VLOG| Gulping Hainanese chicken rice at its birthplace in Wenchang
Updated 20:41, 15-Jan-2021

Singapore and Malaysia both claim to be the place of origin for Hainanese chicken rice, the smooth-skinned, sweet, firm-fleshed dish served with broth-boiled rice. But, if Hainanese chicken rice didn't originate from Hainan, why does it have that name? I arrived in Wenchang, the birthplace of Hainanese chicken rice, to taste and track down the most authentic Wenchang chicken. But on my journey, I saw buildings in Baroque style and sipped on the so-called British afternoon tea, and I couldn't help wondering if I'm really on the island of Hainan.

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Featuring unspoiled tropical rain forests, sandy beaches and a rich culture, Hainan Province is the southernmost island province of China. Nicknamed "China's Hawaii," Hainan is on its way to becoming a free-trade port. The "Go! Hainan" series takes you on a new journey to explore the fantastic island and its underwater world.

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