Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken

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Maria, the owner, got her popular soya sauce chicken recipe from her father who owned the famous Lam Thong Tea House. She worked under her father's guidance from a tender age of 9 and over the years, she has built up a wealth of cooking skills and knowledge that she still uses up till today. After her father's business closed down, she opened her own stall in Maxwell before shifting over to Chinatown Complex. That was also the period where she met Chef Chan of Hawker Chan, who trained under her for almost a decade before deciding to begin his own business. Her unique, memorable stall name is actually a tribute to her sworn sister, Hong Kong entertainer Maria Cordero.

Chunky, tender and packed full of juices, Maria’s soya sauce chicken hits all the right buttons. It is honestly hard to find such thick and generously-sized chicken slices these days so it definitely was a treat! This was further enhanced by the savoury superior soya sauce dressing which had been greedily absorbed up by the chicken. While it is common for soy sauce chicken to be paired with plain white rice, the dish here comes with aromatic chicken rice instead, which adds a nice garlicky touch to one's palate. For a little punch of flavour, add a bit of their chilli sauce; it isn’t a very spicy sauce, yet it was incredibly addictive and I actually wiped out the whole lot of it! While the entire dish is very simply put together, the varying components all contribute their own finesse, making this an all-rounded and satisfying dish that you definitely will want to come back for. Hawker Chan truly learned from the best!

Chunky, tender and packed full of juices, Maria’s soya sauce chicken hits all the right buttons. It is honestly hard to find such thick and generously-sized chicken slices these days so it definitely was a treat! This was further enhanced by the savoury superior soya sauce dressing which had been greedily absorbed up by the chicken. While it is common for soy sauce chicken to be paired with plain white rice, the dish here comes with aromatic chicken rice instead, which adds a nice garlicky touch to one's palate. For a little punch of flavour, add a bit of their chilli sauce; it isn’t a very spicy sauce, yet it was incredibly addictive and I actually wiped out the whole lot of it! While the entire dish is very simply put together, the varying components all contribute their own finesse, making this an all-rounded and satisfying dish that you definitely will want to come back for. Hawker Chan truly learned from the best!

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  • #02-189, 335 SMITH STREET, 050335
  • Chinatown Complex Market
  • TE18 Maxwell NE4 DT19 Chinatown

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