Nan Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice – Cheap & Good!

March 07, 2018

Chicken rice is my go-to dish whenever I’m unsure of what to have for lunch. It’s delicious, the waiting time is usually quite short, and there isn’t much decision making to be done. It’s just either roasted or poached chicken, and your choice of meat(breast, thigh, drumstick). I’m easily contented and will settle for whatever is given to me.


Located at Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, Nan Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice always sees a queue during lunch hour. The stall sells both poached and roasted chicken, as well as ‘you cai’, a typical accompaniment to Hainanese chicken rice.



We had both the roasted and poached chicken rice ($3/$4/$5), as well as a plate of oil vegetables (You Cai) ($2/$3/$4). I preferred the poached variation as the skin had a gelatinous texture that I adored, and the breast meat was plump and tender.


The chilli sauce was great as well. It’s garlicky, and possesses a slight tartness and strong heat, just like how chicken rice chilli sauce should be. 

The chicken rice was fluffy, and flavourful, but was a tad too salty for my liking. I felt that since the chicken was served in a plate of soy sauce, the stall should’ve gone easier on the salt in the chicken rice.

Although the chicken rice was pretty tasty, the You Cai was rather lacklustre. Instead of being drowned in the gravy, the vegetables had the gravy “applied” on them. 

All in all, I think Nan Heng whips up flavourful chicken rice that’s worth queueing for. It’s no surprise that this stall has garnered a huge loyal following. 


Nan Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Address: #02-28 Bukit Merah Central Hawker Centre, 163 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 150163

Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 11.30am to 8pm, closed on Sundays. made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.