May 7th, 2021
Chicken rice. Deceptively simple, but when done right – full of complex flavours. Here are seven of our favourite spots to get the much-loved comfort food.
Tak Chee House
Basically an institution at this point, Tak Chee House has been serving the beloved staple since 1988. Moist, tender chicken is served atop bean sprouts, with fragrant, flavourful rice – and the accompanying chilli sauce takes things from great to amazing. Once you’ve had it, you’ll understand the faithful devotion shown to this place over the years.
Bull Creek Hawker
There’s something about chicken rice that’s made extra special by the hustle and bustle of an unpretentious hawker. Luckily, if Bull Creek Hawker has one thing, it’s hustle and bustle – well, that and some killer chicken rice. The chicken is moist, the rice is tasty, and when it’s this cheap, you can hardly find a reason not to… that is, if you can resist the curry laksa.
While some of the restaurants on this list have been around for decades, KCH proves that new dogs can learn old tricks, too. This modern, minimalist Malaysian eatery keeps things simple with a small, rotating menu, but chicken rice (or as they call it, Rice! Rice! Chicken Rice!) – extremely generously portioned, by the way – has remained a steady favourite.
Now, let’s not stray toooo far away from Coventry… D’Big Mama is there, after all. Serving up homestyle Malaysian cuisine, if you can resist the homemade bamboo pole noodles (a specialty of theirs), you’ll be well rewarded by their chicken rice – flavoursome broth and rice make it one of the best in Perth.
Chop Chop BBQ
Chop Chop BBQ bill themselves as Chinese barbecue with a hint of Southeast Asia…and we’ve gotta say, they’ve combined the best of both worlds. As well as their top-tier chicken rice, you’ll find dishes like laksa with crispy-skinned roast pork, or KL-style char siew.
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