Celebrate National Day (Aug 9) with Singapore’s favorite hawker meal.
Boon Tong Kee
This chicken rice specialist—which started in Chinatown back in 1979—later, opened at Balestier Road (1983). The joint is known for its silky chicken and zi char dishes like deep fried yam ring and prawn toast.
This hotel restaurant has been famous for chicken rice since 1971, and is known as a favorite of celebs and even local government officials.
Loy Kee Chicken Rice
Established back in 1953, this dining joint offers their chicken rice in single, couple and family portions. You can also supplement your meal with recipes like char siew, chee cheong fun and Hainanese beef stew.
Nan Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice
This neighborhood chicken rice stall offers a homey plateful with well-balanced chicken, rice and chilli.
Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice
Good chicken, flavorful rice and kicky chilli are features of their recipe. Unlike most other versions available today, theirs is also made without ginger (old school Cantonese style).
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
The long queues for this eating spot are infamous. But if you manage to inveigle yourself a plate, the chicken is tender and juicy, and the housemade chilli sauce zippy with lime juice.