Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chatterbox Chicken Rice, Singapore

Many Singaporeans detest Chatterbox....for one thing..
it's price tag....hehehehehehehehe
but for Malaysians like us, we dun get good quality chicken rice anywhere everywhere like u Singaporeans pls spare us and give us a chance to have this.

Most of my Singaporean friends would prefer to take us to their favourite chicken rice stall/shop
everyone will have their own lil place that they deemed THE BEST one in the island

since we dun have a car, nor bearings to get around the island, chicken rice at Chatterbox is the best bet...hahahaha

since 1971, Mandarin Orchard Hotel dished out this very same dish with the very same recipe
even its presentation is the same
I've had chicken rice at Chatterbox for the past 10 years and it is still the same
from its taste, presentation and condiments
its chicken soup has got a slice of soft silky toufu since then, and I was in delight to find it still there
unlike some establishments, they tend to cut corners here n there to save cost

the sauces were excellent
spicy chili sauce, fresh ginger sauce and the dark thick sweet soya sauce
so u have a spectrum of sauces to play around with
at the end of my meal, all my sauces were GONE!!!
the ultimate HERO of their chicken rice was the RICE!!!!
it's long, grainy, fragrannt, fluffy with a good chewy texture
it was a HUGE BOWL and we finished every single grain

sincerely, I can just whack a few bowls of rice and push the chicken aside
u can eat it on its own with nothing at all..
it was that blarddy good
to sweeten every meal, there must be desserts or some form of fruits
the signature and famous coconut ice cream
made in-house here

sprinkled with some cocoa powder,
a skewer of rambutan stuffed with pineapple cubes
and topped with toasted nuts
the ice cream has a very nice coconutie taste that's elegant
it just makes u wanna hold this coconut-shell-bowl-of-ice-cream
lie on a hammock by the beach

the emotion it evoked
such sensation......
it's really REALLY really good, must try

what a meal, with great company and amazing friends
*for my Sporean friends, if u were wondering why I didn't call u, I was having this with my colleagues from other Asian countries*
**well these days, when everything is so transparent on the blog, I better make disclaimer first before calls and msgs start flooding me on WHY I didn't call my friends out :P**

well again, I played tourist guide
taking them around to try the signature famous cuisine of Singapore
Nothing is happier than watching happy and contented faces mopping everything down

Yes now back to its price tag...
a set of the chicken rice meal cost SGD 25++ = RM 61.25++
per person...excluding drinks and desserts
now u know why Singaporeans detest this place?
this place has got other things to eat as well - Lobster Laksa, bak kut teh, nasi lemak etc

Chatterbox @ Mandarin Orchard
Level 5, Mandarin Gallery,
333 Orchard Road,
Tel: +65 6737 2200


Chasing Food Dreams said...

I saw this place in one of the food shows on astro and yes... it is deemed the best of the classic chicken rice in Sg! I would not mind giving this expensive CR a try as the portion looked big.

But I think the best for me would definately be that delectable Coconut ice cream! ;)

CHER-RY said...

Food Dreams: Hahaha u need to try both then. A sweet ending to an amazing plate of chicken rice :)

S-kee said...

What?!?! That's a crazy price for as chicken rice, though it really look dellish!

CHER-RY said...

S-Kee: well erm....but then do give it a try and u will understand...hehehehehe