The tale of the chicken and duck part 1

One fine day, the duck met the chicken and ask it a question, “why is it that you guys are more popular than us?” The chicken answered confidently, “Of course, we are the superior birds!”…

Have you ever wondered why is chicken more popular than duck? Ask a group of Singaporeans what are among their favourite local delights, and there are bound to be chicken rice, laksa, char kuay teow, and many others. But have you ever heard “Singapore duck rice”?

Looking at the offical statistics will tell a clearer picture, chicken consumed in 2007 was 33.0kg per capital compared to 3.2kg that of duck. That’s like 10 times the difference in the total amount consumed! Right, let’s discuss why chicken, is more popular than duck. First, the methods of preparing chicken are much more than duck, you can fried, steamed, stir-fried, boiled, roasted, chicken, but how about duck? You heard of fried chicken, but is there fried duck?

Half a chicken ($13)

This particular stall in Bukit Batok block 273, always had long queues for their chicken. Actually i did try their chicken for quite a lot of times already but didn’t bother to feature it since you don’t bring your dslr to the market. The chicken was quite good, smooth and tender with the meat being flavourful, but rather on the salty side with the “over-generous” use of the light soy sauce.

The rice was fragrant, and not too oily. And the chili, was red hot spicy! I found it to be one of the more spicy chicken rice chilis around. But even though the chicken rice was quite good, i wouldn’t bother queuing up for it unless i really got the urge. Still, i dared say this is one of the better chicken rice stall around, in Bukit Batok. Watch out for “the tale of the chicken and duck part 2” tomorrow!

Yew kit Hainanese Kitchen
Block 273, Bukit Batok East ave 4


wow! such a glimpse of details! I agree with you it is easier to prepare a dish using chicken than a duck, yet you can never go worng with them and the variety you can have with chicken!

Big Boys Ovens last blog post..

I have lived at Bukit Batok for years and I have never pay attention to this store…

Ever since I realized the amount of calories in chicken rice, I haven’t eat it for quite some time… Now you send my taste buds drooling… For chicken rice, Yet Con has always been my favourite and their beef steamboat is always so yummy…

Wonder will tomorrow’s entry be a duck rice entry… By the way, Ghim Moh market has a duck rice store (????) which I have patronized since young. Might be a place to go if you like roast duck…

fen: oh i love yet con’s beef steamboat too!

Brad: I had lived in bukit batok too but i’ve never patronised this store before. Shall go take a look soon!

why has everyone lived in bt batok b4?? LOL. so did i, b4 i got married!

its hard to pick roasted chicken over steamed white chicken…i love both!!

fen : calories in chicken rice, den desserts don’t hv calories meh? or u think the calories in desserts are more worth consuming? hehe :p

True, but I can make do without chicken rice but not desserts. Imagine desserts + chicken rice…

Anyway, I used to eat chicken rice everyday to save, $2 per packet, within 3 months of that, I felt the effect… since then I really think twice before ordering chicken rice…

Now you make me feel like ordering a plate of chicken rice since I have been indulging in desserts… I am so bias…

big boy oven: yeah man, thats why people eat more chicken than duck!

daphne: i like duck more than chicken. so if its down to a choice of chicken and duck, i will definitely pick the latter

fen: Ya i heard about yet con chicken rice but haven try them before. ghim moh duck store? hm, nv try that store before. will try the next time i am in the area

sihan: hahahaha! yeah let me know when u go

evan: so everybody is a fellow bukit batok-ian. perhaps thats why we got the fate to meet and be friends.

fen: yep i am also a dessert person!

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