In my previous post, we went to Toh Thye San Farm to source for our Anxin chicken for the Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014. After a week or two after our trip to the farm, we gathered again at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at Joo Chiat to put the chicken in to a taste test.
The first thing that we noticed about the Anxin Chicken is that the size seems bigger than the commercial broiler even though it is slightly lighter in weight. Kenny the 3rd generation from Toh Thye San Farm explained by using a simple illustration of a rugby ball and a football ball even though the weight is the same, the Anxin Chicken looks bigger in size.
We started with the Anxin Chicken, texture wise I thought it is comparable to the normal commercial broiler, probably just a little bit firmer. However what stood out is the sweetness of the meat even without any sauce. We also chopped a plate of the normal commercial broiler to try. It tasted bland almost tasteless compared to Anxin chicken. That is how great the difference are. I realized maybe for that reason, nowadays chicken rice stall likes to drench their poached chicken with a sauce to lift the flavour.
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Mentioned Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice and the first thing that came to our mind probably is the stall at Maxwell Food Centre. Actually Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice has expanded with a couple of stalls around the island. The outlet at Joo Chiat is a full fledged restaurant servicing many delectable cooked dishes on top of the popular Hainanese chicken rice. It is perfect for family lunch or dinner with its variety of dishes.
Due to the high cost of Anxin chicken, it is not sold at any of the Tian Tian chicken rice stalls. So if you want to have a taste of this beautiful poultry, make your way down to Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014 on 22 November 2014 from 11am to 5pm at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Hall 401 & 402. It is a one day fund raising event for the beneficiaries under the care of Touch Community Services
Here is short video of our visit to Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at Joo Chiat.
See you at Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
443 Joo Chiat Road
Tue-Sun: 1030am - 10pm
1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Take exit A. Walk to bus stop at Blk 99 Old Airport Road (Stop ID 81181). Take Bus 10 or 32. Alight 6 stops later opposite Roxy Square. Walk to the junction of East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road. Turn left onto Joo Chiat Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]