Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice


Located at Purvis Street near Raffles Hotel are two famous chicken rice eateries directly facing each other. Yet Con versus Chin Chin. It must be here that the chicken rice war began. I decided to try Yet Con first.

When I entered the air-conditioned restaurant on a Sunday evening, it was already full of people having chicken rice and steamboat. The nostalgic atmosphere was somewhat similar to that of Thien Kee Steamboat at Golden Mile Tower.


I ordered the chicken rice set for one which comes with a plate of steamed white chicken, a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup. Coated with a layer of chicken broth, every grain of rice is delightfully fragrant and tasty. Gently topped with light soya sauce, the steamed white chicken appears plain and mediocre but tastes flavorful and delicious. The savory chilli sauce tastes more salty than spicy, lacking in the scorching aftertaste that is characteristic of other famous chicken rice chilli.

For a meal that costs around $5, Yet Con Hainanese chicken rice may not be the best but certainly worthwhile trying. Besides chicken rice, you can try its sumptuous steamboat too.

7.5/10

Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice
25 Purvis St
Singapore 188602

5 comments:

M. said...

Try Yet Con's hor fun and let us know if it's better than Xin Sheng Huo. I'm a big fan of hor fun and I think Yet Con's one of the best I have tried so far.

rosewine said...

Have you tried the Hainanese pork chops? I love it, I've been eating that since I was a kid.

AN said...

You dídn't try the Kailan?!!
Do you know how many people have I taken there who now are simply addicted to the Kailan?...At least a hundred!
PLEASE TRY THE KAILAN!!!

Anonymous said...

This review is very useful, yet it is very subjective at the same. I only have a couple of days in Singapore for my next visit and would like to try at least one or a couple of THE BEST Hainanese Chicken Rice. What to do? ;-P
Do you have an official Chicken Rice rating agency in Singapore? What's the website?

Anonymous said...

been a frequent patron. the pork chop and the hong shao tofu is a must try!

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