Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
Filed in best chicken rice | March 16, 2016
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice is a food chain with four outlets in Singapore. The outlet at United Square has recently been set up to replace the original one at Novena Ville. The new outlet covers itself with a brighter look while still remains the same food quality. Wee Nam Kee has been crowned as Top Hawker at AsiaOne People's Choice Award 2010.
- One of the best dipping sauce for chicken rice: The combination of chilli sauce, ginger paste and dark soy sauce makes up a perfect condiment to go with chicken rice. No doubt, this is the thing that makes the chicken rice meal. And Wee Nam Kee is famous for its outstanding sauce, a mixture of spicy chilli sauce, yellow pasty ginger and silky, thick and less salty dark soy sauce.
- A place to have a plate of mixed chicken: When it comes to chicken rice in Singapore, the steamed white chicken is often seen but there is another version offered at some restaurants - roasted chicken. And just because the roasted chicken is done so nicely at Wee Nam Kee, a lot of diners want to have both the steamed and roasted chicken in one plate.
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How is the chicken rice?
When we order chicken rice at Wee Nam Kee, a fragrant bowl of chicken broth will come first, followed by chicken and rice. The broth is tasty enough to boost your appetite. The chicken is tender and quite lean in comparison with its other counterparts. The rice is fluffy and not too oily. A chicken rice plate for one person costs S$4.80. You can also get a quarter of chicken at S$8.50 and half chicken at S$16.
Besides chicken rice, Wee Nam Kee also offers a decent range of home-style foods which could be found at any zi char places in Singapore such as cereal prawns, sambal kang kong and hotplate tofu.
Wee Nam Kee at United Square is spacious, clean and air-conditioned. The place is often packed with almost local fans of chicken rice. This restaurant features an energetic ambience for a traditional dish.
Average Price/pax: S$10
– It is always worth calling ahead to make a booking.
– At peak times, you may have to share a table with others.