Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Shi Mei Hainanese Chicken Rice (實美芽菜雞飯), Bukit Gombak

Shi Mei Hainanese Chicken Rice (實美芽菜雞飯), sesame chicken

We came to Shi Mei (371 Bukit Batok Street 31) to try their sesame chicken rice. What was that you ask? That would be their fried roasted chicken crusted with sesame seeds. Even though we knew that this stall was pretty popular, we hadn't expected the lengthy post lunch queue. Fortunately that line moved along pretty quickly. 

The sesame chicken was pretty good. The meat was much more tender than the dry looks suggested and had nicely browned skin which was also more crisp than I had imagined. On top of that, there was a layer of nutty flavour from all those sesame seed. That was the first thing that set them apart from regular roasted chicken. The other was the sweet sauce the bird was served with which tasted like those that are used for chee cheong fun.

Shi Mei Hainanese Chicken Rice (實美芽菜雞飯), chicken rice

These guys also did a pretty garlicky chicken rice which I liked and thought was tasty enough to eat on its own. Greasy and savoury. Ultimately, I too did enjoyed it equally if not more with their also garlicky and lime-y chilli that packed some heat. Nicely done there.

Shi Mei Hainanese Chicken Rice (實美芽菜雞飯), Bukit Gombak

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