Hainanese Chicken

After enjoying this dish during one of our Saturday lunch dates,  I’ve made it a mission to cook this meal for Liam and Dino.

Last night was the perfect timing since Dino just came back from a 5days hike in Ifugao (oh, how I miss Batad..).  It was already 5 years since Dino’s last climb and his uphill run last month was not enough to prepare him for the adventure.  He was complaining how tired he is and sakit daw katawan nya.. hmm.. siguro dala na din ng age!? hahahaha..

Oh well, I make it a point to cook something special tuwing uuwi sya from his long out of town/country trips, para he’ll always have somwthing to look forward to pag uwi nya. Pero after his sakit sa katawan, kahit di ata ako mag cook, he would love to come home.. haha

Anyway, my boys loved the dish, yes! Liam ate well last night, until Dino showed him the Chocolate cookies from Don Merto’s. Tsk! Tsk!

By the way, I got my recipe from Bee Yinn Low of Rasa Malaysia.  This is my go to recipe site pag asian cuisine ang peg ko. 🙂


Hainanese Chicken Rice



  • One whole Chicken (organic preferably
  • Spring Onions
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Carrots


  • 2 cups of uncooked Rice
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Chicken Broth

Sauces: Chili Sauce

  • 4tbsp Chili Sauce (any brand, but I read another post that Sriracha Chili Sauce is good. I  used Lee Kum Kee)
  • 2tbsp Chicken Broth
  • Garlic and Ginger (grated)
  • Lemon or Lime
  • Salt and Sugar to taste

Sauces: Soy Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Broth
  • 3tsp Sesame Oil

How to:

  • Rub chicken with rock salt to remove unwanted residues
  • Stuff chicken with spring onion and ginger
  • Submerge Chicken (breast side down) in pot of water (chicken should at least be 1″ under water)
  • Boil until Chicken is cooked
  • Once Chicken is cooked, carefully pull out chicken and submerge to ice bath (this step will stop the chicken to cook further)
  • Set chicken and broth aside for later use
  • Wash uncooked rice and soak for 10 minutes
  • saute garlic, onion and ginger til fragrant
  • add in soaked rice and saute a little (this will give rice more flavor)
  • transfer to rice cooker and add broth to cook rice (amount of broth will depend on rice’s requirement.  Consider reducing water amount since rice was already soaked.)
  • Prepare the sauces by mixing all ingredients (recipe I read used a blender to mix the ingredients for the sauce.  too lazy to wash all parts of the blender, that’s why I opt to grate my ginger and garlic instead. 🙂 )
  • Plate the chicken and rice with some cucumber and Enjoy the meal with your family




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