Hainan chicken at Singapore Shiok
For my third chicken rice post, I bought Hainan chicken from Singapore Shiok in Eating World. It’s pretty difficult to pass up a chance to eat at Gumshara but I had to try the chicken rice that plenty of people on the internet have positively reviewed!
For a dollar or two extra I got a lunch set, which included a soup and a plate of greens. The greens had a nice flavour but a bit of bitterness. The soup was very peppery. The chicken was a little tougher than both Ito’s Malaysian and Sayong’s versions. The rice was yummy, and the chilli sauce lacked ginger.
Altogether, though, it was great. So far My favourite is probably Ito’s, then Sayong’s, but Singapore Shiok is both generously portioned and tasty. In contrast, Ito’s is smaller so less value. Sayong and Shiok are both generous serves.
I think I could happily eat any of the three. I’ve yet to try a bad chicken rice in Sydney!
Visit Eating World food court, Haymarket, to find Gumshara, a well known Ramen shop in the Chinatown area. I turned up for an early lunch at 12 on a Thursday, well before all the crowds, but by the time I left a long line had formed. It’s popular.
Try a bowl of their Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen with a soft-boiled egg. Add the shredded, pickled ginger and garlic and you’re good to go with a fragrant, delicious ramen soup and the knowledge that it’s one of the best in Sydney.
Gumshara Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen
The tonkotsu broth is thick and porky, gelatinous and will leave a coating of pork over your mouth. It’s authentic and rich and will see you waddling back to work afterwards.
This is very strongly flavoured compared to other ramen joints around the city – not for the faint of heart. Highly recommended.
This is the first of a series of reviews for ramen found in and around Sydney, NSW.