The chicken, veggies and sauce that doused over it are as good as Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Tian Tian has slightly over an edge on the rice when come to aroma, if Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice can channel more efforts to perk up the rice flavour, The long queue at Tian Tian Chicken Rice bounds to shrink.
Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice 阿仔海南鸡饭 – better than Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice?
Everyone knows about Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre but when mentioned Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice, many will scratch their heads not knowing it was the fallout from the Tian Tian Chicken Rice.
The Maxwell food centre is a heated chicken rice battlefield ground with at least five stalls and intense rivalry competing for the chicken business, we have reviewed Tian Tian Chicken Rice and naturally target Ah Tai Chicken Rice who is their closest rival.
A standard chicken rice set costs $5, served with white steamed chicken, veggies and soup.
The previous chef from Tian Tian Chicken Rice has demonstrated his culinary skills of the steamed chicken and evident from the chicken that served. The steamed white chicken was tender-textured and moist, jelly-like layer of gelatin developing just beneath the skin was sinfully good.
However, the sauce doused over the chicken and the crunchy veggies is the real McCoy, the medley of perfect saltiness and slight sweetness with its succulent flavour brings up the sublime deliciousness of the chicken to a heavenly level. One word to describe: Good!
The flavoured-chicken rice could be more fragrant in our opinion, texture is good but insufficient seasoning made the rice meagerly mild. Chili sauce is reasonable good and went well with the chicken.
Our verdict on Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice
The chicken, veggies and sauce that doused over it are as good as Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Tian Tian has slightly over an edge on the rice when come to aroma, if Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice can channel more efforts to perk up the rice flavour, The long queue at Tian Tian Chicken Rice will likely to shrink.
Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice
A:1 Kadayanallur St, Stall 7, Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
H: Daily 11am – 8pm except Closed on Wednesday
T: +65 8137 6559