In a country where eating is considered a national pastime, the variety of local cuisine can be rather mindboggling for first time visitors to Singapore. Here’s a Singaporean dish you can whip up in the comfort of your studio apartment in Capri by Fraser, Changi City Singapore.
Hainanese Chicken Rice
This succulent dish originated in Hainan, China, and is a regular fixture in every Singaporean’s diet. The dish comprises of pieces of steamed white chicken and rice accompanied by condiments of light or dark soy sauce, and a savory ground chilli and ginger paste. Don’t be fooled by this seemingly simple dish, a lot of hard work goes into the preparation of this local delicacy.
1 Whole chicken
4 cloves of garlic
2 spring onions
1 piece of fresh ginger, sliced
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of salt (for cooking)
1 tablespoon of salt (to remove hairs on the chicken)
4 to 5 cups of chicken stock
Sprinkle the tablespoon of salt on the chicken and rub the skin of the chicken vigorously. Rinse away the dirty, hair and residue. Stuff the cavity of the whole chicken with the crushed garlic, spring onions and sliced ginger before placing it in a pot of boiling water. ½ table spoon of salt goes in here.
To cook the rice, first fry finely chopped ginger and garlic in vegetable and sesame oil before adding the drained rice. Stir well, add in the chicken stock with water, and let it cook for 15 minutes.
When the chicken is done cooking, place under cold running water to tighten the skin, chop into pieces, add sesame oil, and serve it with the fragrant rice!
If you are feeling lazy and don’t really fancy cooking, just head on down to our restaurant or 24-hour deli just by the lobby for a scrumptious meal or simply a tasty night snack, whichever your prefer! We recommend trying the Nasi Padang! We’ve been told it’s delicious!
Capri by Fraser’s studio residences offer a range of studios that all come with fully-equipped kitchenettes: Everything from, from cutting edge induction stoves to the utensils you’ll need to make that perfect dish. Our kitchenette’s utensils, fridge, and microwave oven are all stylishly tucked away, to maximize the living space in your studio residence.
So the next time you travel, whether for business or leisure, consider staying at Capri by Fraser, Changi City Singapore and experience all the benefits of staying in a full serviced residence, with all facilities to suit your lifestyle needs.