Hainanese Chicken Rice

Update: June, 09/2019 - 07:35



Hainanese Chicken Rice



with chef Patrick Ho from Fortuna Hanoi Hotel

Hainanese chicken rice is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore. It is commonly served at lunch or dinner. Available in many Chinese coffee shops, restaurants and street hawker stalls, and also in chain restaurants.

Ingredients: serves 3-4

  • 2kg whole chicken, cleaned
  • 50g salt
  • 1kg rice, washed and drained
  • 20g garlic, minced
  • Ginger, minced (30g for cooking rice / 100g for sauce)
  • 30g chicken powder (for chicken soup)


     -  White pepper powder to taste

  • 30ml sesame oil
  • 50ml light soy sauce
  • 100ml sweet dark sauce
  • 150g large red chilies, minced
  • 50g small lime
  • 30g sugar
  • 300g cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 40g sprig of coriander
  • 20g large red chillies, julienne finely



Chef Patrick Ho




-     Boil salted water enough to cover the whole chicken.

-     Place chicken into the boiling water. Lower the heat to simmer.

-     Poach the chicken for 40-45 mins.

-     Remove and bath in ice water.

-     Cook rice with lemongrass, garlic, ginger, chicken powder and chicken stock from the poached chicken.

-     Mix the sesame oil and light soy sauce and a little chicken stock for the chicken seasoning.

-     Mix minced chilies with small lime juice and sugar, adjust to individual liking.

-     Decorate platter with cucumber.

-     Debone the cooled chicken and chop into chunks and place on the decorated platter.

-     Drizzle the chicken with sesame oil mixture and decorate with sprig of coriander and julienne chilies.

-     Adjust the chicken stock with salt, chicken powder and pepper for soup.

-     Serve cooked chicken rice with chicken, soup and condiments of sweet dark, chilli and ginger sauce.

This dish can be enjoyed at Fortuna Hotel Hanoi, 6B Láng Hạ Str, Ba Đình Dist, Hà Nội. Tel: 04 3831 3333, ext 6160 or visit website