Chicken & Rice Around the Globe in San Francisco

Susannah Chen

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Chicken and rice is such a crowd-pleasing combination that just about every country has its own rendition. Here are some favorites.

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India: Chicken Biryani

Badri’s Biryani Bar

This fragrant rice and marinated chicken dish is imbued with cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon.

Japan: Oyakodon

Udon Mugizo

Oyako donburi, as it’s also called, features chicken soft-scrambled with eggs in a lightly sweet soy and onion sauce.

Thailand: Khao Mun Gai

Gai Chicken Rice

A Thai favorite, this poached chicken served with chili sauce and rice is a variation of Hainanese Chicken Rice from Singapore.

Peru: Ají de Gallina


Pulled chicken stew, aji amarillo, egg olives, walnuts, potatoes, white rice.

Teriyaki Chicken

Ono Hawaiian

In the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii, Japanese influence makes itself known through the prevalence of chicken grilled with soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.

Philippines: Chicken Adobo

Goldilocks (Alt: Turo Cafe and Grill)

Sweet and sour chicken, stewed in a vinegar- and soy-based sauce.

Jamaica: Jerk Chicken Plate

Flavas Jamaican Grill

This West Indies-style chicken is arinated with allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers.

Egypt: Halal Chicken

The Halal Guys

Grilled chicken served over loose yellow rice with a mellow, creamy white sauce.

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