Oven & Fried Chicken – Korean ‘Fried Rice Chicken’ Shop Opens At Bukit Timah
Another Korean Fried Chicken restaurant in Singapore, this time at Bukit Timah Chun Tin Road.
My foodie friend told me that his Korean colleagues swore by Oven & Fried Chicken at Telok Ayer, declaring that it was the closest to what they get back home. Well, OFC has opened its second outlet, with another Korean family restaurant Three Meals A Day as direct neighbours.
Some introduction of the concept to let you have a clearer understanding of its menu: The Korean chicken bistro is made up of two separate brands: Okkudak and Ssal Dak.
Okkudak serves roasted chicken ($17 for half, $32 for half) which is first marinated then oven baked to retain its natural flavours; and sauced versions where the chicken is further stir-fried with spicy or Jambalaya sauces.
On the Ssal Dak side (which items we are more familiar with), the chicken is fried with 100% rice flour instead of wheat for a crispier texture. Thus, you will see ‘Fried Rice Chicken’ ($18 for half, $33 for whole) on the menu.
With rice flour used to coat the chicken before frying, there seems to be a thicker and dry-crispy outer layer. Even when I used hands to eat it (no gloves given), the fingers and lips didn’t’ feel greasy at all.
On the flip side, I found myself getting thirsty easily, throat feeling parched.
Check out the absorbent paper at the end of the meal.
The meat was moist, though I found it moderately lacking in flavours, and often needed to dip parts into the sauce (mild sauce and honey mustard were recommended) for some taste.
Is there something called ‘over-sauced’?
OFC’s popular option is to have the ‘Fried Rice Chicken’ seasoned with various sauces such as Spicy, Jambalaya, Soy Sauce and Padi Garlic ($20 for half, $35 for whole).
The sauce was appetizing and greasy. But perhaps there was just too much of the coating, it masked the taste of the chicken and made eating rather ‘jelak’ (too rich) after just two pieces. Maybe this would please those who loved licking sauces off fingers. Slurp.
Stormscape went on another visit and found it “OMG SPICY” (the spiciest he had in Singapore) and had to stop halfway.
Comparing to other “Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore”, I would rank Oven & Fried Chicken somewhere above the middle.
Oven & Fried Chicken Bukit Timah
16 Chun Tin Road Singapore 599603 (opposite Beauty World)
Tel: +65 6463 3505
Opening Hours: Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 12:00am (Mon-Fri), 5:30pm – 1:00am (Sat-Sun)
Oven & Fried Chicken Telok Ayer
182 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068630
Tel: +65 6222 5959
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 12:00am (Mon-Fri), 4:00pm – 12:00am (Sat-Sun)
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