Chicken rice is unofficially considered as the 'national dish' in Singapore. Tourists who visit Singapore will definitely try the dish. This year, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay came to Singapore and challenged one of the popular Hainanese chicken rice stall.
To me, chicken rice was also one of my favourite dishes. I always have cravings for Hainanese chicken rice whenever I am at overseas. Between roasted chicken and steamed chicken, I love the latter most. The steamed chicken can tell you how skillful the chef was. A stall that serves very tender and moist chicken breast meat will win my vote.
In my earlier post, Sin Swee Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice had my vote. The restaurant serves very tender and moist chicken. At the same time, it sells other cooked food like fried rice and noodles. You will have a variety of choices if you were sick of eating chicken rice.
At Sing Ho Hainan Chicken Rice, it was very similar to Sin Swee Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice. Sing Ho not only tells Hainanese chicken rice but also other cooked food. Though I am no food connoisseur, I can taste the difference between the two brands. My recommendation to Sing Ho is to concentrate its efforts on improving the chicken rice. Since the shop name and signage read Hainan Chicken Rice, it will be best that Sing Ho concentrate on what they do best and not venture on other dishes for the time being.
The total dining experience cost us $34.
Sambal Kangkong or sambal water spinach is generally a spicy and delicious dish. It was one of my favourite dishes too. When the vegetables were served, I was firstly surprised by the small portion. The sambal, which was made from dried shrimps, belacan (dried shrimp paste), chilli and other ingredients, was mild. The vegetables that were cooked very nicely was the only thing I could praise about this dish. (Food rating: 2/5)
We ordered a half portion of Steamed Hainanese Chicken. The chicken was nicely presented. However, the texture of the chicken was disappointing. The meat was tender but the texture was coarse. The sauce was sadly mild. In my personal view, I expected the steamed chicken to be at least tender and moist and the sauce has to compliment the chicken. Furthermore, the rice cooked in chicken stock was disappointing. I thought I ate white rice. The rice was not only plain but also a little soggy in texture. At Sing Ho, the quality of steamed chicken and rice were below Sin Swee Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice. As for the braised eggs, they were just normal eggs without taste. I cannot describe any further on the eggs. (Food rating: 2/5)
We also ordered dumpling soup. There were about 4-5 pieces of dumplings in the soup. The dumplings were normal. It lacked something and the soup was a little oily. (Food rating: 2/5)
For the pork chops, I could not figure out what I was eating. It looked like char siew (barbeque pork) and perhaps supposed to taste like kebab. Nevertheless, it was neither one of them. The pork chops were sweet. I did not know what I should expect from the chops. Perhaps you could enlighten me. (Food rating: 2/5)
Address: 270 Middle Rd, Singapore 188993
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5