Cheap, Good Eats at Hainanese Delights
My Rating: ★★★★★
Me and my husband are both cheapskates and we found a pretty decent fast food restaurant that serves Singaporean dishes, Hainanese Delights. It has been our favorite go-to fast food chain when we want to indulge but we’re on a tight budget.
On our first visit, we ordered Chicken Heaven (PhP 130) and Hainanese Delights (PhP 130) rice meals. Both were served with unlimited Hainan rice. There’s nothing special about the chicken barbecue, however, the Hainanese chicken (with cucumber slices on the side) is a must-try.
They have chili, minced ginger with oil, and soy sauce seasonings. Without these trio, the experience wouldn’t be complete.
These three add more flavor and dimension to the dishes. The chili oil is a given, but I’m particularly addicted to the ginger oil. It has this subtle ginger flavor that mixes well with a bit of soy sauce. I might try making my own ginger oil at home and keep it in a jar.
Another option is to order noodles instead of rice then still get full serving sizes of Hainanese chicken and breaded pork chop as sides/toppings.
The noodle soup comes with a light chicken soup base and topped with veggies and scrambled egg strips.
I’m always eager to try something new so I ordered pork to pair with my noodles. I’m so happy with their large serving sizes. 🙂
The Singapore Staple (PhP 130). Hainanese chicken and noodle soup. The chicken is moist and perfectly poached in ginger broth. The sauce is full of flavor but a bit salty for my liking.
Pork in a Bowl (PhP 120). Pork fry and noodle soup. Served in strips, this breaded pork chop is Zaiel’s favorite. It’s not too greasy and it goes well with the noodles.