Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Another Tian Tian in the East!

Yes, yes. Eastie pride again! :p The popular Tian Tian Chicken Rice stall at Maxwell Food Centre has opened another outlet in the east after their Joo Chiat branch.

Located at the Simpang Bedok area, this outlet is the closest to my home. Moohehehe.

One Sunday evening, my family of four decided to check this Tian Tian out instead of our once-a-week home-cooked dinner.

Here's the Poached Chicken ($14 for 1/2 a bird). I really enjoyed this for its smooth. tender texture and flavoursome meat. The only thing I found odd was unlike most sauces used to drizzle of the chicken, the one here was gooey and viscous. Don't remember the Maxwell stall to have this gooey sauce but it's been ages since I last ate there. Can anyone confirm?

The Roasted Chicken ($14 for 1/2 a bird) didn't appeal too much to me. It was relatively rough and tough, and lacked fragrance. I'll stick to the white poached chicken. :)

You Cai or literally Oil Vegetables ($6) was a simple dish of blanched xiao bai cai, oyster sauce and fried shallots.

A surprisingly good find here is the Plain Macaroni (80cents)! It was cooked just right and there was a pleasant flavour of the flour used to make the pasta. I would have gobbled a 2nd bowl if not for the fact that my bowl was the last portion for the day.

Oh the rice! Can't forget the holy trinity of chicken rice- chicken, rice & chili sauce. The rice was very tasty with a good chicken, pandan and garlic flavour. Individual grains separated nicely with a good mouthfeel. The chili sauce, spiked with lime juice, was a little too sharp for my liking though.

Yay! I don't have to travel to Maxwell for Tian Tian Chicken Rice anymore! Yippeee.

Tian Tian Chicken Rice
12 Jalan Pari Burong (other outlets at Maxwell Food Centre and Joo Chiat)
Tel: 6448 0120

Chew On This: Are you a fan of Tian Tian Chicken Rice? Follow them on Facebook and Twitter! Woah, our hawker titans are also catching up with social media. Very cool.


J2Kfm said...

Tried the Tian Tian at Chinatown, and certainly was head and shoulders above the rest. Good chicken rice without the fuss.

The Hungry Cow said...

J2Kfm: It's been a long while since I ate there..maybe time for a revisit!

greenchilli said...

I had bad experience with this particular Tian Tian branch....

Went there with my family 2 weeks ago for lunch. Ordered 2 plates of roasted chicken breast meat rice for me and my son and the arrogant PRC chef/worker told me "no more breast meat". I wanted roast chicken I have to take drumstick. And of course I have to pay more for drumstick.

Now, this was perfectly normal and I would not kick up a fuss. However, at that time there were 2 full roasted chickens hanging at the counter!!! When I pointed that fact to the PRC guy, he just muttered something about having to finish serving the chopped chicken parts before he could start with a new chicken. What fucked up logic is that?

Anyway, I raised the issue with the lady cashier (lady boss???) but she also gave me the same fucked up attitude.

Definitely my last visit to this branch !!!