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13 Amazing Halal Hainanese Chicken Rice Stalls In Singapore That You Need To Try


Shasha Dania •  Aug 03, 2019


[Updated: 30 May 2022] One of the best things about Singapore's culinary scene is how it encompasses dishes from across the region. So if you're craving yummy Chinese food (the way we tend to!), then what better dish to start with than the iconic favourite: Hainanese Chicken Rice! Whether steamed or roasted, we've rounded up this list of halal chicken rice in Singapore! (in no particular order)

Halal chicken rice in Singapore

1. Fitra Chicken Rice

It would be impossible to make this list without including the Fitra chicken rice chain! With around 20 outlets across the island tucked away in hawker centres or food courts, this is one chain that’s a reliable source for a familiar dish. Although we may all have our own preferences for a particular outlet, a simple plate of Fitra is a reminder that you don’t need to eat fancy to have a great meal.

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2. Evertop Chicken Rice

Open since 1989, Evertop has built up its loyal fanbase over the decades with its succulent chicken meat, mouth-watering rice, and their special achar (pickled vegetables) that seal the deal! They have 2 outlets in Joo Chiat and Clementi, so no matter where you stay in Singapore you're never too far away from an iconic meal to make your day a little brighter.

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3. TFF Boneless Chicken Rice

The halal branch of Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice, this eatery at Bedok Corner has passionate fans that will swear by its taste as Michelin-worthy. Apart from the usual praises for the roasted and steamed chicken meat, we’ve heard that fans of chicken gizzards might really enjoy TFF’s version. The stall has long queues throughout the day - it’s definitely a place worth checking out if you're in the area! Halal Status: Halal-certified Facebook

4. MacKenzie Rex Restaurant

Established in 1966, MacKenzie Rex (sometimes also known as Rex MacKenzie) is one of the oldest eateries selling halal-certified Hainanese Chicken Rice! It's definitely a local classic, and they even deliver islandwide so you can now dine on their delicious chicken from the comfort of your own home. Make sure to have some of their chilli - the sour tang adds the perfect touch to the dish! Halal Status: Halal-certified Facebook

5. Edmond Chicken Rice

Chili lovers, this is the chicken rice stall for you! Chili sauce is one of the must-have condiments to top your plate of chicken rice, adding that tingling kick that makes the chicken meat taste even better. And fans of this hawker stall proudly declare that this place has a version that nowhere else can beat! Halal Status: Halal-certified Facebook

6. Sedap Corner Nasi Ayam Hainan

Hawker centres truly hide some of the best gems in the world, and this humble Bukit Batok establishment is one of them! There's no need to venture out of the heartlands for some good quality food when you have juicy, tender chicken waiting for you around the corner. Add on some braised egg or tofu to complete your meal, and it's enough to keep you going for the whole day! Halal Status: Halal-certified

7. Tang Tea House

You may associate this name more with dim sum, but their chicken rice also comes highly recommended! Make sure to order it the next time you’re there for a late-night supper with your friends. Who knows, your usual suppertime order may even change. Halal Status: Halal-certified Facebook

8. Dajie Niang Dou Fu & Hainan Chicken Rice

Dajie is another eatery that’s not known for chicken rice - it’s actually famous for its varieties of yong tau foo! But if you’ve tried every yong tau foo combination you can think of, order some roasted chicken rice next and see what other delicious meals they have to offer! Halal Status: Halal-certified Facebook

9. Enak-Enak Hong Kong Tea House

Credit: Hazwani Safiee on Facebook Here's one place that you might associate with dim sum - Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House! Perhaps their most famous outlet is the one at East Coast Park with an alfresco dining area by the sea. Instead of just ordering their roasted or steamed chicken rice, you can order some siew mai, steamed golden sand bun or Shanghai dumplings as a side dish too! Plus, for those of you who love duck, you'd love their braised duck rice. Halal Status: Halal-certified Facebook

10. New Hawa Restaurant

If you live in the east, you might probably have heard of New Hawa Restaurant as they have a few outlets around the east. Many of their fans grew up with their chicken rice which is known to be tender, with amazing chilli. To spice things up, you can even savour your plate of chicken rice with cheese, black pepper or lemon sauce. Not to mention that you can order your chicken rice along with other dishes like Hokkien Mee and hot plate beancurd! Halal status: Halal-certified Facebook

11. OK Chicken Rice

OK Chicken Rice made waves in 2020 for a very good reason. Their owners started a campaign called "Cheer Up" in an effort to deliver sponsored meals to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Opened in 2018, their humble stall in Ang Mo Kio serves yummy plates of chicken rice, with chicken that's crispy and succulent. It's accompanied by a spicy sauce too, so don't miss out on it! Halal status: Halal-certified Facebook

12. De Sinn Chicken Rice

Calling all those staying in Yishun, here's your chance to tuck into De Sinn Chicken Rice's specialty poached chicken and have it with their yummy ginger sauce. If you're craving for chicken that's moist and tender, then De Sinn will definitely not disappoint. Not to mention that their chicken rice is also drizzled with their Chef's specialty sauce! Halal status: Halal-certified Facebook

13. Jefri The Original Botak Chicken Rice

Perhaps one of the most underrated stores yet, Jefri's Chicken Rice is popular amongst Bedok's heartlanders. Known for their rich flavours and savoury chilli sauce, you have to check this spot out. Often, you'll see long queues in the evening, just from patrons wanting a taste of their chicken rice! Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Instagram 

Bonus: StraitsKitchen

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Craving for slightly fancier chicken rice? If you feel like treating yourself, grab some friends or family and head to the Straits Kitchen buffet at the Grand Hyatt hotel for a taste of their steamed and roasted meat (there's chicken and duck too!), along with generous servings of fragrant rice, and spicy chilli and ginger. Local cuisine never has to be fancy for it to taste amazing - but hey, why not take the chance to treat yourself and enjoy your favourite dishes taken to a whole new level in a swanky atmosphere? ? Halal Status: Halal-certified (each kitchen section in the restaurant has been separately certified by MUIS) Facebook Love local food? Be sure to check these out: We hope this list has got you craving some local food now ? Did we miss out your favourite chicken rice place, or do you have a hidden gem to recommend? Let us know in the comments section!