainanese food are 1. Chicken Rice, 2. Pork Chops and 3. Chap Chye (Mixed Veg). Yes, of course the Hainanese have more dishes that they cook traditionally, but these are the three dishes with which I use to gauge standard […]
With iwatch_ueat, liveyrdreams, damien and holydrummer This is truly the last bastion of Hainanese cuisine and if you have never been to Yet Con yet, I suggest you quickly do it before this Hainanese institution disappears for good. The elderly Hainanese man in his pajama pants (I jest) sitting at the counter will be the […]
Rui Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice: The Return of Swee Kee?
This stall has closed When it comes to Chicken Rice, there is only one name under the Singapore Sun that stands heads and shoulders above all the rest. Swee Kee. The very mention of the name strikes a chord of nostalgia amongst those around 30 and above.Swee Kee served the most yummilicious, tender and “chickeny” […]
Tian Tian Chicken Rice: The chilli man, its the chilli Maxwell Food Centre Part 1 of 8
When you are as famous as Tian Tian Chicken Rice, you are bound to attract controvesy. Oh yes, when you are so famous that the name Tian Tian is synonymous with Maxwell Food Centre, arguably one of the greatest Food Centres in Singapore, AND, you are the one Chicken Rice that Anthony Bourdain tasted when […]
Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice – Tiong Bahru Market Part 4 of 6
With skinnyfoodie, chinchaiguy and iwatch_ueat See, this is a stall with the Tiong Bahru name in front of it, so it must be good. The newspaper clipping on the front of the stall explains that the shop has been around for 20 years and the stall owner was once one of the chefs dishing out […]
This is quite a well known chicken rice stall situated on the second floor of the Margaret Drive Food Centre and I think that it is seriously underated. Oh yes, it is well known, but its been around so long that people have begun to favour the newer stalls and especially those selling Kampung Chicken. […]
Why are there so many people lining up? Must be good yah? I thought. But too hungry leh, can’t wait. Eat something else first. So after an unsatisfying bowl of beef ball soup, I let myself be tempted again by walking up to the people queuing up to find out what the fuss was about. […]
Ok, Bryan Wong and friends gave 8 thumbs up for this chicken rice shop, so I must try it for myself. This recent passion of mine to find the best white chicken in Singapore is not doing any favors for my waistline! As I mentioned in my previous blog, it is really not fair to […]
I was issued a challenge by a seasoned makankaki that I should not proclaim any chicken to be the “world’s best” before tasting the chicken from Kampung Chicken Eating House. So I had to find out for myself just how good a chicken can get. I am not an experienced Kampung Chicken man, but of […]