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Mar 29, 2001 04:52 PM

Haianese Chicken Rice

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Does ANYONE know where I can get this dish ANYWHERE in the area? It is apparently a Shanghai specialty and is perhaps the single most wonderful thing ever put into a series of bowls before me on a room service tray.
It consists of shredded chicken, a bowl of flavored rice, a bowl of broth, and small bowls of hot peppers, shredded ginger and soy sauce. I must have it again and immediately. Recipes for it are hard to come by and tend to be expressed in fractured English and metric measurements. If I spoke Haianese I'd be all set but I don't so please I beg of you: Help.

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  1. Check with Singaporean restaurants. For more on the genre, check the link below.


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      Caitlin McGrath

      Here is a link to a recipe on Epicurious from Gourmet Magazine. Haven't tried it, but it looks pretty right relative to what you get in Malaysian restaurants.


      1. I too was searching for what I know is similar to Hainanese Chicken dish was from Thailand and called Khaaw Mun Gai. Basically the same simple dish of poached chicken strips served on oiled rice with a spicy dipping sauce, some broth and crunchy vegetables. We had eaten it in the markets in Thailand for breakfast and couldn't find its equivalent in the US.

        We went back to Thailand last December for the first time in thirty-three years and rediscovered the dish at its was still good and I am still looking for it here in the US.

        Jim Zurer
        Washington DC

        1. I tried this once at lunch, at this good Malaysian rest. near 19th and L. It's not spicy at all tho, quite bland. Tasty, but I was hoping for a little more in the way of spices. But Malaysian Kopitiam has plenty tasty on its large menu. Check it out!