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Best hainanese chicken rice in London?

CTownFeedR Aug 9, 2010 04:36 AM

Have a craving and wondered where would be the best place to grab Chicken Rice. I have had the Sedap version and wasn't blown away.

Did some searching and saw Kopitam would be a contender, but wondered if I was missing a trick. Any suggestions?


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    bleep75 Aug 23, 2010 02:46 AM

    I think KopiTiam is my favourite - tried Sedap - did not rate it - tried Kiasu - not as good.
    And the Kopitiam is cheap and lovely broth.

    1. limster Aug 9, 2010 10:01 AM

      There was a mention of a place in Croydon: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6112...

      haven't had time to check it out myself yet, but sounds good.

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      1. re: limster
        CTownFeedR Aug 11, 2010 01:34 AM

        Thanks. If I can convince the GF to go I will report back.


        1. re: CTownFeedR
          limster Aug 21, 2010 03:10 PM

          Try the version at Eatzone in Kentish Town and see what you think. I just had it and was surprised by the quality; wouldn't mind having someone confirming or dispelling my disbelief.

          Details here:

          1. re: limster
            CTownFeedR Aug 23, 2010 01:31 AM

            Ended up at Kopitiam which had a decent, servicable version. The produced an OK CKT, though no sausage in it which is a serious miss from my perspective.

            Will hit up these other places when I get a chance.


            1. re: CTownFeedR
              limster Aug 23, 2010 11:19 AM

              BTW, I remember Kopitiam making a fairly good bah kut teh (braised pork ribs with herbs & spices). They claim its more of a Johor style (apparently lighter and less medicinal than some of the versions in Singapore) -- any updates? I should go back to try other things there one of these days; haven't been back there in a long time.

              P.S. assume that CKT = char kuay teow?

              1. re: limster
                CTownFeedR Aug 24, 2010 02:19 AM

                I'll have to pass on the bah kut teh reco. I'm not a massive fan, but some of my GFs peeps are definitely pork rib soup mad.

                Yep, char kuay teow.


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