Boon Tong Kee: A Taste of Singapore in the Philippines

A Little Bit of History

Mr.Thian Boon Hua started the business in 1979 in a small stall in Chinatown, Singapore. The small food stall gained its popularity in serving chicken rice where in they decided to establish Boon Tong Kee’s first branch in Balestier Road in 1983. In the succeeding years they opened outlets in MacPherson Road, Whampoa West, River Valley Road, Cheong Chin Nam Road and East Coast Road.

With the current changes in the market and discriminating taste of the Singaporeans they decided to include “Zi Char” (home-style cooked food) and eateries in 1999.

Boon Toon Kee in the Philippines

In 2012, the restaurant franchise opened in the country.  Thian Boon Hua entrusted the brand to the Rodriguez family. The Boon Toon Kee’s interiors in the Philippines are more upscale and elegant as compare to those in Singapore; a touch of class and simplicity is put into it. This Singaporean restaurant has branches  now in SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, UP Town Center, and Tomas Morato.
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The Dining Area

The dining area is decorated with simple yet elegant furniture with a good mix of earth colors and simple center pieces. It has a show kitchen in which you will have a glimpse on how the food is being prepared by the Executive Chef.

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The Food

Singaporean Cuisine is known to be diverse since it a mixture of different cuisines in Asia such as Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and etc. I enjoyed the food at Boon Tong Kee because it has the best dishes that Singapore has to offer.

 

Deep Fried Eggplant with Pork Floss

The dish might sound so ordinary but I tell you, it’s underrated! Love the perfectly fried eggplants coated with slightly tasty batter topped with pork floss which adds to the overall taste of the dish.  A simple yet delicious appetizer to start the meal.

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Century Egg in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Another great appetizer, the slightly tangy and salty century egg blend well with the sweet and sour sauce with the chunky pineapple bits.

Century Egg in Sweet and Sour Sauce

 

Baked Pork Bun

A very fluffy bun with tasty pork filling. Perfect snack if you want to try something different aside from the all time favorite siopao.

Baked Pork Bun

 

Pork Siomai

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Hakaw

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Poached Chinese Spinach with Assorted Eggs

Tasty soup loaded with spinach and eggs, this is a complete meal actually, I love this dish for I love eggs which are good source of protein; overall, a healthy and filling dish.

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Cream Cheese Chicken with Bun

The chicken fingers are properly fried, crunchy but not too dry. The sauce give the dish a certain kick for it’s creamy, spicy and a little bit sour.

Cream Cheese Chicken with Bun

 

 

Wanton Mee Noodle

 

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Crispy Cereal Prawns

One of the bestsellers of the restaurant, this dish is good.  Love the battling sweet and spicy flavor of the floss perfectly matched with the tasty giant prawns.

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Beef Tenderloin in Zhen Jiang Sauce

The beef is so tender with a very distinct sweet sauce imported from Singapore;  perfect with chicken rice.

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Signature Boiled Chicken

A signature dish of the restaurant, it’s very tender, juicy and has a light soy sauce flavor. It’s one healthy dish because the chicken meat is lean, perfect for those who are health conscious like me. Love the simplicity of this dish.

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Desserts

They have these simple yet delicious desserts which are perfect to end the meal.

Mango Mochi

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Sago Gula

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It was a good dining experience, the food has the right flavors which are not so over powering, you can enjoy every dish after another. There is no doubt why the company continues to grow because of great food and the management is so focus on every detail to ensure that every guest dine in the restaurant are more than satisfied. They have friendly staff also that are very attentive to every need of the guest.

 

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BRANCHES

MALL OF ASIA BRANCH
2/F, Entertainment Mall, North Wing (by Seaside Blvd)
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Mon-Thu, Sun 10am to 10pm
Fri-Sat 10am to 11pm
(02)8042862

POWER PLANT MALL BRANCH
3/F, Power Plant Mall (near cinemas), Makati City
Mon-Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri 11am to 10pm
Sat 10am to 10pm
Sun 10am to 9pm
(02)8900160

TOMAS MORATO BRANCH
310 Tomas Morato Avenue (near ABS-CBN)
Quezon City
Mon-Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri 11am to 10pm
Sat 10am to 10pm
Sun 10am to 9pm
332-5692

UP TOWN CENTER BRANCH
2/F, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
(02)9552292

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