Wednesday, 4 November 2015

AFE Delights Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Yishun 925 Chicken Rice) Singapore JK1284


I often quipped that excellent Hainanese chicken rice can be found in any corner of Singapore. I did not mean that figuratively, nor was I kidding. I am serious :-D

Well, today I stumbled upon a Hainanese chicken rice stall in Woodlands that can rank with the best on the island.

Yes. You heard it. W.O.O.D.L.A.N.D.S.

Got meh? as we say in Singapore.

I was looking for lunch after my dental appointment at the nearby Woodlands Polyclinic. Combing through the labyrinth of old shop lots nearby, I stumbled upon the plump, still wet naked chicken hanging in the window at the S11 coffee shop. I could almost "see" the sweetness of the juicy bird. 

The only way to find out is to taste it :-D


SGD12 for half a chicken, which is very competitive pricing. Garnished with parsley, tomato slices and served with achar (sweet sour pickled vegetable) at the side.


The chicken was cooked using the poach and dunk method. It was cooked nearly all through (with a little bit of red remaining in the bigger bones) and served at slightly below room temperature. The skin and flesh were oh so juicy and tender.


The big chunks of meat were bathed with liberal splashes of a savoury, sweet, aromatic blend of soy, sesame oil, oyster sauce and probably chicken broth. The flavourful sauce was mild enough for the natural chicken flavours to be still discernible.

Texture and flavour wise this rivals the best in Singapore, in my humble opinion.


Whenever innards and "glass" leg skins are available, I will help myself to a plate. Not much flavour but I like the mix of soft crunchy, mushy, pastey textures.


The rice is made with average quality grains including some broken ones. It had just the right amount of moisture and a shade softer than I like. Gentle chicken flavour and not overly greasy. Went very well with the chicken especially with the meat thoroughly wet with the dressing sauce.


The chili sauce has a nice sharp sting and a slight tanginess balanced with saltiness. The chili sauce worked well with the mildly flavoured chicken.

The gooey dark soy sauce is typically savoury sweet.

No ginger dip.


The chicken is served with a nice chicken soup which is a plus point as many chicken rice stalls have done away with soup nowadays.


At the end of the meal, I walked closer to the stall to get the information I need for this blog post.

It's now that I saw the small print in English on the signboard that says AFE Delights Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice.

Did a quick google search on my phone and ah yes... it's the chicken rice that I have eaten in popular Yishun (Blk 925) long ago (pre-blogging days) and have long forgotten. So, this is their outlet here in Woodlands. (Outlets too in Ang Mo Kio Blk 722 and Jurong East Blk 132.)

Couldn't get the required rapport with the uncles manning the stall to get more background info ;-p Perhaps my camera was in the way.... :-D

Shall be back next time and will also re-visit the parent Yishun outlet.

Meanwhile, this is a Hainanese chicken rice stall that Northlanders can be proud of :-D

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AFE Delights reminds me of Delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice of Tanjong Katong.

AFE Delights is a stall in the S11 coffee shop in Woodlands

Restaurant name: AFE Delights Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice 豐豐海南起骨雞飯 
Address: 304 Woodlands Street 31 #01-125 Singapore (S730304) (Inside S11 coffee shop near to Marsiling MRT station).  
GPS: 1.429958, 103.773591  
Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm    

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert    

Date visited: 3 Nov 2015    

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