I have being missing the dining out at the hawker center where a huge varieties of affordably priced food which are conveniently located at the heart of the housing estates. As I have already mentioned above that no dish can fill up the spot of the plate of Chicken Rice. When you see succulent cooked chicken hanging neatly in a row at a food stall, you are looking at one of the nation's favourite dishes—Hainanese Chicken Rice-an ubiquitous sight in hawker center across the country.
Considered one of Singapore’s national dishes, Hainanese Chicken Rice is made of tender poached chicken sliced into bite-sized pieces, served with a fragrant and flavorful rice, and accompanied by dark soya sauce, garlic-chilli and ginger dips.
The rice itself is decadent on its own and complements the soft chicken. Cooking the rice in chicken stock and fat gives it a rich umami flavor, while ginger which tends to imbues it with an inviting aroma. The classic way to eat chicken rice. The chicken is steeped in boiling water or blanched till it is fully cooked, before being soaked in cold water to ensure that the meat remains tender.
A plate of the authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice right at your home without any fuss or mess. Let's sit back and enjoy this plate of delicacy from my kitchen to yours. Stay tune for another recipe soon!!!
For the Chicken:
1 whole chicken
4 tbsp of pink salt or normal salt
4 inch section of fresh ginger peeled and crushed
4 cloves garlic crushed
2 stalks green onion crushed
Boil a large pot of water. In the meantime, clean the chicken by rubbing the salt in and out. Rinse chicken well, inside and outside. Lightly rub salt on the outer part of the chicken. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. Pour soy sauce into the chicken and spread it evenly. Then, stuff chicken with ginger and green onions.