Food · Food chaser

Food hunt @ SIN: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice

One of the highlights of food hunt in Singapore was the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, located at Maxwell Food Centre. This was actually a random detour when we visited the temple at Chinatown. I guess it was also fortunate that I read about the list on the Singapore’s 17 Michelin-rated hawker stalls in 2016.

A bit of Google Maps and a little bit more of Pokemon Go, we arrived to find a short queue around 11am. Consider ourselves lucky! But most of the customers were tourists, huh.

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I was pretty impressed by the system the stall owner came up with, by utilizing the queue. There is a window to order and pay up and proceed to the other end’s window to collect your food. Really efficient, even thought we ordered the stir fry vegetables!

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A tray of goodness! Yum yum!

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It looked simple and glossy at first sight. But the fragrant will just blew one away, absolutely love the smell of fresh cooked rice immersed in chicken stock to perfection – full of flavour and oily as the way it should be! The chicken was on the bland side, I looked up about them and figured it was intentional as to pair it with special blend chili/dark soy sauces. Perfect!

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I just could not not order a plate of inner organs! Always a sucker for them yummies. They are well washed through so they do not stink of any gall bladder, and were lightly flavoured, another winner for me.

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The time they whipped this up surprised me, did not take more than 10 minutes and it reminds me a little bit of home cooked. But, I also realised that Singaporeans love their oyster sauce that this dish was well, too much for me. Overwhelmed.

CoA’s overall points: βˆšβˆšβˆš
Perhaps it tasted similar to some of the Hainanese Chicken Rice we have back in Sarawak/Sabah/Labuan. Thus, not much of a wow factor for us both.

Total damage to the wallet: $ (S$12 = MYR36)

Yours truly,
Shya
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Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre
Phone: (65) 9691 4852
Opening hours: Tue to Sun: 11:00 – 20:00 (or earlier if sold out)
Link: The best Singapore

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