Friday, June 22, 2007
Margaret Drive Food Centre: Sin Kee Chicken Rice and Queenstown Popiah
There are quite a few stalls selling chicken rice at Margaret Drive Food Centre (some folks know it better as Queenstown Centre). Sin Kee is an old favourite (selling mainly white steamed chicken) and you will see that it accounts for most of the business on the second floor. I am sure I must have tried it in the past and not remembered it. Today I am refreshing my memory tastebuds.
My S$3 plate arrived with plump, juicy, tender chicken - it's amazing that they even got breast meat to that consistency! However, the soy-sesame seasoning they drizzled on the chicken didn't taste like much (maybe I should have gotten my plate of chicken separate from the rice and asked for more sauce). The rice itself although well-steamed was also lacking in flavour, making me yearn for Yet Con's version.
Well, top marks for Sin Kee's chicken texture but I think I'll try Tong Kee next time - it's on the first floor with roast chicken and roast pork that looks scrumptiously tempting.
After the chicken meal, I headed downstairs for my dose of vegetables - hehe, in the form of popiah (I love springrolls!). I had also heard this stall was good. But it tasted really average today. Not enough of the crispy stuff. Not enough sweet umami flavour. The skin was also slightly papery and dry (I know they make their own but this is still not my type, sorry). I'm glad to say the Marine Parade central food centre's Homemade Springroll trumps this any day!
SIN KEE CHICKEN RICE
Block 40-A Margaret Drive Food Centre #02-548
Open 10.30am-9pm; closed Mondays
QUEENSTOWN POH PIA
Blk 40-A Margaret Drive Food Centre #01-484