Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ming Kee Chicken Rice in Bishan

Two servings of chicken rice with a side of porridge and veggies

This place (Kim San Leng coffeeshop at 511 Bishan St 13) came as a suggestion last week, and since we were in the neighborhood tonight, we went to go take a look. It wasn't hard to miss; as early as 6 PM, the line was already getting ridiculously long. So long, in fact, that I got a beer to help keep my interest while waiting it out, and by the time I finished it, I still had two thirds more of the line to go!

Anyway, I could see why this place was so popular: the meat was very juicy and cut into generous pieces, and the rice was nice and fluffy. Other than that, there wasn't much to excite me though. The hot sauce was rather boring to me, the soup was so bland that I barely took two sips, and the porridge was very disappointingly made from tasteless plain rice. Overall, the taste here was just a bit too much on the mild side for me.

Well, thanks for the suggestion nonetheless. Maybe if I'm up in this neck of the woods again, I'll try duking out those lines another time, but my first choice is by far still Tian Tian Chicken Rice.

6 comments:

ceadsearc said...

hello travellinghungryboy:

just wanna say i'm a really big fan of your flog (foodblog), i;m just amazed at how constantly it's updated and how many nice places you get to go to which i guess is the nice thing 'bout being an expat, huh. and anyway on the topic of chicken rice i thought i'd introduce you to sin kee chicken rice which is now at mei chin road; (and there's also another very good chicken rice at alexandra village, off alex. road)...not sure how they rank with tian tian but how bout giving it a shot?
my two cent's worth, -shawn.

Shionge said...

I'm amazed at your wonderful blog THB (Travelling Hungry Boy)....I always have problem looking for food when I'm out so you're my food guide now heeee...

Tks.

D said...

Yes the one at Mei Chin Road is really good. For braised chicken, do check out the one at upper cross st. They are only open for lunch and are closed on fridays. This is my review on it if you're interested:
http://dancingblueseal.blogspot.com/2006/08/chew-kee-eating-house-upper-cross-st.html

StarvingFox said...

I like to read your blog often, and I came across it through searching "Oishi Pizza" on Google. Your blog is awesome and there are so many places to try. Another option of choices from the Sunday Times food section. I know a chicken rice restaurant along Upper Thomson Road known as nam kee chicken rice. Another stall down the road known as kampong chicken house is a good place to try. tian tian chicken rice is one of the better ones in Singapore. I sometimes like the chicken rice at food junction at bugis junction and segearnt chicken rice at wisma atria food republic. The latter is rather expensive, but it's quite okay. there are also a dollar chicken rice in the heartlands, but I don't think it is nice.

Anonymous said...

how about trying Lucky Chicken Rice at Lucky Plaza (Level 2)? my husband and me love the roast chicken rice there.

Anonymous said...

My sister introduced me to your blog. We both live in the US now and miss the food back in Singapore. Reading about chicken rice is making me yearn for home.