Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Boon Tong Kiat
The drowning of chickens
On the radar of many guide books including the Lonely Planet, Boon Tong Kiat (a.k.a. Singapore Chicken Rice) earns credit for its Singapore style Hainanese chicken rice of which the chicken had a firm but tender texture. It was!
I didn't visit this once marvelous small eatery for a while (seven years perhaps) after the departure of both of its Singaporean partners. Until recently, I switch my hang-out pleasure back to upper Sukhumvit area without a choice as long as I am off-limits to downtown Bangkok due to those 'red-shirts' (ooops now they are no-color-shirts) chaos; somehow I revisit Boon Tong Kiat.
This chicken rice shop just doesn't cook chicken and BBQ pork right following the Singapore recipe anymore!
Boon Tong Kiat Chicken Rice Restaurant 滿堂吉 ***
440/5 Soi Thonglo
Sukhumvit Road Soi 55
Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Open daily : 10 am - 9 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 150