Restaurant: Dong Nguyen
Location: 1433 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801. (626) 300-8618
Date: November 04, 2017
Cuisine: Hainan Chicken
Rating: Good sauce
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.
House soup. Everyone gets one. It was very mild and basically spinach soup or something but was actually surprisingly good.
Hainan Chicken. Dark meat. Rice was just regular rice as far as I could tell. The sauce, which can only be described as garlic fish sweet and sour sauce was delicious. Best sauce maybe of the day. The closest rival was at Red Chicken.
They also have a good sized mixed Chinese and Vietnamese menu. We didn’t try any of it though.