Once considered one of the best chicken rice in the 50s and 60s and credited with popularising Hainanese chicken rice both locally and regionally, Toa Payoh residents can now enjoy a taste of the famous Swee Kee Chicken Rice recipe once again. Opened in February, Traditional Rui Ji Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle has quickly become the new hot spot for a taste of nostalgic and scrumptious Chicken Rice!
New Must-Try Chicken Rice Spot At Toa Payoh!
Opened by Mr Moh Lee Twee in 1949, Swee Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant first operated at Yet Con coffee shop on Purvis Street before moving to Middle Road in 1950. They closed down in 1997 for renovations, but sadly never reopened again much to the dismay of many.
Over the years, many eateries with similar names have popped up, but none have claimed affiliations to Swee Kee. Traditional Rui Ji Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle today is currently helmed by distant family members of Mr Moh, with one of them having spent almost a decade learning the ropes from him.
A tasty plate of Rui Ji’s Chicken Rice goes for only $3.50, or you can also have it with a side of greens as a set for $4.50. For those who prefer having the breast meat, simply top-up an additional $0.50. The rice is absolutely incredible – fluffy, and flavourful, with a thin and glistening layer of oil that beautifully coats each grain of rice.
The chicken is tender and succulent, with the skin being silky smooth and sliding right down your throat. Additionally, despite serving chicken thigh, you get a generous amount of meat with very few bones which is a huge plus point.
Be sure to pair it with their chilli for a delightful layer of spice and tang that adds oomph to the dish.
Even their soup is just as delicious! Comforting and rich, it tastes like it has been boiled for hours, with a pronounced taste of the chicken bones that makes it reminiscent of chicken porridge. On top of that, there isn’t any trace of the msg-induced thirst and you can even enjoy free refills.
Try Traditional Rui Ji Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle Today!
Even if you have never tried Swee Kee’s Chicken Rice before, we are certain you will definitely still enjoy Rui Ji’s. Comforting, affordable, and delicious, what more could you ask for in a meal? Hurry down and try it for yourself today!
Address: Block 93, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-48, Singapore 310093
Opening Hours: Daily, except for Mon, 10am to 8pm
Cover Photo: Singapore Foodie
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