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Aug 9, 2010 04:36 AM

Best hainanese chicken rice in London?

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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  1. There was a mention of a place in Croydon:

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

    5 Replies
    1. re: limster

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


      1. re: CTownFeedR

        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

          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

            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

              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.


    2. 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.