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Boon Tong Kee (Balestier Road)

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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

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$19 based on 8 submissions
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Great Lunch @ Boon Tong Kee Balestier on 13Jun2014

See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/06/13/great-lunch-boon-tong-kee-balestier-on-13jun2014/

a good friend had a S$10 boon tong kee voucher to use & invited us for a 3pax lunch at the balestier branch. this a restaurant with 31 years history. :-) the stall at chinatown was started by a thian boon hua in 1979. and the very first btk restaurant opened at balestier road in 1983. 
my friend wanted to book btk at 1pm (as we were all watching world cup soccer opener brazil vs croatia) but it was fully booked. we decided to go early instead at 11.45am, also there were limited kampong chicken so better to be early. 
there is a huge carpark just behind balestier food centre which is adjacent to btk.
we got ourselves a table. the place was aircon-ed. it was full & a queue soon formed outside. about 3 tables were reserved for tourist busload!
my friend ordered 4 dishes.
#1 kampong chicken was very good, though my friend the connoisseur felt it was not as good as usual. for me it was very good, smooth, sweet & not so fatty. & the rice was very good, flavourful & not too oily. the thinly chopped ginger oil dip was excellent! 
#2 the chicken liver & gizzard were ok. i am partial though to chicken intestine which was not offered at this btk branch.
#3 the bean curd with jing bai (津白) chinese cabbage was very good too, especially the beam curd!
#4 the hk steamed cod fish with wood fungus (木耳) was excellent, the best. 
the meal came to S$84 for 3pax including 3 barley drink (S$2.20 each) before using the S$10 voucher. it was not cheap but it was really a very good meal for me.
btk is more like a zi char than just a chicken rice stall. i don’t take so much chicken rice these days but this was really good relative to many good neighbourhood chicken rice stalls like the ones i had at tanglin halt & 6th avenue. i will certainly come back both for the chicken rice & also the zi char dishes.

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13 Jun 2014 • 214 reviews • 1 follower

Great Lunch @ Boon Tong Kee Balestier on 13Jun2014

See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/06/13/great-lunch-boon-tong-kee-balestier-on-13jun2014/

a good friend had a S$10 boon tong kee voucher to use & invited us for a 3pax lunch at the balestier branch. this a restaurant with 31 years history. :-) the stall at chinatown wa
18 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

a very must try!

This restaurant has many foreign guests especially from Indonesia. before deciding to come here, please do measure your hungry level on lunch/dinner time. sometimes it's overcrowded and you may be starving. suitable for big family dinner so you can try many different menus. service is just fine
22 Jan 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

The Ultimate Chicken Rice

Boon Tong Kee have been in this business for over 30 years. Balestier is the first Boon Tong Kee's outlet and now Boon Tong Kee has opened many branches in Singapore and the outlets have never been short of customers. Sometimes, the restaurant is also filled with celebrities. Can you imagine how
03 Dec 2013 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

One of my favourite chicken rice stall in Singapore

Always loved Boon Tong Kee because of their food and famous chicken rice. It is really value for money and being a foodie and tried the chicken rice everywhere, I think the chicken rice here is still my favourite. I'd recommend this place to all my overseas friends whenever they come to Singapore.
10 Sep 2013 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Best Chicken Rice

We ordered whole chicken as were all together 6 of us. The chicken was so juicy and tender and was steamed well. It was fresh too. We ordered some mixed vege to go with. The price was cheaper than having in rivervalley outlet.