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!!
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
11.30am to 11.00pm Daily