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Authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice? Let’s go!

Civic & Cultural District

Sing Swee Kee Chicken Rice: 34 – 35 Seah St


Seah Street is no stranger to the world-renowned chicken rice – hence its moniker as Singapore’s authentic Hainanese chicken rice haven. The fragrant dish was introduced to the country by Hainanese immigrants who settled along Seah Street and Purvis Street in the 1940s. It was actually born out of frugality, created by the servant-class trying to stretch the flavour of a simple chicken dish.

In fact, multinational news network CNN has hailed Hainanese chicken rice as one the “World’s 50 Best Foods” in 2018.

Just a few steps away from Heritage Collection on Seah, you’ll find Sing Swee Kee Restaurant (est. 2001). While it has retained its old school charm, the refurbished restaurant is bright and spacious, with outdoor seating too for those who would prefer the surrounding heritage shophouse aesthetics.

This unassuming star dish comprises slices of poached chicken, aromatic rice cooked with chicken stock, fresh tangy chilli, and it is served with a variety of dipping sauces such as soy sauce, garlic sauce, ginger sauce, and minced chilli. Roasted chicken is also a great option for those who prefer a more savoury flavour.

The menu at Sing Swee Kee boasts a wide variety of sides and accompanying dishes, so get ready to be spoiled for choice. Our highly recommended ones include Sweet and Sour Pork, Shrimp and Onion Omelette, Kailan with Oyster Sauce, and Cordyceps Flower Chicken Soup.

Don’t wait till your last day during your stay with us to have a go at Sing Swee Kee‘s authenthic Hainanese chicken rice! One meal won’t be enough. If you would like to bring the flavours home with you, you can even purchase bottles of their homemade sauce – the Signature Chilli and Green Ginger!

When you’re done, walk the meal off inside Singapore’s largest street market – Bugis Street!

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