The Hainanese Chicken Rice was good by any standard. The rice seems a tad yellowish, probably from the chicken oil - pretty fragrant but could be tastier. The chicken though was of good texture. It was cooked in such a way that there is a nice layer of gelatine under the skin – and this could only be achieved by dipping the whole chicken into a pail of ice water prior to serving – as such, some may tend to find the chicken too cold for consumption.
However, what YY Kafei Dian is probably most famous for is their Soft Kaya Buns. The buns are baked and toasted on the premises, and no one could ever dispute the fact that the texture of the bun is amazing – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Although I felt that Killiney’s kaya and butter combination is better, one should definitely try their peanut butter version, along with a cup of aromatic Hainanese Coffee...awwww!!!
Ambience: 4.5/5 (Sucker for nostalgic setting)
Price: 3.5/5 (Slightly costly)
37 Beach Road
#01-01, Formerly Shang Onn Hotel
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