The constant lines out the door are a daily tribute to Savoy Kitchen's longtime reign as the king of Hainan chicken. It's a Singaporean place — which says a lot, because the dish is heralded as a national symbol in that country. There are only a couple of tables at Savoy, but if you've managed to squeeze in, you'll be handed a platter of the famous bone-in chicken, served with three dipping sauces (ginger-scallion, garlic-chili and dark soy) over a large serving of oily rice. It's two dollars extra for dark meat, but most people are so thankful they've made it through the doors that they don't care. 138 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra. (626) 308-9535, —Clarissa Wei

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