Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Review
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is one of the most popular shops in Tiong Bahru Market. With a standard queue time of 20 minutes during peak hours. The winning dish here is their Hainanese steam chicken, it is moist and tender. If they can cut their chicken slightly bigger each piece would be great. The Rice here is fluffy and aromatic which leaves you wanting more.
Things I like
- Smooth and fragrance rice
- Moist and tender chicken
- Wider chicken cuts to give each bite to have more feeling.
- Chilli is slightly on the watery side. Needs more chilli paste and seasoning.
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Food & Price
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice comes in two sizes: small ($3.50), and large ($4.50).
I ordered a small portion of Hainanese chicken rice to try out. On the first bite, the rice was smooth, oily in a good way and has a nice fragrance to it.
The chicken was tender and moist with a little gelatinase to it. So texture and flavour were good but it would have been great if they can cut their meat slightly wider. That way we can taste more meat in our mouths in one bite. Otherwise, the rice sort of overpowers the chicken.
The Chilli here is slightly on the watery side with mild spice. I prefer my chilli with more past, thicker consistency and spicier.
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Service
Service here is as you can expect from one of Tiong Bahru Market’s popular stalls. As there is always a long queue during peak hours, you will still be able to get your meal within 20 minutes of queuing.