Hoho Chimek – Addictive Korean Fried Chicken at East Village
Instagrammer @Elainegirlgirl told me about this Korean Fried Chicken near Simpang Bedok which was soooooo addictive. Simpang Bedok. East Village. Very far away from my place, but I shall try it because I trust her taste. She did eat many fried chicken.
HoHo Chimek’s name is derived from the words ‘chi’ which means ‘chicken’ and ‘mek-ju’ standing for ‘beer’ in Korean language. Somehow chimek regained popularity again after hit television series “Man From The Stars”. I am a ‘victim’.
The eatery located within East Village is a no-fuss 15-seater which specializes in Korean fried chicken, along with pancakes, stew (budae-jjigae $13 for 1 pax, $22 for 2 pax) and soups such as Sam Gye Tang (Ginseng chicken soup $15 for half chicken, $27 for whole).
The Chicken Combo came in an individual friendly 6 pieces with fries set at $9.90. No GST or service charge.
When the chicken arrived, I thought they looked dry and small. Swiped them across the brown soy and garlic sauce, took a bit, thought, “Hmmm… so salty” and didn’t think much, initially.
Before I knew it, I kept repeating those actions, using those little drumlets to sweep across that sauce which I claimed to be salty just moments earlier. There is a part of these chicken wings that were downright addictive.
I finished all 6 pieces, by myself. Strangely I actually wanted more. This is the type where you can sit with a bucket to watch Korean dramas.
East Village, 430 Upper Changi Road #01-45 Singapore 487048
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Fri), 12pm – 10:30pm (Sat-Sun)