Monday, January 23, 2012

boon tong kee @ ang mo kio avenue 3

After Chinese New Year Celebrations at school, we decided on a place that would be more befitting for our cheongsams. :) Actually, it was just too weird for us to be dining at the market in our outfits. Plus, we appreciated the aircon. So to boon tong kee we headed.
And what else but hainanese chicken right?
So we had a whole chicken. For $24.
Bone in.
Was too fatty for my liking.
The chicken was served cold as you would expect of typical hainanese chicken but the skin was too fatty to be gelatinous.
And a side of chicken liver for $3.

Just because we like our greens, we had crunchy bean sprouts fried with crispy fish skin as recommended to be a house specialty. Now this cost $12.
A tad too steep for bean sprouts and crispy fish skin wouldn't you think?

Teas were alright the first round and basically just water the next refill.
While the $1 might not be alot for tea cover charges, I'd have expected better from a 'branded' restaurant so to speak.

Service was too slow even with only 4 tables occupied. Asking for the cheque was even worse. It took a while to come and when it did, a correction to be made for an extra rice charged saw the bill going back twice (once to check for the correction and again for the actual bill to be printed) before I actually managed to sign for our lunch.

I left lunch yawning. Not because I was satisfied but more that I was tired just sitting around waiting to pay.

I don't think i'll be going back anytime soon. Chicken rice at a lot of other places around the AMK area are better bets at more wallet friendly prices.

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