Wee Nam Kee is our family’s go-to place for Hainanese Chicken. It’s ironic given how much I dislike chicken but I keep going back there to order their personal set, and I always opt for the roasted version.
Anyhow, we were invited to try the new additions to Wee Nam Kee’s menu some weeks back. I chose to have dinner at the Greenhills (located at the Promenade) branch since it was closest to us.
It looks like the Serendra and Glorietta branches. For some reason we always end up at those two stores instead of this one.
I had the Cucumber Lime Refresher (P135, pictured above). It lives up to its name — it tastes of fresh cucumber and lime. It’s citrusy and definitely very refreshing. I love it!
For appetizers we had Crispy Mantou Bread with Condensed Milk (P78, pictured above). I find it pricey because there are only two pieces per order. It was normal.
Then we had Prawn Paste Chicken Wings (P218, pictured above). Surprisingly tasty, flavorful, and really crunchy, it was a big hit with the kids (and adults).
Our unanimous favorite for the night was Hainanese Chicken Curry Noodles (P368, pictured above) which is served with a small pot of extra soup. It’s Wee Nam Kee’s version of the Singaporean Laksa and it’s soooo good. A vibrant mix of chicken broth, curry, and coconut milk make it creamy yet comforting. The noodles are al dente, the veggies are fresh, and on top is Wee Nam Kee’s delicious Hainanese Chicken. It’s perfect. One serving can be shared by 4-5 people so it’s great value for money too.
We really liked the Pineapple Fried Rice with Pork Floss (P250, pictured above) too. All I can say is more floss please, lol.
We also tried the Tamarind Lemongrass Fish Fillet Stew (P325, pictured above). It was just okay. But then I’m not really big on fish.
This was another favorite — Salted Egg Chinese Style Fried Chicken (P295, pictured above). Boneless pieces of chicken are battered and coated with crushed salted egg yolks, giving it a unique texture. It’s really delicious, a must-try!
Next up was the Cashew Coffee Spareribs (P298, pictured above). It tasted like coffee and caramel, yummy!
Last but not least (whew!) was Spicy Sambal Noodles (P295, pictured above). I was really full at this point but I managed to have a taste. It’s only slightly spicy but very very flavorful. Good to order especially if you like noodles.
For dessert we had Three Flavor Chocolate Truffle Buchi (P128, pictured above). They’re filled with dark, white, and milk chocolate. I found them too sweet.
OMG, these aren’t even all of the new dishes as there were a lot more our tummies could no longer accommodate. Everything was delicious but my personal recommendations are the Prawn Paste Chicken Wings, Hainanese Chicken Curry Noodles, and Salted Egg Chinese Style Fried Chicken (wow, all chicken, that’s a record for me lol). These dishes are available only in the Philippines although it’s the Singaporeans who came up with them. These are perfect if you want variety! As for me, I would keep going back to Wee Nam Kee for the Hainanese Chicken Rice (I have this irresistible urge to take home the condiments especially their ginger sauce each time all the time), although I would probably also order their version of the laksa next time to go with my favorite Personal Set. I don’t think I will ever tire of their Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Wee Nam Kee
G/F Promenade Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan City
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