Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice Review
Boon Tong Kee is one of Singapore’s most established chicken rice shops and it serves a variety of Chinese food. From the fragrance of their rice to the moist chicken and they are well balanced garlic chili, there is no surprise here that it tastes good.
Things I like
- Smooth and fragrance rice
- Moist and tender chicken
- Flavor and consistency of their chili
- Homemade barley
Boon Tong Kee Chicken Food & Price
While ordering your meal, their waiter will approach you if you would like some peanut ($3). Prices are stated on the menu though I thought it was free. Peanuts are served warm and the texture of the nuts is just nice.
We order a small portion of Hainanese chicken ($6) along with two bowls of chicken rice ($0.80 each). The rice was smooth and has a nice fragrance to it.
The chicken has a good balance of gelatinous, tender and moist chicken. As a spice lover, I really like their chili too. It has a thick consistency and a good balance of garlic and chili flavor.
To go along with the chicken rice, we added a few dishes to try as well. The deep-fried tofu ($9.00) was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It can be eaten by itself or mixed with mayonnaise or garlic chili.
Their paper-wrapped chicken ($8) was tender, moist and with a hint of alcohol taste from the Chinese wine. This is a good alternative if you want to try some of their other meats.
For greens, we order their assorted vegetable with sambal ($11). Their vegetable were all fresh though we felt this dish is slightly on the pricier side.
For drinks, we order 3 glasses of their homemade barley ($3). It was on the pricier side, but it tastes so good that we just had to order it. Perhaps it was also due to the spiciness of the chili we had.
Boon Tong Kee Service
Service was rather quick; they have sufficient manpower in the restaurant. Food took roughly 10 minutes after placing our order. The staff was also friendly and very prompt.
Boon Tong Kee Locations
Boon Tong Kee has many outlets across Singapore such as Balestier, Whampoa West, River Valley, East Coast, Bukit Timah, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, and Compass One. This review was based on their Balestier outlet.