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Yet Con Restaurant

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25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
63376819
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Old School Hainanese Chicken

Hainanese Chicken Rice are a dime a dozen in Singapore and for every person you meet, they have their own preference. After doing my research, I feel that I need to give this a try. Located in an antiquated corner somewhere around Raffles Hotel, this old school restaurant is as old as it look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Hainanese Chicken Rice are a dime a dozen in Singapore and for every person you meet, they have their own preference. After doing my research, I feel that I need to give this a try. Located in an antiquated corner somewhere around Raffles Hotel, this old school restaurant is as old as it look. Opened in 1940s, the wait staff... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is one place where time has stood still once you walked past its doors. Familiar faces and regular characters, the food isn't as good as it was before, and even less choices. Their steamed chicken hasn't changed in all the years, unique by being less oily than other establishments in SG. Pop in for a meal exactly as it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had only the chicken rice, good to try once to know what's the hype about. 2 person share was about $12. Slightly above what you can get elsewhere, but it is in the CBD area. Chicken + rice was above average. The people whom work there have been there for ages. the shop retained it's old times looks ( +... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Delicious and cheap traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice! Dont let the decor put you off. Simple menu is written on the board outside, go on it sit down and Aunty will offer chicken rice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Now it's just a bunch of old people waiting for the inevitable. So sad. It used to be the veritable standard for chicken rice in Singapore. Their cook has thrown-in the towel, and so now you can only order: 1. Boiled white chicken. 2. Roast pork on a bed of pickled mustard greens. 3. Chicken rice. 4. Steam boat. That's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were a party of 9 visiting this restaurant on recommendation of some locals for the steam boat, chicken rice and roast pork. I arrived early as the restaurant is often busy, but when I walked in and asked the old guy at the front desk for a table he simply swatted his hand as if I were a fly!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We wanted to go to Tian Tian's but because they are closed on Mondays, we decided to try out Yet Con. This chicken place was close to our hotel. It is a hole in the wall / no frills kinda place. There is a benign looking old man sitting in the front behind a counter next to the chicken. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Yet Con is a food institution for traditional Singaporean Hainanese cuisine that only true blue Hainanese and friends can appreciate. For more than 50 years they have stayed faithful to their proven recipes/menu w/o cowering to sophisticated modern palates and yet they still pack a full house to multi generation families. The house specials are: 1) Hainanese "naked" chicken specially... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ordered Chicken, fish maw with cabbage, roast pork and small portion of internal organs n 3 drinks cost almost a hundred dollars. I love their rice and chilli with ginger and chicken was above average. Poor service. Feel thirsty after eating. Wouldn't return again even though the food was quite gud.

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Pasig, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We went here because the old chinese guy driving the taxi we got the night before recommended the place, saying that this was traditional hainanese chicken rice at its best. The chicken was not exceptional, same with the rice. The sambal kangkong we ordered, however, was exceptionally delicious.

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Address: 25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
Phone Number: 63376819
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: 63376819

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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