Anyone who has ever attempted to cook Hainanese chicken rice can confirm that it’s no easy feat. There are a few components to the dish — the poached chicken, rice, sauce and chilli — and nailing each one takes skill and practice.
So when Story Of Yanxi Palace actor Lawrence Wong told 8days.sg that his recipe is “really simple”, our ears immediately perked up. “I found a recipe online, cut out all the complicated processes and made it really simple and straightforward,” he says proudly. So easy that he reckons the most difficult part is chopping the chicken. “I think it takes some skill to chop the chicken nicely, so if you're a newbie perhaps it can be a bit daunting,” he adds. In case you’re wondering, there are no pre-mixes or seasoning powder involved. Everything is made from scratch using ingredients that can be found in your pantry.