Every August 9, when Singapore celebrates the day it became a sovereign state in 1965, you can be sure local favorites are on the menu. And no National Day spread is complete without Hainanese chicken rice, a savory dish consisting of boiled chicken, broth-flavored rice, and soup. Though the meal originated on the Chinese island of Hainan, it’s become a staple in Singaporean cuisine.
A local gelateria took their love for the dish to a new level by releasing a chicken rice-flavored gelato in honor of National Day. The savory, spiced flavor has hints of chicken, chili, and cilantro, with actual bits of rice adding some crunch.
Even before you take a bite, the flavor’s poultry roots are clear. The gelato’s appearance mimics a bowl of chicken soup, from its yellow-broth tint right down to the bird that comes on its lid.
Where to Try It
Butterknife Folk238 River Valley Road, 238296, Singapore
The gelateria makes an array of inventive flavors.