kampong chicken eating house

What exactly is kampong chicken? Translated literally it would “rural chicken” but it actually means free range chicken. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it’s a different species (at least, a different kind of chicken) since it’s much smaller and leaner than the usual poultry offerings.

kampong chicken stall

I went to Kampong Chicken Eating House in Singapore right before we were slated to come home. The bus was about to leave so we decided to head down here for some nourishment before we departed.

kampong chicken rice

This is a photo of a bowl of plain steamed chicken rice. Mundane? It looks that way but it didn’t TASTE that way (which was what compelled me to snap someone’s bowl after I partook of mine). The individual grains of rice is soft, fluffy and infused with the essence of chicken goodness!

kampong chicken liver

I have a huge appetite (which explains my current weight) so I ordered a chicken drumstick with some chopped liver and an egg…

kampong chicken rice meal

…and a quarter of chicken (thigh and drum) to complement the order and make it into a belly rubbing, over eating experience. ;)

kampong chicken us

It tasted good to me and everyone else on the table agreed that it was better than most chicken rice outlets. Good company, good food – it’s twice the fun just like the Xpax XXL double bonus. I particularly enjoyed the tender and moist chicken.

kampong chicken

I finished everything so that’s gotta say something right?

(or not)

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28 Responses to “Kampong Chicken Eating House”

  1. It seriouly looks delicious but too bad i m not at Singapore..haha

  2. It’s in the middle of the night. I only have bread as dinner because I am down with fever…and I am about to sleep (and I am a big fan of chicken rice and I esp love kampong chicken) and I felt a little regret of clicking to read this post before I go to sleep because now I feel hungry!!! =(

  3. One chicken drumstick with some liver and egg only ah? Must go makan with me next time…one WHOLE duck/normal size chicken between the two of us! >P

  4. Adrian Loh: Ya, I’m back in Malaysia but it’s damn good stuff. :)
    gypsy-on-the-move: I just had chicken rice this afternoon so it’s at least I’m not craving it that much. T_T
    Go eat! :)
    Bangsar-bAbE: Not only that, I had a 1/4 of chicken all to myself too!
    Okay on! We go on an eating expedition next time! :)

  5. if im not wrong, the ayam kampung actually means those chicken raised up in ‘kampung’ or they r kept freely in an open area, whereby they got to look for own food (wombs n insects), and got to exercise more than farm chicken, this explain why their leaner and their meat texture r firmer (muscular).

  6. i don’t really like kampung chicken cause they tend to be more ‘rubbery’ and less meat.and i find it weird why most ppl favor kampung chicken? Heh. Even my dad – he never wants to buy the normal chix!
    the pictures looks delicious tho :D

  7. HB, do people in Malaysia celebrate Thankgiving like in Taiwan some do?

  8. Pig’s liver I can take, but chicken’s liver … nah … it’s too powdery.
    I understand the wonders of plain looking, oil rice.

  9. mikey: Aha! That’s free range chicken then. :)
    You know how some kampong chicken has black skin? Is that a different kind of chicken? It’s the one the Chinese use to boil soups.
    Chefmel: Yeah, but surprisingly this one was tender and moist! I was puzzled too coz I expected kampong chicken to be leaner. :)
    Michael (Mike): Thanksgiving eh? I doubt it’s widely celebrated over here. :)
    J2Kfm: It has a nice aftertaste, the chicken liver. :)
    Yeah, it’s amazing how plain rice can taste so good eh?

  10. woow! MY DAILY FOOD! I no lie.
    Kampung chickens i luv…Neneh says these chickens are free to run about in the kampung, and are hormone-free hence their healthier nom nom nom…

  11. I had the same thing!

  12. free range chicken yeah. are you sure its ayam kampung, so fat ler and the liver look like as if the chicken were forced to eat… the color so fatty yellowish more like singapore chicken rice to me ler :)

  13. cheddie: Haha! Cheesie feeds your kampong chicken every day? Ya free range chicken kinda healthier. It satisfies the PETA types too since the chickens are not cooped up (pun intended) in horrible conditions. :)
    KY: Ya, it’s pretty good eh? :)
    jg: Hmm…it is a kampong chicken rice joint but maybe their chickens are fatter since it’s free range chicken instead of the half-starved kampong chicken we see in Sarawak kampongs. ;)

  14. Dude, Kampung chicken are healthier and the do taste better because they get to chase each other and have sex… :)

  15. Either it’s too good or you’re too hungry! But it looks good to me… I want some too Huai Bin…

  16. HB, like KY said . .google is ur friend.
    A lot of chicken can be rear free range. The species differ and thus the texture as well. It all depends on what they fed. Example – GuangZhou free range chicken eats bamboo leaves.
    The black chicken is called SILKIE – species.
    All depends on how u cook them. . . .and looking at that . .we may one day go makan and enjoy a full bird plus all the innards . . .yummy

  17. Yeah..Sg just does the CR better than us!

  18. I want to eat Chicken Rice too !!
    Will go hunt at Ang Cheng Ho area tonight after my classes :D

  19. e: Haha! True, true, that’s a very valid reason. :)
    Nice one bro!
    eiling: It could be either one. ;)
    I think it was really quite good though.
    foodcrazee: Interesting stuff. So there are different species of chicken after all. Guangzhou free range chicken…need to have that sometime. :)
    Sure thing, let’s pick a date! :)
    thenomadGourmand: Indeed they do, I’m hungry right now and craving for chicken rice. :S
    There’s a chain called Singapore chicken rice back in my hometown. I guess Singapore IS famous for chicken rice. :)
    ahlost: I like the chicken rice at Da Lai food court at Kenyalang. :)
    Don’t know if it’s still operating though…

  20. ayam kampung nice as sexcercise everyday so the meat sure wil taste nice…lol
    btw singapore i really hardly think it got ayam kampung or it shall called ayam banday… ;P

  21. ah nel: Yeah, no wonder they taste better than the cooped up chicken. ;)

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