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Yet Con Restaurant

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25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
63376819
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chicken Rice and the mean old guy

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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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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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We first visited Yet Con two years ago. The service was poor, but the food was decent and the price reasonable. Therefore, on this visit to Singapore, we stopped by again. This time, the service is still poor, but the food has gone from okay to terrible. We ordered a whole Hainanese chicken, baby gailan, and a seafood vegetable dish... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We visited this place in 2009 and at that time, it was a quaint experience as the quality of the place, essentially a neighborhood dive and the price matched. We went back recently and the place is still the same but the prices are 3 times higher than the last time we came. Basically, it has poor limited service, old... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband and were staying near the City Hall MRT stop and wanted to try Singapore's National Dish - chicken rice. I had heard of some other great chicken rice restaurants near Chinatown, but wanted to try somewhere close by first. My husband and I each ordered chicken rice with lime juice as our drink. They brought us a spoon... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Poor value for money - a meal of chicken, roast pork and veg for 2 cost close to S$40 - it may seem reasonable but for a no frills place and small portions it veers on the side of 'expensive' The roast pork was dry and hard The portion of chicken was average And the rice which used to be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Since 1940, Yet Con has been serving their fragrant Hainanese Chicken rice and steamboat to the multitudes of foodies even before Singapore got her independence. The main dish is the steam Hainanese Chicken Rice. Firstly, the rice is very fragrant and not oily. The chicken, although not presented very well, was soft, tender and juicy (unlike other places where the... More 

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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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  • 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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