How to pronounce "Hainanese"
in Cantonese? Hay or Hi -- and is Bock Chit Guy a reasonable substitute for the chicken?
Using the Yale system:
Hainan chicken = sea + south + chicken = hoi2 (rising tone mid to high) + naahm4 (falling mid-low to low) + gai1 (flat high)
White chopped chicken = baahk3 (flat middle) + chit3 + gai1 is similar but is just simply poached whereas Hainan chicken goes through a repeated cycle of short poaching and icing that results in a skin with a much more firmer texture.