In conjunction with a twitter contest held by the British High Commission on what Singaporean dish Their Royal Highnesses should try when in Singapore, the overwhelming response has been “Chicken Rice”.
(TRAVPR.COM) SINAGPORE - September 17th, 2012 - In conjunction with a twitter contest held by the British High Commission on what Singaporean dish Their Royal Highnesses should try when in Singapore, the overwhelming response has been “Chicken Rice”.
Raffles Hotel is honoured to have the opportunity to prepare the famous Singapore dish and the attached is a photograph of what the dish looked like.
Chicken Rice consists of steamed chicken served with fragrant rice and accompanied by chilli, ginger and dark soya sauce. Commonly eaten as a one-dish meal, it is often considered the “national dish” of Singapore.
The Chicken Rice may be enjoyed at Empire Cafe at this Singapore Hotel , a casual, cozy cross between a modern hotel coffee house and an old-fashioned kopitiam. Many of Empire Cafe’s most popular dishes have their roots in hawker food: famous street hawkers were often known for a single dish, perfecting it through years and years of repeated preparation.
Thus, it is not surprising that patrons return time and again to savour the chef’s Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chye Tau Kueh (Fried Carrot Cake), Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, Laksa, Roti Prata, or the famous Chicken Curry at the restaurant of this Luxury hotel Singapore.
There are a few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than Raffles in Singapore.
Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles Hotel opened in 1887 and soon became the haunt of intrepid travellers from around the world. Regular guests included Noel Coward, Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham, who described the hotel as embodying “all the fables of the exotic East.” Through their stories, The Long Bar, the Palm Court and the Bar & Billiard Room with its tiger, became familiar to people who had never even been to Singapore.
Whilst preserving its atmospheric teak verandahs, gleaming white colonial façade and magnificent Gieves & Hawkes-clad doormen, Raffles is very much part of the modern, vibrant city of Singapore. It is now the proud flagship of the eight strong Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
To access high resolution, print-friendly photographs of Raffles Hotel, please visit our Private Digital Library: http://www.leonardo.com/raffles/