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Chin Chin Eating House

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19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
6337 4640
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth eating there if you stay nearby

We ordered 2 types of chicken rice, fried beef koey teow and drinks. Although the price is more expensive than hawker centres, it is air-conditioned. It is a regular local eating house, nothing fancy, but you will not be disappointed. You can find local dishes there in which we were looking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We ordered 2 types of chicken rice, fried beef koey teow and drinks. Although the price is more expensive than hawker centres, it is air-conditioned. It is a regular local eating house, nothing fancy, but you will not be disappointed. You can find local dishes there in which we were looking for. We eat there because we also stayed nearby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great service, the staff were very helpful and everything was prompt. The food was delicious. We had a vegetable dish which was fresh and healthy. I would definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

we enjoyed a meal here near our hotel, the ladies looked after us superbly, given the place was full, the meal was authentic, the chicken so tender. We loved the atmosphere, feeling like we were amongst the local crowds, and they were so welcoming. would love to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Anthony Bourdain came here during one of his trips to Singapore! Must try their hainanese pork chop rice, they usually serve rice that is chicken broth flavoured as they also sell chicken rice. I would prefer to eat the pork chop with plain rice as this brings out the full flavour of the meat and tomato sauce. If still hungry,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There were 8 of us, had a spread of about 6 dishes and bill only came up to $13! If you're at Chin Chin, order the chicken rice as a main (it's good but there are equally good ones out there) and the other dishes as sides. Worthy mentions are the hainanese pork chop and "hei zou" (prawn rolls). About... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are staying at Raffles or the Fairmont or in that area hen this is located within a minute of your hotel Go here for authentic, fresh, delicious local cuisine. Served quickly or take your time and order several dishes as you go. Lunch for 2 under $15AU without alcohol which isn't served here. It makes a nice change... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The char kway teow noodles and sambal fish I had at Chin Chin was the highlight meal of my stay in Singapore. Simple, tasty, fast and cheap made me a happy customer. Their portions were generous and lemon iced tea was a winner. Thank you Chin Chin!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you want fine dining don't go to Chin Chin Eatery....but if you want great, authentic Chinese food your crazy if you don't try this unassuming restaurant in Purvis St. We had Hianese steamed chicken, Tofu & prawns, and pepper prawns washed down with a large bottle of Tiger. For two people the cost was SGD$43.00. The flavours were authentic... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Though food is ok, however service is extremely bad with mainland Chinese waitress who are extremely rude to customers. Poor attitude. Food was not particularly good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The trip was to try to follow Anthony Bourdain's trail on his Layover at Singapore, and we did not get disappointed. Thankfully we arrived just after the lunch rush hour and most of the staff were just resting. And so the food service was quick. Along with the phenomenal Fish Head Curry we ordered the iconic Chicken Rice, a recommendation... More 

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Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: 6337 4640
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core

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  • Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: 6337 4640

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