If you have ever been to Singapore, you may have been lucky enough to try the popular dish known as Hainanese Chicken Rice. For many years, it has been recommended by travellers and Singaporeans alike as the must-try food when you visit.
If you haven’t been to Singapore, fear not, as the dish’s popularity has seen it break out of its origin country and is now served in restaurants across the world. Its latest destination is the Kingdom of Wonder. Now, you can try the original chicken specialty in Phnom Penh.
Located in downtown capital, close to the corner of Kampuchea Krom and Jawaharlal Nehru Boulevards, a Singaporean restaurant called “Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh” has opened its doors to cater to the big demand for authentic Singaporean food.
Javis Ang, a Singaporean national who co-founded the restaurant, said Hainanese Chicken Rice is the best seller at Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh.
“It’s not only the Singaporean’s favourite,” he said, “Many people from other nationalities, including Cambodian, Chinese and Malaysian flock for the signature food.”
Hainanese Chicken Rice is a fragrant rice dish made with chicken broth and served with bite-sized pieces of steamed succulent chicken. The dish comes along with soy sauce and garlic or chilli sauce. If you are a vegetable fan, Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh also comes with cooked bean sprouts for a healthy twist.
You can also find other popular Singaporean food at Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh. Singaporean dish Bak Kut Teh, which is described as a pork rib broth dish, is also a popular Singaporean food served by the restaurant. This dish is famous because of its herbal mouth-watering fragrance and unique peppery taste.
The appeal of the dishes at Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh lies in their simplicity, with everyone able to find something they like and of course, Singaporeans know how to make their dishes the best.
If that wasn’t enough, Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh is also known for its reasonable prices, with the signature Hainanese Chicken Rice dish priced at only $3, with the Singapore Bak Kut Teh starting from $5.50 for a small portion, $11 for medium and $16 for large.
Ho Kee Bak Kut Teh is located at No 349-351 Eo, Kampuchea Krom (128), Phnom Penh.