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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Chicken Rice Chronicles Part 7: Evertop Family Restaurant

Oh yeah... The Evertop review is finally here...
But first, why not recap our past visits of The Chicken Rice Chronicles HERE.

So Evertop is such a famous name when it comes to Chicken Rice in Singapore I reckon. I know lots of people who tell me they love to go to Evertop with their friends and family because there's lot of food to choose from but the draw is definitely the Chicken Rice!

You all know I'm a fan of Mackenzie Rex Chicken Rice and  I hold that as the top level.
So how did I find the Evertop version?

Chicken Rice ($4.50)
Okay that picture is actually of half a chicken serving by the way. The normal serving is definitely gonna be lesser than that. But you get the picture right? Looks good and really super appetizing am I right or am I right?

The chicken was really tender and not tough at all. It was also nicely bathed in the soy sauce just the way I like it similar to the Chicken Rice at Tang Tea House but this one was not as salty though.

And I'm not sure if you noticed but they have a serving of pickled cucumber and carrots on the side which I found kind of weird. I normally only get that when I order something like Ngoh Hiang at Rex and this was the first time I was receiving it with Chicken Rice that's for sure. But don't worry they have the normal cucumber too.

I think this is where it started to go a little downhill for me.
I actually found the rice quite bland. I guess I was expecting more since everyone was telling me about how nice the Chicken Rice here was.

In fact, this is the same case as Tang Tea House where I found the rice to be totally out of sorts.

Just one look at the Chilli and you know it's packing quite a punch. None of that watery stuff here this is the pekat stuff!

And just like Tang Tea House, this was the spicy-spicy kind of Chicken Rice Chilli. No vinegar or lime juice or sugar or anything like that. Seems like just chillies and garlic (and maybe some ginger) and that's it. Nothing complex. Just plain heat.

And even though I compare this Chilli to Tang Tea House, this one was definitely spicier.
In fact, I'm gonna say this is the spiciest Chicken Rice Chilli I've tasted so far in this series!!

Adam's Verdict:
Chicken 3.5/5 -- Rice 1.5/5 -- Chilli 2/5 -- Overall 2.5/5

To be honest, I feel that the Chicken Rice at Evertop is very comparable to the chicken rice at Tang Tea House except that Tang Tea House edges out on top because their roasted chicken is better. But other than that, it's a pretty close fight.

Still looking for the chicken rice that will make us change our minds about Rex Chicken being #1!!

Evertop Family Restaurant

89/91 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: 89/91 Joo Chiat Road


Operating Hours:
11.30am to 11.00pm Daily


  1. Hi, I believe the Joo Chiat branch pales in comparison to the main branch which is situated at Blk 354 Clementi Avenue 2. Perhaps you might want to try to make a trip there to have a taste and make your review from there. :)

  2. Eh...I was just about to post the something similar..

    The one that my wife & I frequent is the "Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice" located at
    Blk 354, Clementi Ave 2, #01-259 Singapore 120354.

    Photo of outlet: http://goo.gl/aIU9j1

    Very nice chicken. Decent rice. So pedas chilli...

    One thing we dislike is that the prices are not displayed on the menu. Something about there being "different sizes for the dishes"...which we think is lame...

    Perhaps when you do check them out, you might want to see what they have to say about this practice?

    Keep on blogging & sharing, please! :Þ

    - HZ & Kimmy -

  3. Mackenzie Rex chicken rice nice?? oh well.. I can just arm chio

    1. You arm chio?
      In that case wah ma tao chio!

      Why you wanna laugh to yourself friend? Let's laugh together lah cos there's plenty of people who agree with me
      I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoys Rex Mackenzie Chicken Rice in this world. The bottom line is everyone has their opinions and we shouldn't laugh at them for that :)

  4. you guys should try chicken rice at bukit merah (brickworks) Asma.R Family chicken rice! The best chicken rice in my opinion :)