The Hungry Bunny •
22 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 22 followers
For the full writeup of Tian Tian vs Ah Tai, please go to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/08/maxwell-road-food-centre-ah-tai-vs-tian.html
Tian Tian's Chicken
($5.70) is clear and light, but served jarringly chilled. It was like eating leftover chicken straight from the fridge. It would have fared much better tepid or at the very least, room temp. Still, the chicken was juicy but a tad tougher than the one at Ah Tai; the fluffy rice was tasty and surprisingly not oily, but not as flavourful as at Ah Tai; while the heady chilli was potent but reeked too much of ginger.
Although Tian Tian has a lot more accolades, it should be borne in mine that Tian Tian has had a longer history than Ah Tai, who only recently set up his own chicken rice stall. I think, Ah Tai, the chef who was at the helm at Tian Tian for the better part of Tian Tian's illustrious history, makes a better plate of chicken rice at his own setup than where he came from. Tian Tian definitely lost a star when Ah Tai left.