Friday, July 30, 2010

If it's Wednesday, it must be Wee Nam Kee. Chicken Rice, SHIOK! Part 2

I'm a creature of habit so when I'm in Singapore, I always have chicken rice from the usual suspects ... Sin Swee Kee in Seah Street or Yet Con along Purvis (take the MRT to City Hall to get there). On my last visit, friends of mine took me to WEE NAM KEE. It's a very popular chicken rice place along Thomson Road. We arrived just in time for lunch and had to sit al fresco, right on the sidewalk.
The chicken was tender and tasty although I found it a bit soggy since it was served on top of a soy based sauce. The ginger and the chili sauce didn't really distinguish themselves but the rice was fragrant and flavorful so that went in the blink of an eye!
Aside from the chicken rice, we ordered kangkong or swamp cabbage with sambal sauce.
Wee Nam Kee's menu is quite extensive, they offer cantonese roasts, the ever present Hainanese pork chop and even that other famous Singapore dish, chili crab.
Like any popular place, no dawdling during lunchtime -- the long line of regular patrons will relentlessly stare at you until you stand up and pay your bill.
How to get to WEE NAM KEE : take the subway to Novena and walk along Thomson Road. The restaurant is right across the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Run by the Redemptorist priests, there are novenas every Wednesday.

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