Thursday, 5 January 2012

Boon Tong Kee

Chicken Rice is a national dish of Singapore that varies in tastiness according to the flavor if the rice and the chicken. This place was highly recommended by local friends and we were not disappointed. However unlike HK, they provide only two dipping sauces, the sweet thick soy sauce and the chili sauce. Noticeably absent was the ginger scallion oil, which I could easily drink on its own...

On the hawker trail: Singapore

After a year long hiatus from the blogosphere, the crook has re-entered the fold. My newest project: a Southeast Asian food trip as research for Vivian, a SE Asian noodle eatery that is slated to open in Manhattan in the coming year.

First stop for a snack was the food court at the Raffles City mall across the hotel. For 6.5 Sing dollars, I ordered a pear and apple pork ribs soup, which was slightly sweet, comforting and pretty satisfying. It came with yam rice that had chunks of pork char soy and dried shrimp, and a side of sautéed greens in sweet soy sauce and topped with fried garlic chips. A one tray meal for the proletariat. Serious steal lah.