Hainanese Chicken Rice

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Cooking,Food From Home | Thursday 26 February 2009 9:45 pm

If there is one thing the “ang moh” would eat .. is chicken rice from home.  When you can’t get the authentic ones.. you make do with the closest.. and Asian Home Gourmet is easy to prepare.  But you see, we can’t get it here.. we either have to go to the city.. or like this packet.. it came from a great blogging friend.  Thank you very much.  Of course, we already ate it and it was great.. but just enough for one meal .. for the 3 of us.

PS :  For your info, when “ang moh” went to Singapore to visit me .. for 5 weeks.. before i came home with him permanently, he would eat only chicken rice.. and satay.

So any kind soul outta the 10 thousands of visitors here everyday ..  would like to send me some chicken rice paste.. please let me know.. muahhahahaha!!!  If no one sends me some.. i know .. i can count on Barb from ChumsyAshley to take pity on me.. and send me some.. muahahahha!! right Barb..??


  1. Comment by Lynne — February 26, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

    No problem, I would love to send you some of these paste develop by a Singapore company (cannot remember the name, but its good), so give me your address and i will send you mee siam paste, chicken rice paste and laksa pasta or what else i can find :)

  2. Comment by Pico — February 26, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

    lol .. didnt know there are such paste around .. do they taste good?.. XD

  3. Comment by Johnny — February 26, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

    I love this chicken paste too. It’s really easy and taste quite good. If I manage to get hold of some, will send to you. Please email me your address. Thank you once again for searching the web for good films.

  4. Comment by karen — February 26, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

    I LOVE Hainanese chicken rice!!! I didn’t know there’s such a thing around. i wonder if i can find it where I live?!? I tried this dish every time I see it on the menu, but I was disappointed every time. Nothing bet the one I had in Singapore. this is brand really good? I’ve never seen this brand before. I hope I will find it or something similar, cuz I really want to eat this dish again.

  5. Comment by Tyler — February 27, 2009 @ 12:30 am

    chicken rice…i love the sauce and the cucumber slices that come with…

  6. Comment by wendy — February 27, 2009 @ 12:41 am

    I have the same pack, actually two of them sitting in my kitchen. planning to try these out but i did a claypot chicken rice instead tonight. ill let you know when i try that next week. hehe. my bf- angmoh also. he loves asian food, he’s hooked on hainanese chicken rice & nasi lemak!

  7. Comment by flora — February 27, 2009 @ 3:13 am

    i have never try those before.maybe i should one day since dat most of u fans dat r usin mama bok’s site sayin is good

  8. Comment by nee — February 27, 2009 @ 3:18 am

    y don u tell us more about how u prepare the food (with pictures)?

    that will be much fun!

  9. Comment by Eric — February 27, 2009 @ 3:34 am

    I love Hainanese chicken rice. I didn’t know a product like that was out there. Wonder if I can find it in NYC

  10. Comment by uj — February 27, 2009 @ 3:52 am

    Ok ok, try to get u the pack from NTUC (if there is). PM me the postage address ya… think u got my email address….

  11. Comment by vee — February 27, 2009 @ 3:53 am

    mmMMmmm yummmy

  12. Comment by Tsuchiyama — February 27, 2009 @ 4:04 am

    Too bad I am not living in Singapore and it is not very easy to get chinese stuffs as well in Japan. If not, I will send over to Canada for you.
    My husband is a 100% Japanese. He likes all chinese food especially food from Singapore and Taiwan. I like satay too. And that square rice which comes with satay. Thanks for all the uploading mama bok. wish you well.

  13. Comment by mommy to chumsy — February 27, 2009 @ 4:06 am

    no problem 😀 i’ll go look for it…hehehhee

  14. Comment by Linh — February 27, 2009 @ 4:11 am

    It looks good, I never see those king of chicken rice in my city, montreal (CANADA). I would like to taste it!!!!!

  15. Comment by tinki — February 27, 2009 @ 4:46 am

    It sounds good and looks good. I have not seen that package at my local stores. Wish I could try it.

  16. Comment by kas — February 27, 2009 @ 4:49 am

    i’ll get you some the next time i see it at the grocery stores!:)

  17. Comment by m3anguy — February 27, 2009 @ 5:28 am

    looks delicious making me so hungry right now

  18. Comment by JaC — February 27, 2009 @ 5:44 am

    That looks interesting. Hainan chicken rice is the best. I wonder how this packaged one tastes compared to the freshly cooked.


  19. Comment by soofen — February 27, 2009 @ 6:17 am

    Yea, totally understand when you are living faraway from home… these are what we go after. Hainanese Chicken Rice has always been one of my favourites back home, thought it’s been 4 years now I never had it too! The biggest cash & carry Chinese supermarket in my area is just 15 mins away… I could probably pop-in and look for them Asian food paste for you… In the mean time, will have to wait for my good news… hehe
    Have a great day!

  20. Comment by Rebecca — February 27, 2009 @ 7:12 am

    Send me your mailing address to my email: rpoon731@hotmail.com. I send you several packets of Prima ready to cook paste (chicken satay, mee siam, and of course chicken rice).Must help a fellow singaporean in need of home cooked food.

  21. Comment by laura — February 27, 2009 @ 7:15 am

    I love chicken rice too mama bok!!! and really thanks for all the good shows!!!

  22. Comment by HN — February 27, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    I missed Hainanese Chicken rice too Mamabok!!! Especially the steamy fragrant rice with the silky soft chicken … Your post makes me homesick again 😛

  23. Comment by 8poh — February 27, 2009 @ 9:59 am

    Wow, I really like the chicken rice and eat it all week since I just returned back from Singapore. I have not seen those package. We may move to Singapore soon. I am a little of apprehensive but excited. Thank for all those uploading.

  24. Comment by eric — February 27, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    Hi, Exellent product. I like to eat chieken rice too, this product only singapore have. disappointed.

  25. Comment by Shyoon — February 27, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    Mamabok, too bad i could not sent you some real chicken ric, but i could sent the receipe from Malaysia..haha.. you know, Malaysia have some fantastic chicken rice also..
    And by the way, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia is renowned for its Nga Choy Kai.. (Bean Sprout Chicken) which attracts people from all over Malaysia and Singapore.. Everyone loves it.

  26. Comment by guess-baby — February 27, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    i have never try that package but it looks yummy =)

  27. Comment by Joyce — February 27, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    It seems convenient! But do they come with sauce? I like eating rice with sauce

  28. Comment by mommy to chumsy — February 27, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    Hey, I was at the supermarket earlier today. Couldn’t find this brand. Actually I couldn’t find any Hainanese Chicken Rice paste :( Only saw Briyani Rice paste. Would you like that? Anyway, I’ll continue to look for it. In the meantime, if you crave for this, do add lots of stir-fried garlic and chicken broth into your rice when you cook it. A bit more work than usual :) Hopefully I can find this paste or similar ones ASAP 😉

  29. Comment by yummy930 — February 27, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    I have never seen anything like tat.

  30. Comment by Tony — February 27, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

    Can’t you get the recipe to make this, i find that fresh food tastes better than packed ones.

  31. Comment by keen — February 27, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    If I do go S’pore I will make sure to look for this.

  32. Comment by Calvin — February 27, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

    I love this, its aq treat when my mum makes it for me. One of my favourite dish!

  33. Comment by Alice — February 27, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

    Howdi? I planned to buy you some ready to cook pastes. You will be amazed by the variety that is being marketed these days. Please post your address again. By the way, do you brew herbal soups? Dong sum and dong kwei, yok chok? I understand from the canadian post office website that if one sends a parcel gift not exceeding the value of 60 canadian dollars, you donch have to pay taxes. Or it doesn’t matter?

  34. Comment by michelle — February 27, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    oh wow,

    I LOVE the authentic ones, I’ve never tried the ones in the pack. but I will definately give it a try soon!

    hainanese chicken rice is delicious@

  35. Comment by mina mong — February 27, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    I love eat rice, i used to make fly rice for my kids.

  36. Comment by fiona — February 27, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

    I have not tried this chicken rice mix but I had been cooking the ones from Prima Deli. I heard about this brand before but could not find it easily. OMG, you are making me hungry!

  37. Comment by Christina — February 27, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

    When you can’t find those chicken paste anywhere…making it yourself is not hard neither…as long as you have rice cooker! Same way as cooking rice, except using chicken broth instead of water, add one tbsp of chicken oil (or vegetable oil), a couple slices of ginger & scallion when cooking. Bon appetite!

  38. Comment by snow — February 27, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    Is the paste good? Just had dinner but u’re making me hungry again

  39. Comment by joyce — February 27, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

    wonder if it’s good, is it easy to make? i would probably try to do that some day, it’s seems easy than cook.

  40. Comment by Cindy — February 27, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

    Hi Mamabok,

    I never seen this item at the gorcery store. I’m from USA (California). I love Hainanese Chicken Rice, but I usually eat that @ an Authentic Chinese Restaurant. I’ve never try or seen any frozen item like this. I found the website that you can purchase these online http://www.asianhomegourmetdirect.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=SP7048

  41. Comment by Anon — February 27, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

    I love Hainanese Chicken Rice. The ginger paste on the side is my favorite!!

  42. Comment by Michele — February 28, 2009 @ 1:32 am

    How do you prepare the food with the paste? Usually, I just use chicken, ginger and make my own.

  43. Comment by sq — February 28, 2009 @ 1:47 am

    didn’t know such thing exist!

  44. Comment by Free Thinker — February 28, 2009 @ 4:10 am

    Hainanese Chicken could be considered one of the best chicken rice among the chinese.I am not a hainanese but I enjoy every mouthful of hainanese chicken rice. I live in a little town called Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia. We are lucky in the sense that we can obtain our chicken rice from every nook and corner.
    By the way, there is a substantial Hainanese community in Kuala Terengganu.

  45. Comment by Betsy — February 28, 2009 @ 6:44 am

    i am glad u introduce this to me because it will be cheaper then eating it at the restaurant!
    btw, thanks for taking time out of your busy life to post all the links to the dramas and movies. Very much appreciated.

  46. Comment by Evelyn — February 28, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    i usually just eat it at restaurants, is the package that good though?

  47. Comment by Min — February 28, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    Hehe..i will send you some lovely tom yam paste too…if you crave for it..give me your address…

  48. Comment by Jennifer — February 28, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    I’m cooking chicken rice tonight! :)

  49. Comment by karen — February 28, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

    I just eat some malaysia chow kai tai with (see ham) The raw clams. and prawn noodles and chisken yellow rice in New york yesterday. That take my craving alway from your food website. hahaha

  50. Comment by Devon — February 28, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    Love Hainanese Chicken Rice. I live in San Francisco, I don’t think I’ve seen this being sold here. I will pay more attention when grocery shopping next time. Thanks for sharing.

  51. Comment by becca — February 28, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    i never seen rice like that before lol

  52. Comment by May May — February 28, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

    Yum! I love Hainaese Chicken rice (especially the seasoned rice)! Wonder if that package version taste good. I always wanted to make it myself but after checking out the recipes, it takes too much work. So I’ll stick to eating Hainanese Chicken Rice at a restaurant!

  53. Comment by Kathleen — February 28, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

    The rice looks yummy!

  54. Comment by Uncle — February 28, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

    Frankly, I never imagine this thing exist till see your post. It’s an eye opener ^^

  55. Comment by mommy of three — February 28, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

    Tell me if you how many you need and if you are interested in any other flavours. The supermarkets here in Ontario have lots of it. Please email me your address.

    As yummy as it is, I have to cut down on consumption as it is a bit oily. Need to loose the baby fat before I got back to work :)

  56. Comment by Raymond — March 1, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

    That chicken rice look authentic!! You dont have any asian restaurant around? poor thing, cant survive without one.

  57. Comment by uj — March 1, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    I got the packets liao MamaBok… how to send to u???? better let me know.. else it’ll surely rot in my kitchen cabinets!!! :(

  58. Comment by Kat — March 1, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

    i never tried hainanese chicken rise. LOL it’s been like several times i read the word hainanese but i didnt know what it really means until i type it out in this comment box LOL!!!!

    now i remember i know this dish from Yummy Yummy. They were in Singapore and their famous dish is “hoi nam guy fan”

  59. Comment by Tracey — March 1, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

    I’ve never tried Hainan chicken rice but have always heard about it. Will order one when I’m at a restaurant the next I go.

    I love your food blog, I always browse through it during lunch time or in the middle of the night. Always makes me hungry!

  60. Comment by Lina — March 2, 2009 @ 1:54 am

    The only chicken rice i like is @ Mandarin Hotel. They’ve shifted to Revolving Restaurant due to their major renovation. Presentation is good n unlimited servings of soup n rice but of course, only one serving for their chicken, which you can request for drumstick or chicken breast with or without skin.

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  66. Comment by Yenny — March 2, 2009 @ 2:39 am

    really miss hainan chicken from singapore….

  67. Comment by leanne — March 2, 2009 @ 4:27 am

    Wow, would love some of those chicken rice too. Living in Seosan small town in Korea is not as easy as I thought. Thought I can live on Korean food but after 2 bouts of flu, diarrhea and throwing up, I need some food from home. Anyone know of any good roast duck in Seoul? Don’t mind travelling for a morsel of that!

  68. Comment by Chorchee — March 2, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    I think everybody seems to enjoy Hainaese Chicken rice. There is a place in West End in Brisbane, Australia that seems to do a very good Hainaese chicken rice especially when the chicken is boneless. By the way I too would like to know what the paste is called.

  69. Comment by Ray — March 2, 2009 @ 6:45 am

    I can mail food to you if you want. E-mail me if your interested in doing so and we can start arranging it. I regularly mail english food to HK and chinese food to France. My cousin is studying in France and eats lots of Nissin noodles or cup noodles. (We call the nissin noodles in cantonese direct translation ‘cartoon noodles’). Since the they are dry and light, its quite cheap to mail. Small price to pay since he doesn’t like soggy, tasteless and non-authentic noodles.

    PS keep up the good work and continue hosting more vids

  70. Comment by 8poh — March 2, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    Do anyone of you find this package in the east coast? I cant find it in our Asian grocery Store. I would like to try it.

  71. Comment by Cat — March 2, 2009 @ 11:31 am

    Mama Bok You’re the best! Thank you very much for everything!

  72. Comment by Christina — March 2, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    I will be going to Singapore this June and will get you some CHNG Kee products. Visit this website: http://www.chngkees.com.sg/home.htm

    My two boys enjoy eating Satay (at least 50 sticks a day) and chicken rice each time we go back. Their “new found” food is clay pot rice. Take care!

  73. Comment by Jamie — March 2, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    nothing compares to the real thing! get to eat that at home anytime!!

  74. Comment by Lydia Luo — March 3, 2009 @ 2:57 am

    I can go to the grocery store and see if i can get some for u… send your address to my email…! wish me luck!

  75. Comment by Rebecca — March 3, 2009 @ 4:09 am

    Hey Mamabok,

    I already went ahead and purchased Prima Food Packets in Chicken Rice & Mee Siam flavors. Please let me know your mailing address so I can send to you. :)

  76. Comment by Anne — March 3, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    y 1000 comments??

  77. Comment by Jenkie — March 4, 2009 @ 2:55 am

    thank you for sharing all these videos with us. luv ur blogs!

  78. Comment by Kammy — March 4, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    Dear Best Cook,
    Actually you can do a food show like Chua’s…..ha!!

  79. Comment by Amy — March 5, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    hi, you can actually DIY ur own chicken rice.
    Btw, this is a recipe that has been passed down in my family and yup…i’m hainanese so it’s authentic.

    Garlic, Chicken Fat, Rice, Salt

    1. Chop garlic.
    2. Heat chicken fat in pan. After getting enough ‘oil’…discard the
    chicken fat pieces.
    3. Wash rice and drain until dry (UNCOOKED)
    4. Add garlic to ‘oil’ followed by the rice.
    5. Stir and mix well
    6. Transfer rice to rice cooker.
    7. Add salt and water.


    Btw, i love ur blog…keep up the good work. Thanks ^^

  80. Comment by tvbfanatic24 — March 6, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

    I too live in Canada. I have always loved Hainanese Chicken Rice. Every time I go to restaurants, I always order it, but what goes into my mouth is not that good. I have always wanted to try the traditional flavour of this food, but all the restaurants I order it at, cannot give me the goodness and the mouth watering effect that i want!

  81. Comment by queen c — March 6, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    hi mama bok

  82. Comment by queen c — March 6, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    hope ur family is doing well

  83. Comment by anna — March 7, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

    mmm those look yummy ^^ was it yummy though O:

  84. Comment by shoegirlwen — March 7, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

    I went to the store yesterday and tried to find this, they don’t have it. But they have so many different varieties of everything else. What’s your address so I can send you some. BTW, thanks so much for posting. You’re awesome.

  85. Comment by Ingrid — March 7, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

    Mama Bok! I happen to work for a huge drug store/ grocery store. We sell tons of those packages. There’s Indian butter chicken, Szechuan chili and ginger, Thai roast chicken, and lots more. we have all but the singapore chicken you have there. If you would like some. e-mail me your address and i’ll try to get you some. But I have to send it to you from Vancouver though.

  86. Comment by Lee — March 8, 2009 @ 3:25 am

    You can try cooking your rice with chicken broth (original, not canned) instead of water.
    It should turn out as tasty as using that chicken paste.
    You can always buy the chicken bones, cook them up, just to make the broth.
    Good luck!

  87. Comment by ee — March 17, 2009 @ 11:06 pm



    hope this help …

    thanks for the info..but they won’t ship to canada.. :(
    that’s the problem i’m facing. We’ve known about this asiansupermart for a long time. a year perhaps. but thanks for the link..and thinking of me.


  88. Comment by tracy — April 8, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    hihi, mama bok^.^ hapi birthday o~~ selamat harijadi, sheng ri kuai le,
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  89. Comment by bunessa — April 8, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

    mama bok, you have so many yummy food blogs!!! makes mee so hugnry!

  90. Comment by Stephanie — April 9, 2009 @ 5:43 am

    You make me want to cook.

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