Chicken Rice

Posted October 21st, 2008 in Eat out in Perth 4 Comments »

When I first heard this dish Chicken Rice (Hainanese Chicken Rice) in Perth I thought it was something like  Japanese chicken rice.  In Japan, chicken rice refers stir-fried (or sometimes cooked in rice cooker) rice seasoned with tomato sauce (tomato ketchup).  We normally add pieces of chicken and veges, but could be chopped ham or sausages.  We still call them Chicken Rice:p

Actually, in Perth (and maybe other countries too) Chicken Rice is a dish with steamed chicken and rice.  Rice is normally cooked in chicken stock so the rice itself has chicken flavor.  Usually the dish comes with special chili sauce and simple chicken soup.

In Perth, Tak chee restaurant is pretty famous for their chicken rice.  I think many people have experiences eating chicken rice there.  I, on the other hand, usually go to Myaree Luncheon Forum in Myaree.  This place is nothing like a restaurant, looks like just a luncheon, but their chicken rice (Hainanese=steamed and Roasted) is quite popular to Malaysian, Chinese and Indonesian people here.  Every time I go to this place I encounter with people I know (friends, owner of other Chinese restaurants etc)

The chicken meat is very soft and tasty:)  You have to be a garlic lover to eat it as their chili sauce and rice are bit garlicy.

I also loves their Roasted Chicken Rice and Crispy Noodle too:)  In Japan we have crispy noodle as well (called kata yakisoba) and you can even order it in family restaurants and izakaya.  One of my favorite:)

Roasted Chicken Rice

Roasted Chicken Rice

4 Comments on “Chicken Rice”

  1. 1 Yutsuki said at 11:32 am on October 22nd, 2008:

    Wow! It looks much more delicious than what we call Chicken Rice in Japan.
    hmm…I just wish garlic were not added to it.
    I think it might be good with egg like Oyakodon♪

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 2:00 pm on October 22nd, 2008:

    Hi Yutsuki:)
    I know, it’s totally different from our “Chicken Rice”, isn’t it??
    Yes it is delicious and tastes very different from any Japanese dish.
    Why don’t you come to Perth and try them, then you can open your bagel shop here too.(^0^)

    Actually some of my Japanese friends didn’t like this chicken rice… :p They said it’s bit too garlicy. I guess Japanese people are not familiar with the taste.
    I like this chicken rice so it means I’m not Japanese (?) :p

    Yutsuki, BTW I’m buying you small bottle of vegemite

  3. 3 Yutsuki said at 12:24 pm on October 23rd, 2008:

    Koume, I think you are in the position just between Japanese and Aussie.
    hope you are not gonna be Aussie completely(>_<)

    I do wish if I could go to Perth!!
    I wonder my bagel business might be going better in Perth…
    there are so many awesome bagel shop in Japan that
    I can’t say my bagel is the best!:p

    you mean you are gonna get Vegemite for me when you come back to Japan?
    Thanks a lot!
    I should get some kinds of cheese and find a good way to taste it(^u^)

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 11:38 pm on October 23rd, 2008:

    Haha, I hope I remain as a Japanese too.
    In Japan there are so many shops and I know the competition must be hard, but I think your bagels are awesome!! I love your variety, and ideas for using the fresh veges/ingredients from your farm.

    Yes I will buy you a vegemite:) I know you don’t like it, but just taste it with melted cheese on toast.

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