Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wee Yum Kee

Ever since I heard that this popular Hainanese chicken place from Singapore was opening it's first overseas branch here in the Philippines, I have wanted to go check it out.  So Monday being a non-working holiday, me and a friend headed down to Ayala Triangle to this very famous place.

We parked at the Makati Stock Exchange basement parking (P40 for the first 2 hrs) and walked across to where the restaurants are.
festive lights everywhere as you walk across the garden from the Makati Stock Exchange bldg to the restaurants
As we were walking towards WNK (Wee Nam Kee), we passed by a number of restaurants that were full of people so we already knew that WNK would have a long waiting list.  Somebody in heaven must be smiling down on us because the moment we arrived to the restaurant, somebody came out to tell the receptionist that they had 3 tables that can seat 2 available. We were able to get a table quickly. No waiting!

lots of people inside and out
Crazy.  A lot of people were waiting patiently outside for seats and  reflected on the glass, the place was jammed pack on the inside.

Fresh Barley juice, P55
This drink would have been better with a little less sugar.

Unlimited condiments: Chili, Soy sauce - prepared using their own secret technique- tasted to me like soy sauce mixed with some hoisin sauce, and finely grated ginger.

Hot and Sour Soup, P75
This soup tasted more like Hot, Sour and Sweet soup. The favor was pretty strong that we had to drink a lot of water to wash out the taste. We did not like this at all.

Chicken Rice, P40
I had 2 bowls. Enough said.

Small Steamed Chicken, P248
The star of the show.

chicken broth
 This broth came with our steamed chicken order.

Baby Kai Lan, P180
Fresh, light and sweet.  This really went well with the chicken rice.

Sizzling Hot Plate Beancurd, P225
Good and flavorful but didn't go well with the light flavor of the chicken rice.

2 people ordered enough food for 4. And we finished off everything!

Almost 9pm, their last call, and there were still people waiting for seats.

As WNK is still in the soft opening stage, be patient and don't expect 5 star service.  
Go on a weeknight so you will be able to catch the light show.

Restaurants at the Ayala Triangle Gardens
Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
+632 846-8924
Operating Hours: Everyday 11am to 10pm (9pm last call)

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