It is not uncommon to see most zhi char stalls, some economy rice eateries, and even a few Halal joints offering the dish on their menus.
With boneless chicken and/or pork ribs as usual available meat options, our choice of protein is then deep-fried before being doused with savoury salted egg sauce. Chili padi and curry leaves are usually added to the sauce for extra oomph.
The salted egg delight pairs perfectly with white rice, and is sometimes served with an fried egg too. You can say it's an ooh-so-perfect one-bowl rice dish.
As an ardent fan of Salted Egg Rice, PinkyPiggu decided to suss out the very best that our island has to offer!
PinkyPiggu's personal Best 5 Salted Egg Rice Bowl is revealed at end of post.
The below are listed in alphabetical order by stall/restaurant name.
A-One Claypot House
Salted Egg Sliced Pork Set, $13.80
Take-away Special (available at some outlets) $12.90 + 7% GST | Delivery (via Honestbee) $13.80 + delivery fee where applicable.
I was nursing a bad flu at home and was about to order porridge from A-One Claypot House when my eyes spotted their Salted Egg Sliced Pork Set on the delivery menu! Served with rice, braised peanuts, and seasonal vegetable, the slices of boneless pork were tender and accompanied with a good amount of creamy salted egg sauce. The set was neatly-packed in a 2-tier container, and still warm when delivered so that certainly added some brownie points overall. Good choice when looking for home and office delivery options.
Other Options: Deep-fried Prawns with Creamy Salted Egg Sauce Set ($14.90+), Deep-fried Fish with Creamy Salted Egg Sauce Set ($14.90+).
Website | Facebook | Various locations across Singapore
Golden Salted Egg Chicken, $7.90 (including choice of 2 side items)
With more than 20 stalls located in coffeeshops all over Singapore, Char-Grill Bar is a familar presence known for serving local-style western cuisine. Their menu is extensive but one item caught my eye: Golden Salted Egg Chicken! The stall is very generous with their salted egg sauce, pouring a good amount of its rich creaminess over the huge slab of deep-fried chicken thigh. It made a very substantial meal together with sides of California Rice (fried rice with tumeric powder, curry powder, egg and raisins), and Garden Salad.
Other Options: Golden Salted Egg Fries ($3.90), Salted Egg Chicken Burger Set ($6.50), Golden Salted Egg Crispy Fish ($7.90)
Website | Facebook | Various locations across Singapore | Blk 256, Yishun Ring Road, #01-1005, Singapore 760256 | Daily 11am-3am
Cui Xiang Yuan Restaurant @ Geylang Lorong 12
Salted Egg Chicken Rice, $5 (add egg $0.80)
Salted Egg Rice for supper? Why not haha! Located in a coffeeshop along Geylang, Cui Xiang Yuan offers a variety of zhi char dishes including their signature salted egg chicken from late afternoon till 3am daily. Love the chicken chunks that's fried to a crisp outer, and coated with an intensely-flavored salted egg sauce with bits of salted egg yolk in it! Together with warm white rice, each mouthful was high in flavor and deep in satisfaction. The only thing which I didn't like was the well-cooked sunny-side-up so I'd probably skip the fried egg next time.
Facebook | 258 Geylang Road, Lorong 12, Singapore 389314 | Tel +65 9866 5128 | Daily 4pm-3am
D E Eating House @ Geylang Lorong 17
Salted Egg Chicken Rice, $6.50 (egg included)
Also located in Geylang, D E Eating House is another late night option when one is craving for salted egg rice. Uncle who took my order shared with me that their salted egg chicken rice is highly popular on Foodpanda especially after 10pm. The bite-sized chicken pieces drenched in creamy salted egg was enjoyable but somehow lacks that oomph when compared to some of the other bowls which I had. Decent but not my definite choice.
Other Options: Salted Egg Pork Ribs Rice ($6.50), Salted Egg Sotong Rice ($6.50)
130 Sims Avenue, Lorong 17 Geylang, Singapore 387453 | Tel +65 8344 3339, +65 9612 1912 | Daily 5pm-4am (last order at 3.50am)
Fried Chicken Master @ NEX
Salted Egg Bento Set, $7.80
Hailing from Taiwan, Fried Chicken Master's outpost in Singapore offers their Jimbo (Chinese translation of "golden treasure") in salted egg flavor! The fried chicken thigh cubes are super fragrant, and flavors are further intensified with a coat of grainy salted egg sauce. Love love love it so much that I'm super craving for it as I'm typing this.The set comes with rice that is drizzled with flavored soy sauce and topped with fried shallots, as well as a cup of kumquat lemon juice.
Facebook | NEX Shopping Mall, #B2-48A, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083 | Tel +65 6514 5213 | Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat & Sun 10.30am-10pm
Hideout By The Local Box @ Robinsons The Hereen
Salted Egg Chicken wth Nasi Lemak, $9 (egg included)
Created by the folks behind The Local Box at Enggor Street, Hideout By The Local Box serves local cuisine inspired by Asian flavours. Not only do we get to enjoy fried chicken pieces with thick and grainy salted egg sauce here, it can be interestingly paired with nasi lemak (coconut rice), and completed with ikan bilis, peanuts, fried egg, and sambal chili. If it sounds too funky for you, white rice option is available too.
Website | Facebook | 260 Orchard Road, Robinsons The Heeren, #B1-2C, Singapore 238855 | Tel +65 8868 5533 | Mon-Fri 8am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm
Jia Yuen Eating House @ Crane Road
Creamy Salted Egg Chicken, $8 (egg included)
We ventured to Crane Road in search of Jia Yuen Eating House as quite a number of online reviews pointed it as serving the best salted egg chicken rice around. Perhaps our expectations had raised too high as we felt quite disappointed after trying. It was mainly due to the chicken pieces which were cut too small in size, and thickly-battered. Sometimes I can't taste the meat and felt as though I'm eating lumps of fried flour. The salted egg buttermilk sauce was excellent though: Luscious, creamy, smooth, and very fragrant with a pronounced salted egg yolk flavor though it can get jerlat after a while. There is also a "dry" salted egg version without buttermilk.
Other Options: Creamy Salted Egg Fish ($10) / Pork ($10) / Pork Ribs ($12) / Pork Belly ($12), Salted Egg Chicken ($8) / Fish ($10) / Pork ($10) / Pork Ribs ($12) / Pork Belly ($12)
Facebook | 15 Crane Road, Singapore 429360 | Tel +65 9712 0259 | Daily 11am-10pm
Kampong Cafe @ Bukit Merah (Halal)
Salted Egg Sauce Chicken Chop Rice Set Lunch, $8.90
Kampong Cafe is located within Sports Lifestyle Center at Bukit Merah, and serves a wide variety of Malay, Indian, and Chinese-style dishes. Their Salted Egg Chicken Rice is available as a set lunch item (with drink included) from 11am to 2pm. What we got was a generous slab of chicken thigh that is deep-fried to hot and crispy perfection. Coupled that with an intense salted egg sauce spiked with chili padi and crisp curry leaves, it sent us into pure enjoyment mode.
Website | Facebook | Sports Lifestyle Center, 3500A Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159838 | Tel +65 6100 1629, +65 6100 3663 | Daily 8am-10pm
Long John Silver's Singapore (Halal)
Asian Flavor Bowl - Salted Egg, $5 (1pc chicken + rice + drink)
Long John Silver's has given their signature classics a twist by dressing it in Asian-flavored sauces such as Chilli Crab, Spicy Teriyaki, and Salted Egg! I thought the Salted Egg Rice Bowl would be ideal as a quick and convenient option for lunch but quickly regretted my decision once I dug into the bowl. Salted egg sauce has a weird taste, chicken fillet was dry, and rice was mushy. Maybe it's just a bad case of wrong day, wrong timing, wrong outlet, but I will not eat the rice bowl again even if I'm desperately craving for salted egg yolk anything.
Website | Facebook | Various locations across Singapore | Bugis Village, 251 Victoria Street, Singapore 188035 | Tel +65 6339 9057 | Daily 7.30am-10pm
Mr Teh Tarik Eating House (Halal)
Salted Egg Chicken Rice, $6 (add egg $0.50)
Many people visit Mr Teh Tarik Eating House for its variety of delicious local cuisine at affordable prices. Besides offerings such as Malay nasi padang and Indian prata, there is also Chinese-style zhi char with dishes like Salted Egg Chicken Rice too! The bite-sized chicken pieces came ponding in a generous pool of salted egg sauce that has a very watery texture. Can almost drink it like soup lol! Flavor was adequate with bits of salted egg yolk, and further enhanced with caramelized onions. The amount of chili padi gave the rice dish a sufficient kick.
Various locations across Singapore | Blk 306A, #01-750, Woodlands Street 31, Singapore 731306
New Station Snack Bar @ Far East Plaza
Salted Egg Pork Ribs with Rice, $6.50
Ask for salted egg rice recommendation, New Station Snack Bar's name will invariably come up. I remember trying the dish some years back, and though it wasn't impressive, it wasn't bad at all. The recent visit left me rather disappointed. Pork rib's batter was soggy, sauce was thin, and salted egg flavor was weak. Hmm.. I wondered what happened...
Facebook | Far East Plaza, #05-95, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 288213 | Tel +65 6734 3862 | 11.30am-9pm, dates closed are updated on their Facebook page
Original Delights Mini Wok @ Food Opera, ION Orchard
Salted Egg Chicken Rice, $7.50 (egg included)
Original Delights offers a wide variety of zhi char-style rice and noodle dishes presented in mini wok, but I only have eyes for the salted egg chicken rice haha. The pieces of chicken thigh meat were hot and crisp, and quickly tossed in creamy salted egg sauce just before serving. A satisfying choice if I'm looking for a tummy-filling pit-stop while shopping in Orchard.
Website | ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn #B4-03/04, Singapore 238801 | Tel +65 6509 9198 | Sun-Thu & PH 10am-10pm, Eve of PH, Fr i & Sat 10am-11pm
Salted Egg Yolk Chicken, $10.90 a-la-carte | $15.90 set (with gyoza, Japanese rice & soup)
I was surprised to see that Osaka Ohsho (translates as 'The King of Gyoza in Osaka') which specializes in Japanese dumplings have salted egg chicken on their menu too! Its karaage-style chicken pieces are deep-fried and coated in a grainy salted egg sauce. There's no chili padi in this rendition so will be a good option for those who don't take spicy food. The dish felt a tad dry overall so it's good that the set comes with miso soup.
Other Options: Salted Egg Yolk Prawn ($12.90 a-la-carte | $17.90 set)
Website | Facebook | Various locations across Singapore | Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-44F, Singapore 179103 | Tel +65 6338 5584
Susan Chan Food @ Far East Plaza
Deep-fried Spare Ribs with Salted Egg Milk Sauce & Rice, $6
Situated diagonally across New Station Snack Bar, Susan Chan Food can be considered to be its closet competitor when it comes to salted egg pork ribs rice. Both eatery offers boneless pork ribs paired with milky salted egg sauce, but the latter wins in my humble opinion. The execution is comparatively much better with pork that's tender and enveloped in crisp batter, and salted egg sauce that has a more rounded flavor.
Other Option: Deep-fried Chicken with Salted Egg Milk Sauce & Rice, $6
Facebook | Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road #05-112, Singapore 228213 | Tel +65 6733 5953 | Mon-Sat 10.30am-6.45pm, Sun Closed
Tai Lei Loi Kei @ NEX
Salted Egg Pork Chop Rice with Egg, $8.90 + 7% GST
Tai Lei Loi Kei which originates from Taipa is best known for their signature pork chop buns. The marriage of their well-marinated, succulent pork chop with salted egg sauce that has a strong hint of curry flavour is one of the most enjoyable around.
Other Options: Salted Egg Fries $7.90, Salted Egg Shrimp $16.90, Salted Egg Calamari $14.90, Cheese Baked Salted Egg Pork Chop Spaghetti $11.90, Cheese Baked Salted Egg King Prawn Spaghetti $13.80, Salted Egg Shrimp Spaghetti $11.90
Facebook | NEX Shopping Mall, 23 Serangoon Central, #B2-15, Singapore 556083 | Tel +65 6636 5633
Taste Good Kitchen @ Sim Lim Square
Salted Egg Chicken with Rice, $5 (add egg $0.50)
No trip to Sim Lim Square is completed without a meal of Salted Egg Chicken Rice from Taste Good Kitchen! This is the case most of the time for me haha. I couldn't understand what's the fuss about initially when many friends and online reviews recommended it as a "must-try", but all was clear the moment I tasted the chunks of succulent, crisp boneless chicken thighs dressed in rich, favorful creamy salted egg sauce with a good dose of chili padi and curry leaves. The bowl got me addicted and I actually ate it twice within a week!
Other Option: Salted Egg Pork Ribs with Rice, Salted Egg Fish with Rice
1 Rochor Canal Road, #02-04, Sim Lim Square 188504 | Tel +65 6336 6298 | 9am-7.45pm
The Rice Bowl @ Sim Lim Square
Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Rice, $4.50 (egg included)
I was making my way to Taste Good Kitchen when the banner outside The Rice Bowl (the two eateries are just diagonally across each other) caught my eye - Best Seller Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Rice with Egg at a promotional price of only $4.50! Wow this is my cheapest bowl ever! It's really a steal at that price because the plate came with a generous portion of fried chicken pieces. Salted egg sauce has good flavor and at an ideal creamy texture that went very well with white rice. Yummy!
Other Option: Salted Egg Chicken Burger, $5.50
1 Rochor Canal Road, #02-01, Sim Lim Square 188504 | Tel +65 +65 9191 4065 | Mon-Sun 8am-8pm
Yah Fu Mini Wok Zhi Char @ Food Republic
Salted Egg Chicken Rice, $7 (egg included)
We are not at all unfamiliar with Yah Fu Mini Wok Zhi Char as the stall has presence within the Food Republic foodcourts across the island. I went to the Wisma Atria branch and ordered the salted egg chicken rice which is publicized as one of the "top picks" on their menu. While the chicken chunks are served hot and crispy, and came in a generous portion, it was let-down by the overly thick and lumpy sauce.
Other Options: Salted Egg Prawn Rice ($7), Salted Egg Pork Rib Rice ($7), Salted Egg White Bee Hoon, $7.80
Website | Food Republic (various locations across Singapore)
PinkyPiggu's Best 5 Salted Egg Yolk Rice Bowl
1. Taste Good Kitchen @ Sim Lim Square: Most Addictive
2. Cui Xiang Yuan @ Geylang Lorong 12: Best Late-Night Option
3. Fried Chicken Master @NEX: Most Fragrant Chicken
4. The Rice Bowl @ Sim Lim Square: Best Value-for-Money
5. Kampong Cafe @ Bukit Merah: Best Halal Option
All prices stated are in Singapore dollars.
The photos in this post were shot entirely by PinkyPiggu. What about the Salted Egg Yolk Rice Bowls? All in her tummy of course! Lol!