- Vivian Teo
(UPDATED) Ordering in from Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice
Updated: Feb 26
Other than chicken rice, Singapore's Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice also serves up some excellent zi char dishes.
UPDATED: 20 Feb 2023 (Added new recommended dishes and updated promo info, prices)
Yup, we're still ordering in from Yeo Keng Nam! The food standard is definitely still there and there is no change to my review in 2020. Just wanted to add two more dishes we tried recently.
The salted fish beansprout is another of our go-to when we order from the restaurant. This is the medium size at S$13.30.
And here's the crispy sotong (mayo that comes with it is separately packed), medium size at $20.80. It was very well fried such that it is nice and chewy.
Most of the prices of the dishes haven't changed since I last posted in 2020 but a few have - very minimally, which is really a rarity given how many eateries have recently raised prices because of inflation. So for the good food and reasonable prices, Yeo Keng Nam would still be one of the places we'd go to when we feel like having some of our fav comfort food!
Original post: 10 Oct 2020
Random food post here! As you know, I don't usually do food posts but just thought I give a shout-out to one of our favourite eateries - Yeo Keng Nam Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice (or The Yang's) to #supportlocalsg.
Located at 8 Braddell Road, Singapore 359898, the restaurant has been around for a while now and is well-known for its chicken rice. But with the restaurant being rather small and given the location's limited parking, we've never dined in but ordered delivery from them. We've tried various dishes and honestly, some of the dishes are a bit of a hit and miss but there are also some we would always go back to.
Needless to say, one should try their chicken rice given that it is the restaurant's specialty. The tender white chicken ($35.60 for whole chicken, $17.80 for half) and fragrant chicken rice ($1.30 per pack of rice) are clear favourites with all at home, and they always come with generous packets of chilli sauce, ginger and dark sauce. You don't see any sauce on the chicken as we always request to have the sauce separately packed because we find that the sauce is on the salty side (we are used to less salty food at home!).
The thing with white chicken is that some places serve them a little reddish. I'm usually put off by it, such that I would order the roasted version instead. But we've never had a problem with undercooked chicken with YKN, yet the chicken is still so soft and smooth. The roasted chicken at YKN is good as well but the white chicken is still our favourite.
You can also order a pack of chicken rice at $5.50 per pack. It's more expensive than what you can get at some hawker centres but trust me, the pack is pretty big.
Our other favourites include the salad prawns, which are crispy fried prawns tossed in salad cream and served with cucumbers and tomatoes. A medium-sized dish cost $26.80 but we paid for small size at $17.80 and had it upgraded to medium for free due to their free upgrade promo (see below for more details).
There is also the salted egg pork ribs which is very tender, rich and flavourful. The one pictured below is medium size and cost $18.80. We paid for $12.30 for small size and had it upgraded to medium for free as well.
We also like the chai por beancurd, which is fried bean curd ($13.80 for medium) served with crunchy preserved turnip on top. The sauce, which is a tad salty, comes separately packed so the chai por remains crunchy.
Other dishes we have tried and would recommend include the cereal prawns ($26.80 for medium) and Hainanese pork chop ($18.80 for medium).
One of the best thing about ordering in from YKN is that it has islandwide delivery with just a minimum spending of $15 (which is so easy to hit!) and you can get a free upgrade in the size of your dish with every $40 spent (this promo is now only available on weekdays and non-public holidays). Ordering is also a breeze on their website. They accept payment via paynow.
If like us you're still not dining out, consider getting your chicken rice and zi char fix delivered by #yeokengnam 😊
Disclaimer: We paid for our food, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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