Lee Wee & Brothers
4 TAMPINES CENTRAL 5 SINGAPORE 529610
23 SERANGOON CENTRAL SINGAPORE 556083
RAFFLES CITY SHOPPING CENTRE
252 NORTH BRIDGE ROAD SINGAPORE 179103
BLK 209 HOUGANG STREET 21 #01-02 SINGAPORE 530209
BLK 51 OLD AIRPORT ROAD #01-79 SINGAPORE 390051
BLK 254 JURONG EAST STREET 24 #01-33 SINGAPORE 600254
BLK 20 GHIM MOH ROAD #01-38 SINGAPORE 270020
For over a decade, Lee Wee & Brothers’ Foodstuff Pte Ltd has been providing locals with authentic local treats. Having achieved the Excellent Food Award in 2005, they continue to provide a growing menu of culinary delights and island-wide delivery services.
They have two real highlights - their chilli and their otah. Obviously, they have quite a specialty in spice. Their chilli is appropriately spicy and very flavourful while their otah, which goes for 60 cents a pop, is unlike other otahs you might buy by the streets. For one, their otah is bigger, but more importantly, they taste so much better in terms of the 'kick' you get out of it and the flavour it contains. Their 'default', which is the fish otah, clearly contains the taste of fish. For 90 cents, you can also get rather unique otahs like their Crab Otah or Fish Roe Otah. The regular one already does it for me, however.
For under $4, you can get a full Nasi Lemak set which includes one (fish) Otah, your choice of main ingredient (i.e. Fried Chicken/Fish Fillet etc.), nuts and ikan billis and a packet of chilli. They used to allow generous servings of chilli, but recently they have unfortunately changed the system such that one pack only gets a single pack of chilli. I usually find that one pack is insufficient, so I end up paying 30 cents to get an additional pack. It is somewhat of a ripoff, but the fact that I'm willing to be ripped off should attest to the quality of their chilli.
It may not be as good as say the best Nasi Lemaks in Singapore, but it's certainly below average. Once in awhile, perhaps indulge yourself and get some takeaway from Lee Wee Brothers. Careful that you don't get addicted.
I'm a big fan of their Nasi Lemak, which is so much better than some of the dyed, oily affairs that you sometimes get at certain shops. The anchovies are very fresh and the fact that they use little containers to store chilli so it doesn't soak into the rice and make it soggy. This is definitely a good place to get your food catered from. I definitely look forward to eating food when it's catered from this place!
The rice itself is so fragrant that I can just have it together with the sweet sambal they provide! Their sambal is so popular that they even sell it separately in a packet.
The price is unbelievably cheap for its good taste as it only cost about two to three dollars per packet. It is a must try for everyone who likes Nasi Lemak.
Although it is one of the better tasting food caterers, I wouldn't think that they serve the best nasi lemak available in Singapore. Their food although authentic, needs improvement. The coconut rice for example, can be quite dry sometimes and lack the fragrance. In overall, their food lack the freshness that other hawkers seem to be better able to provide.
Despite all that, it is still my number one choice when it comes to food catering as their otahs, fishcakes, and chili paste taste really hit the spot.
Though the price is definitely higher than that of the fare we can find in normal food centres, theirs is definitely worth a try. Packed in biodegradable paper packaging, their food is no lack of fans.
Being a weird Singaporean who isn't a great fan of local food and delights, I especially LOVE eating Lee Wee's asam fish. It's just so mouth watering and full of flavour. I am also not a fan of spicy food, but I couldn't care less how spicy the asam fish is because I just love the taste of the asam. Squeeze some lime and the asam fish is PERFECTION.
Ahh, feeling hungry after reviewing this, but truthfully, despite being the weirdo Singaporean I am, this is really the only thing that I would never resist from Lee Wee & Brothers. Yes, I would eat their nasi lemak and chicken wings at times if someone 'dabao'-ed it for me, but the asam fish is truly the best Lee Wee has to offer, for me. Too good.
The chicken wing is crispy on the outside and has tender meat on the inside. The otah (which is known to be famous) is definitely a must try! I would recommend both the spicy and non-spicy otah as they are both special in different ways. The nasi lemak was served with some ikan bilis which has also not failed expectations - not too salty and crispy with enough flavorings. Lastly, the chili sauce served with the nasi lemak is also one of the best I've tried. The rice, which does not have much taste of the coconut (to my pleasure) goes really really well with the chili sauce! It can even make one want more nasi (the rice)!
Have been wanting to try their nasi lemak upon seeing people buying boxes of it for takeaways. However due to the high carbohydrate and fats content i've been holding it back.
One fine day i gave in to the temptation and ordered their famous nasi lemak.
The rice was so flavourful that i finished every grain of it! Even though i know i'm gonna gain so much calories, it was worth it. The coconut taste wasn't too overwhelming. The chili isn't too spicy, it was just right!
Until now it's the only Nasi lemak i'll have from time to time, i think it's one that's worth the calories and fats gained.