Sunday, June 04, 2017

Hua Kee Chicken Rice (華記雞飯), Redhill Food Centre


Woah, I liked this stall (#01-72 Redhill Food Centre, 85 Redhill Lane). I was initially apprehensive in spite of the queue which honestly, was formed through a rather leisurely pace of preparation rather than a overwhelming crowd. I had barely moved a couple of metres in the queue for the first 20 minutes. But all was forgiven when we started eating. 


Hua Kee's rice was flavourful, suitably greasy without being excessively so and it didn't taste heavy. Sounds familiar? Yeah, it reminded me of Sin Kee too. So good that I was torn between chilli or no chilli. Speaking of that chilli sauce, it had a nice heat with ginger and garlic. Totally respectable if not outstanding. 


What about the chicken, you might ask? I believe they were chilled before getting acquainted with the cleaver. Bird was chunky and tender, skilfully chopped up without accidental fragments of unwanted bone. Not quite Sin Kee's slurp off the bone tender in that regard, but still tender - even for their breast meat. All propped up by a pile of thinly sliced cucumbers. The ladled over sauce seemed to taste different from the usual variety. Soy sauce, sesame oil and maybe something else. Different but still enjoyable and wasn't overly salty. I'm definitely coming back again.

3 comments:

H.Y.Wang said...

FYI they are closed Monday and Tuesday

LiquidShaDow said...

Noted and thank you.

Unknown said...

Hi anyone knows if they are still closed on Monday or Tuesday?