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Tucked away in a little corner of Blk 216 Boon Lay Ave, it was strange trying to find Bok's Kitchen because all other units on the ground floor are currently unoccupied in this new block of flats. Don't let that confuse you though; if you get lost, head towards the part of Blk 216 that is opposite Boon Lay CC- that's where you'll find them, 2 units down from a provision store.

I stepped through the doors after being welcomed in by Uncle Tan. I quite like the simple decor of the place! The menu is varied; you can find a good mix of western & fusion food alongside local breakfast delights like fried noodles & Nasi Lemak.

Ordered the Beef Rice Bowl ($12+) & Char Siew Rice Bowl ($9+), which both came with Italian Spiced Rice, a 63°C egg, & thinly-sliced pickled radish. I wasn't used to the pepperiness of the spiced rice, but the more I tucked in, the more I appreciated it. The egg was perfectly done, & the slices of pickled radish gave me a refreshing break from the heavily-flavoured rice. I'm undecided if I would've liked a bowl of traditional Japanese-style sushi rice better; but no doubt, this is definitely something unique.

The meats themselves: I preferred the Beef Flank Steak; but I always prefer beef over pork so consider this fair warning. The beef was tender & delicious, & not too fatty for my liking. Papa Bok's Legendary Char Siew was slightly sweet & charred, but I felt that it was nothing too special.

If you're comparing a meal here to something that you get in hawker centres, don't. You are, in part, paying more for the quiet ambiance at Bok's Kitchen, comfortable seats, & air-conditioned comfort. I can forsee myself coming here again to try the rest of the menu, since it isn't that far of a journey for me. A nice space to spend a quiet morning or afternoon by yourself or chit chatting with a friend.

🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
🙋 Service charge
🚫 No GST