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September 05, 2016
10 Mouth-Watering Facts about Hainanese Chicken Rice

We at Discovery Overland recently hosted and showed them all around Penang, and the good folks there have come up with a very enlightening article, covering 10 interesting facts about Hainanese Chicken Rice, a popular dish in Malaysia and a Restaurant review of Hainanese Delights restaurant in Penang. Below is an excerpt from the article:

The dish “Hainanese Chicken Rice” has a very interesting story. Here are some snippets:
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice has been claimed by 2 countries to be their national dish.
  • Although the dish is called Hainanese Chicken Rice, it is not found in Hainan in its current form.
  • The taste of the chicken is so bland that it requires the whole ensemble of accompanying dishes and condiments to bring it to life.
  • It is listed at number 13 in the World’s 50 best food by CNN travel readers.
  • The dish is the central theme in a feature length motion picture – “Chicken Rice War”.

Click here to read the full article

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