Chicken rice. It’s almost like the Singapore lunch staple. Every food court, coffee shop, hawker centre is bound to have a chicken rice stall at the very least. As such, it could be said that Singaporeans do take their chicken rice preferences rather seriously. Every component is important, from the rice to the chicken and the sauces.
Boon Tong Kee has established itself as one of the popular chicken rice eateries in Singapore. Lately though, it has extended its menu to include other typical zi char dishes so as to include more variety for its diners.
However, I just wanted to try its chicken rice. Seeing that there is a Boon Tong Kee near my house, I persuaded M to bring there for lunch during a weekday. We saw many office people having lunch but were able to get a table easily.
So we got the boiled white chicken. I thought it was cooked really well, the meats were really tender and I liked the light soya sauce that came with it.
For “dramatic effect”, they have the server pour the light soya sauce onto your plate of chicken as it is served.
The chilli / dark soy sauce was good, but not as unique as the one I’ve had in Yet Con. Although, I think that this is more of a personal preference.
The price point is a bit higher than most chicken rice places. For two persons, we paid close to $20 altogether, including the additional plate of vegetables.
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