Tian Tian Chicken Rice

Price guide: Budget

Maxwell Food Centre #01-10 , Maxwell Road, Singapore, 069184

Price guide: Budget

Chicken rice

By Carmen Roberts, your Singapore expert

I write for BBC World TV. Read more
#19 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Singapore
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
3.2
3.2
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Seasoned travellers, Singles, No fuss, People watching, Sightseeing

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Tian Tian Chicken Rice

Singapore’s most popular chicken rice stall.

This unassuming hawker stall has become so popular it’s spawned a restaurant in Joo Chiat. There must be a reason why there’s always a long queue at lunchtime. Oh wait a minute, is that an endorsement by Anthony Bourdain on the front of the stall? Well, if it’s good enough for Bourdain…

Food and drink: 

This is Singapore’s most iconic hawker stall dish - Hainanese chicken rice - cooked to perfection. The rice is fragrant and fluffy, while the chicken is succulent and tender, matched with chili sauce with a hint of lime.

Ambience: 

The Maxwell Food Centre is a rough and ready hawker cenre with no air-conditioning. It’s noisy and hot, but that’s part of its rustic charm.

Service: 

There’s an efficient production line of staff ready to heap rice and then chicken on your plate during the busiest times of the day. So if you ever have to queue, there’s never that long a wait.

Location: 

Maxwell Food Cenre is near Chinatown and a short walk from Tajong Pagar MRT station in the CBD.

Price advice: 

This is as cheap as it gets in Singapore. A small plate of chicken rice is just $3.50.

Other useful branches: 

There's now a Tian Tian Chicken Rice restaurant in Joo Chiat.

More information on Tian Tian Chicken Rice:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Coffee shop, Takeaway
Food:
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Address:
Maxwell Food Centre #01-10 , Maxwell Road, Singapore, 069184
Telephone:
+65 9691 4852
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 11am–8pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible

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