1. Tian Tian Chicken Rice

The famous Chicken rice stall at Maxwell Market serves traditional chicken rice and is one of the best in the country. The inviting steamed chicken is served slightly chilled and the tenderness is also a perfect counterpart to the hot chilli. The light, smooth and fragrant rice, with just a hint of garlic, sets them apart from the rest.

Address: Maxwell Food Centre #01-10/11, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184

Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Closed on Mondays)


1. Nam Kee Chicken Rice

Nan Kee serves traditional Hainanese chicken rice with meat ever so tender with the unforgettable chilli sauce full of oomph. The smooth skin of the chicken with just the right amount of fat beneath. The meat is juicy and goes very well with the dipping sauce, which is a combination of chilli sauce, ginger paste and dark soy sauce to deliver the right taste and texture. The rice served here is aromatic with a good consistency, complementing the chicken perfectly.

Address: 201 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574343

Opening Hours: Wed-Mon 11am to 9pm. Closed on Tuesdays.


3. Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice

They serve three different types of chicken – namely the poached, soy sauce and fried. We tried the poached chicken and it was executed really well in a flavourful broth. The chicken turned out to be juicy and tender, gently gingery with subtle chicken flavour. The broth is tasty enough to boost your appetite.The long grain rice is well-oiled, mildly fragrant, yet not too greasy and separates easily into loose grains. The chilli contains a blend of ginger, vinegar and spice with a punch.

Main Outlet Address:  101 Thomson Road, #01-08 United Square, 307591

Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm

4. Kampong Chicken Eating House

Kampong chicken is known to be leaner, healthier and can be distinguished from its yellow skin. The yellow skin kampong chickens have more distinctive features such as their skinny legs and leaner bodies. They are allowed to run free and are corn fed, thus containing less fat and are healthier for consumption. The meat here is definitely not as fatty. It is leaner but still, very tender. Ladies will jump for joy and feel guilt-free for indulging in this plate of healthier kampong chicken rice due to it being less fat. Even though the rice is not as fragrant and amazing as compared to others, it complements the chicken well. The highlight was their kicky chilli sauce, which is properly thick and spicy.

Address: 255 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574382

Opening Hours: 10.30am to 9.30pm daily.

4. Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice

Loy Kee Chicken Rice offers Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore, they have a wide variety of dishes that are suitable for group gatherings and casual dining. It presents a variety of dishes, so there is something for everyone on the menu.

Address: 342 Balestier Road, Singapore 329774

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

6. Xing Yun Hainanese Chicken Rice

Xing Yun Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice offers some of the best Chicken rice. Located in Jurong, the western part of Singapore,  Xing Yun chicken is tender and soft with nice soya sauce and fluffy rice with a nice fragrance perfectly cooked.

Address: Blk 347 Jurong East Avenue 1, Yuhua Market and Food Centre, Singapore 600347

Opening Hours: 7am – 4pm

7. Chatterbox

An award-winning restaurant for Hainanese chicken rice, Chatterbox has proudly called itself “Home of the Legendary Mandarin Chicken Rice”. When Mandarin Orchard Singapore started its operation in 1971, Chatterbox has been opened to serve this traditional dish in a modern atmosphere. Chatterbox offers a high-end dining experience for a local’s everyday dish. It is a place to treat overseas guests a traditional meal in a comfortable ambience.

Address: 333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Mandarin Orchard, Singapore 238867

Opening Hours: 7am – 10am, 11am-10.30pm

8. Yishun 925 Chicken Rice

More than 20 years of serving chicken rice to the people living in the northern part of Singapore. The juicy chicken that is coated in a thick layer of soy sauce is cooked at optimal temperature. The chicken is tender and the rice is fragrant.

Main Outlet Address: Yong Yun 81 Yishun Foodcourt #01-249, 925 Yishun Central 1, Singapore 760925

Operating hours: 10:30am – 8pm

Multi outlets

9. Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice

Good Year serves traditional chicken rice balls which is hard to find in Singapore. They serve the chicken with either chicken rice or chicken rice balls. Depending on taste, some people may find the chicken ball starchy and mushy and may prefer the standard chicken rice.

Address:  Blk 111 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310111

Opening Hours: 10.30am to 8pm daily.

10. Nan Xiang Chicken Rice

Nancy, the owner of Nan Xiang Chicken Rice, first had the chicken rice stall at Whampoa food centre in 1986. The chicken rice was so fragrant, they first stir-fried with garlic, ginger, shallots and chicken soup before cooking it in the rice cooker. Frying the rice before cooking makes it even more fragrant, which is a plus when the chicken meat is already succulent and cooked just right, leaving a tender layer beneath the skin. The addition of lime juice to the chilli sauce also makes it refreshing and full of oomph!

Address: Blk 90, Whampoa Drive, Whampoa Makan Place, #01-21, Singapore 320090

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.