Restaurant: Red Chicken
Location: 1001 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776. (626) 872-0620
Date: November 04, 2017
Cuisine: Hainan Chicken
Rating: Fried chicken was amazing
Occasionally those of us Hedonists who are really serious about our Chinese food do a food crawl of some sort. Today’s was 5 stops, all for Hainan Chicken Rice. This is a traditional dish of Hainan Provence in southern China and is one of the national dishes of Singapore. Poached at low temp with garlic and ginger. The broth is supposed to be used to cook the rice. It is served with a variety of sauces.
This is part 2. The full set is: [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5]
Red Chicken is a Singapore/Thai place on Las Tunas.
Limited menu, but a few things besides Hainan Chicken — plus it comes in 2 main varieties (fried and poached).
Hainan Chicken. The poached variety. A bit stronger than Side Chick, with milder broth. Might be dark meat. The rice wasn’t as good.
Fried chicken. This was incredible. Perfectly crispy delicious chicken strips. The tangy/spicy sauce was good too.
Here the straight spicy and a slightly sweet spicy one that was awesome.
Chicken curry. The noodles were just meh but the curry itself, while a touch sweet, was delicious and the flakey pita-like bread incredible in the curry.
Pad Thai omelet. Pad Thai under all that. We mixed it up and it was delicious.
Overall, Red Chicken had the most interesting food and the best non-Hainan food of our little crawl. It’s a limited place, but quite tasty.