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.
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!
A tray of goodness! Yum yum!
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!
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.
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: √√√
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)
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