Wednesday 13 February 2013

Pow Sing Restaurant – My Top 3 Chicken Rice Place

This place is one of My Favourite Chicken Rice Place in Singapore. My first encounter with this place was 11 years ago, on my first visit to Singapore. To this date, I have visited this place numerous time but less frequent recently as I try to heed my GP's advice in watching my cholesterol level :)

So what to eat at this place: of course the Hainanese Chicken and Chicken Rice. The rice is moist, fragrant and al dente. It is not oily and the grain does not stick to each other. The Chicken is coated with oil and soya sauce, topped with parsley. The chicken skin has the right thickness and meat from drumstick to breast is moist and succulent. I rate it 9 / 10.

Hainanese Chicken

The other reason why I love this place, is that when I ask for the chicken bishop (Yup, the backside) they serve it to me on a bowl generously. Some elders said that chicken bishop can help with your face complexion, for me I just love the fattiness and the texture of it. I even master the skilled to remove the stinky part on the top of the bishop that normally put people off.

The Rice and the Bishop

Not to be miss here is their Crispy Nonya Tofu and Ngoh Hiang Nyonya Style. The tofu is made from egg tofu, deep fried perfectly with the crispy texture on the outside and moist tofu texture on the inside. The Ngoh Hiang also similar, crispy texture of beancurd skin and moist meat feeling inside. Really complement the chicken rice.

Crispy Nonya Tofu

Ngo Hiang

Pow Sing Restaurant also serve Peranakan food and other Chinese food. On our last visit we ordered the Steam Garoupa, Fish Maw Soup and stir fry baby kailan. The garoupa was served on aluminium plate with a heating fire below it. Although the fish is fresh, it was a bit over steamed and the meat was slightly though. The fish maw soup has a nice thickness to it but it is neither robust or flavourful. The vegetable is still crunchy, but a bit oily.

Steam Garoupa

Fish Maw Soup

Stir Fry Baby Kailan

The furnishing of this place is very simple. They hang the picture of their recommended dishes on the wall. The service is very minimum and no fuss.

Overall, I consider this place in my Top 3 Chicken rice place because its consistency in producing the Hainanese Chicken and chicken rice. Of course the bishop parts also helps. Cheers :)

Food & Drink: 7/10
(but 9/10 for the Hainanese Chicken and Chicken Rice)
Value: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 6/10

Pow Sing Kitchen (merged with Pow Sing Restaurant)
59 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555961

T: +65 6284 0800
Op Hours: Daily 11.00 – 15.00, 17.00 – 22.00
Menu available on the website

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