Savoy Kitchen | Alhambra, CA

Porkbelly again. It’s a weekday night, my friend and I are hungry. He makes a suggestion, “you want some Hainan chicken?” and that is how I found myself at Savoy Kitchen in Alhambra, the REAL Chinatown of Southern California. Sanvoy kitchen is known for one thing, and one thing only, their Hainan Chicken Rice aka 海南雞飯.

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Upon arrival, we were quickly seated outside…. As you can see here, most people ordered the Hainan Chicken

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I ordered their freshly brewed Chrysanthemum Tea…. Which is not free refill, my friend ordered the ice tea which is unlimited refill (not pictured) The tea is very refreshing.

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And then it arrived, the mother of all Hainan Chicken, juicy, succulent, the rice is fluffy with hints of oil, the chicken is just right, and comes with sides of soy sauce, ginger and chili sauce, which you can keep refilling to your hearts desire…….

Hainan Chicken Rice
rice steamed in chicken broth. poached chicken served with small portion of ginger & chili sauce
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I still dream about this, nothing in Boston compares….
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I’m a big fan of the ginger sauce
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I’m getting too hungry from looking at these pictures……

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Overall, I would come here again. If I lived near by, I would stop by weekly. Savoy Kitchen is an interesting place since it’s not a Chinese restaurant. Yep you heard me, NOT A CHINESE RESTAURANT, they mainly serve western dishes, such as escargot, various types of pasta, and even pizza. I recommend you come here for the Hainan Chicken and rice and ask for the dark meat option. I’m still drooling looking at these pictures…. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, in typical chinese style, this place is cash only, but everything is pretty cheap, the chicken was around $8 or so.

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What my friend drove me down in…..
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Savoy Kitchen
138 E Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91801
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