25 October, 2007

What's the Fuss About this Chicken?

That’s right. Friends and colleagues working near my area have been telling me about this particular supposedly famous chicken rice stall – Wee Nam Kee – lined up along Thomson Road @ Novena Ville.

Read a few food reviews and indeed some were raving about it. Make a trip there and there was a crowd during lunchtime – surely this is a good sign! Alas, everything else went downhill from there onwards. The rice was fragrant enough, but a tad under-cooked, making it difficult to shallow.

The Roasted Chicken was pretty dry and tough as well and nowhere near the standard of Tian Tian Chicken Rice @ Maxwell Food Centre, which is known for it’s smooth and tender meat (although I have to highlight that they only serves Hainanese-styled Steamed Chicken).

We also order the side dishes like the Stir-fried Dou Miao with Garlic and Deep-fried Toufu and I was not impressed at all.

The Dou Miao were seriously under-cooked, and chewing the stem of the veggies proved to be a struggle. The Toufu was just as bad, as it came thickly coated with flour more like toufu fritters to me, unlike those find in Boon Tong Kee – that comes in small cubes that is easy to eat.

Along with drinks, the meal added up to $25.40, miscellaneous included – definitely not good value for money for 2 people.

Rating

Food: 2.5/5
Service: 3/5
Ambience: 3/5
Price: 2.5/5
Total: 11/20
275 Thomson Road
#01-05, Novena Ville
Singapore 307645




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4 comments:

Ann said...

Chanced upon this chicken rice shop one day while looking for a place to have dinner at Novena... Delicious!!!

= Kalos = said...

Hmm. That I would have to disagree. I was not impressed with it. I am pretty sure I have tried many others that served nicer chicken. As I mentioned before, Tian Tian's chicken from Maxwell Hawker is so much more tender and fragrant and better value for money.

Ann said...

One is at hawker the other has a stall by itself. You should compare it alongside with Boon Tong Kee or Five Star, not Tian Tian...

= Kalos = said...

It is value for money not because it is cheap but simply because the chicken way surpass that of Wee Nam Kee. It is simply not worth the money to spend so much for a chicken of that standard IMHO. :)

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