Singapore: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Here’s a recipe that’s deceptive in that it looks simple, almost bland, but it’s texture and flavor are tough to get right. That’s why cooks in Singapore are often judged by their Hainanese Chicken Rice. We don’t have much to compare ours against but it was really good, and ideal for a hot summer evening because it’s served cold over a bed of crunchy cucumbers. There are as many variations as there are cooks, but the basics are the same: Poached chicken and aromatics create a broth that is used to cook the rice and add to the sauces. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out.
Here’s the recipe we followed.