In our recent review of Brother Cheng’s $14.90 Chicken Rice, we mentioned that it was better than Mandarin Orchard hotel’s $27 chicken rice at Chatterbox. The folks at Mandarin then invited us to taste their chicken rice again — as well as some surprisingly shiok but less well-known local faves on the menu. Interestingly, at $27, the chicken rice at Chatterbox is not the most highly priced chicken rice set on this island. The Marina Bay Sands’ in-room dining menu features a Hainanese chicken rice priced at $28 (we’ve tried that, it’s great). Indeed, there are many myths surrounding the Mandarin chicken rice (yes, that’s its name, rather than “Chatterbox chicken rice”) — and even more little-known facts. Such as…

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