Two colleagues and I were walking around Middle Road and was wondering what to eat. Then we saw this 3 chicken rice shops side by side and wondered if we should try it.
Then we realise there’s actually only 2 shops. The two shops sandwiching the middle shop has the same name. The name of the shop is Sing Ho. There’s a newer Sing Ho and an older Sing Ho. We decided to go to the older, more dilapidated looking shop. We realised many people did the same thing too.
OK, we did not know that this is a famous chicken rice shop till we went back to office and did an online search. So we sat down and ate without much expectation. We saw these newspaper cutting that seems to be from last decade maybe?
The rice came and it was quite tempting.
One thing we noticed though. While we were walking around, we realise that this block of building has a Jewish name and a Star of David on it. Then when this plate of rice came, we saw on the plate, words like hyssop, olive, etc, we were like, ey… very Jewish indeed. Hyssop’s what the Jewish used to paint blood on their door post during Passover in the Old Testament.
We were hungry people. We decided to order half Obama and half McCain.
So that’s 1 chicken for the 3 of us.
The Roast Chicken side of the plate…
And the White Chicken side of the plate of chicken.
We realised that the meat has been smashed though. Chinese penyet we though. But it tasted really tender and good though.
We ordered a bowl of chap chye soup as well. Soup’s so so lah. The chicken with their chilli and ginger sauce is nicer.
It’s quite nice. No wonder there’s so many people around eating this chicken rice.
$32.10 for the above plus 3 drinks. (2 barley and 1 lime).
Sing Ho Hainan Chicken Rice
266 Middle Road
(diagonally opposite Peace Centre)