31 Dec '16, 7am

[REVIEW] Boon Tong Kee: Singapore's legendary Hainanese chicken restaurant taking over Bangkok

[REVIEW] Boon Tong Kee: Singapore's legendary Hainanese chicken restaurant taking over Bangkok

Around for nearly 40 years, Singapore’s Boon Tong Kee is legendary for its Hainanese chicken rice (khao mun gai ). After arriving on our shores two years ago, the first Bangkok branch at the unassuming Up community mall on Narathiwas-Ratchanakarin Road is still packed most nights with Chinese-Thai families and groups of friends clambering around the lazy Susan-topped round tables. The clatter of spoons and chopsticks almost drowns out the traditional Chinese soundtrack, while newspaper clippings and pictures of star dishes add some life to the cream walls. To be honest, you’re not really coming here for the ambience. Thankfully, we have nothing but praise for the signature boiled chicken (B90-590), which is a faithful rendition of the Singapore version; that means, wonderfully plump chicken atop aromatic, not-too-greasy rice and a powerful ginger and chili dipping sauce. I...

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