Monday, January 14, 2013

The Mysterious Crispy Cereal Prawn at Boon Tong Kee

Crispy Cereal Prawn
Large serving (6 pieces) - 595
I am waiting for the fast food delivery person for my lunch. At past 2PM. So you can imagine the state of starvation I am in. And the worst part about it is that I am flipping through the photos of my recent Boon Tong Kee dinner in my computer. Torture, I know.

Crispy Roast Chicken
Half serving - Php395
Chicken Rice
French Beans with Spicy XO Sauce
I have been asked what I liked most from that spread. I say the Cereal Crispy Prawn. By a mile. The flavor of that dish is as unusual as its appearance. Normally, when I come across a dish that I have seen for the very first time, I will have some sort of an idea on how it could have been cooked. But this Cereal Crispy Prawn, looking at it, I cannot make heads or tails- pardon the pun- of how it was made, and how the cereal played a part in it. Nevertheless, I found it delicious. Unlike shrimp tempura, where I feel dependent on dipping sauce to complete the dish, I did not miss any form of additional seasoning for this Cereal Crispy Prawn.

Crispy Beancurd
But that is not to say that I was not happy about the rest of that meal either, because I did eat more than my usual ration that night (against my better judgment), from the appetizer to dessert. I liked the Crispy Roast Chicken for instance, which is one of Boon Tong Kee's signature dishes, particularly its skin, so flavorful and crispy. I must confess I like this better than the boiled version in general, for the same reason.

The French Beans with Spicy XO Sauce, which I felt was our token healthy food option because it's vegetable, was surprisingly good, too. Oh, and those morsels of Crispy Beancurd, which I find antithetical in that they are crispy yet pillow-soft, healthy yet deep-fried, were actually quite addicting.

Yes, I just used the word "antithetical" to describe food. I tend to over-think things when I am hungry.

Sago Gula Melaka

Anyway. I should end here. Lunch is at the door.

Boon Tong Kee, MOA is located at the Second Floor of the North Wing, Entertainment Mall (facing Manila Bay) of SM Mall of Asia. Land line is (02) 804-2862.


i♥pinkc00kies said...

drooling at the sago dessert :D

pinoyadmin said...

Wow those are really nice delicacies, how I wish I can taste some of those.

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