Sin Kee is another old school chicken rice instituition in Singapore. Like most of the other famous chicken rice stalls (Boon Tong Kee, Loy Kee, Swee Kee, Wee Nam Kee, Ming Kee etc), it has a 'Kee' in its name. I really have no idea what's the connection between 'Kee' and chicken rice. Kee siao ah.
But the chicken (~$12 for 1/2 a bird) here is really good. Plump. Juicy. Tender. Supple white breast that made me wonder if SK2 had gone into the poultry market. The meat also had a pleasant 'chickeny' taste which made me feel like eating the whole bird. The fragrant soy sauce mixture that was splashed over the chopped chicken was truly alluring.
After savouring the chicken on its own, try it with the chilli sauce, dark soy sauce and minced ginger. The chilli sauce was a tad too sour for my liking. But still this dependable trio hardly fails.
As for the rice (~30-50 cents), it was nicely flavoured with chicken stock and ginger. The grains were soft and yet sufficiently firm. I was happy too that it wasn't too oily.
Sin Kee's certainly an old school chicken rice instituition that serves up good chicken rice in an equally old school hawker centre. Atheletic chickens need not apply.
Sin Kee Chicken Rice
Margaret Drive Food Centre
Tel: 6471 0355
Closed on Monday
Chew On This: For those with weak stomachs, it may be more advisable to eat chicken rice earlier in the day (assuming they cook the chicken in the day). A chicken that was cooked in the morning and left to hang till it reaches your plate at 7pm will be a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. They love supple white breast too. Just some food for thought.
Note: The prices here are as best as I can remember. I apologise for not being able to state the exact price. Exams are coming and memory space is limited.