海南餐廳 in Central used to be known as 金葉海南餐廳. Started-up by a Mr Chan, a Hainanese native villager who lived just one village away from the famous Hainanese owner 莫履瑞, who had brought over his Hainanese Chicken recipe to Singapore and ended up contributing to making it the Lion’s City best known signature dish via Swee Kee’s (瑞記) influence…
While Swee Kee and its successors ended up evolving the recipe slightly to become a Singaporean Chicken Rice version, here Mr. Chan insisted on keeping more or less to the original Hainanese recipe. He has recently sold his shop to a different owner but the main chef decided to stay and remains the same as before, ensuring consistency.
A bit of explanation about real Hainanese Chicken,
and how it was originally served Warm and with Bones intact..
Lemon Tea ~
In Hainan, originally there’s no Dark Soy Sauce like in Singapore.
The most authentic and only sauce to accompany a Hainanese chicken is made with Chili (紫天椒), Chicken Oil & Garlic, like the version here..
Price: $80 Per Person + 10%
(G/F, 130-131 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan)
Phone: 2581 9191