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Boon Tong Kee (Balestier Road) (文东记)

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Address: 399/401/403 Balestier Road, 329801

Long known for its chicken rice, this operation haLong known for its chicken rice, this operation has expanded to include a full range of typical coffeeshop zi char dishes. Complement your chicken rice with some stir-fried vegetables or tiger prawns in seafood sauce.s expanded to include a full range of typical coffeeshop zi char dishes. Complement your chicken rice with some stir-fried vegetables or tiger prawns in seafood sauce.

Daily: 11:00 - 05:00

+65 62543937
$18 based on 12 submissions
Children/Family (6 votes), Dinner (5 votes), Lunch (3 votes)

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Hawker-style chicken rice with air-conditioning

We agreed that the fragrant rice was outstanding -- the higher surface area to volume ratio allows it to absorb the stock better. Chicken was average but representative of our usual hawker fare. Portions can disappoint - the steamed chicken for 4 persons would actually be more substantial if shared between two, and one bowl of rice is not substantial -- order at least 2 each. It also throws in a good selection of chinese/singaporean food, such as the peranakan kang kong (which was really good), so tourists who want to enjoy singapore cuisine without sweating it out would appreciate this place.
Of course the big plus is that with service, GST, air-con all included, chicken rice, kang kong, a drink shared between four only adds up to about $15.

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• 22 Jul 2015 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Hawker-style chicken rice with air-conditioning

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We agreed that the fragrant rice was outstanding -- the higher surface area to volume ratio allows it to absorb the stock better. Chicken was average but representative of our usual hawker fare. Portions can disappoint - the steamed chicken for 4 persons would actually be more substantial if shared between two, and one bowl of rice is not substantial -- order at least 2 each. It also throws in a good selection of chinese/singaporean food, such as the peranakan kang kong (which was really good), so tourists who want to enjoy singapore cuisine without sweating it out would appreciate this place.
Of course the big plus is that with service, GST, air-con all included, chicken rice, kang kong, a drink shared between four only adds up to about $15.
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• 18 Jul 2015 • 506 reviews • 4 followers

Great Chicken Rice

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My family had a craving for chicken rice and we headed here for lunch.   It was a Saturday and there was a queue of customers. We took 20 mins to get a table.   We had: - Half White Boiled Chicken: $15. The chicken were chopped up into good sized chunks and the chicken was succulent and tender. It came with sliced Japanese long slim cucumbers, not the kind you get at most chicken rice stalls. A good surprise and it was crunchy and nice. The chicken was drizzled with their chicken rice soy sauce seasoning and came with chili sauce and dark soya sauce. The chili sauce was spicy and piquant.   - Deep fried Handmade Prawn Roll: $3/ piece. Min 3 pieces. This is a spring roll with prawns in it. My children and I liked it. The filling is tasty. Will definitely order this again next time.   - Chicken Rice: $0.60 per bowl. The rice is fragrant and delicious. I can eat this on its own.   A satisfyingly good meal.   We spent $30.   Highly recommended!
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• 31 Dec 2014 • 500 reviews • 7 followers

Lovely chicken rice and fried crispy tofu

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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.

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.

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.

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.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/lunch-at-boon-tong-kee-chicken-rice.html
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