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Sep 26, 2008 09:08 PM

Hainen Chicken Rice down in Silicon Valley?

There must be places in the Silicon Valley. Recommendations anyone?

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  1. Well, there's Langkawi Malaysian Cuisine in San Mateo. However, their Hainan Chicken Rice didn't taste like the version I got in Singapore. The rice was a different color, and had different spices I believe. Not bad - just different.

    1. Straits Cafe might have it at their San Jose outlet. They do in SF at their Westfield Branch.

      1. Try Saigon Seafood, I believe their Richmond location used to serve it.

        Hong Kong Saigon Sea Food Harbor Restaurant
        1135 N Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA

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        1. re: kc72

          The chicken rice at HK Saigon can be great when they cook the chicken just right - the chicken is tender and almost silky. I've had the chicken rice there about two dozen times and the chicken is overcooked about 60% of the time.

        2. Layang Layang in SJ (near Cupertino) might have it. I've heard from friends that are Singaporean that the restaurant is pretty good/authentic.

          Layang Layang
          1480 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129