9 mouth-watering chicken rice stores in Singapore you have to try

By Aaron Tan

There’s nothing more iconic in SG’s lineup of ‘must-eat’ hawker fares than the humble chicken rice. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner, or even as a local breakfast, most true blue Singaporeans would definitely find themselves ordering a plate of chicken rice at least once a week, and for good reason too!

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Photo: Gettyimages)
Hainanese Chicken Rice (Photo: Gettyimages)

Firstly, it's undoubtedly yummy! Picture a steamy plate of fragrant rice, served with a side of poached or roasted chicken, homemade garlic-chilli sauce and grated ginger, plus an umami and sweet dark soy sauce.

Secondly, it's usually affordable, unless you’re at one of those atas chicken rice restaurant that cost $20++ a plate.

It's easy to order and quick to serve, and when you’re in a hurry or just can’t decide what to eat, it’s usually the default choice. The more important decision to make is whether you prefer the traditional steamed chicken or fancy a slight crisp to the skin of your bird with the roasted chicken.

Either way, expect both versions of this simple, yet mouth-watering dish to leave you feeling satisfied and perhaps a little patriotic for being part of this little red dot and its unique colloquial cuisine. Mahjula Singapura!

So enough ‘plucking’ around, let’s get right to it, the top nine chicken rice in Singapore, in no particular order!

1. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Maxwell

Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11, Singapore 069184 (Stall no. 10 & 11)

Opens 10am-7.30pm

Closed on Mondays.

2. Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice @ Katong Shopping Centre

Address: 865 Mountbatten Road #B1-85/87 Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore 437844

Opens 10.45am-7pm

Closed on Mondays.

3. 海南美味佳肴 Hainanese Delicacy @ Far East Plaza

Address: #05-116 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228213

Opens 10am-8pm

4. Boon Tong Kee @ Balestier

Address: Balestier Road 399 401 & 403, 329801

Opens 11am-3pm, 5pm-9.30pm on weekdays

11am-9.30pm on weekends.

5. Five Star Kampung Chicken Rice @ East Coast

Address: 191 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428897

Opens 11am-2am

6. Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice @ Golden Mile Food Centre

Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre #B1-35, Singapore 199583

Opens ​​11:30am - 9:00pm

Closed on Sunday and at 5pm on Saturday.

7. Yishun 925 Chicken Rice

Address: 925 Yishun Central 1, Singapore 760925

Opens 10am-830pm

8. Hua Kee Chicken Rice @ Redhill

Address: 85 Redhill Ln, Singapore 150085

Opens 8am-3pm

Closed on Mondays.

9. Jew Kit Hainanese Chicken Rice (Bukit Timah) @ Redhill

Address: 170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #B1-16/17/18, Singapore 588179

Opens 10am-9pm