Thursday, November 25, 2010

Leong Hainanese Chicken Rice at Shunfu Market

In the unending discovery of culinary treasures in Shunfu Market, lies another unassuming yet exceptional food gem, this particularly wonderful chicken rice stall.

Leong Hainanese Chicken Rice looked just like any other chicken rice stall, serving seemingly common chicken rice fare and managed by its owner and a helper.

Perhaps it was this notion of going in without expectations, that one's joy in realising how good this plate of hainanese rice was just elevated the whole eating experience.

Wondrous Plate of Hainanese Chicken

On the surface, this looked like any other plate of hainanese chicken you get in every common chicken rice place, yet the glossy sheen did betray a sense of difference and suggested the gastronomic pleasure that would come later.

The rice was good, no chicken ball ecstasy here but what was done here was done well. Well cooked, fluffy and flavorsome with the usual suspects of ginger, garlic and chicken oil/broth. And the accompanying soup was nice and hearty too.

Yet, it was the chicken meat that would prove the absolute peak in our ever never-ending quest for the holy grail of chicken rices. Like all steamed chicken, it was no longer warm when it reached our table.

Place a piece of this delicious meat into your mouth and the palette just lit up with a sense of surprise and delight. Whenever you think of chewy chicken meat, this piece would totally banish those thoughts away, and then some.

The seasoning was perfect as well, the sesame and soy drizzle was light, savory and totally complementary to the tender buttery meat. It was one of those times when you cherished the chicken meat more than the skin.

Beyond this, what else is there to say but chicken rice nirvana.

Blk 320 Shunfu Road
#02-22 Shunfu Mart Food Centre

3 comments:

  1. Looks like u're a chicken rice fan! I've not been to Shunfu & I'm drooling just by looking at it.

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  2. pls visit shunfun soon .. lots of great gems there besides this .. but yes, recently i been on a chicken rice hunt ... which sg doesnt love a good plate of chicken rice? :)

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  3. As you know, I have an album of Shunfu Mart stalls in my facebook and of course, Leong Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of my favourite(s) there.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=474264331760&set=a.445891036760.223440.527026760

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