Hainan chicken is hard to come by here in Los Angeles. There’s not many restaurants that offer up the Asian chicken dish that is traditionally poached in a brine of white pepper, ginger, green onions and pandan leaves.
Thanks however to a restaurant that opened up in Redondo Beach, California, folks now have a place where they can enjoy Hainan Chicken in two different ways.
Taishi Hainan Chicken recently opened up in Redondo Beach and there are only two dishes on the menu (along with some sides!) The two dishes specialize in…drum roll please…you guessed it Hainan chicken!
Both of their Hainan dishes come with a variety of different sauces.
The first offering here is their Classic Hainan chicken.
It’s steamed chicken served with white rice and two sauce which are bit of sweet and spicy. This dish is perfect for those looking for a healthy option. The chicken is perfectly lean and tender.
The second offering here is their Crispy Hainan chicken.
This is for those who want to go outside of the (bento) box. 😉 It’s a different take on the classic steamed chicken and this is fried. It’s served with mayonnaise like sauce and a sweet and sour sauce. It’s a nice, unique take on Hainan chicken.
Now I did mention that there are only the two Hainan chickens on the menu but they do actually offer more via two side dishes.
One can get egg rolls.
These vegetarian egg rolls are served hot and crisp and make for a great appetizer.
The other side is their fried dumplings.
The fried dumplings are another great starter. It is equal in crispness and deliciousness to the egg rolls. (Special hint: you can get these free with a Yelp check-in)
Overall Taishi Hainan Chicken is a good place for a good, quick meal some Hainan chicken that is hard to come by.
For more smiles please see my Yelp review on Taishi Hainan Chicken!