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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
Simple Hainanese Food

Decided to have some simple local food for dinner today after 6 days of feasting and drinking ... We order omelette with Prawn, Roasted / Steam Hainanese Chicken, Kailan. All are good and tasty. Price wise is reasonable considering it is located in the CBD.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Decided to have some simple local food for dinner today after 6 days of feasting and drinking ... We order omelette with Prawn, Roasted / Steam Hainanese Chicken, Kailan. All are good and tasty. Price wise is reasonable considering it is located in the CBD.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were around the area and was told the pork chop here is really nice. Despite the fact that all the 3 of us were super full, we thought it was worth trying. We went in and ordered a small pork chop and a drink as all we wanted was to taste the food. The lady who served us was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am not a fan of Chicken Rice the first time I came here to Singapore until I have tried this place the first time. Since then, I am on the hunt of other places that could be at par or better than Chin Chin. As the place is accessible by walking from Bugis or City Hall MRT, I usually... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I frequent Chin Chin for decades, thanks to my father. Friends from overseas love the quaint setting and delicate hainanese chicken rice. Despite a brief closure, loyal customers have brought it back to life. Lunch hours are packed with gold/white/blue collar workers from the surrounding offices, so be there early. Other dishes are great too -- pork chop, greens, fu-yong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The four of us had a wonderful dinner at this little hole in the wall tucked in behind the Naumi Hotel. We had the Hainanese Chicken Rice and the Hainanese Pork Chop. Both were exceptional and remarkably inexpensive. There is no air conditioning in the restaurant, so dress casually/comfortably. Do not expect to see it full of tourists; when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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

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