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REVIEW: Good Soy Sauce Chicken in Singapore: Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken 瑪莉亞處女雞 in Chinatown Singapore

Chinatown Complex is a culinary treasure trove, housing numerous famous food stalls. Among these, Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken 瑪莉亞處女雞 stands out not only for its unique name but also for its specialty in soy sauce chicken. What makes this place even more fascinating is the connection to hawker Chan, a Michelin-starred chef who reportedly honed his skills here before opening his own hawker stall. 

Address: Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith St, #02-189, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 7 am - 3 pm, Closed on Monday, Wed and Friday

One of the standout dishes at Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken is the Signature Soya Sauce Chicken Rice. The anticipation was high as I took my first bite, and it didn't disappoint. The chicken, while tender, might not be the absolute tenderest you've had, but the true magic lies in the savory-sweet braising sauce that has fully permeated the crispy skin.

What sets Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken apart is its willingness to embrace uniqueness. In addition to the rich dark soy sauce generously coating the chicken, you'll find an unexpected yet delightful side of bean sprouts. This combination adds an intriguing contrast of textures and flavors to the classic chicken rice dish.

If your primary goal is to indulge in their soy sauce chicken, I highly recommend complementing it with their signature braised beancurd. The beancurd is a hidden gem on the menu. It's expertly marinated, with the braising sauce thoroughly permeating every part of it.