Tian Tian chicken rice is one of the most well-known chicken rice stalls in Singapore. Many tourists are willing to queue for more than 30 minutes at their stall just to get a plate of chicken rice. Although they have many branches around Singapore, I went to their most popular one at Maxwell Food Centre.
I am not a big fan of the steamed chicken. However, since Tian Tian Chicken Rice is so popular because of their steamed chicken, I decided to give it a chance and try it.
I arrived at around 11.30 and surprisingly, there was no queue. Usually the queue would be super long behind the stall. During my visit, there was just 2 people in line. That was also partially the reason I decided to try as I don’t have a long lunch break.
I ordered the steamed drumstick chicken rice. Ordering and collection is at different stations. You order and pay for your order at the first counter, the staff will give you an order ticket and direct you to the second counter to collect your order.
Upon collecting your chicken rice, they will scoop one sauce plate of their mandatory chicken rice chili.
I decided to have a go at their rice first, since I have heard a lot about it. I have tried lots of chicken rice around Singapore and I think Tian Tian ranks at one of the top, but not at the top. Their rice is pretty fragrant and not too oily.
Here comes the best part, the chicken of course! Wow on my first bite, I could feel it MELT IN MY MOUTH. It LITERALLY MELTED IN MY MOUTH. I am not joking, the chicken is so soft, it melts! Never ever in my life have I ever tried such amazing chicken. I don't know how they cook or prepare it but this changed my perspective on steamed chicken rice.
The chili was pretty good. Just the right amount of spice with the sourness there to complement the rice. Really enjoyed it!
Overall, as you can see from my review, I really recommend it. Please try the steamed chicken one even if you have been eating roasted chicken all your life. You will be a convert after one plate. It is really THAT amazing.
If you know any chicken rice stalls that can do a better job than Tian Tian Chicken Rice, do leave a comment below. I will try it when I have time and let you know if it really can beat the king of chicken rice in Singapore.