Do not confuse this with the Hainanese chicken restaurant Boon Tong Kee.
This is a popular Braised Duck stall 文通记粿汁卤鸭 also serving Kway Chap, located at Zion Riverside Food Centre opposite Great World City.
If you have been to Zion Riverside Food Centre, the usual suspects with long lines are No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow, Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle, Ah Wang La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Xin Fei Fei Wanton Noodles, and this.
The stall is also listed in the “Michelin Plate” guide. (The Michelin Plate or L’Assiette Michelin is a new designation worldwide, a symbol that indicates “restaurants where the inspectors have discovered quality food.”)
Kway Chap is a Teochew dish that combines kway, flat rice noodle sheets and chap – a rich soy sauce-based gravy.
It is accompanied with an assortment of ingredients like pig parts like innards and skin, pork-belly, fish cake, hard-boiled eggs, tau pok, and tofu, all braised together in the sauce.
Bong Toon Kee’s slurp-worthy version of Kway Chap ($10 for 2, $15 for 3) comes with a generous portion of well-cleaned offal (small and large pork intestines), braised duck meat, braised eggs, tau pok (fried bean curd) and tofu.
If you are dining alone, there is an individual set priced at $3.50, worthy for its price for the generous portion also included with pieces of duck.
Interesting to note is that recipes developed by the owner Madam Yang, derived from the internet and through experimentation instead of being some age old family recipe
The intestines won’t give you that the ‘off’ smell, as they take time to clean then carefully before braising them in a thick gravy made from dark soy sauce, meat stock and aromatic Chinese herbs.
The kway was smooth and silky, and gives a nice mouthfeel.
Good to know that they offer 2 types of chili sauce, the watery type (best for the kway and tau pok) and the thick type for the meats. Add a mix of the 2 to intensify the heat.
As for the Braised Duck Rice ($3.50, $4.50 for set), the braised duck would be soaked in the salty braising sauce, moderately-tender and flavourful.
The thing was that the duck was not as soft as some of the top stalls elsewhere in Singapore, and had a slight gamey taste.
But matched with the flavourful rice and soup with strong herbal aroma, I thought that the overall combination was quite decent.
I would recommend ordering the Braised Duck Rice set ($4.50) which comes with tau kwa, braised hard boil egg, and preserved vegetables.
Aside from the Braised duck, the Braised Pork with preserved vegetables (mei cai kou rou) and Duck Noodles are also very popular.
Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap Braised Duck 文通记粿汁卤鸭
70 Zion Road #01-24 Zion Riverside Food Centre, Singapore 247792
Tel: +65 9184 9881
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Thurs – Tue), Closed Wed