Originated from Hainan, but has been introduced into Singapore for a long time, many changes have become Singapore Chicken Rice. Since pork is rare (taboo meat of the Muslims) chicken rice naturally became a “borderless” dish “dissolving” of Asian cuisine, simple, convenient, affordable taste close to the taste of Asians and delicious. In this chicken rice dish, the highlight of the flavor is how the chicken is boiled with some aromatic spices, plus the special and gentle scent of sesame oil. Besides, is how to cook rice from chicken broth, for aromatic, fatty, sweet rice. Every restaurant has chicken rice in Singapore, called Hainanese chicken rice.
For this Hai Nam chicken rice dish, to be fully delicious, all ingredients must ensure quality and complement to each other. Being too spicy will make the meal unpalatable, too bland will make the dish bland.
The process of preparing this delicious dish is very complicated. First, steam the chicken thoroughly then soak it in cold water immediately. This step stops the cooking process but makes sure the meat is still soft, which is why meat is usually stored at a stable room temperature.
This dish is often served with a bowl of chicken broth, slices of cucumber, chili with dark soy sauce and a little ginger sauce and a delicious chicken rice dish. This dish can be easily found in many restaurants around the island such as Maxwell Road Hawker Center and restaurants like Checkers. Simple yet delicious, Hainanese chicken rice is a convenient eating and drinking option of Singaporeans, and a dish that you “must definitely try”.