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Chin Chin Eating House

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19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
6337 4640
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Chap Chye and Chicken Rice

Their white-skinned chicken has a smooth and bouncy texture. The chap chye dish is also a pleasant companion which blends well with the rice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
HappyDuckie
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Singapore
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Singapore
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Their white-skinned chicken has a smooth and bouncy texture. The chap chye dish is also a pleasant companion which blends well with the rice.

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a meal with 5 adults in our group. We ordered 2 sets of fried rice (sambal and seafood), hor fun, roast port, veggies, beef with kailan. We tried to order more but the waitress informed us what we asked for was good enough for our group. True enough, we finished everything! and we were very satisfied. We went on... More 

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Thank claycee
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to us by our taxi driver from airport. Beware - they close at 9 pm! It was closed by the time we got there that night. As it's only a one night stopover for us, we went back for a early lunch the next day at 11.30 am, soon after they opened. It got filled up pretty quick just... More 

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Thank 918Light
Singapore
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are known for their chicken rice, however, in my opinion, their chicken rice is just average. The must order item from their menu would be the Hainanese Pork chop. They used to have the 'dry' version of the pork chop with fried onions on top on the menu a few years back but have since stopped. Only old regulars... More 

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Thank metherat
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average chicken rice. The rice is not as tasty as I could have imagine. Chicken is ok. I have eaten better ones. I saw opposite the store there is a potential better chicken rice.

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Thank Kelvin N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just pop in for a dinner for two, half steam chicken, one dou miu (veg), one kai lan (veg), one lemon tea and one lime juice, cost nothing compare to London. Nothing to complain about, just perfect.

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Thank Thanh H
Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a place where locals, foreigners and tourists come for good and inexpensive Chinese (Hainanese) chicken rice. On this occasion, we didn't order the famous chicken. We ordered: 1) Hainanese pork chop 2) hot plate beancurd with seafood. We ate these with chicken rice. You can have steamed rice instead of chicken rice. The portions were huge for a... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We saw Chin Chin on an episode of Anthony Bourdain and knew we had to try it as it was so close to our hotel. We arrived at a very busy time but managed to grab an outside table that was being vacated. We were not sure about our choice when we're were not acknowledged when we spoke to an... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had read some complaints about staff not speaking English but that was not a problem. Very tasty and tender steamed chicken, good kailan, and nice pork. Meal for 2 for less than 30$. Well worth it.

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Thank Erik M
China
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

For some reason they don't call it hainan chicken Rice in Singapore they just call it chicken Rice but the taste is near enough the same. This place is an old haunt for many a regular in Singapore and I can see why. For less than 5 sing you can have a plate of chicken rice which is essentially some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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