Hainan Chicken Rice Ball

Drawing from the tradition of preparing rice in balls for convenience during treks to the hills during the Qing Ming festival, the third generational owner of Hainan Chicken Rice Ball moulds fragrant rice by hand into tight balls to go with the chicken. He also insists on keeping to traditional methods despite the inconvenience, cooking the rice in a big pot instead of the rice cooker, and infusing it with garlic and ginger sea salt that has been specially fried for two hours. Having a meal here feels extra special amidst the uncountable chicken rice stalls – you can really taste the traditions and effort in preparation.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:30am – 9:30pm

Joel Conceicao


When Joel’s not partaking in one of his shameless eating sessions, he likes to think of himself as a sponge – absorbing the mysteries and beauty of our world – be it through a good book or a wacky jaunt in a foreign country.

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