Perhaps one of the most versatile sauces to go onto—and sometimes even into—our food is salted egg yolk. A simple yet quintessential component that can turn something that, by itself is pretty average, into something insanely addictive, salted egg yolk is something we all go mad for.
Sweet, creamy, savoury and normally brimming with nuanced aromas of curry leaves and chilli, salted egg yolk dishes remain at the helm of Singapore’s ever-evolving food scene. A popular zi char comfort food and something we often gravitate towards whenever we’re in need of a hearty tummy filler is salted egg yolk chicken rice.
Here, we suss out our favourite spots to get salted egg yolk chicken rice, ensuring that you will always have a place to turn to whenever the craving for this decadent dish kicks in—regardless of the time of day. Here is our list of 6 best salted egg yolk chicken rice in Singapore.
CUI XIANG YUAN
Cui Xiang Yuan Restaurant has under its belt a rather impressive repertoire of traditional zi char dishes. Their standout dish among the lot is no doubt their Salted Egg Chicken Rice.
Possessing all the qualities of a decent salted egg yolk chicken—from the crispy chicken to the sweet, savoury and subtly spicy sauce—we must admit that this hit the spot. We will admit that it was not the best we’ve tried but it sure did not disappoint either way.
47 Tanglin Halt Rd, Block 47, Singapore 141047
Tel: +65 9866 5128
Boasting an impressive array of zi char delights that taste really good and are priced pretty affordably, GLC Restaurant is definitely one to consider should you find yourself hankering after proper zi char that’s also Muslim-friendly for your Muslim friends.
Their famous Salted Egg Chicken Dice Rice (S$5.50) came with a generous portion of diced chicken coated in a copious amount of savoury, spicy salted egg sauce as well as a fried egg that was perched atop a bed of warm white rice. The salted egg sauce truly had us in awe. We’ve tried many different kinds of salted egg dishes and this is no doubt one of our favourites. The sauce here is a tad bit spicier here than most places. However, we preferred that and we liked how it gave the dish an extra fiery kick.
121 Upper Paya Lebar Road
Coming from humble beginnings, this hidden gem located within Jia Yuen Eating House started out as nothing more than a food delivery business but now has a fully operational stall along Crane Road.
A glorious sight to behold, Salted Egg & Buttermilk Chicken Rice is something salted egg fanatics are sure to swoon over. this one-dish-wonder features generous portions of bite-sized chicken pieces, rice and a fried egg with a runny yolk. The chicken pieces are first deep-fried before they are coated with a luscious and rich salted egg and buttermilk sauce.
13 Crane Road,
Daily: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar / Eunos
New Station Snack Bar nestled in Far East Plaza is where you can find affordable Chinese food in town. This small eatery has been highly raved about for serving delectable pork ribs, chicken wings and other side dishes but the dish that you absolutely must-try is their Salted Egg Yolk Pork Rice—our favourite Salted Egg Pork Rice in Singapore.
Crispy and succulent, the pork ribs are drenched in a tasty salted egg yolk sauce; we love that the sauce is rich and extremely flavourful with a hint of curry from the curry leaves—a great and cheap option should you wish not to overspend when you’re in town.
14 Scotts Road
#05-95 Far East Plaza
Tel: +65 6734 2862
Mon, Wed to Fri, Sun: 11.30am – 9pm
Sat: 11.30am – 9.30pm
(Closed on Tuesday)
Nearest Station: Orchard
One of our favourite places in Singapore to satisfy our cravings for Salted Egg Chicken/ Pork Ribs rice is at Taste Good, a hidden gem nestled on the second floor of Sim Lim Square that serves up stellar economical mixed rice dishes, and most importantly, the extremely popular Salted Egg Chicken with rice.
Served in a mini wok, a generous portion of salted egg chicken is layered atop cabbage and also comes with a sunny side up egg (with a top-up of S$0.50) and white rice. We appreciated that Taste Good kept the presentation simple, as the beauty of its simplicity allowed us to focus on the true flavours of the dish—The smooth, creamy salted egg yolk sauce was the bomb.
1 Rochor Canal Road,
#02-04 Sim Lim Square,
Tel: +65 6336 6298
Daily: 9.30am – 7.45pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
Serving up a surprisingly wide variety of dishes from humble rice and noodle one-dish-wonders to other seafood and meat dishes, what you can expect from Yong Tai Seafood is local zi char comfort food done right and at a reasonable price point—it’s also good that they close at 4am on most days, meaning that you can get quality zi char in the wee hours of the morning.
Famous for their Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Rice, we made it a point to order one up for ourselves. We were not disappointed, in fact, given its price point—and how fast it took from the wok to our table—we were rather impressed.
130 Sims Avenue
Tel: +65 9612 1912
Mon: 5pm – 12am
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Aljunied