4 Fingers Crispy Chicken – Korean Fried Chicken at Plaza Sing. Long, Long Queue.
4 Fingers Crispy Chicken at Ion always has a long queue. BUT, it could be also because it is only one cashier working most of the time (even though there are two counters), and the service is generally slow. Well, does not quite qualify to be called ‘fast food’.
People will still wait for an average of 15 to 20 minutes to get their 5 fingers, I mean hands on these Korean style fried chicken.
Korean fried chicken differs from typical American style fast-food fried chicken as they are usually covered by a layer of sauce or spices, and is being fried twice. The skin is usually thinner, crunchy and less greasy, and therefore more pleasurable to eat sometimes.
4 Fingers Crispy Chicken is set up by 4 friends after they chanced upon many such Korean fried chicken shops in New York, and they brought the concept to Singapore. They are not to be confused with Bonchon Chicken, a South Korean franchise, though many thought they are the same thing. (Notice that 4 Fingers also dropped Bonchon from their branding.)
The speciality is the 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Wings and Drummettes (6 pieces for $9.95) coming in flavours of soy garlic, spicy or mixed. Seriously speaking, the seasoning is very tasty and you would want to slowly lick the sauces off the skin.
The chicken though, felt like they went for an extended sun-tan session, and were dry and shrivelled. Probably meant for a snack-like food.
If you want juicy, moist and piping hot, then order the Chicken Drumsticks (3 pieces for $10.95). Because after you bite through the crackly skin, you do get steam coming out from juicy chicken meat. Between the 2 types of fries, I found the seafood have a more impressionable taste than the kimchi flavoured.
Most call 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken one of the best Korean fried chicken in Singapore, and only Chicken Up can beat it. What do you say?
While I genuinely enjoy the marinates and drumsticks, one wishes that they would do something about their consistency and queue system.
4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
#01-32 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Opening Hours:10:00am – 10:30pm Daily