28.7.17

Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice

Terribly sorry for the extended silence; I got the blue screen of death and my computer went on the fritz. And after a frantic, and tearful, visit to some tech whiz, lappie's now all well and good...and my world finally makes sense again. I must confess, as terrifyingly handicapped that felt, it was a teensy weensy bit cathartic at the same time, this lack of access to the internet.

So, to detract myself from the prospect of losing all my life's memories because I forgot to back up my data, I've been stuffing my face. Comfort eating, you know??

Anyways, Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice has been on my to-eat list since forever, and which was just awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin people. I recently ate at its brother shop along Havelock, and thought it high time to pop by the "original" at Holland Drive.

While Uncle Chicken Rice takes up an entire restaurant space and hawks a bunch of cze char dishes, Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice is just the one stall in a coffeeshop, and simply offers chicken rice. I'd expected that they'd have better chicken rice than its brother restaurant, being a "specialist" and all, but it wasn't quite the case. It was still a commendable plate of chicken rice, but flavours were notably muted, when compared to Uncle Chicken Rice. I suppose someone preferring a more delicate taste would take to Sin Kee at Holland Drive, but I personally favour chicken rice that's more robust.

We had the Quarter Chicken ($8), which portion was unexpectedly modest. I liked that the meat was succulent and silky smooth, and the Rice ($0.80 each) was nuanced but well balanced. The chilli was excellent, bold, spicy and packed one hell of a wallop.

The stall facade for reference. 


Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice
Blk 40 Holland Drive #01-39
Stall 7
Tel: 8428 7865
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm-ish until it sells out; Closed Mondays
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