Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Possibly the most famous of the contemporary chicken rice brands is Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, which now boasts four outlets. The original is located in the celebrated Maxwell Food Centre and has attracted serious praise from a long list of renowned international chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Tetsuya Wakuda and most recently the highly acclaimed chef, writer and culinary personality, Anthony Bourdain.
The generous sliced chicken and fragrant rice is served slightly chilled, the traditional way and, as the now retired founder
Madam Foo Kui Lian suggests, "this is very refreshing on a hot day." Compared to some it is quite light and has a buttery taste and texture that is smooth and soft. The sauce, served as a condiment, is spicy, however, and incredibly rich.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice can be found at stall 10 in the Maxwell Food Centre, but most likely all you need to do is look for the longest queue.