Tong Kee Chicken Rice 東記雞飯. Tanglin Stop Nutrient Centre. Singapore |Johor Kaki Travels For Food
So , I asked Niven whose solid unit of measurement ran the famous Sin Kee chicken rice stall at Margaret Drive hawker centre on the whereabouts of the one-time stalls at the straight off demolished nutrient centre 😢 I had luncheon as well as dinner at Margaret Drive hawker centre countless times every bit I worked as well as lived nearby inward the 1980s 😢 I recollect at that topographic point were 4 chicken rice stalls , fish ball noodles , char kway teow , zhi char , popiah , dessert , sui kow soup etc amidst many more. A business office of me went missing when I lost affect amongst these stalls 😢
Of the 4 Margaret Drive chicken rice stalls , alone Sin Kee as well as Tong Kee 東記 are nonetheless inward business. Thanks to Niven , I am reconnected amongst Tong Kee.
Truth endure told , of the 4 chicken rice stalls at Margaret Drive FC , I felt the to the lowest degree connected amongst Tong Kee. You encounter , I am a poached (white) chicken as well as soya sauce chicken person. Tong Kee is a fried chicken specialist. (Deep fried chicken is referred to every bit "roast chicken" inward the the world of Singapore chicken rice.)
Ah Meng as well as Niven knew each other for decades every bit both worked at their parents' stalls at Margaret Drive FC. Ah Meng's solid unit of measurement founded Tong Kee inward 1969 (48 years agone 😮).
When Niven's mum wanted to consume chicken , her start selection is Tong Kee's fried chicken 😄
Ah Meng runs Tong Kee 東記 straight off inward Tanglin Halt nutrient centre amongst his married adult woman only similar his parents did at Margaret Drive FC. Ah Meng nonetheless keeps to the one-time ways of his parents similar cooking his rice manually instead of using an automatic rice cooker. Tastes improve , both Ah Meng as well as Niven said.
Apparently , I was non the alone 1 looking for our one-time makan places.
Niven as well as I shared one-half a plane , which is a lot of meat for 2 middle aged uncles..... .
The chicken is seasoned amongst spices exterior as well as inward the cavity , as well as thus deep fried inward crude until the pare is golden brown. It is cooked through , thus at that topographic point is no pinkish at all.
The meat was tender as well as juicy , but it lacked the natural chicky sweetness of expert poached chicken (which is why I remained an unconverted poached chicken loyalist).
Most of the flavour came from the slightly crisp golden chocolate-brown skin. The savoury flavour from the spices as well as seasoning rubbed on the pare was sufficient to comport the whole mouthful of meat as well as rice. It's prissy that agency , fifty-fifty this poached chicken loyalist accept to acknowledge 😄
We had this plate of boiled chicken innards for no argue other than "we are uncles" 😂 It's prissy because "we are uncles".
I dipped into this niggling innocuous looking bowl of night sauce out of politeness , since Niven had already ordered it.
Man.... was I blown away. The night gooey starch thicken sauce had a beautiful savoury sweetness residual as well as an underlying toasty flavour from caramelised sugar. Oh.. man... this sauce is addictive... I warned yous 😬
The braised egg was expert too... the white had a prissy boundary to the bite.
I similar Tong Kee's rice too. It has a subtle odour from pandan leaves as well as chicken stock. The rice is non overly greasy as well as the tender grains accept a prissy savoury layer over the sweetness starch.
During the 2 hours (12 noon - 2pm) nosotros took to complete our one-half plane (uncles consume real slowly) , Tong Kee also sold out all their chicken. There was a constant current of people lining upwardly for the fried chicken as well as many took away many packets.
Can yous approximate which is my plate as well as which is Niven's - A or B?
Thank yous Niven for the process as well as for reconnecting me amongst the expert nutrient of Margaret Drive Food Centre.
Restaurant name: Tong Kee Chicken Rice 東記雞飯
Address: Tanglin Halt Food Centre. #01-25 , 3A Commonwealth Drive , Singapore 141003
GPS: 1°17'58.5"N 103°47'51.1"E | 1.299585 , 103.797534
Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (till sold out - unremarkably past times 2pm on weekends)
Date visited: 10 December 2017
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