In all my years of ordering chicken rice, I’ve never encountered a misunderstanding over which part of the chicken I wish to have with my rice… until I dined at Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice in Northpoint Shopping Centre. 😀 I walked past the eatery and was taking a look at their menu when a friendly waitress asked if I’d like to place an order. I pointed to the very attractive picture in their menu and said I’d like the drumstick set… all in Mandarin. The drumstick is 鸡腿, and she related the order to a guy holding on to an iPad (like his job is just to hold the iPad the entire day) and he keyed in 鸡尾 (which is the portion above the chicken’s bum). Thankfully, I took a look at the order slip they printed out and placed on the table while the food was being prepared. I noticed the discrepancy and quickly told the friendly waitress I’d said ‘drumstick’, not back. She said she’ll check…
She returned and said that since the ‘back’ had already been chopped up, won’t I like to have it instead of the drumstick? (@_@) I said no, I’ll have the drumstick, please. (Nice try, woman, but you’re not getting between me and the chicken drumstick I want to eat)
I also found this hilarious sign next to the cash register. 😀 It’s funny because the cashier was pulling a long face, like she utterly hates her job. It’s pretty common, ya? F&B staff are usually kind of upset all the time. “Free flow smiles” eh? Only the boss is smiling, I guess.
Wee Nam Kee serves up decent chicken rice. Though I have to say that they destroyed the chicken drumstick. It’s chopped up or rather hacked in such a fashion that the bone splinters and bits of bone end up all over with the flesh, so you think you’re biting into a piece of meat until *ouch* you bit into a piece of bone too. Maybe I’ll ask them to not chop up the drumstick next time. Yes, that might be really wise.
I do love that the condiments are available at each table, so you’ll never run out of chili sauce or that ginger/garlic sauce. I really do like their chili sauce as it’s so spicy! 😀
Here’s proof of a meal I enjoyed:
The whole meat cost me $9, which is rather reasonable. (The drink I had – cold Barley – cost $2)
Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice is at #B1-48, Northpoint City. Tel: 6481 4889.
*There are other outlets at United Sq (main branch), Jurong Point, Marina Sq and Singapore Post Centre.