My friends and I recently went to Wee Nam Kee in Glorietta 2 just to try their imported yellow chicken used in their famous Hainanese chicken. The last time I ate at Wee Nam Kee was when they just opened their first branch in Manila in 2010. Now they have 6 branches already.
Hailed as the Wagyu, Kobe, and Kurobuta of chicken because of its premium quality, this top-grade meat is prized for its extraordinary juiciness, flavor, and tenderness. The Yellow Chicken owes its color and additional fat content to a secret composed primarily of corn, which makes the meat more succulent.
yellow chicken vs. local chicken
Personally I liked the roasted version more. The chicken was plump, tender and very flavorful. With a generous topping of pounded ginger and dark soy sauce I can easily finish all of this.
steamed & roasted chicken combo (medium good for 3-4 pax) P488
If you like Singaporean chili crab but don’t want to go through the mess of eating with your hands then try the clams which used exactly the same yummy sauce. I found the default sauce to be not spicy at all. If you like more heat like me be sure to ask them to make it spicier.
fried clams in spicy sauce
I was really curious how Marmite, a very salty spread made from yeast extract, would taste like on cooked food. The tender pork tasted just like it’s sweet and sour cousin. I couldn’t discern any Marmite flavor. Kids would like this dish a lot.
Marmite pork ribs P270
The bottom layer was a smooth and rich panna cotta, the middle layer was a tapioca pudding and the top was a mango gelée. The texture and flavor was wonderful. I just hated that I had to share with three people. Next time I want one just for me.
The concept of using roti for dessert was a good one specially when topped with sautéed saba bananas, peanuts and milk tea sauce. I just wish the roti was softer and chewier rather than fried to a crisp.
warm roti with milk tea sauce P115
Thanks for lunch Linfred. Di Kim, my friends and I enjoyed our meal with much gusto. I hope you weren’t too shocked by our appetites.
Diners who want to sample this exquisite delicacy can indulge in delicious servings of Yellow Chicken for a limited time only from May 1 to June 30. This imported treat will only be served up in two branches, specifically Serendra at Bonifacio Global City and Glorietta 2 in Makati.
Wee Nam Kee Manila menu