The Big Bird in Bal­moral Plaza

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En­dorsed and fre­quented by one of Sin­ga­pore's favourite daugh­ters, pop icon Stefanie Sun, The Big Bird in New­ton is one of the city's most pop­u­lar chicken rice out­lets. The chef and owner, Derek

Chen, and his wife Bessie opened the first of their two restau­rants in 1998 at Park­lane Shop­ping Cen­tre and ex­panded a year later into Bal­moral Plaza.

The open­ing fol­lowed a decade of ex­per­i­ment­ing with flavours and tech­niques, re­sult­ing in a unique, fiery style that has taken the city by storm.

The chicken is al­ways thick and ten­der and un­usu­ally it is also served warm. The rice is fra­grant and packed full of del­i­cate flavours, with gin­ger, gar­lic and pan­dan be­ing prom­i­nent - and then there is the punchy, rich, red chilli sauce. For those who like it hot, it is a match made in culi­nary heaven!

The Big Bird started out as a hum­ble chicken rice restau­rant but to­day of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of other tra­di­tional re­gional dishes. Bal­moral Plaza can be found at 271 Bukit Timah Road, around 10 min­utes' walk from the New­ton MRT sta­tion on the Down­town Line.

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