Chicken Up Cholesterol Down

Chicken Rice Set

Typical Chicken Rice Set.

The skin of the chicken is yellow because the chicken was boiled in tumeric water.

Kampong Chicken is free range chicken that is supposedly leaner (less fat content) and tastier (slightly “gamey”) than the regular chicken – S$11 (half chicken).

Succulent (crunchy) skin on the skin suggested that it has been soaked in cold water after cooking.

The skin of the chicken is yellow because the chicken was boiled in tumeric water. Succulent (crunchy) skin on the chicken suggested that it has been soaked in running cold water after cooking.

Chicken Gizzards.

Chicken Gizzards – S$3.00 (includes liver)

Chicken Liver.

Chicken Liver – S$3.00 (includes gizzards)

Boneless Chicken Feet Style Style.

Boneless Chicken Feet Style Style – S$5.00

Sweet Potato Leaves cooked in Sambal.

Sweet Potato Leaves cooked in Sambal – S$8.00

Some like bloody marrows but we liked it fully cooked.

Some like bloody marrows but we liked it fully cooked (avian flu or not).

May and Ross - my dinning kaki (partners) for the evening. Ross doesn't handle chopsticks well but he didn't mind.

May and Ross – my dining kaki (partners) for the evening. Ross doesn’t handle chopsticks well but he didn’t mind.

May and I enjoying the meal.

May and I enjoying the meal.

If you haven't tried Chicken Rice, it's time you do :)

If you haven’t tried Kampong Chicken, it’s time you do 🙂

May, Ross and I have not seen each other since we ate Crab Beehoon and wow, it’s been more than a month! How time flies…

I was having a disucssion with Sunisa, my Thai lady friend, at a pub. Ross called and asked if I wanted to have dinner with May and himself. I agreed and they would pick me from the pub we frequent, an hour later. An hour later came and I was not quite done with Sunisa yet. Ross then got a drink and mingled with the regulars at the pub. One hello led to another and soon, Ross was feeling so comfortable, his feet took roots at the table of some regulars there and our dinner was slightly delayed.

Originally, Ross had wanted to eat laksa, a coconut based soup of yellow noodles with beanshoots, taupok (fried bean puffs) and cockles. By the time we arrived at Outram Road, the shop was closed. Luckily, the stretch of old shophouses has a few eateries and we chose to dine at Kampong Chicken Rice Eating Rice. I believe this cuisine to be of Malaysian origin judging by the colour of the chicken skin. Malaysian Chinese like to boil their chickens with some fresh tumeric root thrown into the pot while Singapore’s style (Hainanese Chicken Rice – HCR) do not, so the colour of the chicken skin was the tell tale sign. *Also, Singapore’s HCR do not use Kampong Chicken. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has precautionary measures in place to keep the disease commonly known as Bird Flu out of Singapore. I did not verify this but accordingly, since the Bird Flu case, Singapore does not allow “Pure Free Range” chicken to be served. The Kampong Chickens served here may therefore be bred in enclosed area like the regular chicken except for different feeds? Hmmm… that makes eating kampong chicken more exciting, doesn’t it?

We quickly settled down and placed our orders of half a Kampong Chicken (free range chicken) and some side dishes of Chicken Gizzards and Chicken Liver, Thai style Chicken Feet and Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves.

Perhaps we were ravenous but everything tasted good that night. The kampong chicken skin was succulent, its lean meat tender and juicy. The rice was fluffy, not oily and infused with garlic and ginger fragrance. The gizzards and liver were boiled just cooked so that the gizzards were almost crunchy and the liver did not taste “pastey” or dry. The spicy chicken feet were deboned, had glassy look and retained the bouncy texture which would be lost had they been overcooked. The sambal in the sweet potato leaves was delicious and I could taste dried shrimp bits in them.

It did not take us long to finish our dinner. We had a great time eating and chatting.

Click here for my Hainanese Chicken Rice recipe.

Our bill totalled S$31.00

Our bill totalled S$31.00

Happy eating 🙂

Kampong Chicken Eating House.

Kampong Chicken Eating House.

Kampong Chicken Eating House
Address: 247 Outram Rd
Singapore 169047.
Phone:+65 6221 2522
Transit: EtonHouse Pre-Sch

Comments
6 Responses to “Chicken Up Cholesterol Down”
  1. The Mouse says:

    Wow, never saw boneless chicken feet before. Thanks

  2. damn i love kampong chicken…
    but unfotunately, the free range is rarely sold now and more pricey in my place..
    I don’t like the farm raised kmpong chicken..
    even it’s more tender but i guess it had lost the natural swwtness meat hint

    • Sam Han says:

      Oh yes, my girlfriend used to make me buy kampong chicken and kampong eggs from Indonesia whenever I visited Jkt last time. I love the ayam goreng in Indonesia. Now you are making me drool just thinking what I had 😦

  3. i always wondered why the skin was yellow! great shot of the sweet potato leaf in sambal. could eat it even for breakfast.

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