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“Limited menu, but food is very good”

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Ranked #107 of 10,675 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Celebrity chef and host Anthony Bourdain once said that the rice here is so good that you can eat it on its own. One of the most famous Hainanese chicken rice stalls in Singapore, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is located in the Maxwell Food Centre, with long queues forming in front of the stall every day.
Singapore, Singapore
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207 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Limited menu, but food is very good”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

This restaurant sells Hainanese chicken rice, with a choice of 3 vegetable dishes, and a range of soft drinks. Not very exciting? Well, I prefer a place with a small menu that cooks to perfection rather than one with a wide menu that cannot cook even the basics.
The place is very clean and bright, if a little spartan. The staff are pleasant and efficient. The prices are very reasonable.
It's hard to criticise the place really.
Recommended.

Visited November 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Los Angeles
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Was not disappointed”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I know this is a well travelled place, but the chicken was really good enough and live up to the Bourdain hype. I am sure there are other places just as good, but this place is well documented, easy to fine, the the chicken was divine. Probably the most memorable dish we ate in Singapore.

Visited September 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Must try”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you are a fan of Chicken rice, do give this place a try. It has a few branches and the rice and chicken are of better quality as compared to some of the places.
The chilly is probably the highlight. If you like sprouts, the cuttlefish and sprouts would be a good bet

  • Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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94 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“It used to be good”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Not worth your time queuing for chicken rice at this stall. The service is average and the food is also average. It used to be good but that's the past!

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Singapore, Singapore
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice chilli but rice and chicken are over rated”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I worked just next door to the food centre yet i dont really bother to queue for this. Its supposed to be one of the best in SG but i only find the chilli nice and hot. The rice and chicken are in small portions and just ok. Nothing to rave about.

Visited June 2012
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