Monday, March 1 2021


Hainanese Chicken Rice

Update: September, 29/2019 - 08:28





Serves:  6 people



Hainanese chicken rice is a dish of poached chicken and seasoned rice, served with chilli sauce and usually comes with cucumber garnishes. It was created by immigrants from Hainan province in southern China and adapted from the Hainanese dish Wenchang chicken. It is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore and is most commonly associated with Singaporean cuisine but is also seen throughout Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia where it is a culinary staple.

Tivoli Restaurant of the Hanoi Club Hotel is proud of the unique restaurant where it serves Singapore cuisines in Hà Nội. All dishes are cooked by our talented Chef, Tan Boon Chey.

Step 1: Make the Soya sauce

  • Light soya sauce: 300 gram
  • White sugar: 100 gram
  • Sesame oil: 50 gram
  • Mix all together to make the sauce.
Chef Tan Boon Chey

Step 2: Boil Chicken

After washing the chicken carefully, boil it for 20 minutes. Then, immediately lift and transfer the chicken into a bath of ice water for 10 minutes to cool. Don't forget to reserve the poaching broth for your rice and the accompanying soup. Take out the bone and cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and serve on dish. Drizzle soya sauce on top.

Step 3: Cook Hainanese Rice


  • Cloves garlic: 50 gram
  • Onion: 50 gram
  • Ginger: 50 gram
  • Chives: 02 leaves
  • Chicken fat: 50 gram
  • Rice: 1 kg



Mix all ingredients together and sauté it all in a pot until it smells good.

Clean the rice, put the mixture above on top then cook the rice with chicken broth. 

Part 4: Soup for the rice

Add in salt and chicken stock powder into the chicken broth; simmer with cabbage and bean-curd for 10 minutes.

Part 5: Chilli sauce for Hainanese chicken rice

  • Finger-length red chilli: 300 gram
  • Fresh ginger: 100 gram
  • Cloves garlic: 50 gram
  • Vinegar: 150 gram
  • Lime juice: 100 gram
  • Blend everything in a blender to a smooth paste                 


Ready to serve: Serve rice, chicken, soup and chilli sauce into portions

Enjoy your meal!

The special dish is now available at Tivoli Restaurant. Please give us a call to reserve table @ +84 24 38238 116.  Add: The Hanoi Club Hotel, 76 Yên Phụ Street, Tây Hồ District, Hà Nội.


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