Korean fried chicken has become a craze in Singapore. Several stores have popped up all over the island in recent months. Crispy crunchy fried chicken coated in spicy Korean sauce, you can’t say no to that. Let’s take a look at some really popular Korean fried chicken stores in Singapore.
1) 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
What started in 2009 in Singapore, has now grown into a regional chain in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Their super crispy chicken is halal and promises no MSG or preservatives. They can be found in most malls in Singapore and expect long queues during peak hours like lunch time.
2) Oppa chicken
Oppa is a formal term used by females in Korea to address older male brothers, friends or colleagues. Their signature honey garlic wings are really popular while the YangNyum flavour comes in as the second most popular flavour in the chicken joint. The sweet and spicy flavour of this sauce transports you straight to South Korea. Their crispy fried chicken is soaked in their delicious sauce for at least 8 hours, leaving a wonderfully marinated fried chicken. They can be found in various locations around Singapore.
3) Jinjja Chicken
Located in Bugis Village and Clementi Mall, this fried chicken is very popular among the youths of Singapore. Jinjja Chicken is a fast-food concept offering restaurant quality Korean food. Two flavours are currently available in the store. The Soy Garlic and Yangnyeom (mildly spicy) sauces coat the crispy fried chicken and they come with optional tteokbokki cream or cheese sauce at an additional $1 only. The melting cheese drenches over the crunchy fried chicken which is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
4) Chicken Up
Located at Bugis and Parkway Parade mall, near the popular East Coast Beach, Chicken Up is making waves by offering Korean fusion food. Their bestseller is the Ganjang wings that is made with their own special soya sauce blend. Plus they also have interesting drinks to go with your fried chicken like the ‘Pineapple Soju.’ A cosy restaurant, a must-visit.
5) Nene Chicken
The word ‘Ne’ in Korean means ‘Yes’ and aptly named ‘Nene’ or ‘Yes, Yes Chicken’ started in 1999 in South Korea before coming to Singapore in 2012. They have several branches all over Singapore. They offer a mix and match menu where you choose your chicken wings and then your sauces, starters, drinks etc. They have a good variety of their secret sauces which coat their juicy chickens and leave you mouthwatering. Nene Chicken is scattered all over Singapore and easily found.
6) Ssiksin Chicken
Located currently at Nex Mall in Singapore, Ssiksin chicken is unique from the rest. The batter they use is thicker and is widely sought after. The chickens are quite big and the thick batter amusingly creates a lot of crunching sounds all around the table. The chickens are not greasy and remain tender and juicy inside.
7) Bonchon Chicken
Originally from South Korea, Bonchon chicken restaurant is now open in Singapore. Their chicken comes in two flavours soy garlic and hot sauce. This franchise is popular even in Los Angeles and New York. Though a little expensive, the chicken is non-greasy and the sauce coats the meat really well. Located conveniently near the city centre at Bugis as well.
8) Chir Chir
This famous fried chicken Chir Chir restaurant originates from Seoul and claims to be a ‘fusion chicken factory.’ Though a little expensive, the food is visually appealing and also comes with creamy white sauce and salad. The food portions are large, which means they serve around 2 to 4 people. In Korea it is the norm to eat and enjoy a meal in groups. For those who are conscious about getting their fingers greasy from the fried chicken,you need to have no worries here as the chicken is served with cutlery. This chicken chain can be found in various locations in Singapore.