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Don't be surprised to see a long queue - their Hainanese chicken rice is hugely popular....
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Simple food which packs so much flavour. $6 for a medium chicken rice so not sure why some reviewers are saying it was overpriced!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Generous serving of succulent chicken and rice. There is a long queue but it moves fairly quickly as they are very organised. Just need to find a table and order a sugarcane drink from the stall just across from them and you have a very...tasty Singaporean meal that you must try!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never before had something been so hyped only to be so disappointing. More bones and skin than anything resembling actual chicken meat.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

Generous serving of very tasty rice! Sauce is just right for the chicken. Quick service. Good value for money! Presentation is usual hawker style. Overall, this was a very good local Singapore food experience!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

The chicken rice IS very good. There is a long line even at off- hours and it isn’t the best atmosphere but worth a visit and it’s iconic status.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022 via mobile

On this trip to Singapore I wanted to experience the most recommend Hawker Centres. There were eight from an article on AFAR.com. I got to five of them starting with Maxwell Foof Centre where I went to try the recommended Hainanese Chicken Rice. I got...there before 11.30am and there was a small queue. However I was served promptly and order the large serving with chilli sauce which cost me $6.50 (Singapore dollars). I was given a number and I waited a few minutes for my order. Once my number was called, I walked to an empty seat to try the chicken rice. It was good, the rice was tasty and the chicken was juicy. It was a satisfying meal given its size. I can see why it was recommended. I enjoyed the taste of my first Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore. I caught the North East train to Chinatown MRT station. It's about a 7-10 min walk through the Chinatown street stalls to get there.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

After years of serving great chicken rice in plates with proper fork and spoons, we are now greeted with flimsy paper plates and hard to use plastic spoons and fork. The chicken rice is also lesser now. The queuing was haphazard and food collection was...equally disorganised. Maybe time to move to another chicken rice stall.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

The original Maxwell food centre is the best for Hainan Chicken Rice . Make sure you go to the this one as we accidentally went to the air con version in Bedok which was a little disorganised . So we had to go again ....Suggest you go with half a chicken instead of a smaller set to get the best value and choose which part you like . Chicken is juicy and the secret sauce poured over the chicken is yummy . The rice is so flavoursome. A must try for those hainan chicken rice fans .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022

yummy Singapore chicken rice at a reasonable price. the service is ok and the place tend to get crowded during lunch time, go early !

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

One of the most famous chicken rice or indeed, hawker stalls in singapore. Made more famous by the likes of gordon ramsay. Anchoring the maxwell hawker centre, it usually sells out by late afternoon. The quality is ok, and the “set meal” is just chicken..., nothing much elseMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

This is my favorite Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore. The price is not too high, but the quality is quite good. When I visit Singapore I always visit here.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

We had 24 hours in Singapore and had to stop here per Anthony Bourdain’s tip. Chicken Rice is a very popular dish in Singapore, they consume it like air and I would too if I lived here! White rice cooked in the chicken bone broth,...juicy, tender chicken with the skin on, a light mild sauce, and cucumbers & chile garnish. Simple. Wholesome. Worth the hype. Cheers, HoodyMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2020 via mobile

Chow Yun Fatt was seen having it. Even Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain had TV programs with this Michelin Hainanese Chicken Rice. As a Hainanese myself I had tried and love many famed chicken rice all over Singapore. Always put off by the queue due...to its fame, wherever I am at Maxwell Food Centre, I never had the chance to try this. Now due to the pandemic, we have no tourists, at 130pm pass lunch hour and only 2 to 3 in queue, finally I have the chance to try this. Menu starts from $3.50, $5 to $7.80. Add ons include $1.50 for a chicken wing, veges sides from $2 to $4. A new dish is the cuttlefish and bean sprouts. Seeing how bloggers been touting how great is their been sprouts, and we hainanese love our cuttlefish, I had a cuttlefish bean sprout $4 (small) to go with my $5 medium size chicken rice. The chap just before me ordered a $3.50 small chicken rice thus I get to compare what is the $1.50 difference. On collecting i get it. Its a $1.50 chicken wing add on. And nope, not a whole chicken wing but only the mid wing bit cut into 2 halves. Somewhat felt short-changed since Hainanese Chicken Rice always come with a clear and light chicken soup. Nope. None of us in line got any soup to go with one by one. Staffs not as arrogant as most written about, just mechancially go about your order, period. Ok star of the show, the apparently fluffy rice. Nope. Sorry. Had better. Not as aromatic as most I loved, and in fact dry and lumpy in some parts. Single portion orders from what i can tell, you will get Chicken Breast, the least loved part of Hainanese chicken. While it is not dry, I wouldn't call it juicy, nor tender. The add on chicken wing is somewhat smoother. Though in all, I had more flavourful ones. They drench a light brown sauce on your chicken is neither sesame oil nor soy sauce or dark sauce based. More like a Western Chicken brown sauce. Nothing Hainanese about that if you ask me. Now to the Bean Sprouts, while it is crunchy, its nothing like what some bloggers had written that the cut chillies pack a punch and aromatic shallots add flavour to crunchy sprouts blah blah. 2 pieces of cut chillies add what punch? Miserable bits of shallots added thats drenched by the same brown sauce. While the sprout dark shells had been picked out the roots had not been trimmed. No one does that extra service anymore I guess. And while springy, unfortunately the cuttlefish were quite tasteless. So in all, I would say a little above average since the chicken breast were not dry. Value at $3.50 since you probably can't get much choices at this price these days but I wouldn't be in a hurry to come back for this Hainanese Chicken Rice and if I had to brave a queue? Hell no. Better Hainanese Chicken Rice elsewhere anyday.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is listed in just about every guidebook of Singapore. Even Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay rave about how flavoursome their chicken rice is! Talk about fresh, tender and juicy chicken meat served with spicy chili sauce, minced ginger and piping...hot rice… need I say more? Just Yum!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

Very poor attitude from staff. Totally no manners. Please do not be in the F&B Industry if you do not have the desire to engage your customer properly. Had a very bad lunch experience here. Told my orders to the cashier and I hear her...conveyed it properly to the food handler. Came out that the order was wrong. The food handler blamed me immediately why I did not say the order early. The cashier then acknowledged that the order was wrong. But the food handler began to start scolding why I made a big fuss. This is totally uncalled for. Throughout the incident, there was absolutely no desire to apologise or be sorry for. Why bother to eat there and be subject to their abuse? I will not patronise them again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Almost all chinese businesses close during Chinese New Year. That is the only time in the year they are closed. Tian Tian should be no exception.
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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3