Hainanese chicken rice is an important heritage dish for Malaysian Chinese descended from immigrants from Hainan province in southern China.
Hainanese chicken rice is most commonly associated with Singaporean and Malaysian, although it is also popular in Thailand and Vietnam.
Most chicken rice vendors in Malaysia also offer an alternative of roasted chicken instead of the regular poached or steamed chicken. Other variations include a BBQ version or also a honey-roasted choice. The choice of steamed or roasted chicken is commonly available at almost all eateries.
Whereas in Thailand, it's called khao man kai, literally meaning "oiled rice with chicken".
BBQ version (with chili pepper sauce)