Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nam Kee Chicken Rice, Upper Thomson Road

Nam Kee Chicken Rice, Upper Thomson Road
Nam Kee Chicken Rice, Upper Thomson RoadI'm pretty disappointed with the chicken rice at this place (201 Upper Thomson Road, S574343, tel:6253 4502). Having passed by this area on various occasions, I've noticed the crowd and had assumed that the chicken rice ought to be good at least. Instead, what was delivered through their half steamed chicken ($12) was reasonably tender breast meat and soggy everything else. There wasn't much flavour in the meat which was drowned in the soya/sesame sauce and there was quite a bit of fat scrapping which I had to do. With a soft and limp looking skin and what I thought to be excessive fat, the plate didn't look so impressive after it was reduced to just meat. Rice was just passable which didn't really make me want to go beyond the first plate. Chilli sauce while decent, tasted too much of ginger for me to like. I've definitely had better, and easily at that. There was salad prawns on the menu which didn't look nor taste impressive. I guess this can be one chicken rice stop that I can cross out for the future.


Reiko said...

try "wee nam kee" at novena. famous for chicken rice and zhi char. its along the shop houses, beside is "chin huat live seafood steamboat".

LiquidShaDow said...

I've actually had Wee Nam Kee a few times before and I thought they weren't too bad. That being said, I haven't eaten there in a while, so I guess a revisit could just be in order.