Wee Nam Kee Dinner
For my last dinner before I go home to Iloilo, Jessa and I ate at Wee Nam Kee. I just randomly picked a restaurant along Ayala Triangle where the reservation queue wasn’t very long.
Wee Nam Kee serves Singaporean Cuisine. Inside the restaurant, you would notice that there would be two rooftops facing each other. This is to give it an ambiance of eating outside in the house similar to how it is done in Singapore’s street food. So what do they serve aside from the dish that’s part of their name?
But first, let’s talk about these three little containers that are placed on each table. These would be the ingredients of the sauce for the Hainanese chicken; pounded ginger, chili sauce and oyster sauce. Hainanese chicken would not taste good without the presence of these three.
Let’s move on to the food. We ordered the rice meals instead of ala carte so that we don’t need to pay extra for rice.
Wee Nam Kee Asado Pork Rice – PHP 175
The pork asado or BBQ pork as they interchange it in the menu was delicious! It was soft and tender and I believe that we made the right choice of ordering this instead of the roast pork (based on other reviews I’ve read). One thing to note was that I like how they separated the asado sauce so that you can use it as a dip if you’d like. I didn’t use it as the pork was good enough as it is.
Wee Nam Kee Honey Crisp Squid – PHP 350
Although the most expensive among the three dishes we had, it was also the one where we had difficulty in finishing. Aside from the ample serving size, the squid proved to be a challenge to chew. It was sweet yet my molars suffered from crunch after crunch.
Wee Nam Kee Roast Chicken Rice Set – PHP 168
The star of the show and for good reason. It was generally white meat (something I’d pass over if offered leg or thigh), it was juicy and flavorful. I’m a newbie in terms of creating my own sauce but I did my best and somehow, I made a sauce that’s too heavy on the ginger but pairing it with the chicken makes it alright.
Minus the challenging squid, we enjoyed our dinner at Wee Nam Kee. Both the pork and the chicken were just bursting with flavors that 1 cup of rice wasn’t enough. There’s still a lot of items from their menu that I’d like to try like cereal prawns and .. how can I miss this on my visit, Mango Sago!?
Till next time,
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Ave.
Restaurant by Location: Makati