16 April 2011
old friend hainan chicken rice: malay corner
Miss Morag used to regularly enjoy Hainan chicken rice at Singapore La in the Chinatown Mall, a little hole-in-the-wall eatery that has long since closed its doors.
Somehow MM never got around to finding another favourite source of this Hainanese-Chinese staple that is also popular in Singapore and Malaysia, and the dish kind of just dropped off the radar until a recent visit to Sunnybank.
The stock-poached chicken in Malay Corner's version is juicy and flavoursome. It comes with both a chilli sauce and a ginger and shallot sauce, and greens on the side ($10). The rice is glossy from being cooked in chicken stock. MM is glad to have rediscovered this old favourite, despite the havoc this will likely cause come cholesterol check-up time!
If deliciously oily poached chicken with the skin on is not your thing, Malaya Corner has a huge range of slightly more artery-friendly fare like these noodles with vegetables and tofu (12.90).
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