Da Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice – Their Fried Chicken Wings Are So Addictive!

October 12, 2020

I know we have been raving about Victor Famous Fried Chicken Wings for a while. Here’s another new found favourite stall for me – Da Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice.

And the good news is, they are open for dinner till sold out. If you are lucky, you might be able to eat it for supper too.


Don’t be surprised to see a long queue – their chicken rice is hugely popular. Oh wait, let me be specific. Their fried chicken wing is the star here.

It’s always a two-man show here and the lady boss takes the order, scoops the rice onto the plates, and is the only one frying the chicken wings. Talk about multi-tasking, I think I need to learn from her.



We ordered their Famous Fried Chicken Wing Rice ($3.30) and as I stuffed the whole drumstick into my mouth, my eyes literally lit up.

Look at these golden brown juicy chicken wings. They are encrusted in a crispy  batter and were exploding with savoury juices. They were so addictive that even the wingtips were polished clean by is. I like that the meat was tender, well-marinated, and not too oily. Please don’t ask me to compare it to Victor Famous Fried Chicken Wing, it’s really a difficult choice.

But these deep-fried chicken wings are certainly worth making a trip down for. They remind me of the old school carona chicken wings. And they taste even better when eaten with the addictive chilli sauce, which not only elevates the flavour of the wings but also gives them a nice spicy twist.

Here’s a tip – have the wings with the rice and order extra wings ($1.40 each). Because one is never enough.



As usual, my husband dove straight into the steamed chicken rice. The succulent chicken meat, which was gloriously plump, was drizzled with light soya sauce and fragrant sesame oil. No big surprises for their steamed chicken, it paired nicely with their chicken rice.

On our day of visit, the rice had a broken-grain look with a slightly brown hue. I guess all the stock from cooking the chicken also goes into flavouring the rice which gave it a pleasant aroma. It wasn’t as fluffy as I wish it would be, but it had that inexplicable old school charm. And surprisingly, I finished off the whole plate of rice.

This is a good spot if you are craving for fried chicken at night. It won’t disappoint.

If you reside in Toa Payoh, you’ll likely have come across this popular stall at least once. Although their main offering is chicken rice, you’ll come to find that that isn’t what causes the snaking queues.

Da Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice (達記海南雞飯)

Address: 75 Lor 5 Toa Payoh, #01-31, Singapore 310075

Opening Hours: 6pm to 12am or till sold out, closed on Thursdays

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.