Chicken & Rice Around the Globe in South Bay

Susannah Chen
Indian Chicken Biryani, above from Badri's Biryani Bar, represents on of the many chicken and rice dishes enjoyed around the world.

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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.

Jamaica: Jerk Chicken White Meat Plate

Back A Yard Grill

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

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West Coast: Chicken Katsu Bowl

Chick’n Rice

This quickservice spot in San Jose, which specializes in all things chicken and rice, offers a Chicken Katsu Bowl that chicken lovers can get atop none other than chicken rice.

Turkey: Halal Chicken Shawarma Plate

Halal Doner Spot

Halal chicken pieces thinly shaved off a vertical rotisserie, just like you’ll see on the streets of Istanbul.

Hawaii: Chicken Katsu Plate Lunch

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

The local favorite in Oahu: A Crispy breaded chicken filet served with katsu sauce, two scoops of rice, and creamy mac salad.

Taiwan: #R3 Grilled Gpie Rice Plate

Chick & Tea

The number one seller at Chick & Tea is is the #R3. The gluten-free Taiwanese chicken cutlet is made using hormone-free birds that have been marinated, battered, and twice fried.

Philippines: Chicken Adobo and Steamed Rice


Sweet and sour chicken, stewed in a vinegar- and soy-based sauce; be sure to order a side of steamed rice to sop it all up with.

Nepal: Chicken Fried Rice

The Everest Momo

Experience the Chinese and South Asian influence of Nepali cuisine with the country’s spiced take on chicken fried rice.

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