Let’s cut to the chase. Look at this magnificent plate of chicken.
That’s a hainanese chicken rice from one of the stalls in Maxwell, the Anthony-Bourdain-acclaimed Tian Tian Chicken Rice. Now look at what I went through to get one plate of chicken:
waited in line for 30 minutes
Was the super long queue, even at an off-lunch hour on a weekend, worth it? YES. I DIDN’T KNOW CHICKEN + RICE COULD TASTE THAT GOOD. I’ve read a few reviews on this stall but I didn’t expect CHICKEN RICE to be THAT good. I mean it’s chicken rice. The texture is super soft and tender NOT DRY AT ALL EVEN THOUGH IT’s white meat and it’s super flavourful and the broth T_T i cry. IT IS ALSO ONLY $3.50. THREE AND A HALF (singapore) DOLLARS. Anyway so that was obviously the highlight of the food centre (and my life). OTHER STUFF THAT I TRIED:
Ngoh hiong from the China Street Fritters stall
CHOLESTEROL ON A PLATE. Good, though! They’ve had the same stall and recipe for 60 years, and it’s clearly working for them. The liver sausage (one in the foreground, the wrinkly brown sausage-y thing) was the best thing on the plate, super tender and fatty. I forgot how much this dish was exactly but i’m almost sure that it’s $4.
Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake
CHOLESTEROL on a plate v.2.0. Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. YUM. 2 cakes for $4
IN CONCLUSION, that was the best $11.50 (singapore) dollars i’ve ever spent for food (is it though?)
MAXWELL FOOD CENTRE: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Chinatown, Singapore