There is something about Hainanese chicken rice that makes me so addicted to it. In fact, I love it so much that I never let a week pass without having it (it’s my favorite post-workout meal!). I try to persuade myself that it is a healthy dish, and eating it almost every other day is not a sin. It’s healthy, right? It’s steamed. It’s chicken. How can it be possibly be unhealthy?
There are many stores selling Hainanese chicken in Manila but whenever I feel like splurging and treating myself, I go to the best Hainanese Chicken Rice restaurant for me, Wee Nam Kee, to appease my Singaporean food craving! There are many cheap Hainanese restos out there but they are no match to the quality of Wee Nam Kee’s!
Hainanese Chicken might be Wee Nam Kee’s speciality but they also carry a wide array of drool-worthy Singaporean dishes. From the spicy yet comforting laksa to the staple spicy sambal rice and even the drinks scream “I’m in Singapore, lah”
Aside from the Hainanese Chicken Rice, one thing I love most about Wee Nam Kee is their assortment of sauce placed at the comfort of your very own table! There’s ginger, chili sauce and dark soya sauce and the best thing is, it’s unlimited! You want slurp on the dark soya like soup? No worries, it’s all yours!
What better way to start a wonderful dining experience than with the Deep Fried Mantou Bread with Condensed Milk. It’s crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and best paired with sweet condensed milk. Some people order it to end a satisfying meal, I on the other hand, have it as my appetizer! One order comes with 2 mantou bread which is of course, not enough so I always get another order.
If you can’t get enough of fried chicken, then better try their Salted Egg Chinese Style Fried Chicken!
Wee Nam Kee’s Spicy Sambal Rice Noodles is another must try. It is made with rice noodles, meat, seafood and veggies in spicy Singaporean Sambal sauce.
One of my favorite dishes–the Cashew Coffee Spareribs. It’s pork belly spareribs seasoned w/ spicy salt & black pepper flavor infused with authentic Singapore “kopi” grounds then topped w/ dry roasted cashew nuts.
Laksa with a twist- this is their Hainanese Chicken Curry Noodles with yup, curry sauce in chicken soup! How can two different things taste so good together? It’s brilliant!
If I made you hungry with this post, visit Wee Nam Kee in any of their branches in Trinoma Mall, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Serendra, Glorietta 2, Alabang Town Centre, Promenade, Greenhills, Shangrila East Wing and the new Fairview Terraces Mall and try their new Singaporean culinary treasures!