On one of our occasional dinner dates, EJ and I went to Serendra. We were looking for a place where we could eat good food which wasn’t too expensive. You know, with the upcoming baby and all, we couldn’t afford to splurge. We saw that there was a Wee Nam Kee branch. To be honest with you, Wee Nam Kee has been there since I don’t know when, (I think it became famous when the chain of restaurants in the Ayala Triangle area became frequented by people) but I still haven’t eaten there. Talk about being such a loser… haha! But at least I got to this moment when I would try it.
Upon entering the place, it’s so obvious that their specialty dish would be one that is made with Chicken, because once you enter, this will greet you!
So fish ba ang specialty? Just kidding. Wee Nam Kee’s specialty is their Hainanese Chicken Rice. You can choose for the chicken to be roasted or steamed. I like my Hainanese Chicken Steamed. You can choose to order from the four sets that they have prepared:
Personal Set (Good for 1 person) – Php 168
Small (Quarter; Good for 2 people) – Php 248
Medium (Half; Good for 3-4 people) – Php 488
Large (Whole; Good for 6-7 people) – Php 888
What we ordered was the small order and I think this was enough for the two of us. The chicken was so flavorful even without the sauce. Although, I love mixing it with Ginger and the hoisin sauce.
We also ordered the Roast Pork. It was at Php 220. This was just like lechon kawali. It was just right. It wasn’t that salty. I liked it.
We also ordered the Honey Crispy Squid at Php 350. It was supposed to be our appetizer but it came together with our main course. This was EJ’s favorite. For me though, it was more of a ‘pulutan’ or a ‘pica-pica’ to go with beer and not really for dinner. It was good though. We were thinking that we can actually order this when we have friends over at our house.
EJ wanted to try the Barley juice. It helped in digestion. It was a cold drink but it seemed to neutralize all the acids in our tummy. It tasted like gulaman juice. It’s a unique and tasty drink.
I now see why people rave about Wee Nam Kee. They really do have good food. Service could have been better though with more attentive waiters, but overall, the experience was satisfactory. I’d eat there again and order the Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Do try it and let us know what you think!
P.S. There facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/WeeNamKeePH
P.P.S. If you go to the Serendra branch, do not stay near the door. It’s a bit distracting when people come in. :)