Monday, October 10, 2011

Maxwell Food Center: Home of the Best Chicken

Singapore Day 3
Maxwell Food Centre
1:10 p.m.

Our third day in Singapore began a little late with us leaving our hotel at noon. We headed straight to Chinatown to eat at Maxwell Food Centre for a bite of the best chicken in town.

Clean It Was Not

Popular Food Centre

Most Singaporeans agree that the best chicken in Singapore is to be had at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice. The fact that it had the longest line at Maxwell Food Centre goes to show how popular the stall is.

Long Lines Unsurprisingly

Bourdain approved

Modern Times

Hainanese Chicken
The 15 minutes I spent waiting in line at Tian Tian was worth it because this was undeniably the best hainanese chicken that I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, the chicken was so tender and juicy, it even had the hard to replicate thin layer of gelatin that glossed the chicken's skin. It was also seasoned very well and tasted very clean  that I didn't need the accompanying sauces provided. Tian Tian certainly set the bar high and it would be hard for anyone to replicate the quality and awesomeness of their chicken.

It came as no surprise that the other food we ordered at Maxwell Food Centre paled in comparison as the Tian Tian chicken truly was the star of the meal. Here are some thoughts I had with our other orders:

 Forgettable. I have no memory of the flavor profile whatsoever.

The curry was actually good but I didn't appreciate the sloppy presentation of the dish. It didn't help that my friend told us that the stall had sanitation issues.

Carrot Cake
Not as good as the carrot cake we had at Chomp Chomp. Lacks a healthy dose of pepper me thinks.

Mee Go Reng
Flavors reminded me of Italian spaghetti. This is pasta the Singaporean/Malay way.

If only to have a taste of Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, I would strongly encourage everyone to visit Maxwell Food Centre.

Maxwell Food Centre is located at 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Road Singapore. 
Aside from the stall at Maxwell Food Centre, Tian Tian  Hainanese Chicken Rice has a standalone restaurant at 443 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore. For more information, click here.

1 comment:

FoodInMyVeins said...

Excellent. I stumbled across this a few months ago. Amazing chicken. Love the hawkers in singapore

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