Chicken rice, the comfort food you just can't argue with. But what you probably can argue about is the best place to order it from. Not anymore. Thanks to Deliveroo you can order chicken rice from the best local restaurants and have it delivered straight to you. So even if you're united in what to eat for dinner, you can still be picky about your favourite place to order it from. We don't mind, our riders will still get it to you right on time. Here are five places that you ought to try if you're after the best chicken rice in Singapore:
Boon Tong Kee
What started as a small stall in Chinatown is now a Singaporean staple for Cantonese chicken rice. Boon Tong Kee has gone from strength to strength since then but the focus is still on its star dish. The chicken is juicy and tender and the rice fragrant and served a little al dente. Slather it with a bit of chilli dip and you're onto a winner.
Papparich, named after its founder Rich Tan, offers up a more traditionally Hainan style of chicken rice along with a bevvy of Malaysian delights. Soft, juicy chicken, delicious savoury rice – what more do you need? Soup and bean sprout? Papparich have all your fave chicken rice accompaniments too. If you've got room after that then we recommend the roti canai – flatbread and curry is as good as any dessert, right?
Another Pappa ready to provide, Pappamia puts its own twist on chicken rice. Their chicken is grilled slightly after being steamed so it browns without losing its tenderness, giving it all an extra-meaty kick. The rice is light and fluffy and filled with sumptuous chicken flavour and the addition of ginger to the dipping sauces gives the whole dish a pleasing zing. If you're looking for something with a little more bite than chicken rice, the beef satay combines succulent strips of tender beef with a hot and spicy peanut sauce.
Edmond Chicken Rice
Edmond Chicken Rice is owned by (you guessed it) Edmond, who learned his trade working chicken and rice stalls from the age of sixteen. As you'd expect from someone who has made chicken and rice his whole life (sounds like a pretty delicious life to us), Edmond's chicken is cooked to perfection. Edmond's about even more than chicken rice, though, his noodles are made fresh every morning which gives them a delicious springy texture, and paired with his crispy chicken, they're pretty fantastic.
Chatterbox may well be called Chatterbox because you won't be able to stop talking about how good their chicken rice is once you've given it a go. To start your conversion to a Chatterbox-addict, take tender boiled chicken, add to fragrant jasmine rice, aromatic soup and homemade chilli, ginger and dark soy sauce, and dig in. Locals love Chatterbox so much you can even purchase a cuddly toy to remember your meal. Now that's what we call dedication.
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