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Singapore Shiok, Haymarket

I have eaten at Eating World food court in Chinatown many times now and have walked straight past Shiok to go to either Gumshara, or Kimama Kitchen. Usually, ‘The Mother’s’ theory is to find the busiest place and go there. Everytime we have walked past Shiok, it has been relatively quiet, hence the walkby.

Shiok offers diners an ‘authentic’ taste of Singaporean / Malaysian style hawker food and the most talked about dish is their Hainan Chicken!

I have heard wonderful things about the Hainese chicken rice. It is available as a single meal ($8.80), as half chicken ($16.80) or whole chicken ($28.80).

The poached chicken is incredibly tender and delicate. The chicken is de-boned so it is easier to eat. The chicken is served with chilli and sweet soy sauce, not how I like to eat my hainan chicken, I do prefer it with crushed ginger and chili.

The rice, cooked in chicken stock is extremely fragrant and full of flavour. It was hard not to demolish the whole thing on a cold night. The soup, however, was too peppery and had too much MSG for my liking.

‘The Mother’ opted for the kwetiau siram. Kwetiau meaning rice noodles and siram pour because the sauce is poured on top of the fried noodles just before serving.

‘The Mother’ opted for the seafood kwetiau and I love the wok aroma. The seafood was fresh and the kwetiau cooked just the way we like it. The sauce I loved!

The Hainan chicken is probably one of the nicest I have tried in Sydney, however, I still do prefer Mum’s. It’s been a while since I went to Temasek so to make a comparison would not be fair.

I have also heard that the hor fun, char kway teow and har mee are worth trying. No doubt I will be back to try their other dishes. Get there early, the food court does get extremely busy during lunch and dinner peak hours.

After dinner, we braved the cold (thankfully, it didn’t rain!) and walked to circular quay to check out Vivid Sydney 2011. Here are a couple of photos….

Vivid Sydney started on 27th May and ended on 13th June 2011. The Sydney Opera House sails and the custom house were lit with bright colours, and there were performances from local and international musicians and free outdoor exhibition of interactive light sculptures. Looking forward to Vivid Sydney next year!

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Singapore Shiok

Shop 213, 25-29 Dixon St

Haymarket 2000

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  1. June 16, 2011 at 12:56 am

    ooooh. yum! I’ve been looking for good Hainan chicken. Thanks! must try

  2. June 16, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Nice Vivid pics 🙂 Dunno about all that sauce on the noodles though. Give me chicken rice anyday!

  3. minibites
    June 16, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I love these chicken, so good for a cold winter’s day!

  4. June 19, 2011 at 12:56 am

    gotta love a fair priced south east asian eatery like singapore shiok, or as LaLa calls it, Singapore Shioki …. eating world is such an under rated food court…. good work on the Vivid shots too!

    • June 19, 2011 at 4:22 am

      thanks uncle! ya it is under rated… its got a few good stalls thats for sure!

  5. June 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    oh cool. looks like they increased the dish offerings since i last went there. you’ll have to try their har mee next time. i thought it was pretty good

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