Monday, 8 February 2016

3 Best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Johor Bahru after Eating at 30+ Stalls JK1396


These 3 are my favourite Hainanese chicken rice in JB now. They are very close in overall quality, so I shall not rank them but these are the 3 in my top band. (Of course, taste is a very subjective and personal thing, so everyone will have different favourites.)

Agape Coffee Shop's Chicken Rice Stall in Pelangi (RM25 half bird)

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The boss still goes to the wet market to hand pick his live kampung chicken early in the morning. So, we are eating chicken still alive and kicking just hours before. With free range chicken this fresh, "win already lo 赢了咯" as we say here in Malaysia/ Singapore. Couple that with the boss' decades of experience in poaching chicken, we have a true winner in Hainanese chicken rice.

Restaurant name: Sin Bee Hiang Chicken Rice 新味香雞飯
Address: 49, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Agape Food Court) 愛加倍 
GPS: 1.482469, 103.775374  /  1°28'56.9"N 103°46'31.4"E
Hours: 9:30am to 1:30pm (closed on Monday) 
Tel: 016-715-9372

光颈鸡 at Ehhe Art Cafe at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee (RM34 half bird)

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Ehhe Art Cafe is the only place in JB that serves Hainanese chicken rice made with 光颈鸡 which is a free range breed still slaughtered and de-feathered by hand to preserve the bird's tender texture and flavours.

In terms of all roundedness i.e. chicken, sauce, rice, dips, soup and dining environment, Ehhe would be tops for me.

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  /  1°27'23.3"N 103°45'52.6"E
Tel: +60 7-220 0866
Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm daily

Kampung Chicken at Restoran Tong in Skudai Baru (RM25 half bird)

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The kampung chicken is tender juicy and sweet, and then Restaron Tong has one more trick up their sleeve - that signature sauce which the boss splashes on the meaty chucks of chicken. I've seen grown man moved to tears by this chicken.

Served with plain white rice and without the customary chili or ginger dips. The chicken alone will win you over.

Restaurant name: Restoran Tong 东肉骨茶馆 
Address: 41, Jalan Hang Lekir 10, Taman Skudai Baru, Skudai, Johor 
GPS: 1.502524,103.638818  /  1°30'09.1"N 103°38'19.7"E
Hours: 9:00am to sold out (usually about 2:30pm). Opens at 08:00am on weekends. (Rest days are not fixed. Rest for a week every two months.) Call 07-558-5367 to check

Other good chicken rice stalls which I have tasted.


Want more? Click on photo ^ for other good Hainanese chicken rice in Johor Bahru. I am adding to this list as I discover more stalls, one by one.

Please share your favourites by leaving a comment below. We love to visit them :-D

Date: 8 Feb 2016

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  1. Replies
    1. Seng Kee is in the longer list. This is just the 3 in the top band (based on my taste buds only).

  2. Hi Kaki,
    I'm looking for a good chicken rice (maybe also with pork and duck if possible), around Aeon at Bukit Indah, which locations do you recommend?
    Don't have car, so only short distance.

    1. Thank you Daniel. wait a while ah.. let me try and track down at least one. hope I can find it soon :-D

  3. Taman Bintang Senai xin rui ji (新瑞记) also recommended. Not bad...

    1. Thank you for your recommendation. I shall visit them again soon. Appreciate much.


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