Despite what I always say about certain asian foods tasting better in Hong Kong, Malaysia or Thailand, I have to admit that if it’s one dish Singapore does exceptionally well, it’s Hainanese Chicken Rice and one of the more well known stalls I frequent is Tian Tian. Their famous stall is at Maxwell market but when I’m lazy to queue and just want my chicken rice at a snap of a finger, I’ll head down to the Joo Chiat brunch. Another perk is that it’s air-conditioned which is perfect for blazing hot days.
Since Joo Chiat and the Katong area is one of my favorite haunts for good food amidst lovely architecture seeping with heritage value, I think that Tian Tian made a wonderful choice in choosing this neighborhood!
Tian Tian’s chicken is usually served slightly chilled to counteract the powerful punch that their garlic chilli delivers.
Other than the usual chicken rice, I also ordered a dish of fried french beans which was pretty yummy as well.
For me, the importance of chicken rice lies in the rice itself. Close friends of mine will know that it’s no secret how much I love eating carbs. Be it rice, potatoes or noodles. And chicken rice ranks pretty high on my favorites list.
“According to Anthony Bourdain, the rice can be taken alone. Although simple it delivers a taste that develops wonderfully and engages with the senses!”
Tian Tian’s rice is no longer as “oily” as I remembered it to be as they wanted to keep in line with the more health conscious customers of today but it’s still good. If I’m craving for my dose of super oily chicken rice there is this other chicken rice stall that I frequent at Beach Road. But for now, I’m pretty please with Tian Tian.
Outfit shots for that day.
A red and white checkered dress always reminds me of hot sunny afternoons and picnics so this dress really was a summer dress with lovely lace details at the bottom and light boning on the corset top. Photos were taken awhile back and I actually already gave away this dress during my last spring clean. I wonder which of my friends own this piece now.