Hainanese Chicken is a popular food item that many people love to eat. Why is it so yummy? The way the chicken is being made is usually very tender and juicy. The rice are not your typical steam rice, chefs often add the chicken oil and fat and steam with the rice, giving it a rich flavour. Adding scallion and ginger sauce to the chicken and rice make this dish a very tasty one. However, finding a good restaurant that serves this food dim difficult in Toronto as not many chefs know how to properly prepare it. And even if they prepare this dish, it’s not easy to make it tasty. I know a few restaurants uptown that know how to make this dish but in downtown, it’s next to zero that I can find the proper restaurant.
In comes Jackpot Chicken Rice, located in Chinatown, Toronto to fill the void. Jackpot Chicken Rice is under the same owner, Chef Wong, who also owns Patois. At Jackpot, Chef Wong has taken all the favourite features of the dish from all of the versions and made their own Jackpot Chicken Rice.
At Jackpot, I ordered the Hainan Chicken Rice that comes with winter melon soup and also comes with the scallion ginger sauce. The spicy hot sauce and cucumber and carrot slices were also part of the combo. To me, the Rice is KEY, every grain of the Rice should have the Chicken oil and the texture shouldn’t be super soggy but with great aroma and flavour. By adding an extra $2, you also get crispy Chicken skin. Highly recommend it. $2 well spent as the crispy skin are tasty!
MoVernie Tip: At Jackpot Chicken arrive, it’s worthy to pay extra to order the secret XO sauce. It’s addictive!.
Chef Craig gave me this soy sauce egg to try. I enjoyed it very much. It was actually my favourite item! Just look at how glaze and glowing the egg yolk was. The soy sauce on the egg was flavourful and not overpowering which I prefer. The egg yolk was so juicy and tender. It’s a perfectly poached soy sauce egg. A MoVernie MUST ORDER item.
Jackpot Chicken Rice
318 Spadina Avenue
And MoVernie is outta here!