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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Maxwell)

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Located in Maxwell Food Centre on Maxwell Road, Tian Tian specializes in Hainanese white chicken rice.

Tue - Sun: 11:00 - 20:00

Closed: Mon

+65 96914852
$15 based on 125 submissions
Lunch (36 votes), Dinner (23 votes), Take Away (22 votes)
Choo Yao Chuen

Best Chicken Rice you can find in Singapore

Tian Tian chicken rice has been my favourite chicken rice for as long as i can remember. Their chicken is very tender and blends very well with their sauce. Their rice is also very fragrant. Apart from chicken, their side dishes are also great. Highly recommended.

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  • chicken rice43 votes
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  • Chicken16 votes
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28 Nov 2014 • 44 reviews • 0 follower

Best Chicken Rice you can find in Singapore

Tian Tian chicken rice has been my favourite chicken rice for as long as i can remember. Their chicken is very tender and blends very well with their sauce. Their rice is also very fragrant. Apart from chicken, their side dishes are also great. Highly recommended.
12 Nov 2014 • 26 reviews • 0 follower

Some of the best chicken rice!

[check the whole review on my blog]

Overall quite good chicken rice, very tender and juicy. The rice is good and can eat on its own. Affordable and worth the money.Nice try!
22 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Good but Ah Tai clearly took the best of Tian Tian with him when he left

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.
18 Aug 2014 • 159 reviews • 6 followers

National Pride

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice truly lives up to its name as being one of our national dishes!

Their chilled steamed chicken was tasty and act as a counterbalance to the spicy yet shiok chilli paste!

The rice was so fragrant and tasty that it can be eaten as it is without additional sauce or dishes!

More pics and thoughts at
http://lepakwithyaops.com/tian-tian-hainanese-chicken-rice-a-national-dish/
11 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

A sad excuse for chicken rice and never going back

Rice: Doesn't even taste like chicken rice. I might as well have eaten white rice. Another time, it was overcooked and slathered with gravy to mask the lack of the chicken rice taste.

Chicken: Tasteless and no bite to it. I would liken it to digestible cotton wool slathered in gravy, but even that would be an insult to cotton wool. I understand that this is due to the fact that they use farmed mother hens rather than kampung chicken for the meat. Kampung chicken has a firmer texture and is tastier as these are free-range chickens.  Most of its patrons are tourists, due to Tian Tian appearing in many overseas publications and travel guidebooks. It pains me to think that this is what tourists would think authentic Hainanese chicken rice tastes like, because this really isn’t what chicken rice is supposed to taste like.  Tian Tian has left me questioning, “what in the world did I just eat?” I will never go back there for chicken rice. As a true blue, chicken rice-loving Singaporean, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is an abomination and a sad excuse for what has been often called our national dish.