The best chicken rice in Singapore can be considered one of the holy grails for foodies in this food paradise of South East Asia. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of chicken rice stalls and hawkers in Singapore, served from the simple hawker centres to the expensive restaurants. It is a staple of many Singaporeans and has garnered fame and a fanatical following not just within the country, but all over the world. Stars and everyday people from Hong Kong, the USA, the Philippines and just about everywhere will converge at the island state every year just to have a taste.
There will no doubt be disputes over which stores and restaurants serve the best chicken rice in Singapore (and we will continue to bring other great chicken rice hawkers to you), but frankly, the one available at the humble Kopitiam All Time Favourites in IMM at Jurong East must rank as one of the best, if not the best, chicken rice available country-wide. It is surprisingly not well known, and some have described their signature dish to be slightly salty, but not many can beat the fragrant rice and tender chicken meat served to thousands of customers daily.
The All Time Favourite Kopitiam in IMM can be located on the first floor, among the cluster of food stalls situated near the car park exit. The chicken rice options include the all important white chicken rice, as well as soya sauce chicken rice. Both are just as superb, with the rice being an important feature of the whole dish. It adds to the flavour of the sweet chicken meat, and if you consider how tender the chicken breasts are as well, it all makes for a wonderful gastronomical experience.
Do not forget the essential garlic chilli that must be added to make the best chicken rice in Singapore even more heavenly. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but in Singapore, eating chicken rice without garlic chilli is like eating char kway teow without soya sauce.
If having the best chicken rice in Singapore isn’t enough for a meal, there are other fantastic dishes on the All Time Favourite Kopitiam in IMM too. Part of their secret is extra tender chickens they have, so if rice is too heavy for you, why not consider one of the best chicken noodles in Singapore as well? Their noodles are done just right, al dente, and coupled with the chicken and yummy stock, the All Time Favourite Kopitiam in IMM has two best Singaporean dishes covered just right! Reminds me so much of the fantastic authentic Japanese ramen I’ve had at Baikohken Singapore.
There’s also prawn dumpling noodles, mee rebus, mee siam, and an assortment of other chicken and pork dishes, from baked chicken rice to pork cutlets. But why waste valuable space in your tummy on them, when the best and most delicious chicken rice in Singapore is waiting for your consumption?
With chicken and rice being a common diet for people from all over the world as well, chicken rice is definitely one of the most popular Singaporean dishes with our foreign guests and expats living here. Most of the chicken rice served in Singapore originates from Chinese cooks and chefs, as it is with the delicious ones from IMM’s All Time Favourites Kopitiam. But our Malay and Indian countrymen have also their own versions of the signature dish, and not any less tasty either. I can still remember the beeline we made for the Malay chicken rice prepared by our pal’s mom when we were students, with the crunchy fried chickens being the best in Singapore, and better than whatever KFC can come up with.
So if ginseng chicken soup from the restaurant in Singapore serving some of the best Korean food might be too potent for your tastebuds, why not stick to the safe, trusted and unforgettable best chicken rice in Singapore? You can hardly go wrong with IMM’s All Time Favourites’ chicken rice. And to prove it, they are always packed during lunch and dinner hours, so be there early to queue up, or they might even run out of chicken meat. It’ll be too late for regrets then!