Nam Kee Chicken Rice in Singapore

Nam Kee Best Chicken Rice in Singapore?

Nam Kee Chicken Rice - Roast and White Chicken

Chicken Rice in Singapore, there must be hundreds of shops and stalls that sell this. traditional Chinese favourite dish. This one place called Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant was recommended by a friend of a friend and is located at Upper Thompson Road in Singapore. Locals would also call the place 'Chicken Rice at Thompson Row'.

Rated as one of the best chicken rice in Singapore but apparently this place attracts much mixed reviews from locals and foreigners. The older generation would classify this place as one of the best while the younger generation would tend to disagree. Honestly, I was just out to experience the Singporean local food since I regularly visit the island republic.

Nam Kee Chicken Rice - Deep Fried Dumplings

For starters, Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant can be pretty crowded or even full during the lunch and weekends so best to avoid the busy hours if you are gain to try this well known chicken rice. I would also recommend you go just before the lunch hour so nothing is sold out. Especially the roast chicken.

On the service there, you should expect the typical 'I am very busy so do not rush me' attitude there. Some people can accept this and some just can't. Also I found a lot of expatriates love to frequent this place. Eating in or some even taking away. This has been the word of mouth for the expatriates living in Singapore.

Nam Kee looks pretty plain from the outside and in the inside, it is a very basic set up. Clean and fully air conditioned. They do have a few tables placed outside the premises. Prices are a little more than your stall hawker and the rice and chicken can be a tad salty on occasions.

Nam Kee Chicken Rice - Side dishes

Nam Kee Chicken Rice also serves other side dishes than chicken rice. Among the dishes, you can order a variety of vegetables stir fried, deep fried won ton (sui kow), pork dishes, fish and even replace your rice for porridge. They also have noodles and other styles of chicken. Check their menu when visiting.

The chicken rice chili they serve is also worth a mention as it taste good with a lot of garlic added. Don't forget they have the minced ginger for your chili. Not many places have this.

Now, the chicken - Roast chicken (Siew Kai ~ my favourite) there has a nice crunchy skin with the meat a little juicy (could be juicer) and tender which is just nicely salted to perfection while the White chicken (Pak Kai) is just average. The Soy chicken they have is also average. Their fragrant rice (Yau fan) is also nicely flavored and no.

Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant

Overall, I found the chicken rice here quite acceptable and much better than most of the other chicken rice hawkers I tried in Singapore. I also dare to say that Nam Kee Chicken Rice is much better than a lot of chicken rice shops in Malaysia. This is how much our Malaysian local food scene is losing touch.

So, is it worth the try here? I would recommend it from personal experience. At least once too. Either go for the full course or just for the basic chicken rice. If it was really that bad as many people claim, why are people filling up the place, I wonder.

The address to Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant;

201 Up Thomson Rd
Singapore 574343

Telephone/Contact : 62534502

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~ jrhogan

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