Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Boon Tong Kee in Manila

Prawn Toast with Mayo

I actually had a taste of Singapore the week before Dada & I went to Singapore. My friend and fellow SoMom, Jenny Reyes, invited the SoMoms to Boon Tong Kee, her cousin Moya Aranaz's restaurant, a Singapore franchise co-owned with family/partners and one of three (going on 4) branches here in Manila.

I have been to the original Boon Tong Kee on River Valley Road several times, whenever we had visitors in town, and I know how popular it is that people would wait in line out on the street, in the heat, just to get a table. 

I was expecting loads and loads of their delicious chicken rice, with the rice served in their signature pyramid shape, but to our surprise, a lauriat was expecting us!

Poached Spinach with different kinds of egg

Crispy Bean Curd with Green Tea Mayo

I only made it so far as to take photos of the appetizers until my phone up and died, but let me tell you, Boon Tong Kee in Manila is like a huge step up from the original, I am sure their Singapore principals are pretty impressed with what they've done.

For one, the space is a lot more nicer and polished, with a nice restaurant rather than a side street eatery feel (although that is part of the charm of Boon Tong Kee on River Valley Road) . Plus the food choices are amazing! Experimental but delicious, different yet still familiar. You must try the Stir Fried Lotus and the Braised Yimian Prawn Noodle. Delish!

To make the lunch a lot more fun, we hashtagged #BoonTongKeePH while Instagramming, so we could get these Printster prints, aka souvenir Instagram pics/discount cards that Moya and his sister Rosanna (I still remember her as one of the Little Miss Dress Up girls!) gave out during our lunch.

I got the SoMoms' extra prints so I could use these discount pics for our next visit, heehee

I will definitely be going back for the coffee roasted pork, the chicken rice of course, and the cereal prawn. The cereal prawn! OMG.

Boon Tong Kee Mall of Asia
2/F, Entertainment Mall, North Wing (by Seaside Blvd)
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Mon-Thu, Sun 10am to 10pm/ Fri-Sat 10am to 11pm
Tel: +632 804 2862

Boon Tong Kee Power Plant
3/F, Power Plant Mall (near cinemas)
Makati City
Mon-Thu 11am to 9pm/ Fri 11am to 10pm/ Sat 10am to 10pm/ Sun 10am to 9pm
Tel: +632 890 0160

Boon Tong Kee Tomas Morato
310 Tomas Morato Avenue (near ABS-CBN)
Quezon City
Mon-Thu 11am to 9pm/ Fri 11am to 10pm/ Sat 10am to 10pm/ Sun 10am to 9pm

OPENING SOON: Boon Tong Kee U.P. Town Center in Katipunan

Follow Boon Tong Kee on Facebook: Boon Tong Kee Philippines, and on Twitter and Instagram: @BoonTongKeePH. 

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