The cucumber salad didn’t make much of an impression, though it provided the meal with variety and fibre. But I loved the garlicky and vinegary chilli sauce, which tickled the palate without burning it. The chicken was delicious enough not to need it, but the chilli really perked up everything else, including the ajitama egg which could do with a stronger marinade.
It’s nonetheless a good idea to add the egg because, chances are, the basic bento is not enough to fill you up. And I liked the almost-soft yolk and smooth white.
Pokpok Keh also sells the chicken legs frozen ($49.90 for six) with three flavours to choose from – original dang gui, ginseng and bak kut teh – and you can mix and match them. They come in very handy if you need a last-minute extra dish for your meals and do not take up much space in the freezer. Also, you get free delivery for orders of $49 and above.
I tried the bak kut teh one and it was packed with peppercorns. But if you don’t bite into them, the dish is not very fiery. Still, I enjoyed chewing on a couple once in a while to release their heat. And the soft cloves of garlic were mild and sweet, so I ate up every one.
Where: 9 Yio Chu Kang Road 01-14
To order: Go to pokpokkeh.com. There is no minimum order.
Delivery fee: $10 for orders below $25; $5 for orders between $25 and $48; free for orders of $49 and more. There is a surcharge for certain areas, including in central business district and Sentosa.
3.5 stars out of 5