2013-03-09 21 瀏覽
Thanks to OpenRice, a few OpenRicers and I were given the chance to have a taste of this delicious chicken rice stall located at Maxwell Food Centre, a popular haven that houses many famous and highly raved local food stalls.There were only ten of us splitted into 2 tables, yet the owner was really generous in serving us a whole chicken for each table along with many side dishes such as chicken gizzard, chicken feet, beansprout and boy choy. The full table of aromatic food really entices ones ta
There were only ten of us splitted into 2 tables, yet the owner was really generous in serving us a whole chicken for each table along with many side dishes such as chicken gizzard, chicken feet, beansprout and boy choy. The full table of aromatic food really entices ones tastebud.
Once all of us were settled, we can't wait to tuck in! First, i took some soup which was light tasting and clear without any traces of oil seen. It has a subtle fresh chicken taste and not overly salty. It really warms my belly and futher stimulate my appetite for the feast ahead. Time for the essence of a chicken rice stall- the chicken rice and the chicken! The chicken rice was flavourful and well distributed thorough the whole plate. One applaudable point is that it was cooked until such that each grains of rice was intact yet fully infused with flavour which burst and released into your mouth with each bite. To cook the rice until this way (similar to how you cook spaghetti till al-dente) definitely revealed the well experienced skill of this stall's chef.
Next, the boiled white chicken was chopped in thick chucks which allow substantial and satisfying mouthfeel and taste. The chicken was drizzled with appetising light soysauce and sesame oil. Though i wished that the chicken meat itself is more infused with flavour, but this tiny 'flaw' can totally be ignored when you accompanied the chicken with their own made chilli and ginger sauce. I have heard from the daughter of the chef that they have to wake up really early to do all the preparation work, one including grating the ingredients to make these sauces. They insist of making their own sauce despite all the additional hard work as in this way, they can maintain the freshness and quality. Such dedication is really admirable. One thing to note is that their chilli sauce is a little spicier than most other stalls so be sure to test out your level of comfort before dousing your plate of chicken with it!
The few side dishes are not to be missed too. The chicken gizzards were fresh and tasty without the foul smell that are commonly associated with animal organs. The gizzards were crunchy while the livers were soft and melty. The chicken feet was another impressive dish that i really enjoyed. Want to replenish your collagen for supple skin? Likes to eat chicken feet but find deboning them a nuisance and unglam in public? Have a plate of their chicken feet! Their chicken feet are served without any bones, leaving you the crunchy gelatine skin for ease of enjoyment. How thoughtful! Nevertheless, one cannot forget about the must-have vegetable for a well-balanced meal. The boy choy was blanched, removing the raw taste which green leafy vegetables commonly have, while the beansprout were sweet and crunchy. Both were drizzled with a light tasting sauce and sprinkled with scallions, enhancing the fragrance of the dishes. Healthy and simple dishes that accompanies really well with the other 'heavier' dishes.
Overall, i truly enjoyed every dishes from this stall and am really grateful to OpenRice for the warm invitation to this food tasting event.