Hainanese Chicken Rice is commonly associated with Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines, although it is also popular in Thailand & is considered as one of the national dishes of Singapore.
You can easily find chicken rice in many chinese coffee shops, restaurants and street hawker stalls, and also in chain restaurants such as Boon Tong Kee, The Chicken Rice Shop and Wee Nam Kee.
There are many different versions of chicken rice depending on individual preference. Some like it for the rice fragrance, some for their soup base, some for the tenderness of the chicken meat while some for the condiments like ginger and chili sauces.
Prices per plate also ranges from $ to $$$$$ depending on where you dine.
I managed to find this particular cheap and good stall at one of the coffee shop, Gourmet Street at 22 Sin Ming Road selling at $2 per plate.
The stall name is called 记得来 literally translated as “remember to come”.
The rice is fragrant coupled with the tenderness of the chicken meat. Their ginger and chili sauces are equally champion too.
Best part of it, the cabbage soup that they serve is also super tasty and delicious. You can also request for additional soup refill and they are generous with that.
All this for a decent $2 a plate. What more can you ask for?
Go and have a try if you happen to be near that area. 😉
**From my recent visit in Jan 2021, a plate of chicken rice now costs $3 instead of $2. 🤣🤣🤣