Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of Singapore’s national dishes and a visit to Singapore is not complete until you have eaten (at least one) Chicken Rice. But what makes it so special? The chicken is blanched in boiling water untill it is fully cooked, and then soaked it in cold water ensuring the meat remains tender and succulent. The rice is cooked in chicken stock with some ginger and pandan leaves making it deliciously fragrant. And finally the dish is served with a side portion of tangy chilli sauce.
Where can you find the best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore? That is a widely contested question! Ask your Singapore tour guide for their top three and try them all!