401 / 403 Balestier Road, Singapore 329803
Tel: 6256 0138
Boon Tong Kee is, and always has been my favorite place for a good chicken rice meal, because of the excellent service, good variety of food, quality of food and comfortable ambience. Hence, when *Faye and the hubby were in town, this was the place to bring them for some local delicacy.
We started with some Braised Peanuts (SGD$2.00) which were big, round and soft; and a pot of hot Chinese Tea (SGD$2.00).
Next, we had the Spinach with Assorted Egg (SGD$10.00) dish for some balance. The spinach was cooked soft and tender, the gravy well-flavored with 3 types of eggs - chicken egg, century egg and salted egg.
Then each had a bowl of fragrant Chicken Rice (SGD$0.80 each), with their signature Soft-boiled Chicken (SGD$15.00). The chicken was well-oiled but not greasy; it was succulent and juicy in its freshness. The pairing with fragrant ginger-garlic infused rice was good comfort food but not in-your-face impressive (could it be because this is Cantonese style instead of Hainanese style?), but nonetheless it was delicious enough we finished every single grain.
Following that, we had the Deep-fried Stuffed Fritters (SGD$8.00) - a very crispy fried dough rolls stuffed with tasty salad cream. The combination gives a lovely bite to it - crispy, chewy, creamy all in one.
Last but not least, we had the mandatory Crispy Fried Beancurd (SGD$6.00) with a gorgeous golden outlook, a very crispy exterior and melt-in-your-mouth interior, like molasses literally. The palate loves it - imagine biting into something that literally crumbles and melts in your mouth in a heap of deliciousness; the sensation was simply amazing.
All in all, the three of us spent SGD$56.10 for lunch, a satisfying and worthy lunch.
For other Chicken Rice reviews done by me, please feel free to visit the following:
(i) Five Star Chicken Rice @ Bukit Timah
(ii) Loy Kee Chicken Rice @ Balestier
(iii) Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice @ United Square