Queuing for up to 40mins is perfectly normal on a weekend or during meal times. Located a coffee shop just 5 mins walk from Bishan MRT station, this humble looking eating house has more to offer than just the chicken rice. You may want to explore this place before I share more about it next time :)
|THE LOOOOOONG QUEUE|
|The 'Cooled' Chicken in Trays and secret chilli|
Normal chicken rice stalls remove their chicken from the soup stock and hangs them to cool down. Ming Kee does it differently by dipping them immediately into cold water to solidify the fats into the layer of skin on their chicken. Whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, the resulting chicken is a bomb. Even the least exercised parts of the chicken is so tender and the crystallized skin melts in your mouth to give a oomph.
Only downside was their soup which is quite tasteless. Perhaps the chicken that they use are not very fat in the first place and it shows that minimal or no msg is added to bring flavour to their food here at Ming Kee Chicken Rice. Their porridge is not available when we went there. Hence, I'd definitely return for more and hopefully to try their porridge as well!
Chicken gizzards are also soaked in cold water to retain some crunch. Great snack even if there's no more rice to accompany it with. The bean sprouts was drizzled with lots of special soya sauce and some fried shallots and spring onions. Unlike most stalls outside, the bean sprouts were neither soggy or brownish. Instead they are made fresh before serving.
Can't wait for my next visit for this yummy chicken rice!!!