Makansutra Singapore Food Ebook 2023/24

Margaret Drive Chicken Rice

Blk 40 Holland Dr #01-39 Stall 5


11am – 6pm


Benson is the younger son of the legendary Sin Kee Chicken Rice founder at Margaret Drive years ago. He carried on when the senior passed on and kept the faith. His elder brother Niven runs another outlet, independent of each other, in the east. Benson's version is as authentic as it gets. The chicken is poached and cooled in iced water and the soft chunks of chicken are served at room temperature or slightly cool. It sits on a bed of warm chicken flavoured rice with is done just right, not too soft or otherwise. You eat just that with some baby bok choy and they offer the three classic dips- lime chilli, ginger and the thick caramelised soy sauce.

Mat Noh & Rose Ginger Fried Chicken Rice 91 Whampoa Dr #01-27,

Whampoa Mkt & Food Ctr (Map) 9am – 3pm Sun

It is the light ginger flavoured marinade and batter that did us in. You can see that huge pot of yellow ginger marinated and battered chicken that's fried fresh on site each day – alongside another pot of chicken parts. The golden yellow and orange hue of the chicken looked and felt so right. The piping hot and uber crispy (we detected a lot of rice flour in the batter) chicken with moist flesh was irresistible. The big scoop of crispy bits they slather over the fried drumstick added extra texture and flavour to the meal. The chicken rice was lightly flavoured and not too oily. They also offer sinful bits of fried chicken skin, gizzards, liver, bishop’s nose and neck, something only aficionados will adore. The only let -down was the sweetish chilli sauce, but we suggest you try the dark soy-chilli padi dip they also offer.


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