While Hainan chicken is a classic cheap-eat dish, this doesn’t mean you can’t splash out a little bit more to turn it into a refined dining experience every once in a while. Making it worth the price tag, the chicken in Cafe Malacca’s version comes marinated in a sesame-based sauce which explodes with flavour and perfectly complements the fattiness of the meat. As an added bonus, the chicken comes deboned, which speeds up the process of getting it from plate to mouth.
$118. 2/F, Traders Hotel, 508 Queen’s Rd W, Western District, 2213 6613.