Roasted Pork (Lechon Kawali) Php 220.00
Real foodies or even health conscious people think of a plate of greasy goodness twice a week. This statement isn't a fact to everyone but to me. And for me, it means a plate of Roasted Pork, Crispy Pata, or sometimes, Wee Nam Kee's steamed or roasted Hainanese Chicken served with chicken rice - cooked in chicken broth, rich with chicken flavor and glistening with chicken fat. Yes, it's a simple dish, done well, and reaches heavenly heights.
Surprise, surprise! Here I am again at Wee Nam Kee's branch in Makati City's food-lover paradise to satisfy our weekly Hainanese Chicken Rice and Roasted Pork cravings.
Wee Nam Kee, Singapore's number 1 chicken rice restaurant is conveniently nestled in the corner of Ayala Triangle Gardens, at the heart of Ayala Triangle Gardens lineup of restaurants designed with wooden tables and chairs for casual dining. Just like the other restaurant in the area, there's an al fresco area offering a good view of the lush garden.
Iced Lemon Tea (House Blend), Php 50 per glass and Cucumber Lime Fizz, Php 120
On the menu are all sorts of Asian goodies; Cereal Fried Prawns, Sichuan Hot, and Sour Soup, Crabmeat Tofu with Broccoli, noodles, Chinese Style Stir-Fried Beef Tenderloin, Crabs, seafood dishes etc. But having come for the signature dish, we stick to the basics. We ordered Steamed and Roasted Chicken Rice and Roasted Pork served with chicken rice . Bowls of broth and unlimited dipping sauces of soy, chili and ginger are included.
Chicken Rice Php 40.00
Two bowls of hot chicken broth were served first, followed by our chosen drinks. I had Cucumber Lime Fizz and geez, it has a subtle sweetness and refreshing coolness, I loved it!
We didn't wait too long. Soon enough, our steamed and roasted Hainanese Chicken are served boned and sliced with fresh cucumber in chicken broth and light soy sauce.
Steamed or Roasted Small - Quarter 2 pax 248.00
Chicken rice was served alongside the chicken the grains of rice are clumped, shiny and yellowed from broth and chicken fat. It is rich with chicken flavor but not so laden with moisture that it's sticky. We can't help but order another servings of chicken rice.
Very satisfied, my brother and I finish every last bit of rice telling ourselves that the intake of chicken fat is worth every penny. Wee Nam Kee's Hainanese Chicken, indeed was a taste of heaven.
The project's criteria are; Food Quality, Ambiance, Service, and Cost/Prices, where Five (5) indicates "Exceptional Experience", Four (4) indicates a place "worth a come back", three (3) means "a casual place to eat", two (2) means "acceptable", and one (1)) means "poor".
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Ave., Bel-Air