Now with absolutely no knowledge of the hawker scene in Singapore, to say that chicken rice is a big thing among the Singaporeans is an understatement. Heck, i was surfing around a top Singaporean food blog to see 35 reviews of chicken rice places! To be honest, it would be hard to even name 5 places in Kuala Lumpur because chicken rice has always been a stomach filler to me, not a dish to enjoy and worship.
So when two of my friends proclaimed that this had to one of the best (can't say the best, if not i would be murdered, if otherwise) chicken rice, you had to try it.
Not exactly your SGD 2.80 chicken rice but more of a SGD 15 meal, lets take a look at the chicken.
Again its another Singaporean thing, the minced ginger sauce and chilli is very pungent and on the strong sauce, use sparingly and not like how we pour the chilli all over the rice in Malaysia, doesn't exactly work that way.
Add a vegetable for almost SGD10.
The rice which is fragrant but not as good as the one at Chatterbox is still good enough to accompany the chicken. Like the pyramid shape!
Quench your thirst with Barley Ice.
And there you have it, indeed one of the best Singaporean chicken rice for SGD 15 per pax, which could have bought alot of chicken rice in Malaysia.
Since Boon Tong Kee is a chain of outlets, there have been different qualities and i have been told the one at Bukit Timah is one of the better ones, abit like the Ipoh Chicken Rice at Jalan Gasing and Sri Petaling.
Address and contact details:
18, Cheong Chin Nam Road,
I understand it opens till late and sadly it should be non halal.
Verdict: The first time was a 4 stars out of 5 stars and when we left and had another meal there, it just wasn't the same, the meat wasn't superbly tender like the first so maybe a 3.5 star rating would be suitable. Basically a chain restaurant who still serves a pretty damn good chicken rice, so give it a try if you are down in Singapore.