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S$13 - S$20
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Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Had their famous chicken . Included on the package for our group was soup , vegetables and sweet sour pork. Food was tasty. Service was quick since we had ours pre ordered.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Pleasantly greeted at door and ushered to a table for two. A chair was quickly provided for my large bag. We requested drumsticks for our chicken rice for two and dish of succulent pieces came atop some cucumber slices. Though we're very fond of the...deep-fried soyabean cubes, settled for the naibai with gluten. Both dishes were delicious though seasoning (chilli sauce,rice, soup in the veg n gluten dish) was a bit heavy for our bland-preference palates. Rice is served in very small bowls so if you like, can order more plain rice to go with seasoned dishes. There's a wide variety of other zichar dishes so very good for large groups. There's a 10 per cent service charge and 8per cent GST but bill came to a very reasonable $34 or so minus the chargeable wet towelettes. Checked tablecloths and paper lantern lamps make for a nice 70s decor, so comfortably nostalgic as this is the original store nicely done up.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

I brought my family for a lunch, it was full packed on a weekend as always but it was always worth it. Fantastic Chicken Rice, probably one of the best in Singapore.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Their famous Hainanese chicken rice was perfectly cooked and flavorful, paired with a variety of delectable side dishes. The crispy fried tofu and stir-fried greens were exceptional. The warm and attentive service added to the cozy ambiance of the restaurant. The only downside was the...limited seating, but it didn't take away from the overall great food and experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for a taste of authentic Singaporean cuisine. Rating: 4*More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

I'd say the chicken rice a bit overrated. Chicken is bland but its good the rice is not oily! Pork ribs, crispy tofu are very good.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

Brought some overseas friends to sample some of the dishes. We had half roast and half boiled chicken. The vegetables, tofu, seafood in yam were ok. Service average. Value and pricing also ok, $40 per pax

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

We used to visit this area and we interested with this restaurant because it always looks full. We had to queue at that time. I took lunch here with my wife and we ordered chicken, egg and some others. All food were very delicious. Service...also good. Food ready quickly.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

I had a friend from China and wanted to eat chicken rice! I bought them there! I was quite skeptical going there because I already heard that standard had dropped! I ordered half chicken, vegetable and prawn rolls! The chicken is so tough and tasteless...and there is a smell! Frankly speaking I do not know if they are fresh! The rice was lukewarm and not fragrant! The prawn roll was not good too! Vegetables were ok! Overall experience was bad considering the price we were paying! I reckon there are many stores you can better chicken rice! If you are a tourist, do not patronise this stall and the branches! Their standard had dropped so much that as a singaporean i felt so embarrassed to bring a foreign friend to dine there! Please do not eat there! This is my warning! It’s overpriced and lousy food! There are better and cheaper choices in hawker Centers!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Bad service. I order the signature 1/2 chicken for one $7 with a$1 cup of rice. Chicken was freezer cold & most 5 bites. They did not give you a napkin but had a little wipe packed laying on the table that they charge.30 cents...for $8.80 total plus 10% service fee & 7% GST total of $10.35 for 5 small bites of bad food.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

เป็นร้านข้าวมันไก่เจ้าดัง ตั้งอยู่ถนนBalestier ตอนผมไปโชคดีมากที่คนไม่เยอะ รอคิวไม่นาน ร้านคนเยอะ แต่โต๊ะไม่ได้ติดกันแน่นจนเกินไป เมนูเด็ดก็เป็นข้าวมันไก่ ผมสั่งไก่แยก กับข้าวต่างหาก กินได้หลายคนครับ - Chicken (13++) ไก่ชิ้นใหญ่ เสิร์ฟมาทั้งเนื้อและหนัง ราดซอสออกเค็มอ่อนๆ ตัวเนื้อไก่นุ่มมาก กินกับซอสที่ราดมาเข้ากันดี ตัวซอสก็ไม่ได้ไปกลบรสชาติของไก่เลย ทานกับข้าวมันแล้วฟินสุดๆ ตัวไก่นี้จะออกแนวเย็นๆ ไม่เหมือนไก่ของประเทศไทยที่ร้อน กินแล้วสดชื่นมากๆครับ ให้ A - Mui Choy Stewed Pork (13++) เป็นหมูสามชั้น ไม่มั่นใจว่าอบอยู่บนใบชาหรือเปล่า ตัวหมูนุ่ม เปื่อยดีมาก แทบละลายในปาก กินกับข้าวอร่อย ราดน้ำส้มสายชูนิดหน่อยยิ่งอร่อยครับ ข้อเสียคือมา 2 คน กินมากๆมีเลี่ยนได้ครับ แนะนำให้สั่งตอนมาหลายๆคน แต่อร่อยจริงๆครับ ให้...A - Thick Soup with Crab Meat with Fish Maw and Beancurd (25++) เป็นซุปกระเพาะปลา ที่ไม่ได้ถ่ายรูปมา เนื่องจากพอมาถึง พนักงานจะวางบนรถเข็น แล้วตักให้เราเลย ซุปถ้วยใหญ่ กินได้ 3-4 คนเลยครับ รสชาติออกหนักๆ ไม่ใช่ซุปใสตามชื่อ กระเพาะปลาอร่อยดีครับ ให้ B+ นอกจากนี้ยังมี ข้าว ถ้วยละ 2++, Tiger Beer ขวดละ 11++ , ราคายังไม่รวม Service Charge 10% และ VAT 7% รสชาติ A ราคา B+ บรรยากาศ B+ บริการ A สะอาด AMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

Finally tried BTK - famous for being the no.1 chicken rice in Singapore. Its extremely good, rice was flavorful, chicken was glistening and chill was really nice.

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

Voted as number 1 hainan chicken rice in town. It’s the first place on my list to visit after flying in from overseas . How has it fallen so much. Chicken was bland and rice too salty . Disappointing . Also there is no service.... The staff just gave a can’t be bothered attitude .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022

I came because the place was highly recommended and it (used to?) get a bib gourmand from michelin. I have been in singapore for 5 years and the chicken rice is among my top3 dishes in town. The good: The chicken itself was surprisingly juicy...and good. The service was also friendly which does help. The not so good: the rice was not particularly tasty [it felt almost like white rice], it didn’t come with any chicken soup on the side [even after i asked explicitly], and most worrying of all the chilli sauce had a light but definite sweet taste. To me the chilli sauce makes or break the chicken rice, and this one kind of broke it. Overall it was ok but a disappointing experience given my expectations. I believe that the stall of Tong Fong Fatt is still the best chicken rice in town.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

This well-known chicken rice chain may still draw the crowds for dining in but their takeout service provides the most miserable portions of chicken pieces served with rice. Overpriced and utterly unsatisfying.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021 via mobile

Disappointed with this branch at Clementi . Charged $10.30 for this meal. Asked for thigh, came with 5 miserable pcs. Standard dropping by the day. Wonder if the owner does mystery checks on the quality. Hope they do.

Date of visit: November 2021
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 3.5
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