Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Although I have lived in Singapore for more than three decades, I realized that there are some food centres that I have not been to. One of them is Jalan Batu Food Centre in Mountbatten. When I was there on a Monday evening, most of the stalls were closed and I had little choice but try the chicken rice from Wang Lao Wu Chicken King.
I ordered the chicken rice set which costs $4.50 and it comes with a plate of steamed white chicken, a plate of oyster sauce vegetables, a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup. Well-cooked to the perfect texture, every yellow grain of rice, which is thoroughly coated with chicken essence, is remarkably fragrant and flavorful. The special chilli paste is thick and savory and goes very well with the rice and chicken. The steamed white chicken is fresh and tender, while the oyster sauce vegetables are crunchy and tasty. The soup is one of the most delicious that I've tasted before.
Overall, I was very impressed with Wang Lao Wu Chicken King chicken rice. Despite strong competition from various famous chicken rice stalls all over Singapore, Wang Lao Wu Chicken King has indeed distinguished itself with its outstanding and value for money chicken rice.
Wang Lao Wu Chicken King
Jalan Batu Food Centre
4A Jalan Batu