Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice, Balestier Road
When one of the local papers out here did a story naming the "Four Hainanese Chicken Rice Heavenly Kings" last week, I wasn't surprised to see some very popular names on there: Chatterbox, Boon Tong Kee, and Five Star. But there was one that I didn't recognize at all: Loy Kee. We had a chance tonight to come down and check it out (342 Balestier Road, 6252-2318).
I liked it a lot, mainly because of the heavy dousing of sesame oil all over. Granted, it was a bit excessive; almost to the point where it was dripping off the chicken. But it made it so tasty that it wasn't until I made it halfway through my chicken portion did I realize that I hadn't even tried the hot sauce yet (whose refreshingly sour taste also scored points with me). Tie it all together with the ultra firm and fluffy rice, and I was quite happy. They definitely weren't shy on the flavor here.