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.