Sunday, September 17, 2006

Maxwell Market - Maxed on Rice

Usually on a weekday, I try to watch the amount of carbohydrates I have for lunch as a preemptive for the next few hours at my work desk would be an uphill struggle. So since it was the weekend and there was nothing much planned for the rest of the day other than to stretch out on the bed after lunch to recharge for the next week, the limited carbohydrate rule didn’t stand but what took place for lunch today was a little too extreme.

I went to Maxwell and I totally maxed out on rice, 3 very delicious portions of it. The first was hainanese curry rice with a portion of pork chops. The pork chops were well seasoned and crisp, but I prefer the thick curry combination at Tian Tian Hainanese Curry Rice where it was thicker and richer. The second tasting portion of rice was claypot rice. Wonderful crunchy bits of burnt rice wearing a rich gloss of dark sauce with fresh tasting pieces of chicken and slices of sweet lup cheong, yummy! Finally, we had chicken rice from madam foo’s Tian Tian Chicken Rice stall, which legendary in terms of the number of accolades that she has gathered after for her 40 years of labour in this craft. Her chicken is succulent and has a lovely layer of jelly inbetween its skin and meat and the chilli is very punchy.

Rice, rice and more rice: Hainanese curry rice with pork chops, claypot rice and chicken rice. “Have you eaten you rice?”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

All by yourself?!


5:51 PM  
Blogger shaz said...

the chicken and chilli and tian tian is great, but i found the rice a tad too oily for me. though i do know that quantifies it as good chicken rice for some people.
hainanese curry just doesn't do it for me, though i love the pork chops especially those from chin chin at seah street.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Sammy said...

wahaha u have a really large appetite! the hainanese curry rice at maxwell is not bad! I haven't tried the other 2 though :P

5:52 AM  
Blogger simonsezblog said...

The best part about Tian Tian Hainanese curry rice is not just the pork chop, but the prawns. The prawns use the same batter as the pork chop, which are then deep fried to a juicy consistency. $1.50 for a generous serving of prawn fritters

11:12 AM  
Blogger Babe_KL said...

oh, i've been here for their claypot rice, looked pale compared with KL's style but delicious nonetheless!

1:54 PM  
Blogger shaz said...

hi joon - I thought it was a great idea you archive your travel posts together. It makes surfing for past posts so much easier. I think I may adopt it for my blog as well. I hope you dun mind. Keep up the great writing - and eating of course.

4:59 PM  

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