When a food stall is popular, there could be a combination of factors rather than the signature dish itself.
This stall aptly called “Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice” while hidden in the basement of Katong Shopping Centre, is well-loved by the Easties for obvious reasons.
NOC’s Food King gave the stall 3 stars “Food King Good”, with Ryan commenting ”This is really hands down the best Chicken Rice in Singapore already.”
”Really?!”. He really said that on video. “Best” is of course debatable.
Next, the 2nd generation hawker Soki Wu is known to be an influencer with creative dances to ‘entertain’ customers, so much so that he is described as ”Katong chicken rice hawker hunk” and “Tiktok’s newest obsession”.
I have never seen him dancing live in front of the stall though, but he was there.
Here’s what I like about the stall: all the peripherals.
The free-flow achar (pickled vegetables), that free home-style Chinese soup, and dried garlic sprinkled on top of the chicken.
For those complaining this is “pricey”, do you know how much some stalls are selling their small tubs of achar?
The soup provided ranges from cabbage, pork ribs to peanuts, which is indeed substantial.
Back to topic, it was hard to miss this stall, as over 75% crowd of the food court came for chicken rice alone.
The standard Chicken Rice starts with $6.40 for delivery, with options of steamed chicken, roasted chicken, or mixed chicken rice.
You can add sides of roasted pork, char siew, chicken feet, chicken liver, gizzard and egg.
The chicken itself was juicy and tender, tasted more delicious with the flavoursome sauce and fried garlic.
Based on chicken alone, I won’t claim this is the “best” in Singapore as one may expect something smoother and more tender.
As for the rice, it would be a love it or so-so affair. Some may not be comfortable with the yellow rice.
I thought that it was not as greasy and oily as some of the other stalls, and yet flavourful. (Oily rice after dabao or delivery can really spoil the appetite.)
A huge draw is in its portion size, the achar (love it with loads of pineapple) and that tasty cabbage soup served FOC. One would expect the grains to be more fragrant? But considering the overall package, its popularity is not without reason.
Islandwide delivery via https://katongchickenrice.oddle.me/en_SG/. Min order $40, delivery fee differs depending on area.
Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice
Katong Shopping Centre #B1-85/87, 865 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437844
Tel: +65 9789 6073
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 8pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
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