Friday, September 23, 2016

Master Chicken @ Kim Keat Palm Food Centre - Taste of the Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice


Master Chicken at Kim Keat Palm Food Centre is opened by Jason who used to work at Dong Feng Fa Hainanese Chicken Rice. When he first opened in Toa Payoh more than a year back, there was some attention in the social media space. It took me more than a year to finally make a trip down to check out the stall selling Hainanese boneless chicken rice


The stall sells both the poached chicken and roasted chicken. The first thing that I noticed was the size of the chicken. It was not chopped to the chunky portion as per the picture at the stall. Furthermore, I was disappointed that the skin was missing from most of my chicken pieces.

Chicken Rice 3.5/5

I had the set which is $3.50 and it supposed to come with more chicken meat. I would assume it will be half the portion if I get the standard portion. The chicken was quite tender and decent but it is not among the best I have eaten. I also added some chicken innards for an additional 50 cents.


The rice was pretty fragrant, fluffy and grainy. I also like the fact that it is not very oily. For the chilli and garlic, I found it too watery for my liking.


Over all I find Master Chicken's chicken rice quite ordinary. For my lunch experience, sorry to say it but I did not discover anything that make the chicken rice memorable or stand out for me.

Master Chicken
Kim Keat Palm Food Centre
Blk 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7
Singapore 310022
Nearest MRT: Braddell (NS Line), Toa Payoh (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to bus stop opposite Braddell MRT station (Stop ID 52171). Take bus number 232. Alight 3 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Toa Payoh MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Walk to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange (Stop ID 52009). Take bus number 238. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]


  1. The chicken rice is still very ordinary even after MediaCorp Buzzing Hawkers brought in Chef Robin Ho to help them boost their recipe. A great disappointment.