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“Simply the best”

Pow Sing Hai Nan Chicken Rice
Ranked #1,912 of 10,497 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sheringham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Simply the best”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have known this neighbourhood eatery for years and much of the dedicated staff remain, even as family visit every year or so from the UK for the past 20 years. It is a firm favourite for the family - our children from UK grew up to fully appreciate the special flavours of Chicken Rice - and no return visit to Singapore is complete without a few meals at Pow Sing. The skilled chef who deftly carves each chicken to meet the relentless demand of diners is a joy to watch! The Nonya specialties on the menu are also highly recommended. In a country where good food and dining is a competitive art form for the locals, Pow Sing holds its own in the leafy suburb of Serangoon Gardens, the former residential stronghold of ANZUK Forces families. A must-visit.

  • Visited February 2013
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Zurich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“For most Singapore visitors, Pow Sing is a secret gem”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We love to be a couple of very few caucasians in "Eating Houses" or "Coffee Shops" in Asia and Singapore offers the best of the best variety of Asian food in the world. You will find the very best restaurants as well, but our "kick" is to eat local and excellent.

To Pow Sing I have introduced many Singaporean with great success. I have not written any review though I have been visiting Pow Sing for the past 16 years. More reviews below that tell you what is good on the menu. It is easy : everything! !

Pick and choose from picture pointing menu were what is served looks almost identical to photo. One serious advise, if you are a foreigner visiting, do not expect fluent English, happy smiles and superb service. Food comes to the table (elegant eating house standard) effectively and delicious. You eat, pay and go. Enjoy rubbing shoulders with the locals. Do not go there for a romantic candlelight dinner.

Serangoon Garden has many al fresco casual coffee shops with excellent food and one of the most popular hawker centres "Chomp Chomp" ! Print address for taxi ex. city abt. 10-15 SGD one way. Good luck.

  • Visited March 2013
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Asia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Rice”
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

This is the best chicken rice and it is always my favorite. Always maintain the quality. Important is if you like chili and ginger, they have the best condiments!
Service is good. Still the original staffs after years. Always packed with people in peak hours.
Best herbal chicken soup, fried Tofu is just something that you should not miss other than the chicken..

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yummy Food, Service not so good”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Friends took us to Pow Sing last weekend. Parking was a little difficult but we got a space after about a 15 min wait. There are two Pow Sings which are two doors away from each other, we opted for the older location as the menu spread seemed larger.

Food was good. The Hainan Chicken was juicy and cooked just right. The crispy sotong was excellent. Crab ball soup was a little lacking in flavor (must be frozen crab meat). Service was less than attentive and drink orders were forgotten, twice.

Overall, we will be back for the food.

Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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188 reviews
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“Neighbourhood restaurant but never sick of it.”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

My family & I have patronised this restaurant countless time. The steamed chicken rice is excellent. The restaurant serve Peranakan cuisine as well & you will get great food no matter what you order.

For the new patron, try a mouthful of the chicken with rice. Then with the condiments: chilli, garlic & dark sauce. Mix as your taste desire.

The service is alright. Nothing fancy, after all this is a family-run, modest restaurant in a suburban setting.

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