I think it was a couple of months ago, that I saw a signage in MOA that said Boon Toong Kee was to open. I thought to myself - greatness in a very sarcastic tone, because MOA is one of those malls that I dislike. Mainly because of the distance to where I live and it having open air areas. I hate feeling the heat - and since I'm pregnant, being in a non-airconditioned place is - torture.
So last Sunday, when my Panget decided to bring Kailee to MOA (since there was not traffic on a holiday) I was giddy and excited to try Boon Tong Kee since I heard its already open.
MOA was packed on a Sunday, I mean seriously packed! There were people literally EVERYWHERE! I haven't been to MOA in a long time (because MOA is not one of my favorite malls) so it was really something new to me! Hahaha. After a few rounds walking around the mall and having Kailee ride the carousel, my Panget decided that he was hungry and we headed to Boon Tong Kee.
Boon Tong Kee is located at the 2nd level of the Entertainment Mall, it was right across Highland Steakhouse. When we got there, there wasn't much patrons inside and so we were seated immediately. One of the things I noticed were that the tables and chairs/booths were mostly for a small group of 4, if you were more than four - you'd have to stay outside or stay near the door, but that's it.
I don't exactly remember the whole menu of Boon Tong Kee in Singapore, but what I remember was that their Hainannese Chicken, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Tofu appetizer and Coffee Ribs were so good! So I asked the server if they had these - only one the Coffee Ribs wasn't available, so we ordered another type of ribs. Service was quite fast, plus the people were all very pleasant!
The food was great, the Hainanese chicken wasn't the same as I remembered it, but it was good enough. The rest of the food were also yummy-ly similar to its Singapore counterpart! I was quite happy with the quality of the food - Kailee very much enjoyed the Hainanese chicken rice. I think what made the experience over the top was the service! The waiters and waitresses were all very attentive, helpful and they seem to know their product very well!
They were all smiles from start to finish! We were actually very demanding because of Kailee, we needed teaspoons, small bowls, tissues, ice and etc. - but they all gave them to us with smiles in their faces with matching hi's and hello's to Kailee.
Boon Tong Kee
2/F Enterntainment Mall
SM Mall of Asia