Another fried chicken fast food restaurant has arrived in Singapore, and this is one which came all the way from the UAE. ChicKing first established its name in the Middle East and India, and now plans to reach out to Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
With big brother KFC and other established chicken eateries such as America’s Popeye Chicken & Biscuit, Korea’s BBQ Chicken and Singapore’s very own Arnold Fried Chicken’s having their respective fan bases, how does ChicKing fare?
With a tagline like “Real Recipe, Real Taste, Real Fried Chicken”, you would expect much. I ordered a Royal Snack ($6.50) which included a standard 2-piece chicken, mash potato, coleslaw and soft drink. Firstly, I was kind of disappointed with the size of the chicken – small, shrivelled and shrunken. I must say, however, the taste changed my initial impression!