I was also reliably informed by Bobcat from the ieat forums to specifically try Loy Kee at Whampoa as the other outlets are run by the brother of this stall. This is still the original and the best of the Loy Kee stalls, apparently.
Occupying not one but two stalls in the heart of Whampoa's busy hawker market, there was certainly no let up of traffic on the morning when we were there. I would expect the lunch crowd to be even much heavier.
|Loy Kee Chicken Rice|
As there were only 2 of us that morning, we opted for half a chicken with the usual chicken rice and another plate of bean sprouts to go along. And of course, there was a delicious bowl of soup to go along. As I commented before on chicken rice here, the good ones usually produce very good soup, and this was no exception.
|Steamed White Chicken|
The steamed chicken here was really unique and had very little oil on the skin. It was colder than usual for Hainanese chicken, but it was still very succulent nevertheless. The meat was pure and easy to bite into, and with so little oil on the outside, this was a very excellent plate of Hainanese steamed chicken. Almost as good as Leong's at Shunfu, but not nearly as supreme.
|Fragrant Chicken Rice|
The chicken rice was very well cooked and was full of garlic fragrance. The rice grains were just fluffy without being too mushy or too undercooked. The chicken flavors were just right too. All in all, one of the best chicken rice I have tasted so far, bar the chicken rice balls which I absolutely adore.
The bean sprouts were pretty much par for the day, and the nice sesame and soy seasoning just about made this more than palatable. One thing I noticed was that the same sesame and soy seasoning was not too heavy on the chicken itself, which is rather rare these days.
But the chicken itself and the rice were the real highlights here. I have very little to fuss about and Loy Kee thoroughly deserves the 4 heavenly kings title.
Loy Kee Chicken Rice & Porridge
#01-49/50 Block 91
Whampoa Hawker Market