Today marks a very important day as I had a movie, ate two lunches, a dessert, two dinners and met my old coursemates. The group of us, Zheng Jie, Jeremy Tnee, Wei Bin, Javier, Adam and me were out playing pool (inclusive of Zhi Chiaw and Kok Kun though we didn’t play) After which, it was almost dinner time and Jeremy simply had to recommend a Chicken rice down the road. Wei Bin was almost adamant of enjoying Rochor’s Tau Huay along Selegie road – a bit ironic though.
At Sing Ho Hainan Chicken Rice just off Selegie road, we ordered half a white chicken and half a roast chicken. ($11 for each half)
The roast chicken was brimming in a deep hue of warm brown which was simply appetizing. Unfortunately, I found it a little wet and with a certain lack lustre in flavour that I always look forward to in roasted chicken. The light sauce drizzled over was a bit salty and didn’t complement well with the taste of the chicken.
Though suprisingly, when the same sauce is poured the white chicken, the result is different. Maybe its because of the smooth chicken skin that on the first bite, its fatty nature just goes well with the light sauce and sesame oil. The meat was also soft and not too tough.
The chicken rice was a bit rough though still fluffy and fragrant but a tad oily for my liking.
These are expensive tofu balls. $1 per piece for a platter of 6 goes the price of Sing Ho Special Crispy Beancurd. It says crispy but I found it only slightly crispy. The overall flavour depends more on the sweet sour chilli dip provided than the nature of the ingredients bound within.
We actually ordered a dish of Sambal Kangkong ($3) but it was too oily and the chilli used was too rough to the palate.
Maybe its just me, but I feel that Sing Ho Hainan Chicken should simply stick to what it does best – cooking Chicken Rice. Its venture into the Cze Char field needs a little more work to be done. Yet, its locality in the city would create a tempting reason to visit if that occasional desire to enjoy one of Singapore’s specialty dishes ever arrives while shopping at Prada within Paragon.
|Sing Ho Hainan Chicken Rice|
266 Middle Road