Marden’s Chicken Rice by Simon Tan

I first heard about simon tan’s chicken rice from chef go and I agree with both him and @J_L that this chicken rice is :fire: and deserving of its own thread.

the chicken, best eaten at room temp (please don’t repoach this and eat it piping hot), has a great slippery and smooth texture and bouncy skin. the rice was fragrant and oily. the three sauces were intensely flavorful and concentrated, the dark soy was especially viscous and thick. I loved the savory, sesame-y chicken sauce that you pour over the chicken before eating. everything from the packaging and execution had a great attention to detail.

I think we have a new fancier of fowl.

tagging @CiaoBob so he doesn’t feel left out.

pickup is in sawtelle.

@simontan711

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Ohhhhhh this looks promising, especially the chili sauce!! I’m not familiar with Simon Tan, and his IG profile is pretty sparse; does his family hail from SG?

yes I believe so. his grandparents taught him how to make it and he traveled to singapore to learn and eat as many versions as he could before opening this pop-up.

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dang looks delicious.

the soup looks great too. often an after thought, but clearly it isn’t in this case.

that was really flavorful. it was clearly freshly made and was bright and spicy with a bit of garlic.

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Please get a brick and mortar please get a brick and mortar.

Why can’t we food like this in actual food halls and “night markets” instead we get a bunch of fusion-Instagrammy stuff?

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I was in until you said don’t eat piping hot. I’m out. Unless there is a brick and mortar as requested by Jeet.

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Yes! Brick and mortar branches are especially appreciated by those of us that don’t have cars.

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Agree vehemently with everything positive that’s been said. One small add, which @J_L alluded to - don’t sleep on the white meat. Normally I would fight you for the dark meat portion, but our white meat was just as succulent.

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HCR is supposed to be chilled after poaching; it isn’t intended to be served warm or hot, similar to the Sichuan standby 口水鸡 (“Saliva Chicken” or “Mouth Water Chicken”).

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I heard there might be a Kiki- eerr, @PorkyBelly delivery service

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Even @catholiver would enjoy this.

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I live in Van Nuys. I don’t think a Sawtelle location would deliver an antique.

I’ve learned to enjoy Costco’s boneless skinless chicken thighs. Grilled.

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Great to hear from you! Welcome back to FTC!

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Hey - you are alive

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Welcome back! I was getting concerned when I saw you hadn’t posted in 11 months…

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next pop-up sat 9/25, thanks @NYCtoLA

https://www.instagram.com/mardenschickenrice/

http://mardenschickenrice.com/

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Wow! Look at that!