The best fried chicken in Singapore

From kaarage to Korean fried chicken, here are the best eateries in Singapore for a greasy bucket fix

Fried chicken: The best eateries for a greasy bucket fix
Fried chicken: The best eateries for a greasy bucket fix
26 Nov 2017

Fried chicken: The best eateries for a greasy bucket fix

If you didn't manage to get a last bite of local celebrity Chef Bjorn Shen’s mouthwatering fried chicken before Bird Bird shut its doors yesterday (Nov 26), fret not. Here are 11 places we picked out for a your fried chicken fix in Singapore, from Korean joints for the sauce-slathered to bars that pair fried fowl with good tipples.

This story first appeared in City Nomads.

CHIKIN
CHIKIN
26 Nov 2017

CHIKIN

Named ‘chicken’ in Japanese colloquialism, this yakitori joint fries up a mean CHIKIN Karaage ($9) in addition to the mala-coated skewers they’re famous for. Served with a mayo dip, squeeze the lemon slice over the chicken for a refreshing tang to the tasty chicken. 

CHIKIN is located at 6 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089820, p. +65 6221 3670. Open Mon-Fri 5pm – 1am, Sat 6pm – 1am. Closed Sun.

Kko Kko Na Ra Korean Fried Chicken
Kko Kko Na Ra Korean Fried Chicken
26 Nov 2017

Kko Kko Na Ra Korean Fried Chicken

With two locations – one in the CBD in Tanjong Pagar and one in the buzzy inner city precinct of Bugis – Kko Kko Na Ra Korean Fried Chicken doesn’t disappoint with its wings. The Korean fried chicken here is available in a number of flavours, from sweet and spicy to citron sauce with sliced scallion. Settle in for an evening with friends to share the combo platter and toast to a finger-lickin’ good time.

Kko Kko Na Ra Fried Chicken is l68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088489, p. +65 6224 8186, and 48 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198899, p. +65 6391 9717. Opens Mon-Sat 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 3am, Sun 6pm – 1am (Tanjong Pagar); 11am – 11pm daily (Kandahar Street).

Hong Kong Street Chun Kee
Hong Kong Street Chun Kee
26 Nov 2017

Hong Kong Street Chun Kee

Old-school har heong gai (fried prawn-paste chicken) take centre stage at zi char spot Hong Kong Street Chun Kee along Alexandra Road. Along with Chinese dishes from the wok, the crisp and juicy wings come with a homemade chilli sauce that hits all the right spots with its amount of spice and flavour. Get a squeeze of lime over the dish before going in for the crunch.

Hong Kong Street Chun Kee is located at 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-190, Singapore 150125, p. +65 6271 8484. Open 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11.30pm daily. 

Woorinara
Woorinara
26 Nov 2017

Woorinara

A crackling, loud crunch is what to look out for when you drop by Woorinara in Bukit Timah for its fried chicken. Serving up both bone-in and boneless, the meat is twice fried for the extra crispy texture, then tossed in your choice sauce from their menu. Order the ones with cheese for an extra, gooey kick.

Woorinara is located at 19 Lorong Kilat #01-02, Singapore 598120, p. +65 6464 9282. Opens 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm daily.

The Beast
The Beast
26 Nov 2017

The Beast

Grub at The Beast lives up to its name – the half-a-bird Southern Fried Chicken ($20) is testament to that. Served with slaw and country gravy, the crumbly, crispy crust derived from the restaurant’s buttermilk marinade is the star of this establishment’s bird. It’s also available on the menu with waffles, in traditional Southern American cuisine-style and paired with bourbon maple syrup.

The Beast is located at 17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329, p. +65 6295 0017. Opens Mon-Wed 5pm – 12am, Thu-Fri 5pm – 1am, Sat-Sun 11am – 12am. 

OPPA Chicken
OPPA Chicken
26 Nov 2017

OPPA Chicken

The usual Korean fried chicken get a slight twist at OPPA Chicken in South Bridge Road, as they serve up their signature Honey Garlic concoction alongside the familiar Yangnyum and Soy Garlic sauces. Brought in directly from South Korea, the flavours are kept pretty authentic.

OPPA Chicken is located at 274 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058823, p. +65 6221 5217. Opens Mon-Sat 11am – 10pm. Closed Sun and PH. 

The Bird Southern Table & Bar
The Bird Southern Table & Bar
26 Nov 2017

The Bird Southern Table & Bar

The Bird is the Asian sister restaurant of the famous Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami (brainchild of restaurateur John Kunkel). With the meat brined for 27 hours and fried with their special blend of spices and flour, the offerings at The Bird are just that juicy and tender at the same time. We also like that they serve watermelon with their fried chicken, which, you know, help you eat more fried chicken. 

The Bird Southern Table and Bar is located at #B1-07 (Galleria Level) & #L1-82 (Bay Level), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, p +65 6688 9959. Open from 11am – 11pm daily. 

The Flagship
The Flagship
26 Nov 2017

The Flagship

While whisky aficionados flock to this bar for the long list of malts, fans of fried chicken can also look to The Flagship for their crisp bites. The Pok Pok Chicken Wings ($17), lathered in Vietnamese and Thai spices, pack a mean punch in flavour and pairs well with an Old Fashioned or two. Not up for spice? The Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($16) is no less addictive.

The Flagship is located at 18/20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089832, p. +65 9011 8304. Opens Mon-Thu 6pm – 1am, Fri-Sat 6pm – 2am. Closed Sun.

Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings
Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings
26 Nov 2017

Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings

Featuring crisp golden skin all-round encasing a juicy, tender interior, coffeeshop stall Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings serves up some of the best wings at both its original and Redhill outlets. For just $1.20 a piece, the simply marinated pieces shine without the need for additional seasoning bar some chilli sauce for fans of spice. Grab them with a plate of bee hoon for a quick and tasty lunch.

Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings is located at 117 Commonwealth Drive, #01-711, Singapore 140117, p. +65 9233 9330 and 85 Redhill Lane, #01-19, Singapore 150085. Both outlets open Mon-Sat 12pm – 10pm. Closed Sun. 

No. 5 Emerald Hill
No. 5 Emerald Hill
26 Nov 2017

No. 5 Emerald Hill

If you’re one for prawn-paste wings in a classy bar, No. 5 Emerald Hill is the place for you. The 2-storey shophouse establishment plates up wings marinated in shrimp sauce and Chinese wine then fried. Wash them down with either a pint of beer or one of the bar’s signature martinis, which ring in as low as $8 during their Happy Hour promotion.

No. 5 Emerald Hill is located at 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289, p. +65 6732 0818. Opens Mon-Thu 12pm – 2am, Fri-Sat and public holiday eve 12pm – 3am, Sun and public holidays 5pm – 2am.

Photo: Am Oh via Burpple

FIVE TEN
FIVE TEN
26 Nov 2017

FIVE TEN

Ee the busy tourist crowd of Chinatown into this Taiwanese eatery for some grub, which includes a dose of Fried Chicken, served with nori (seaweed) mayonnaise. Garnished with some chilli powder for just that little spice, the karaage-like, soy and sesame marinated pieces come in for just $5 a plate, or $10 with rice, egg and homemade acar.

FIVE TEN is located at 237 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058786, p. +65 6924 9752. Opens Mon-Sat 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm.

Photo: Nicole Yue

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