The Singapore Chicken Rice in the Philippines
You know why I’m travelling around asia… It’s because it’s fun, it’s awesome and best of all I love the food! I have been in and out of Singapore and I keep coming back because I miss the street food and hawker centers! Of course, how can I forget the milk tea?
Sometimes, I am just craving for authentic Singaporean street food but I could just not find my satisfaction here in the Philippines.
When I heard that there’s a Singapore Chicken Rice blogger event, I begged Vince to drag me there with him!
As we arrived, I almost ignored the other bloggers 😛 I was so excited that when I entered I immediately looked at the menu! Nasi Lemak, White Chicken Rice, Laksa and that Dinosaur drink looked very very luring! When I realized that I was not the only person there in the restaurant, I said “hi” and mingled with the other bloggers.
They served the White Chicken Rice first as this is their specialty of course! The rice looks plain in the pictures but as you can see, there’s this glossy texture to it. The rice is made with natural chicken oil and the aroma is so good… It tastes even better than it smells! They served the white chicken rice with hiananese sauce. I am not a fan of this sauce really and did not eat much to it. The first sauce (yellow) is made out of ginger… the taste is really distinct. The second sauce (red orange) seems to have tomato and some chili. Anyway, I tried the chicken with the sauce but did not eat much on it. I ate the white chicken, which is steamed (healthy!), with only the chicken rice and I was super satisfied with the taste. The chicken rice meal is also served with veggies on the side and a soup only for P99!
White Chicken Rice (P99)
Next they served some Curry Chicken sauce. We passed it around to taste the curry sauce and poured some on our chicken rice. Their curry sauce is made of real curry leaves and not those powdered ones. They actually get this outside of the Philippines as there is not much curry leaves here.
(i forgot to take pictures – stay tuned for my 2nd blog post about this)
Curry Chicken combo (P78)
The next dish is the Laksa noodles. There are different kinds of Laksa. The one I tasted in Malaysia is the “Asam Laksa.” I don’t know what it means and how it’s supposed to differ but it tasted a bit different here. Their laksa is cooked with the Filipino taste in mind adjusting the flavours to our taste. The soup is not as spicy as well as compared to the laksa in Singapore or Malaysia
As if our stomachs were not full yet, they served Pancit Chino. The noodles is very different from what we ordinarily use here in the Philippines. It is stir fried with egg which produces a great appetizing aroma.
Pancit Chino combo (P55)
The one dish I have been dying to eat since I arrived at the restaurant is the Nasi Lemak! It’s actually a Malay dish. I have been dying and craving for this for months already! It’s a good thing Shyan served us with the Nasi Lemak next! He explained how the dish should be eaten. We pinoys love to separate our food. But when eating this meal, we must mix every ingredient with the rice to experience it. Did I mention that this meal only costs P35? It is usually good for breakfast! and since I am a heavy breakfast eater… this is a sure winner! I hope I can have it delivered to my house just at that instant! The Nasi Lemak’s rice is special as well as they put coconut oil in it. You will notice once you smell the food, the aroma is very distinct. On the side, they have dilis, chili sauce, peanuts and eggs. It must be wierd hearing peanuts being mixed with rice… but it tastes really good on this meal!
Nasi Lemak (P35)
Dessert time!!! This desert is not yet on their menu as they will launch this new menu next month. This sweet treat is called “Oni.” This is a famous Chinese dessert and if you eat this anywhere else, this is expensive. I asked about the price of it here but Shyan said they haven’t discussed the pricing yet as this is a new product to be launched. He then said, this must be cheaper than the ones being sold in Singapore and anywhere else. The Oni is made of real gabi mashed and sweetened. On it’s side is ube ice cream… This dessert is fantastic as it is not super sweet unlike other desserts. and I am not a fan of super sweet desserts.
Oni (price TBA)
The food trip didn’t end here. Just when everyone is saying their goodbyes, I still could not take my eyes off that “Dinosaur” in the menu. The event is supposedly over but I bought the Dinosaur drink 😛 The sad thing though is that I had it prepared “to-go” (for take-out) so the picture below is not that nice. It’s actually a chocolate chiller made of Milo topped with Milo powder overload! The mix of the drink is just awesome and I boldly said to another blogger that this tastes better than the chocolate signature frap in Starbucks! (that’s just me but seriously… I almost **fainted** with goodness) The powdered Milo on top actually gives texture to the drink… as the mix is super cold already with crushed ice and cold water, the powder can’t be really dissolved anymore – thus giving a nice texture.
Anyway, you have to go there and taste it to believe it! Me and Vince actually went back the second time around after 2 days. We were craving for that curry chicken rice and nasi lemak and dinosaur that we had to go back there. I have better shots of the Dinosaur (unlike above). Will make a separate post about our second time around. Anyway… do visit Singapore Chicken rice, details are found below.
Blog Posts about Singapore Chicken Rice
Singapore Chicken Rice – Healthy Fastfood Restaurant in the Philippines by WhenInManila.com (video blog)
Singapore Chicken Rice
Unit 00051 Shopwise Arcade, GenRoxas Ave.
Brgy. Socorro, Araneta Center,
opens at 7am to 10pm daily
Delivers for free with a minimum order of P300