Best places to eat Korean fried chicken in Singapore

July 02, 2019
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    Who doesn’t love the sweet yet savoury taste of the well-loved KFC — nope, not Kentucky, but Korean Fried Chicken. Perfectly prepared with a crispy crust encasing tender, juicy flesh underneath and coated with a sweet, tangy sauce, Korean fried chicken has been gaining in popularity, as chains here expand and more new brands enter Singapore. We round out the most finger-licking good brands that are worth the calories.

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  • Kko Kko Na Ra
    2 / 10 Kko Kko Na Ra

    Kko Kko Na Ra was one of the first restaurants to introduce the dish here in 2008.  There are four different flavours – original, soy garlic sauce, sweet and spicy, and hot and spicy. Accompanied by a plethora of other Korean food staples such as Kimchi Pancakes ($22) and Kimchi Stew ($28 for small, $38 for large), a standard eight piece wings and drums set is priced at $18 while a larger 16 piece set is priced at $30 on its lunch menu. If you are looking for a particularly spicy combo for that extra kick, try the Hot & Spicy Kko Kko Chicken dish. With three chilis beside it on the menu, it’s sure to challenge your tolerance of spice.

    Kko Kko Na Ra has a few outlets, such as 68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 008489, tel: 6224 818, and #02-243, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666. Visit www.kkokkonara.com.

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  • Burger+
    3 / 10 Burger+

    This hip new Korean-owned bistro may be called Burger+, but it also serves authentic Korean fried chicken, inspired by co-founder Lee Mihyun’s childhood comfort food. Kids will like the sweet-tangy taste of Yangnyeom Chicken, but if you love it spicy, the Hot Yangnyeom Chicken is a must-try. You can order it as wingettes and drumettes (from $9.20 for six pieces), drumsticks (from $10.80 for three), as well as half and whole chicken (from $15.80). Wash it down with milkshakes – we love the avocado honey ($9.80) or the bistro’s exclusive Korean beers ($12.90 a pint), which come in attractive hues of pink and green, thanks to ingredients such as red yeast and butterfly pea flower.

    While you’re there, order one of its yummy gourmet burgers, too – we devoured the Truffle Burger ($21), which is made with premium US beef and real shaved truffle, as well as fluffy potato flour buns and its secret B+ sauce. From now until July 31, get a free Wooyu Jollypong ice-cream (worth $5.80) with every purchase of a burger or signature fried chicken set (terms and conditions apply).

    #01-37/38, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877. Visit  https://burgerplus.com.sg.

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  • Gayageum Korean Family Restaurant
    4 / 10 Gayageum Korean Family Restaurant

    This family-run restaurant is a hidden gem in Bukit Timah Shopping Centreand will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a hole-in-the-wall in Seoul. Their Fried Flavoured Chicken dish features an elegant mix of flavours, giving customers a taste of the Original flavour, including two other flavours of choice at $39. Garlic Fried Chicken in Spicy Soy Sauce is one of the more popular choices, with a spicy and savoury taste enticing visitors to come back for seconds.

    At 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #B2-14, Singapore 588179, tel: 64638011. Visit www.facebook.com/gayageumrestaurant/

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  • Woori-Nara
    5 / 10 Woori-Nara

    Woori-Nara’s menu features all the big hits under the Korean culinary repertoire, including our favourite Korean Fried Chicken. Available in sizes large and small, the poultry dish is twice fried to create that extra crunchy skin and then tossed with your sauce of choice. Their Cheese Fried Chicken is one of the more interesting options off the menu, priced at $18 for small and $34 for large. The place offers boneless options as well.

    At 19 Lor Kilat, #01-02, Singapore 598120, tel: 64649282. Visit www.woorinara.sg

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  • Guksu
    6 / 10 Guksu

    While Guksu might be known largely for its Jeongol (Korean-style hot pot and stew) dishes, the restaurant’s Korean fried chicken might just be its best hidden secret. The Chicken Wings Platter ($32.90) is something you should definitely sink your teeth into. Choose from Classic, Soy, Spicy or Wasabi — it’s served with mashed potato and pickled radish. Or, for something truly indulgent, try the Cheese Chicken Fondue ($39.90) that’s good for three to four people. A creamy cheese broth serves as the centrepiece, into which you can dip Korean deep fried boneless chicken and potato wedges. Too good.

    At 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-384/385, Suntec City West Wing, Singapore 038983, tel: 63347950. Visit https://www.facebook.com/guksu1945/

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  • Chir Chir
    7 / 10 Chir Chir

    With multiple outlets spread across the nation, Chir Chir is a bona fide Korean fried chicken joint to be reckoned with. The South Korean brand offers various flavours for its fried chicken, such as Garlicky Chicken, Spicy Chicken and Crispy Fried Chicken. They also have tenders, and chicken that isn’t fried, if that’s to your fancy. KkhanPung King ($28.90) is an interesting dish, presenting its chicken pieces that have been covered in a spicy and sweet sauce and accompanied by a signature dipping cream. Sounds delicious? Find the nearest Chir Chir restaurant near you to try it.

    Chir Chir has several outlets. Visit http://chirchir.designhows.com/

     

     

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  • Jinjia Chicken
    8 / 10 Jinjia Chicken

    This halal certified restaurant serves the popular poultry dish alongside other authentic Korean dishes. Its signatures include JinJia Wings and JinJia Drumsticks, tossed with the sauce of your choice – Soy Garlic, Yangyeom, Monster or mixed – with options allowing you to order up to 100 pieces at once, for just $99. Its menu also features other scrumptious dishes, including desserts such as Oreo Bingsu ($7.90) and Jjajang Myeon (Black Bean Noodles at $7.90).

    Jin Jia Chicken has several outlets. Visit https://www.facebook.com/jinjjachicken/

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  • Nene Chicken
    9 / 10 Nene Chicken

    Its menu features a colourful mix of classic fried chicken dishes such as the Two Piece Chicken Meal ($9.90) as well as other more interesting ones such as the Hotplate Chicken ($39.90). Served with a zesty mix of dips, this Hotplate Chicken combo includes the best of all worlds, serving a half chicken of the original flavour and Korean stew chicken with a side of curly fries and cheese. If you are looking for something more filling, the place also serves chicken in burgers. With a choice of Original ($9.95) or Kimchi ($10.95) flavours, Nene Chicken’s Chicken Burgers are paired with milk buns, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and red onions. Similarly, their wraps are priced at $7.95 for Original and $8.95 for Kimchi flavours, served with a grain wrap and similar veggies. Does Nene Chicken run out of ways to eat chicken?

    Nene Chicken has several outlets. Visit http://www.nenechicken.com.sg/

     

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  • Chicken Up
    10 / 10 Chicken Up

    Chicken Up is a family-friendly restaurant, offering a diverse choice of items on its menu from stews to noodles, including the well-loved Korean fried chicken. The place also has affordable daily lunch set menus at $12.90, from 11am to 5pm. And this includes fried chicken, with the Boneless Chicken set and Chicken Wing set. For both set meals, you can choose between the YangNyum, Soya and Crispy sauces and are both also served with a side of your choice, namely Kimchi, Bulgogi, Truffle Fries or Rice.

    Chicken Up has several outlets. Visit http://www.chicken-up.com/

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