Edmond Chicken Rice – Halal Certified Chicken Rice in Tanglin Halt
It’s not easy to be an online food writer. Somehow, we have a hard time earning the same respect as our print-publication counter-parts. For all my hawker writing, I made anonymous visits and paid for my own meals. But as with all food writing, the descriptions and experience are so subjective and it may be totally different from how we experience it.
Edmond Chicken Rice and I didn’t start off on a good note. The young chicken rice owner was angry with one of my hawker recommendations and slammed me on my Facebook. I don’t blame him because he queued 2 hours and didn’t get a impressive bowl of noodles. But I was just upset for the words he used, which somehow affected my reputation. So we found out about his chicken rice stall and decided to give it a try.
Was I here for revenge? Well, I definitely can do it easily. But I decided to take the harder route and focus on writing about the stall objectively. After all, we are here to make more friends and not enemies right? So what’s their selling point? They cook decent chicken rice that’s halal certified. That’s a big deal because our Muslim friends can then enjoy a delicious plate of chicken rice in Tanglin Halt!
34-year-old Edmond started working for chicken rice stalls when he was 16 years old. One of his previous job was to cook chicken rice in a halal food court and that’s where he became experienced in halal food and started his own business Edmond Chicken Rice in Tanglin Halt about 8 years ago.
At Tanglin Halt outlet, he teaches an Indonesian couple how to cook chicken rice and they have been with him for many years and are good cooks! The poached chicken is juicy and tender with glistening skin and goes well with the mildly-flavoured rice. I would love the rice to be more flavourful and comes with a punch, but my husband prefers it this way. Don’t be fooled by the pale looking chilli sauce. Their chilli sauce is really power, gives you the kick immediately. Very shiok!
Priced at $3.50, it is slightly more expensive than usual chicken rice at coffeeshop. I would recommend you get the drumstick version for 50 cents more.
I have been there a few times and on my recent visit, I ordered the Roast Chicken Noodles ($3.50) and in fact, I was more impressed with its roast chicken with thin but slight crispy skin as well as tender meat with a hint of sesame oil, and salty-skinned.
If you are heading there and searching the address on google, note that it is “blk 46-1” and not “blk 461”. They have another branch at Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent #01-110 Singapore (090011).
Edmond Chicken Rice
Address: Blk 46-1 Commonwealth Drive #01-358, Singapore 140461
Phone: +65 9834 2842
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm, closed ad hoc (check their Facebook for updates)
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stall featured here.