In a food column on Sunday, I mentioned a few local dishes that I must eat after a trip overseas and chicken rice is one of them.
There are two places in Orchard Road that I head to for the iconic Hainanese dish, one of which is located on the fifth floor of Far East Plaza.
Hainanese Delicacy has been operating since 1986 and serves a home-style version of chicken rice (from about $4). The no-frills shop is one of the more pocket-friendly places to dine at in the area.
The rice may not be the most aromatic or flavoursome, but I like it because it is not oily. The chicken, however, is always supple and succulent.
But what is truly distinctive here is the garlicky and piquant chilli.
Also, make sure you order a serving of the salted vegetable duck soup to go with your chicken rice - it's comfort in a sip.
Where: Hainanese Delicacy, Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, 05-116 MRT: Orchard Open: 10.20am - 8pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon Tel: 6734-0639
This article was first published on March 20, 2015.
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