Went to try EhHe Art Cafe's Hainese chicken rice set today.
Starting with the rice, it's cooked with Thai fragrant long grains. Cooked with savoury broth till nutty tender, the flavoursome rice grains coated with a very thin film of oil, were loose and separate easily. Nice.
The chicken come deboned with the attractive yellow skin on and bathed in a mildly flavoured blended sauce of light soy and sesame oil.
The chicken flesh was tender and juicy with smooth skin which had a gentle fresh chicken flavour.
The fresh chili sauce has a sharp spicy sting that lingers for moments on the tongue and back of the mouth. The ginger dip has a milder, ginger type of spicy, balanced with savouriness.
The tasty chicken broth completes the dish. I like it that the gently savoury broth has thin crunchy shreds of sweet cabbage and bits of fresh spring onion. The lovely flavoursome broth is made with old mother hens and doesn't use MSG - I enjoyed drinking it up.
I like EhHe's simple yet elegant Hainanese chicken rice set as every element from rice to chicken, soup and sauces are all done with a lot of care - resulting in a delicious serving of Singapore style Hainanese chicken rice here in JB.
We rounded up our lunch with cendol - a nice traditional cold sweet dessert that complements a chicken rice meal well :-D
Every time I come to EhHe Art Cafe, I must have at least one cup of their traditional "white coffee" because I like it's aroma and flavour.
Click on photo ^ to read about my previous visit to Eh He ^
At EhHe, we enjoy our Hainanese chicken rice in a charming, comfortable art cafe ambiance in old JB's thriving cultural district.
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Restaurant name: EHHE Art Cafe 中間旁邊
Address: No. 1, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Junction of Jalan Trus and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee (just beside Hiap Joo Bakery) 陈旭年文化街
GPS: 1.456477, 103.764608
Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm daily
No pork, no lard, no alcohol, no Halal cert
Disclosure: Please note that this is an invited tasting
Date visited: 14 Dec 2015, 9 Jan 2016
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