I have never tried a single plate of Hainanese chicken rice here in Jakarta that actually passes my standard level of being "good". Everything is either just mediocre or plain bad, to the point that I'm no longer interested in trying out new Hainanese Chicken Rice in town anymore. Or maybe it's not that bad actually, it's just me who is hard to please when it comes to this one specific dish.
That's why once Boon Tong Kee has opened their branch here in Jakarta, I was super excited about it. And by excited, I mean super excited. Especially for the fact that I know Boon Tong Kee is very popular in Singapore and well-known for their awesome Hainanese Chicken rice.
-Disclaimer: I was doing my research on Boon Tong Kee while writing this post and apparently, Boon Tong Kee has opened a branch before in Jakarta, around Kelapa Gading area under the name Woon Tung Kee, which I never knew about since it is so far away from my place. But now that it has opened in Pantai Indah Kapuk, I can finally go and enjoy it!
Aside from the well-known Hainanese Chicken rice, Boon Tong Kee also serves a variety of Chinese home-style food. In fact, I would say that it caters more to the a la carte menu, as I don't see any set menus available for us to order.