335 Smith St, #02-126 Chinatown Food Complex, Singapore 050335 | map | nearest MRT: Chinatown.
Chicken rice is arguably Singapore’s national dish and is one of our favourites. What’s not to like?! – succulent chicken served with rice cooked in chicken stock, delicious. Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle stall located in Chinatown Complex Hawker has a Michelin star. So we went down to see what all the fuss was about and at $2 a dish, it’s the cheapest Michelin Starred meal out there.
The stall is located in a hawker so if you are looking for a fancy dining experience I’ll stop you right here. What it lacks in finesse, however, it makes up in flavour hundred times over. If you’re visiting Singapore you must visit the hawkers for a local dining experience, and the ones in Chinatown have some for the tastiest food in Singapore. You should expect to queue at Liao Fan as there’s always a huge one; I mean it’s $2 Michelin starred chicken, what do you expect! I promise you its worth the wait.
I always pick up fresh fruit juice from one of the drinks stalls; either mango or watermelon are my favourites. If you are feeling adventurous the avocado juice is meant to be very good.
We decided to try one with rice and one with noodles to get the full experience, with a cheeky char siu thrown in for good measure. To be honest I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. The chicken was just so, so moist, and the flavour! THE FLAVOUR! They must have marinated the shit out of those chickens. Can you tell we liked it? The noodles were top quality as well, none of these sticky soft over-cooked noodles that a lesser a stall would serve. The char siu was also one of the best I have tried in Singapore; the sticky sauce had a deep flavour that was almost approaching liquorice (insert drool face emoji here). The accompaniments were also on point, ferociously hot chilli sauce mixed with the dark soy is a perfect combination, and make sure you get the pickled chillies – so good!
If you can skive off work at lunchtime to tackle the ridiculously long queue, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle stall is definitely worth it!
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