Do you like chicken?
Well, this particular protein is definitely one of the easiest to find, right? Fast food joints, fine dinings, food stands, up until the small "warung makan", most likely have poultry served in their menus. Easy to cook and can be blend with so many other components, make chicken to be the most popular kind of protein.
Speaking about the way of cooking chicken, I am a big fan of Chinese cookings. Mainly because the wide variants of herbs and ingredients used to cook the chicken. And indeed I was so lucky to have tried one of that stunning Chinese style cooked chicken here, at Woon Tung Kee.
Finding this restaurant was quite easy, but finding the entrance to the parking area is a bit tricky.
Claimed to put a very high standard on quality, I was so eager to find out the taste of the infamous chicken rice by myself. Coming there last Sunday I was surprised to saw the restaurant was quite packed and I had to wait a while, because the empty seats were already reserved. So while waiting, I decided to take several snapshots of the interior. Here goes:
The service must be given two thumbs up. They're really nice and polite with the customers. And the food didn't come too long, which added another plus point for this restaurant.
But all of that must be balanced with good food, because at the end of the day what matters is what I get on a plate. So let's check out the food.
Wonton Meat-Ball Soup - IDR 26,1.
For my palate, this was a delicious dish. The soup especially won my heart. The flavor of the stock was mind-blowing and I really loved the aroma it made.
The meatballs were nice. Firm and juicy. And the taste was also quite good too.
Kangkung Garlic - IDR 40K.
Woon Tung Kee's Signatured Boiled Chicken (Half) - IDR 105K.
There are two options for the chicken, boiled or roasted. Since I just had roasted chicken about a week ago, I opted for the boiled. This is the half portion, for a whole chicken it will cost you IDR 198K. Quite pricey, as good as it is, still in my opinion it's quite pricey.
Hainan Rice - IDR 11,5K.
Iced Tea - IDR 10K.
Overall conclusion, bearing the name and origin of an already infamous restaurant is never easy. People will put high expectations for the taste to be at least similar with the flagship.
Woon Tung Kee, in the other hand, might have its slips and misses in reference to the expectations. But for locals who have never tried the food at its flagship, may not be too objected. The actual flavors are actually pleasing and considerably tasty too.
But as someone who had tried Boon Tong Kee, I have to say Woon Tung Kee still needs improvement to be able to bear the flagship's name.
Prices are quite pricey here. So do remember to bring sufficient funds if ever you want to dine here.
Will I be back? Well, I'm still curious about the crispy roasted chicken and the teh tarik. I might be back again.
Keep on chewing!
Woon Tung Kee
Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok LC 6 No. 36 - 37,
Phone: (021) 4515553, 4515554