Boon Tong Kee

I would thank John Wong (soupy@singnet.com.sg) for his good information.

After getting the name of Boon Tong Kee from John, I immediately went to Balestier Road. However, Boon Tong Kee was not open on Sundays!

Well, I went again today and found very friendly people there, though I had some difficulty in communication by my poor Mandarin. I was very pleased to meet such good people, because (sorry) hospitality can NOT be expected from the people of usual chicken rice hawkers.
Here right, a young cook was preparing chicken for guests.

In Boon Tong Kee, chicken is in principle served in a bigger portion.....half of the whole chicken....for 8-9 dollars. The recipe is, it is said, different from typical Hainanese chicken rice. After boiling, the chicken is immediately soaked in cold ice water. This methode gives chicken special delicate taste.
Chicken is really enjoyable.

I warn however those beer lovers like me; there is NO BEER! There is only typical Singaporean sweet soft drink available. I do not know and can not memorize the name of that white and strangely sweet drink. But you have good chicken porrige and vegetables.The tables and stools are all of stainless steel and the interior looks very clean and tidy.

I find a small shrine in a corner of the restaurant (See right) and was very enchanted. We have similar tradition to worship the god of oven or other gods in kitchen or dining place.

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