We got a whole chicken (about $32) because there were 4 of us, although factoring in ZM's diet, you could say that there were 3 and one third stomachs.We got half a Steamed Chicken and half a Roasted one. I love Wee Nam Kee's chicken, it's succulent, silky, plump and without that artificial-tasting gelatinous layer I so dislike.
What's chicken rice without the Rice? Wee Nam Kee's rice is sufficiently flavourful, perhaps not as great as Thien Kee's version, but this provides a milder and more neutral platform for the cze char dishes and chicken.
We also got the Hotplate Beancurd ($12.85), fried egg beancurd with prawns, baby corn and mushrooms, smothered in a spicy bean sauce with minced meat, on a bed of egg scrambled on the hotplate. This is one of my favourite dishes because of the generous ingredients (there were about 5 large prawns!) and the luscious savoury gravy is just fantastic to slather onto hot steaming chicken rice. Unfortunately, ZM hates prawns so fortunate me got to eat his share. Yay.
We also got Snow Pea Shoots (dou miao) simply fried with garlic ($9.65). This was simple and classic, yet tasty, redolent of homecooked fare by a very skilled grandmother.
We actually managed to finish almost everything, save for a couple of pieces of chicken. This is the first time I've seen ZM eat so much!
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice & Restaurant
275 Thomson Road
#01-05 Novena Ville (opposite Novena Church)
Tel: 6255 6396
Open daily from 10am to 2am