Modest in flavor and down-to-earth in style, that’s why everybody loves the appeal of Hainanese chicken rice as a portion of comfort food that can be devoured anytime like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s the style of chicken rice that includes poached chicken and fragrant seasoned rice as the best combination served on the plate. The rice is cooked with chicken broth to perfection until it emits a fragrant tasty aroma that no one can say no to. To help your craving, we will navigate you to some of the best Hainanese chicken rice restaurants in Jakarta.
1. Kaca Mata
Being famous for everyone’s go-to place for a quick Hainanese chicken rice fix, Kaca Mata serves its purpose to cater this comfort food with a choice tantalizing hearty slab of charsiu, roasted chicken, steamed chicken, and the glorious crispy pork belly. If you feel like fulfilling your glutton, go for their special Hainanese chicken rice that includes all of the meats.
*Multiple outlets in Kelapa Gading, Cengkareng, Wijaya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Bintaro
2. Wee Nam Kee
Wee Nam Kee is a restaurant from Singapore that has been around since 1988. It serves various Peranakan specialties, one of which is the Hainanese chicken rice. The rice itself comes off firm and dry compared to other installments. For the poultry side, you can choose the chicken to be steamed or roasted then make it even more delicious by dipping it into the soy sauce.
*Multiple outlets in Grand Indonesia, Central Park, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Pacific Place, BSD, Mall of Indonesia, Emporium Pluit Mall, Kota Kasablanka
3. Apollo Hainanese Chicken Rice
Apollo Hainanese Chicken Rice has been around since 1970. They are serving homemade soul food especially their staple menu Hainanese chicken rice that has been favorited by the older generations. The accompanying rice such as egg, roasted pork, char siew pork, poached chicken, along with chicken liver & gizzard makes the combination a real indulgence in comfort food.
Jl. Pluit Karang Sari XV Blok D7 Timur No. 98, Muara Karang, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara
You can easily miss Wancan because the joint is quite hidden among the Golden Fatmawati shop complex behind Lotte Mart Fatmawati. Although the place is not too big, Wancan has managed to attract attention for food lovers especially their forte menu Hainanese chicken rice. The Hainanese rice is just right, not too hard or soggy. The aroma, a mixture of ginger, and the chicken stock are just plain perfect. Both Poached and Roasted Chicken are also deliciously juicy and tender.
Komplek Golden Plaza, Blok E No. 26
Jl. RS Fatmawati No. 15, Fatmawati, Jakarta Selatan