Best Korean Fried Chicken In Town For 2015 – NAHMJ Picks

Who doesn’t love Fried Chicken? I couldn’t resist just by hearing the 2 words. As my family have the same passion for Fried Chicken as I am, especially my brother-in-law, a eating chicken expert, we were on a Korean Fried Chicken (치맥집) craze. Consisting of 5 tasters in the panel, some times 6, these are NAHMJ Picks for 2015.


*Updated on 6 Nov 2015



Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015



Chicken Up


48 Tanjong Pagar Road,, Singapore 088469
Tel: +65 6327 1203

Opening Hours:  Sunday – Thursday  1730 to 0200;  Friday – Saturday  1730 to 0300

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Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Chicken Up


The Korean Fried Chicken at Chicke Up got some mixed review. One find it salty. One said it was all right. The remaining three felt it was a little too bland. I belong to the “a little too bland” group. I suppose that was due to the chicken wasn’t well marinated. Some parts got more salt, where others got less.

Chicken Up Korean Fried Chicken was juicy with the thinnest batter. Yet crispy despite it was a takeaway with a journey of about 10 minutes.



Choo Choo Chicken


33 Bali Lane, Singapore 189869
Tel: +65 6299 0980

Opening Hours: Daily  1130 to 2300


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Choo Choo Chicken Bali Lane


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Choo Choo Chicken, Crispy


Choo Choo Chicken is also one which got mixed review. 4 Yes and 2 No. I belong to the “No” group. More than 50% said yes. Our Chicken expert said the fried chicken went excellent with the Chilli sauce.



Bon Chon


201 Victoria Street,#01-11, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Tel: +65 6884 4769


Opening Hours:  Daily 1130 to 2130


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore - Bon Chon Singapore


You can’t have Bon Chon Chicken without any sauce. We tested and found it only original natural Chicken flavour. In short, it isn’t tasty eating it this way. It is the sauce that spice things up. It is yummy when we dip the fried chicken in Hot Sauce. The Hot Sauce is certainly the charm.



Oven & Fried Chicken


182 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068630
Tel: +65 6222 5959

Opening Hours:  Monday – Friday  1100 to 0000; Saturday to Sunday  1600 to 0000


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore - Oven & Fried Chicken


All 5 tasters casted our vote for them. The chicken is tasty, fragrance with its marinate, retaining its crispiness and yet moist. It has the smoothest and lightest batter among all we tried. In short, delicious.

A pity that Oven & Fried Chicken isn’t too hygience. I spotted the service crew picking something out of the chilli sauce and then serve it to us. I confronted him and he feigned ignorance for awhile. As I persisted, he finally admitted but done nothing more. I would expect that they discard the entire bottle of chilli sauce but this wasn’t the case. Poor hygience practice, I wouldn’t go back.



Chir Chir 치르치르


313 Orchard Road, #B3-04/05/06, 313@somerset, Singapore 238895
Tel: +65 6496 9313

Opening Hours:  Sunday – Thursday  1000 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 2300


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Chir Chir Chicken Singapore @ 313 Somerset Interior


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Chir Chir Chicken Singapore


Chir Chir Chicken was the closest fight with Oven & Fried Chicken at Telok Ayer Road. Though one taster, our chicken eating expert, felt the pepper-ish taste was far too strong. The remaining didn’t find this as a concern. In fact, we enjoyed this strong flavour.




64 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088485
Tel: +65 6224 7073



Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Wabar, Crunchy Wings


Crunchy Wings come in two serving size, 4 and 8 pieces. The takeaway is packed in a nice brown box with various condiments and Korean pickles. What more, all these were contained in a nice brown bag with handle easy to carry. We love the takeaway packaging from Wabar.

Most importantly, Wabar Crunchy Wings scored well in the taste test. Though the wings looked dry, it was crunchy, tasty, succulent wings.




7 Craig Road Singapore 089667
Tel: +65 6221 5205


Opening Hours  Monday – Saturday and Public Holiday 1100 to 1500, 1700 to 0000; Sunday 1700 to 2300


Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore For 2015 - Twins, Original Fried Chicken Wings


This has a very similar taste as the Crunchy Wings from Wa Bar. But beware, Twins charges a 10% of the food value for your takeaway boxes. We noted the 10% service charge for our takeaway and on enquiry, the serve said it was for the takeaway boxes. The boxes were normal plastic box, nothing fanciful nor re-usable. OMG, such an expensive takeaway. We won’t do a takeaway from Twins anymore. Either dine-in or refuse Twins.

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Jinjja Chicken

249 Victoria Street (Bugis Village), Singapore 188032


Menu: Jinjja Chicken Menu

Opening Hours  Sunday – Thursday  1100 to 2200; Friday – Saturday  1100 to 2330


Jinjja Chicken - Jinjja Wings (Mixed)


The latest kid in town. Crispy fried chicken with awesome sauce. Both its Soy Garlic and Yangnyeom were equally fabulous. Besides its signature Korean Fried Chicken, expect to find some popular Korean Mains and Burger too. For sides, 3 types of fries and others include Tofu, Kimchi and Seafood Mandu.



NAHMJ Verdict


It was amazing to find most chicken to retain its crispy factor even for takeaway for a journey of as long as 30 minutes. Most restaurant doesn’t have a surcharge for takeaway with Twins having the most expensive which is 10% of your food value. We no longer will go back to Twins for any takeaway.