Chicken Rice is one of the most popular dishes in the Malaysian Chinese culture. From the famous Hainan Chicken Rice to steamed to roasted to barbequed chicken. Chicken Rice in Malaysia is not only available in many Chinese coffee shops or restaurants or street hawker stalls, but also chain restaurants and speciallised FB outlets. Most of the Chicken Rice is served with sliced cucumber, normally served with homemade chili sauce and pounded ginger or garlic and dark soy sauce, There are different variants of rice as well, including the aromatic and tasty Hainanese yellow ‘oily rice’. Chicken rice can be accompanied with a bowl of soup and additional chicken intestines, gizzards, livers and so on.
Chicken Rice is served as rice balls in Malacca, known as Chicken Rice Balls. Instead of using a bowl of rice, the rice is shaped into a golf ball-sized rice balls and steamed chicken, In Ipoh, the Cantonese version steamed Chicken Rice are served with boiled bean sprout and normal white rice.