Express by Chatterbox dishes out this renowned rendition of the Singapore hawker food in the heart of the CBD
If you were to name one famous local dish in Singapore, chicken rice might be on top of that list. That’s why some establishments can charge up to $27 for this signature delicacy – roasted or steamed chicken atop fragrant rice that is cooked in chicken broth, garlic, ginger, and pandan leaves, usually complemented with a garlic chilli sauce. Many would concur that $27 is pricey for this hawker dish, but if you’ve ever tried Chatterbox’s renowned rendition, you’ll agree that it’s worth the price tag.
But what if you wanna dig into this sought-after national treasure without forking out that much? If you work in the CBD, you’re in luck. Enter Express by Chatterbox, a quick-serve restaurant that’s opened in the new Downtown Gallery. And yes, it serves the crown jewel of the original Chatterbox at Mandarin Orchard Singapore – at the price of just $8; that’s nearly a 70% discount!
The chicken rice is really what you need to try here, but if you’re craving other local dishes, Express by Chatterbox has them in spades. From char siew rice ($8) to wanton mee ($8), and even laksa ($8), you’ll find all your comfort food here without having to sweat it out in the hawker centre. Better queue early!
Express by Chatterbox, #01-04 Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068809, p. 6220 0758. Open 11am-10pm.