Hainanese Chicken Rice

I've stressed some posts ago that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. This is another attempt to prove that the saying is true. Yesterday, I cooked a popular dish from his other home, Singapore. Yes, though coming from the Hainan region of China, this dish is most popular as a Singapore specialty.The e is however, a big difference with the Singaporean version and its ubiquitous ginger-garlic chilli sauce, as its Hainanese counterpart; black pepper crab and chilli crab in many Chinese seafood stalls.

Normally, the recipe is for a whole chicken but I used breasts instead. Since we are cutting down on fat, I removed the skin before serving the meat. I used a lot of green and red chillies to hubby's delight. 

The kids also enjoy this dish a lot. The taste resembles a childhood favorite of mine as well. Arroz caldo (Filipino congee) sans the egg. 

As if it isn't enough yet, I packed him a bentou of it for work today. 

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Carletta  – (January 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM)  

I haven't had dinner and now I'm hungry!
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jenn  – (January 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM)  

This is one of the foods I hope to cook, but still couldn't find time to shop for the ingredients. I hope to be able to try this dish, too, as I still don't know how it tastes like.

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Liz  – (January 17, 2011 at 8:00 PM)  

That looks delicious!

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Luna Miranda  – (January 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM)  

your hubs is a lucky guy!:p
i had chicken for lunch, also Chinese.:p

imriz  – (January 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM)  

we had arroz caldo last night for dinner. the second dish looks interesting:)

Robin  – (January 17, 2011 at 11:35 PM)  

Yum, that looks great. Healthy too.

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HOOTIN' ANNI  – (January 18, 2011 at 5:11 AM)  

That looks...........sooooooooooooo yummy!!!

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w0rkingAth0mE  – (January 18, 2011 at 6:07 AM)  

looks delicious, makes my mouth watering :)
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chubskulit  – (January 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM)  

That's sumptuous!
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Madz  – (January 18, 2011 at 6:53 PM)  

Those chicken breasts are so chunky ha! Inggit ako, I never have tasted Hainanese chicken. :|

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