Best chicken rice in Singapore

Flavourful, succulent, and cooked to perfection. Here are our top picks for one of Singapore's most iconic dishes: chicken rice.

Best chicken rice in Singapore
Best chicken rice in Singapore
08 Jun 2017

Best chicken rice in Singapore

While everyone has their own opinions on the best chicken rice in Singapore, there is no denying that it is one of the national dishes of Singapore. This simple dish of succulent chicken paired with fragrant white rice and garlic chilli can be found all over Singapore, from humble hawker stalls to posh restaurants and hotels. Here are some of our favourites:

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1. Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice
1. Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice
08 Jun 2017

1. Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice

Ask your parents and they will probably be familiar with Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice. This chicken rice establishment has been around for many years having been handed down for generations.

Choose from their steamed or roasted chicken rice options, and if you can't decide, you can even have both on the same plate. There is also an extensive selection of delectable zi char dishes that you can order to complement you meal.

Address: 8 Braddell Rd, Singapore 359898
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30am – 10pm
Tel: 6285 4261

Photo: Instagram/@adrw.j

2. Ah Boy Chicken Rice
2. Ah Boy Chicken Rice
08 Jun 2017

2. Ah Boy Chicken Rice

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Yew Tee, you have to try Ah Boy Chicken Rice. Even local celebrity chef, Eric Teo, has raved about their delicious chicken rice.

Their plate of tender chicken meat is served with a portion of delicious achar. Complement it with a plate of their aromatic and fluffy chicken rice and we are pretty sure you will order another serving.

Address: Blk 678A, Choa Chu Kang Crescent, V6 Food Court #01-01, Singapore 681678
Opening hours: Daily, 7.30am – 8pm (Closed on alternate Thu)

Photo: Facebook (@burpple)/Ah Boy Chicken Rice, Instagram/@elaine.wjs

3. Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
3. Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
09 Jun 2017

3. Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice

Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice, which has won awards and has four outlets across Singapore, isn't popular for no reason. Wee Nam Kee is not only known for its tender and flavourful chicken, but also its unique chicken rice dipping sauce – a unique concoction of spicy chilli sauce, yellow ginger and dark soy sauce.

Address: 101 Thomson Road, #01-08 United Square, Singapore 307591
Opening hours: Daily 10.30am – 10pm
Tel: 6255 6396

Photo: Instagram/@cynthialkrieger

4. Tian Tian Chicken Rice
4. Tian Tian Chicken Rice
09 Jun 2017

4. Tian Tian Chicken Rice

You know the food is good when the busy CBD crowd are willing to endure the sweltering heat and long queues for Tian Tian Chicken Rice. And why not? For just $3.50, you get glossy chicken skin, tender chicken slices and a delicious plate of fragrant rice  it will definitely be one of the more gratifying meals you’ll ever have at that price.

Address: Maxwell Food Centre #01-10/11, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 10am – 9pm (Closed on Mon)
Tel: 9691 4852

Photo: Instagram/@slowdowntubby_

5. Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Golden Mile Food Centre)
5. Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Golden Mile Food Centre)
09 Jun 2017

5. Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Golden Mile Food Centre)

Despite its popularity, the owners of Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice believe in personally serving each and every customer, so you don’t have to stand in line to wait. Their chicken meat is soft and smooth and served with a plate of fragrant chicken rice. You definitely do not want to share this meal with anyone else!

Address: 505 Beach Road,#B1-35 Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 9pm (Closed on Sun)
Tel: 6298 6270

Photo: Instagram/@paleridersg

6. Chin Chin Eating House
6. Chin Chin Eating House
08 Jun 2017

6. Chin Chin Eating House

Perhaps one of the best places in town to indulge in a mouthwatering plate of chicken rice would be at Chin Chin Eating House. Their chicken rice is drizzled with light soya sauce and sesame oil to enhance the natural fragrance of the chicken. Additionally, Chin Chin also offers a good variety of other Hainanese dishes like pork chop and chap chye.

Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore 188598
Opening hours: Daily, 7am – 9pm
Tel: 6337 4640

Photo: Instagram/@ieatishootipost

7. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice
7. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice
09 Jun 2017

7. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice

Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice is a family business being passed down through the generations. What keeps patrons constantly coming back for more is their chunky chicken meat and flavourful rice, which is surprisingly not as oily as expected. Wonderful alone, the chicken tastes even more tantalising with their unique Cantonese style ginger dip.

Address: Blk 40 Holland Drive, Singapore 270040
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 7pm (Closed on Mon)
Tel: 8428 7865

Photo: Instagram/@sinkeeunclechicken

8. Ming Kee Chicken Rice
8. Ming Kee Chicken Rice
08 Jun 2017

8. Ming Kee Chicken Rice

The perpetual long queues at Ming Kee Chicken Rice is a testament to the quality and taste of its chicken rice. Their secret lies in preparing the chicken meat fresh from the ice bucket, creating a succulent texture and flavourful taste. And that winning recipe is the reason why Ming Kee only serves white (steamed) chicken.

Address: Kim San Leng Food Centre #01-522, 511 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570511
Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 930pm (Closed on alternate Tuesdays)

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