Sunday, October 7, 2012
Jian Kang Vegetarian Food - Boon Keng
Jian Kang Vegetarian Food
Location: Blk 31 Bendemeer Road
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 7am-2pm
Kway Chap. It is important to distinguish between this style of kway chap (pictured) and the more traditional style. This type is simply all the ingredients thrown together in a single bowl. The more traditional style (best traditional kway chap in Singapore - here) has a separate plate with the mock meat/tofu/salted vegetables and then the bowl of soup and kway separate. Personally, I prefer the latter style, but nevertheless I found this dish to be acceptable.
Price: $3.00. 6/10
Duck Rice and ate later. I was glad that I did da bao this dish, as it was fully satisfying. Starting with the rice, it was neither too hard or soft, and had superb flavour. The two main ingredients were thinly sliced tofu and mock duck meat (derived from mushroom stems) - Both of which were juicy. To top it off, there is fresh coriander sprinkled on top, which adds top notch fresh flavour to the dish.
Price: $3.50. 8/10
Conclusion - This will be my first in a series of reviews from this hawker centre. Certainly this stall exceeded my expectations. It has a delicious duck rice, which I would hesitate to order again. Could the imperious Boon Keng be the new Fortune Centre? Well, I wouldn't go that far. But it is great to see a blossoming of vegetarian eateries in this once deserted area.
Food - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Value - 7/10