I've been hiding under a rock! I had no idea that Boon Tong Kee opened last October 28th. It was a rare thing for us to go to Makati on a Sunday, since most of our get-togethers happen in the north where my parents are from. The decision to go to Power Plant yesterday was perfect. It was also good that we all decided to meet up for a late lunch. Yes, around 3 pm which is officially merienda time. We didn't have to wait extremely long to be seated. Still, at that odd hour the place was full.
There were 9 of us all in all. Feast your eyes on how much food we ate LOL!
|Fried Spareribs with Zhen Jiang Sauce|
This was really tender. The meat easily came off the bone and it was sweet. Yummy!
Sabine immediately gave it two thumbs up, we ended up ordering a 2nd serving.
|Poached Chinese Spinach with Assorted Eggs - another winner|
|Signature Boiled Chicken (whole) - THE BEST!|
I really enjoyed the ginger sauce too. Better than others I've tried.
|Fried French Bean and Scallops with Spicy XO Sauce - We had two of these two. One taste and we knew we had to order another one.|
|Braised Tofu with Prawns in Claypot - On hindsight, this was the only dish I didn't get to dive into. But N says it was just as good as the others.|
|Can you guess who ordered the Sweet and Sour Pork?|
|Lapu Lapu Fillet with Ginger and Spring Onion - Daddy would've loved this!|
|Sago Gula Melaka with Vanilla Ice cream. As if I hadn't had too much to eat already.|
I would give the food 9 out of 10 (since nothing's perfect), but seriously, nothing tasted even just a bit off. Everything was perfectly-cooked. My only issue? Their rice bowls aren't that big so most of us ended up ordering extra bowls but the said ... they ran out and it would take 15 minutes for the new batch to get cooked. Okay fine, birth pains. But still ... you don't really run out of rice, diba??? Not in the Philippines! :))
I hope the next time we drop by, the rice issue would've been addressed. How can you eat Hainanese Chicken alone? Anyway, I can forgive them for this hiccup because everything else didn't disappoint. I really didn't take note of individual dish prices but our bill was over P5,000. That's roughly P500 something/head.
Eating here made me really really miss my Dad. He would've loved everything.