A review of Boon Tong Kee Bangkok Buffet 555 baht, where you can place unlimited orders of whatever you want. This price is already inclusive of drinks!!
Many diners may already know this restaurant for its famous Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice, but in fact, they also have many Singaporean-style Chinese dishes to enjoy. So, let’s take a look on what else they have to offer.
P.S. We are conducting a review of Hungry Hub’s buffet promotion in which they serve normal portion dishes. For those who prefer not to partake the buffet may also use this review as a guideline.
Book here for walk-ins with no buffet. Promotions exclusive only for booking via Hungry Hub.
What We Liked
• The Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice is not to be missed.
• Other Chinese menu items are all equally tasty, not too intense, and suitable for every taste bud.
• Extensive range of menu items to choose from.
What We Disliked
• Large servings with generous portions. Very heavy on the stomach. Apply caution and don’t be too hasty when ordering.
• The buffet requires a minimum booking of 2 persons.
Many of you might wonder if the 555-baht Chicken Rice Buffet is really worth it?
Actually, the buffet is not just limited to Chicken Rice as Boon Tong Kee Bangkok also offers many other Chinese dishes. For those of you with a limited appetite, we recommend the more cost-effective set meal.
Check the menu for more details before deciding.
Photos from Boon Tong Kee Bangkok, the Seacon Square Branch.
Boon Tong Kee Bangkok Buffet priced at 555 baht net.
• More than 40 menu items to choose from.
• Price is inclusive of drinks, hot/cold Chinese, and/or chrysanthemum tea.
• Minimum booking: 2 persons
• Time Limit: 2 hours
Book here for walk-ins with no buffet.
Recommended Menu Items
• Signature Boiled Chicken
• Crispy Roast Chicken
• Deep-Fried Stuffed Fritter
• Deep-Fried Eggplant with Minced Pork Sauce
• Fried Pig’s Liver with Kai Lan
• Thick Soup with Crab Meat and Fish Maw
• Imperial Pork Ribs
• Crab Fried Rice
• Taro Pudding
• Deep-Fried Bualoy
• Stew Pork Belly with “Mui Choy”
• Crispy Pork***
• Deep-Fried Tofu
*** The restaurant’s recipe does not serve the typical crispy skin 3-layer pork as commonly found elsewhere.
Other Menu Items
All the items we tasted was from 2 visits to Boon Tong Kee Bangkok.
Boon Tong Kee Signature Boiled Chicken
The legendary Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice, consists of tender and juicy pieces of boiled chicken topped with a secret recipe sauce, which was a combination of a slight tinge of saltiness and sweetness, with the aroma of sesame oil.
Personally, I like the boiled chicken here the most. Even the breasts are soft and tender where one does not have to apply too much effort to chew.
The rice is soft and uses plump grains, giving off a slight onion/garlic aroma, and a lightly salty flavor. It is can be taken with 3 types of dipping sauces; ginger oil, sweet soy sauce, and chili sauce. It all goes well together.
Crispy Roast Chicken
Although it is listed as fried chicken, it’s actually baked chicken and topped with hot oil until the skin becomes crispy.
The meat is tender and not too dry (but not as juicy as boiled chicken), served with salt, lemon, and crisps.
Deep-Fried Prawn Roll “Har-Giun”
Gave off a slight aroma of crab and shrimp, firm texture, mild flavor, eaten with Boon Tong Kee’s Thai plum sauce recipe. Uniquely fragrant and sweet.
Deep-Fried Stuffed Fritter
Mildly sweet and salty. The filling consists of minced pork mixed with spring onions and chili and gives out a slight spiciness to help mitigate the greasiness. Crispy enough without being overly oily.
Boon Tong Kee Crispy Pork
Soft marinated pork dipped in batter and deep-fried. Sweet and salty, with a slight aroma of tofu. Looks dry but is not.
It’s not the typical crispy-skinned pork belly that you commonly find, but it’s fun to eat.
Imperial Pork Ribs
Boneless marinated pork loin. Sweet and salty. Absolutely enjoyable. Just realized that it might be a bit overly too sweet after indulging in it generously.
Fried Shrimp Salad
Battered frozen prawns and deep-fried, eaten with old-fashioned mayonnaise-style dressing. Greasy, dominantly sour and followed by sweetness. One serving consist of about 6-7 shrimps.
Personally, I liked it, but may not be for diners who don’t like fried food.
Thick Soup with Crab Meat and Fish Maw
Mild, but slightly spicy due to the pepper. Large fish maw chunks, small portions of crab meat, and perfectly enhanced with the sour ‘jig chow’ sauce.
Deep-Fried Eggplant with Minced Pork Sauce
After tasting it when it had cooled down, you can still feel the crispy eggplant skin and soft texture on the inside. It is placed on a sweet and salty minced pork sauce and topped with an additional layer of pork floss. Delicious.
Stew Pork Belly with “Mui Choy”
Tender three-layered pork with perfectly melted fat. There may be some pieces that were not stewed equally. Dominantly salty and followed by a slightly sweet taste, with a clear Chinese liquor aroma.
Fans of three-layered pork should go for it.
Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish
Soft and tender pork, with a salty flavor. Fragrant sesame oil and lightly salted fish.
Boon Tong Kee’s Deep-Fried Tofu
Smooth texture and should be eaten hot as the dough may become soft when it cools down and would not be as tasty when served hot.
Stir-Fried Bush Beans with Minced Pork
Crispy and fragrant bush beans. The sweet and salty flavored minced pork sauce is delicious.
Chinese Spinach with 3 Types of Eggs
Spinach is soft and tender and is flavored from the salted eggs and preserved eggs.
Stir-Fried Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Thinly sliced sea bass fillet, breaded and deep-fried, then stir-fried with sweet and sour sauce. Not too oily. Enjoyable.
Fried Pig’s Liver with Kai Lan
Stir-fried liver with sweet and salty taste, flavored with garlic, eaten with crunchy and plump kai lan. No overwhelming smell of veggie at all.
Personally, I would like the liver to be a bit more tender, but this dish is already super delicious. Highly recommended.
Crab Fried Rice
Fried rice with a light flavor with the definitive aroma of the frying pan, eggs, and crab. Dry and not overly oily. Delicious, but basically it’s rice, so it could be rather fulfilling quite easily.^^
Taro Pudding with Pumpkin and Gingko
Smooth texture taro pudding that just melts in your mouth without the need for much chewing, garnished with ginkgo and fragrant pumpkin. Appropriately sweetened. Very tasty.
Soft and glutinous rice balls, filled with succulent sesame seeds, and fragrant from the coated nuts. Appropriately sweetened.
Hot Chrysanthemum Tea
Unsweetened, served in a teapot. I liked it.
Map, Opening Hours, Pricing
Boon Tong Kee Bangkok
Branches with buffet and delivery services
• Daily 11.00 – 22.00 hrs.
• Opening hours may differ slightly between branches.
• Boon Tong Kee Bangkok Buffet: 555 baht net.
• Minimum reservation: 2 persons
• Time Limit: 2 hours
See additional menu items and make reservations for the buffet; click here.
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