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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 & affected 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 croa
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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 & affected 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 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 though, 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.
jingbai chinese cabbage with bean curd
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chicken liver & gizzard
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kampong chicken
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S$30 HK steamed cod with wood fungus
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(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2014-06-13
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$28 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
jingbai chinese cabbage with bean curd
chicken liver & gizzard
kampong chicken
S$30 HK steamed cod with wood fungus