11 Jun '18, 7am
Master Chicken Rice – Our Honest Thoughts on this Buzzing Hawker! https://t.co/8Es3F1Z5mT
An important feature of chicken rice lies in having a delicious bowl of rice. The rice grains should be fragrant and distinct, clearly separated for a nice bite to complement the tenderness of chicken. Sadly, Master Chicken was unable to attain this gold standard despite using a reputable brand of rice. This was because in order to achieve the ‘li li fen ming’ effect, old grains have to be used instead of younger ones. Jason shared that older, more established chicken rice brands tend to monopolize the demand for ‘old grains’ and have more bargaining power compared to newcomers like Master Chicken. Nonetheless, Jason uses a mix of old and new grains to go as close to the li li fen ming effect as possible. The rice from Master Chicken is therefore softer and have lesser mouth-feel while still managing to retain its flavour. Jason also revealed that he used to cook the rice ...