Green Chilli Chicken Rice may be around since 1999, but it received new-found attention end of last year when it was rated “Food King Good” in NOC’s “The BEST Hawker Of 2020”.
The hawker stall at Sims Vista Market & Food Centre serves up only one dish – Green Chilli Chicken Rice ($5.00) for one set.
Due to high demand, they are limiting the quantity of orders to 5 sets per person.
The food centre is a short 6 to 10 minutes’ walk from Aljunied MRT station. Note that Sims Vista Market & Food Centre will be closed for renovation from 3 May 2021 to 2 Jul 2021.
This dish may remind you of Ayam Penyet, though this deep-fried chicken is topped with fresh green chilli hijau.
It also comes with basmati rice, crackers and small bowl of soup (heard the soup is free-flow).
Even without the green chilli, the drumstick on its own was quite yummy, with a sedap thin crisp layer on the outside, plus the meat was well-marinated and succulent.
The green chilli added a touch of smokiness, though it was not as spicy as what you would have imagined. Didn’t have a punch but was mellowly-tasty – a bit salty, a tad fiery, a touch of tanginess.
The basmati rice reminding me slightly of some Nasi Lemak rice due to its faint fragrance, was light and fluffy. It didn’t steal away the thunder from the chicken.
Though overall with the chicken and fish-flavoured crackers, some customers may find it on the dry side – like it needs some sauce or something.
Certainly a one-of-a-kind hawker dish, and would recommend you coming off-peak or the wait can be really long (like half an hour or more).
Green Chilli Chicken Rice
Sims Vista Market & Food Centre, 49 Sims Place, Singapore 380049
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 1:30pm (Sun – Thurs), Closed Fri
(Note: Sims Place Blk 49 Food Centre closed for renovation from 3 May 2021 to 2 Jul 2021.)