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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
Good lunch

Stumbled across the restaurant, liked the name and the local look of it. Wasn't disappointed. Had seafood fried rice, kailin (? Some sort of leaf vegetable), eggplant with salted fish - which also had pork in it. The eggplant came in a piping hot, bubbling dish. It was nice and spicy. Whole lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Came here for the chicken rice as per previous reviews heard it was the place to go. The rice was still a bit hard, the chicken however was really good, nice and moist. I also ordered the kailan vege which was yum. Good atmosphere here. The staff who I placed the order with and served my food were friendly which... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is one of the hidden gem thats being overshadow by name such as 5Star, Boon Tong Kee and other name that i think is normal. if you will like to have a taste of true hainanese Chicken Rice this is the place to be at.The steam / Boiled chicken is cook till the correct tenderness and the moisture inside... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Stumbled across the restaurant, liked the name and the local look of it. Wasn't disappointed. Had seafood fried rice, kailin (? Some sort of leaf vegetable), eggplant with salted fish - which also had pork in it. The eggplant came in a piping hot, bubbling dish. It was nice and spicy. Whole lunch went down very well with a beer.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here to have Curry Fish Head but by the time we got where, they had sold out, so we ended up having Hainanese Chicken and Rice, which was still good but could have been better, also found the staff to be a bit rude and pushy, so you would eat and run.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came at chin chin eating house because we had read reviews saying that it was the place to eat chiken rice.Well, i guess the reviews were wrong. In this place you will have average food, very bad service in a rather dirty environment and surely not the best chiken rice of your life. Save your money for some other... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We came to Chin Chin chicken rice following recommends from other reviewers. However unfortunately it was not up to it for us nor the price. The chicken was ok but the rice was not very appetite. We also ordered a fried 'kang kong', a popular Asian type vegie, which was only ok to us; we encountered an unfamiliar taste of... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I ate Hainan Roasted Chicken Rice. With lemon juice, all cost me S$5.5. Succulant chicken, flavorful rice, outdoor seating (not fancy though), speedy service. What more can I ask?

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Bundoran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hainanese Chicken, a local favourite in Singapore, is a speciality here, but is not a dish that I find particularly exciting given the range of alternatives available in this city of food. On the other hand, Chin Chin’s Hainanese style pork chop (coated in a spicy batter with a slightly sweet sauce) was much superior to its colourless chicken counterpart... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went for dinner tonight. Walked from our hotel. The Intercontinental. Didn't see chicken rice on menu so we ordered half a chicken and fried rice. We spoke with the people at the table next to us after we ate and they told us you have to tell them you want the rice. Bummer. Luckily we will be here two... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Food: Known for their spectacular chicken rice, Chin Chin Eating House was still buzzing when we came for dinner in the late evening, after a long shopping expenditure. They also offer a huge range of other dishes that includes various meats such as pork, beef, squid and fish, as well as vegetables. Must Try: Steamed chicken and their fragrant rice... More 

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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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