We noticed this new sign board has been up for sometime at the Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. You know something? The sign board is placed right opposite the 5 Star Chicken Rice and Boon Tong Kee across the road (Cheong Chin Nam Road). Chicken rice war? Another chicken rice place? Do we really love our chicken rice so much that there’s always room for more of it?
Doing some online search, I realise that this stall seems to be popular with Bukit Batok folks. It’s fairly decent and their pricing is also attractive. Looks like they are expanding. From Bukit Batok to Bukit Timah. Maybe soon to Bukit Panjang, Bukit Ho Swee and all the way to Kaki Bukit. 🙂
We were a bit late (around 8pm plus) for dinner so there was not much chicken left “hanging” at the counter. They said we could have a ‘mix’. So we had half a chicken with a mix of Steamed and Roasted Chicken.
The Roasted Chicken is fairly decent. The colour of the skin looks good and the taste is not bad too. The meat was firm and overall quite pleasing when you eat it. It comes with “Kiam Chai” (Salted vegetables) at the side.
Turning to the other side of the plate, we had the Steamed Chicken.
For me personally, I prefer the Roasted side, because I will eat roasted skin, but the steamed skin is a bit too soft to eat. (I know steamed chicken fans will disagree with me!)
(Their pricing for half a chicken is $12 and whole chicken $23, what I saw on the menu)
They also had zhi char (stir fry) dishes. We ordered the French beans. Lots of garlic and also some pounded fried shrimps, it was really fragrant. Err.. they are also heavy handed with the oil too.
We also had “Paul the Sambal Sotong”. The sambal was quite good. Mr Paul was stir fried not too long so it was not chewy at all.
Their rice is fairly decent too, and not very oily.
We did noticed they were a little forgetful. (Old lady taking our orders had a tiring day maybe? Forgivable lah)
We ordered the stewed bean curd and eggs and they forgot to serve it. It was only when we asked them then they ‘went to check’. It was cold, so half of us on the table was not happy. But the other half who likes to eat tofu cold said it was good. For me, the beancurd and egg were not memorable. :-p
I guess some competition along this area is good. The two chicken rice shops opposite the road is getting really expensive! The pricing here was good. It was around $30 for the above and 5 plates of rice, soup plus drinks. There was a decent crowd too.
Jew Kit Chicken Rice
Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd