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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Jew Kit Chicken Rice Adventure!!!

Jew Kit Chicken Rice Adventure!

Who doesn't love the good ole' classic hainanese chicken rice? It is a local favourite and it's even called one of Singapore's national dish.

The recipe for the dish is adapted from early Chinese immigrants from Hainan Island, off the southern coast of China. Back in Hainan, locals call the dish "Wenchang chicken". They use a particular fowl that is bony and fibrous, and serve the chicken with oily rice.

The cooking method hails back to its Hainanese roots. The chicken is steeped in boiling water or blanched till it is fully cooked, before soaking it in cold water to ensure the meat remains tender. In a local twist, the chicken can also be roasted or braised in soya sauce for a different taste. But this time we're looking at the traditional steamed method and it's found in the the "atas" part of singapore ; Orchard Road (to be exact Killiney road)

Located just 8 mins walk away from Somerset MRT, this shop originated since 1992 and it's decorated with nostalgic items from the late 80's /early 90's. With vintage items and traditional food to bring back the fond memories of the elders, this place is really a gem to find in the bustling Orchard crowd you find at Scape and Orchard Central.

I ordered a "Memories" Chicken rice consisting of traditional steamed chicken with prawn crackers while my friend ordered the "Relationship" chicken rice which is steamed chicken rice with egg and beancurd. For drinks we both got cold barley with winter melon!

And... the Chicken Rice lived up to the high expectations I set for it! The Rice was moist and flavourful , the chicken was tender and the chilli spiciness was just right although the chilli could be less lumpy! (It was to lumpy and curdy to my liking)

Overall a really wonderful experience and definitely would recommend and go again!!! More pictures down below!

Jew Kit Chicken Rice
Address:105 Killiney Road, Singapore 239546
Operating Hours: 10:30am - 12:00midnight
Phone: 6733 5578


  1. Somerset location is so convenient, especially for tourist! Haha!

    1. Yup! Plus it's affordable too at that location!

  2. Wow! I love hainanese chicken rice, wish they open one in Malaysia too cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  3. Food tradition is rich in Singapore. So nice to see places like these are carrying forward the yummy recipes. Very convenient place also!