The beauty of Singapore is that most of the restaurants are halal certified, so Afroz and I were ready to eat up! This was our first stop. From Singaporean locals to Anthony Bourdain, Singapore's chicken rice is something everyone raves about. It's one of those things you eat and love, but you're not quite sure why. It also doesn't look like the most lavish and appetizing dish in the world, so you really have to try it and figure out if you love or hate it.
Chicken rice is considered to be the national dish of Singapore. It was adapted from the from early Chinese immigrants originally from the Hainan province in China. In Singapore, chicken rice is served everywhere from school canteens, hawker stalls to major restaurants (Source). My brother took us to a small restaurant in the Clementi area called Evertop Family Restaurant.
The boneless chicken is steamed and is served with plain rice. The chicken itself doesn't have a lot of taste, but the chili sauce that comes with it is what makes it all very tasty. We also paired the dish with some Chinese spinach and mango salad. The vegetables we ordered were coated with a nice spicy garlic sauce and tasted delicious with the combination of rice and chicken. The mango salad was definitely something I had not tried before and I loved it! I recommend ordering these sides, because these little things are what enhance the main entree and make it taste even better.
So if you're one of those people that likes trying new dishes when you're traveling, I would definitely recommend trying chicken rice at Evertop.
Evertop Family Restaurant
354 Clementi Ave 2