Yet Con: Hainanese chicken without chicken rice

While fitting on the shirt at CYC, I asked RTB, “what’s for dinner”? And she thought for a moment and said, rojak and popiah, with a gleam in her eye. Where am I’m going to find nice rojak and popiah in the middle of town? So I started to go through my search engine thinking of a place which will satisfied her. And so I suggested we walked from City Hall to Bugis, there’s so many stretch of road which have good food starting from Seah street, Purvis street, to Liang Seah street. It’s a food heaven.

Since we couldn’t get rojak and popiah, the closest local food we could get – Hainanese chicken rice! And there’s Sin Swee Kee at Seah Street and Yet Con at Purvis street, but we were too lazy to walk back from Purvis street to Seah street.

It will be a joke if we come to Yet Con without ordering Hainanese chicken; the meat came across as dry, but then I realised it was actually a lot less oily than the typical ones. The chicken rice was very fragrant, and nearly tempted me in getting a second bowl.

You belong to the camp which like Hainanese (white) chicken because there’s minimal bones (for the lazybone in you), while I prefered roasted chicken anytime. Eating Hainanese chicken without the chicken rice, it’s like eating laksa without the gravey, or rojak without the youtiao! And having so much dark soy sauce (with no chilli), what can I say? You amazed me!

Both of us must have vegetables on the table for dinner, so it’s down to kailan and caixin, and we chose the latter. You can have the stalk while I take the leaves.

And the Hainanese pork chops would come down as one of those dish which make me go gaga! How did the Hainanese thought of combining the crispy pork chops with the sweet & sour sauce? Delicious. I dipped the chicken into the sauce, and poured the remaining onto my chicken rice.

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We wander in a journey call life, amazing things happen, wonderful people that you meet on the way. There are people who you can know for very long but you find out they aren’t who you think they were. And also some whom you just know but it feels like you know each other for very long. If you ever need me in the middle of the night, I will be there for you. There is only one chefy, and one button. Wishing you all the desserts and popiahs. Happy birthday!

Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice
25 Purvis Street
Tel: 6337 6819

28 COMMENTS

sgfoodlover: yeah i want more pork chop! more pork chop! hehe

jiaying: as in my friend ate hainanese chicken with white rice instead of the “chicken-flavoured” rice. I had chicken rice of course! ha

A: Haha..the title of your post makes the impression that you had chicken rice without rice :P
And who says there are no popiah there! Qi Ji popiah is just located at bugis! 2 outlets somemore!

i have yet to try yetcon though its been there for a long time alr… cos chin chin is there too! Haha how come u all didnt consider eating chinchin? =p

Yet Con’s chicken rice (literally) has always been my favourite and I can easily finish 2 to 3 bowls…

I do find their chicken dry but according to my daddy, Hainanese chicken is supposed to serve without soya sauce and sesame oil… So to a certain extent it is authentic.

They do have steamboat with a choice of either beef or mixed seafood… Love it…

Before I forget, congratulations… I saw your blog being nominated as one of five finalists for Asia Pacific Blog Award’s Best Food Blog category. Wish you all the best =)

sistafood: haha nope not me, my friend din have the rice, i did, and wanted to go for more helpings! heh

elaine: AH! i didn’t notice chinchin! they are quite famous for chicken rice too right?

Fen: Yea a lot people were having steamboat but we din have it, mayb the next time! haha. thanks : )

thenomadgourmand: is there even a best chicken rice? I don’t think so, everybody got diff favourites ma. hehe but you can try Tian tian chicken rice (maxwell market), Boon tong kee (balestier), or maybe 5 star chicken rice (east coast)? when are you coming?

Hehe, so you visited Yet Con. Lol. yeah its good. Have you tried the Chicken Rice from Mooi Chin at Golden Landmark Hotel? Its quite good as well! The rice is “pang”.

oh i do love hainanese chicken rice. and my family goes to this restaurant in Serangoon somewhere opposite chomp chomp where there’s a row of shops and Cold Storage yada yada for it. awesome chicken rice.

anyway. liang seah st is a dessert haven i agree. yum yum.

Justin: hello i haven been to golden mile yet, heard about lots of great food there, have to check it out one day!

maureen: lol! retro old school-ish eh? hehe

jiaying: haha yeah thats why my friend din have chicken rice. but how can eat chicken rice without the chicken-flavoured rice? lol

diva: really? what’s it call? i haven really explore Serangoon garden much (i live in the west) haha. yea liang seah got ji de chi and ah chew. hehe

try the bee hoon (v gd wok hei) and teh si- those are my favs. not so much the chicken and/or rice and steamboat.

Well, if you are ever in the West area, come to Bt Panjang, there’s a Chinese Chicken Rice stall in the Jelepang(Road) Shopping Centre, Halal(yes!) Banquet Food Court(air-con), opposite Pizzahut.

The Chillie’s spicy and GOOODD! The rice is soft and medium light beige in colour, so delicious, u can just hav eit on it’s own.

The best part? The White chicken is so soft, you wont believe that chicken breast could be so tender…. signs of a good chef – the white chicken has a clear, transparent jello in between the skin and the meat, can you imagine that….?

It’s so good, that even some of the Malay customers are converted. As for the roast, chicken, just ask for the non-breast portions, esp not the wings and the drums, too dry!

Still, the side dishes arer not bad too! Wanton, Shui Kao Soup, Kailan in oyster sauce and the livers, or kidneys…. done in perfection!

Never thought that I could find a stall that can hold it’s own against Boon Tong Kee! On better days, the food even beat Boon Tong Kee’s!!

Check it out, people!! :)

I like the food at Yet Con. I’m usually there for the mixed steamboat set and the rest of the dishes are supplements, hee =D Beautiful photos!

Casey: I stay in the west too! muahahahah but yeah i know, i’m under-exploring the area, gonna try more places in the west instead of running about to other parts! hehe thanks for the recommendation will try it if i’m in BP

noobcook: we din have the steamboat cos just two of us! okay i’m so going back and try their steamboat next time! : )

OMG. I LOVE hainanese chicken rice!
purvis street is somewhere in bugis?? Im finding new places to lunch during sch days!! haha

Fleur: hahahaha purvis street is in between bugis and raffles city. from your school right, walk down Middle road (towards suntec direction), den you can find it! hehe : )

Haven been to Yet Con in a long time. It was good as far as i remember. A recent place that i’ve been visiting, similar to Yet Con, (old school looking place) is called Nam Kee Chicken Rice along Upper Thomson Rd. The chicken is tender, rice is fragrant and absolutely un-oily. It even looks like white rice. I like the fried tofu there too.

The place that diva mentioned in Serangoon Gardens is called Pow Sing Restaurant. Food’s fairly good. The chicken is decent and i like quite a few of the Peranakan dishes there as well.

JunieMunie: This is yr first comment yeah? HAHA well done : ) i heard of nam kee, my friend says she always go there! ah pow sing eh, serangoon garden a bit too far for me, i stay in the west. haha

Fleur: yay! let me know if you like it. hehe

Yeah, my first comment! More to come i think! Hehe!

Your post on Au Petite Salut was actually the one that brought me to here. Was surfing for their website to checkout their menu and i stumbled into your delicious blog. =)

Oh yes! How could i not? Especially looking at your mouth watering photos. Hehe!

I went last wed (30th)and had the executive set lunch. Very yummy, except my choice of dessert was…ugh. Silly me tried to be adventurous. Farm cheese indeed. It was way too strong, not quite to the taste of my palette. Nice walnut bread though. I should have just asked for Creme Brulee instead, a favourite dessert of mine.

june: hehehe i din know I can influence people that much. lol! yeah set lunch is very very value for money, no worries, there you go, your perfect excuse to go back again : )

Haha. Well, i more or less knew i wanted to go there sometime cos’ I’ve heard quite a bit about APS, but your photos were quite the deciding factor to go there that particular occasion.

Wanna go try the escargots…Mmmmm….

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