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Jan 22, 2007 05:19 PM

Hainanese Chicken Rice?

I was reading this blog and developed the most unbearable craving for this Singaporean dish.

Anyone know where a good version can be found in LA? Preferably on the westside but I'll drive if I have to. Thanks!

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  1. Savoy
    138 E. Valley Boulevard
    Alhambra, CA, 91801
    (626) 308-9535

    987 S Glendora Ave
    West Covina, CA 91790
    (626) 338-6138

    isnt there some singaporean place in the farmers market? i wouldnt think it would be good and probably overpriced, but its closer...

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    1. re: modernist

      Another shoutout for Savoy ~ haven't been there a while, do they still serve pizzas there? (which I thought were interesting)


      1. re: AquaW

        Yup, they still have pizza ... but why on earth anyone would order one of their pies is beyond me....

      2. re: modernist

        Not overpriced, but you have to consider the parking situation...

      3. Savoy is very good and popular!!!

        1. Thanks guys! I'll try out Savoy. Do they have chicken livers too?

          1. Too bad you just missed Kuala Lumpur's version (they closed in December but they may re-open this year.) Check out the photo here and pray that KL re-opens sooner rather than later (or not at all): http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot....

            The place in the Farmers Market is called Banana Leaf and it's very good.

            And thanks for posting that link; I've always wanted the recipe!

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            1. re: Bon Vivant

              Wow, those pictures are gorgeous. I am very sorry I missed out on such a great-looking place. Any idea why they closed?

              I suppose I should stop being so lazy and just cook the chicken rice at home. Having never tasted it before I wanted to try out an authentic version so I know what to aim for. Thanks!

            2. again, another recommendation for savoy.

              theirs is a good reliable rendition and very cheap too. but i warn you, dont load up on any other dish than the hcr. after eating that, go across the street to phoenix inn bakery and get something sweet for the best cheap night.

              we love alhambra.