Fun fact: it’s often had as an after-meal snack in Korea. They sure know how to treat themselves right!
Portions are huge at this Korean fried chicken restaurant chain, so never dine alone at this eatery.
Flavours are many, but our recommendation is the Honey Butter Chicken ($28.90), crispy battered chicken smothered in honey butter glaze, served alongside dried cranberries, almond flakes, potato wedges and fried topokki (rice cake), with a honey garlic mayo dip.
NEXT: Chicken Up →
The best seller here are its Ganjang Soya Chicken Wings ($12 for 4). And it’s no wonder. The wings come with a lightly coated batter so the proportion between the crispy skin and the tender flesh is just right. Evenly coated with Korean soya sauce, the wings are moist with a sweet and savoury flavour that you can’t have enough of.
Psst, some outlets are open to as late as 3am. What diet?
NEXT: SSiksin Chicken →
If you love your Korean fried chicken sauce free, go for the ones at SsikSin Chicken. The batter used here in its Original Chicken Wings ($6.50 for 3) is quite thick, but you can still taste the meat. There’s also a hint of spiciness in the seasoning, a satiating kick emerging from each flavourful bite.
#02-04/06 Serangoon NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
NEXT: Oppa Chicken →
Things are kept light-hearted and fun in this hole-in-the-wall fried chicken joint that boosts interiors decked out in bright neon lights and industrial style furniture.
For those up for an extra spicy kick, there’s Flaming Yangnyum ($13.90 for 6) that, while spicy, leaves a sweet and tangy aftertaste so you can’t help but want more. The popular choice however is the Honey Garlic ($15.9 for 6), where the fried chicken is topped with finely chopped garlic and honey sauce.
274 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058823
NEXT: Kko Kko Na Ra →
This hot spot for supper – it’s open till 3am – serves the usual Korean fare, but they are also known for their Korean fried chicken.
While the wings here are scrawnier than those we’ve had at other places, they are still delicious. For those who love a bit of everything, go for their Chicken Combo Set ($25 for 9) which features three flavours: original, sweet (chicken is marinated in sweet and spicy sauce) and the garlic (chicken is marinated in a garlic and soy sauce combination).
68 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088489
NEXT: Jinjja Chicken →
The generous sprinkling of sesame seeds add a crunch to the already crispy fried chicken ($7.90 for 6 wings and $8.90 for 3 drumsticks). Even the ones slathered in sauces retain their crustiness.
For the undaunted, they’ve recently introduced a new flavour, the fiery Monster, which makes their Yangnyeom (sweet and spicy sauce) seem tame.
249 Victoria St, Singapore 188034
NEXT: Hoho Chimek →
This Korean casual eatery is surprisingly underrated, given its affordable price point for quality food.
Their Soy Garlic Korean Fried Chicken Wings ($9.90 for 6) are for the win. While the chicken meat itself is nothing to rave about, the sauce was one of the best ones we had. Salty, with just a hint of sweetness and oh-so-addictive.
#01-45, 430 Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 487048
NEXT: Guksu Restaurant →
While the eatery specialises in jeongol (Korean stew served in hot pot), Guksu also has a decent offering of fried chicken.
Their chicken, particularly their drumsticks, is succulent and tender on the inside despite their robust exterior. The Guksu Signature Drumsticks ($11.50 for 3) is available in three flavours: classic (original), spicy (Korean spicy sauce) and soya (Korean soya sauce).
#02-385 Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
NEXT: Twins →
This Korean fried chicken joint is perhaps known more for having a pair of good-looking Korean twin owners.
But the food is really good and the fried chicken even better – go for the bite-sized Original Fried Chicken Wings ($10 for 5), or the Soy & Garlic ($10 for 5) for even more flavour.
7 Craig Rd, Singapore 089667
NEXT: Nene Chicken →
The chicken at Nene Chicken is just a bit dry, particularly for the tenders.
But as if to compensate for it, they come with generous servings of sauce. The swicy sauce (sweet and spicy sauce) is thick and more sweet than spicy, but pairs really well with the chicken tenders ($8.90 for 6). For something more interesting, opt for the Bulgogi ($24.90 for 18) chicken wings and drumsticks, where the chicken is fried with bulgogi sauce, which is sticky, sweet and salty all at once.
NEXT: 4Fingers →
This Korean fried chicken fast food chain attracted snaking queues – you’d be waiting for an hour or more – when it first opened, and surely that says a lot about their food.
Their popular Wingettes & Drumettes ($8.45 for 6) come swathed in either a hot sauce or a soy garlic sauce. Be warned: the former can be a twinge too fiery if you can’t take spice!
NEXT: Chicken Clinic →
Call it gimmick all you want, but the fried chicken served at the Chicken Clinic is pretty high on the awesome scale.
The fried chicken, in keeping with the clinical theme, is served in a surgical tray and a syringe filled with chilli sauce. We love the Chicken Nanban ($18.50), boneless chicken chunks with pickled jalapenos and glazed in spicy soy sauce.
#01-13 Thomson V Two, 11 Sin Ming Rd, Singapore 575629
NEXT: Chir Chir →
P.S. If you’re not eating your chicken wings with this hack, you’re having it all wrong!
By Ho Pei Ying, SimplyHer, 14 September 2016
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