Soy Sauce Chicken has become popular in Singapore recently because of a little book published by a tyre manufacturer. We do not know the history of soy sauce chicken but we reckon Hai Kee or 海记 must be one of the early purveyors of soy sauce chicken rice in Singapore. Hai Kee 海记 traces its heritage to a stall in Upper Cross Street started in the 1950s. Today Hai Kee has a flagship restaurant in Chinatown Point and several chicken rice stalls. There is a new outlet in the Bai Nian Foodcourt at Viva Business Park.
We visited Haikee Brothers at Chinatown Point earlier this year (read about our lunch at Haikee Brothers here) but we did not try their famed soy sauce chicken because there were so many other interesting dishes on the menu. I was thus glad to see that Hai Kee Soy Sauce Chicken has opened a new stall at Bai Nian Foodcourt at Viva Business Park in Chai Chee. It is the same food court where there is always a queue for the very popular 百年 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu.
I ordered chicken rice with drumstick ($4.50) and asked a braised egg. They had run out of the braised egg and suggested that I tried the onsen egg ($1.50).
The chicken and egg were served on a plate and the chicken rice came in a bowl. The customary bowl of soup was offered.
Hai Kee’s soy sauce chicken was succulent and flavourful. With a bit of chilli and ginger sauce added, the chicken was a real treat. The chicken rice was also very good. On the whole, I would say that I enjoyed Hai Kee soy sauce chicken rice as much as I did the chicken rice at the famous One Michelin Star chicken rice stall.
Hai Kee Soy Sauce Chicken has other dishes like char siew, roast pork, bean curd and vegetables. However, the chicken rice is definitely worth a try.
Hai Kee Soy Sauce Chicken
Viva Business Park, 750 Chai Chee Road
Tel: +65 9835 6486
Opening Hours: 10:30 am — 9 pm
Other Hai Kee Outlets:
Kim San Leng Coffeeshop | 324T Changi Road Singapore 419799
Food Loft Coffeeshop | Blk 217 Bedok North St 01 Singapore 460217
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