After extensive research into where to get the best chicken rice in Singapore, we settled on Loy Kee in Balestier Road. Established in 1953, Loy Kee has been dishing up the famed Hainan chicken rice for more than sixty years to loyal fans. A bonus is that Loy Kee opens at 9.30am so it’s perfect for a late breakfast or brunch.
It is also a great option if you don’t feel like eating at a Hawker’s Centre with table service, menus and atmospheric surrounds.
The menu features special sets with bok Choy, beautiful satiny chicken broth, 3 delicious sauces – ginger, light chilli and soy, the chicken rice itself and either poached or roast chicken. We chose to try both versions of chicken to taste the contrast and loved both.
The poached chicken was the most silky and tender I have ever eaten and the chicken rice was perfectly cooked and flavoured with chickeny goodness. The roast chicken was also delicious but slightly drier than the poached version, with a layer of crispy roasted chicken skin adding texture.
Accompanied with a big cup of chinese tea, this was one of the best meals we had on our quick but fun trip to Singapore. I was very motivated by this eating experience so check out my recipe for my Singapore style poached chicken and chicken rice.
9 thoughts on “Best Chicken Rice at Loy Kee, Singapore”
I can’t wait till we’re in Singapore next week!! I love chicken rice and look forward to your future recipe post 🙂
Enjoy your trip. We really loved Gardens On the Bay if you want to see some amazing platings and great views from the cool climate conservatory “lost world.” Cheers Shanthini
Thank you Shanthini 🙂 Gardens on the Bay is on our to do list!! I can’t wait 🙂
Thank you – I just used my phone but the mid-morning light in the restaurant was perfect. Cheers Shanthini
I love this 😀
It was a wonderful eating experience!
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Feel like eating poached chicken tonight…