The husband and I had probably passed by this S11 food court umpteen times whenever we headed to NTUC Fairprice at AMK Hub for our weekly grocery shopping. Every time, we’d see a long queue at this chicken rice stall but had never given it a try. Recently we were there again and as it was raining cats and dogs, we tried to cut across the food court with drier flooring and it was when the husband discovered this stall actually offered Free Soup of the Day as mentioned on their signboard. We came back the next day for lunch just to check out the soups they had.
Though the queue was long, it moved relatively fast so waiting time wasn’t as bad as we thought.
This stall served up both poached chicken and roast chicken rice from $3.50 and up. They also had additional sides like chicken feet, bean sprouts and oyster sauce vegetables. The free soup worked on a rotation basis so there would be a different one everyday.
We ordered both types of chicken for sharing and it came with a big bowl of soup.
This was pork rib & peanut soup that was similar to the one we had from Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice @ Katong Shopping Centre. The soup was so rich in flavour and the peanuts were very tender. Again, I was impressed that a chicken rice stall was able to produce such a good quality soup. This must be the reason why the stall could attract so many customers. Best of all, you can ask for a refill. Very tasty indeed.
The white chicken was served boneless on a bed of beansprouts with fried garlic bits on top. I loved the accompanying sauce and fried garlic that really gave the bland chicken a lot of flavour but I’d prefer the meat to be a lot more smoother and the skin, silkier too. This chicken breast meat just tasted way overdone for my liking.
On the other hand, the roasted chicken scored for me. As this was the wing cut, I could taste the crispy part on the skin of the wing tip and mid-joint. The skin was delicious and there weren’t a lot of fats underneath as well. Overall, this didn’t taste as dry or bland as the white chicken.
Overall, this was a pretty decent chicken rice stall worth queuing up for its soup and roast chicken. It was probably one of the best I had in Ang Mo Kio besides Da Jia Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4. Thumbs up!
Qi Le Boneless Chicken Rice
S11 Foodcourt @ Big Mac Centre
51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
Opening hours: 24/7