Birdfolks – Hidden American-Style Fried Chicken Café At West Coast, Well-Worth The Wait
Fried chicken has always been one of Singaporeans well-loved comfort food, and an eatery like Birdfolks has probably gone under the radar for too long.
Kind of ulu to many. And if you are there, you may consider looking out for other F&B options for your future dining options.
Birdfolks’ chicken pieces are American-style brined and battered-fried, and only prepared and fried upon order.
That ensures freshness and succulence in the pieces.
On the flipside, be prepared to wait. Even though I was the only customer, it took about 15 to 20 minutes for the food to arrive.
Choices include Thigh and Drum ($12.90), Sweet Chilli Wings ($11.50) 6 pieces of Fried Winglets & Drumlets ($9.90); alongside Signature Chicken Rice ($9.90), Teriyaki Chicken Rice ($9.90) and Oriental Chicken Rice ($8.89) which is served with house flavoured rice, sous vide eggs and assorted greens.
No service charge & GST, free wifi available.
The Thigh & Drum ($12.90) was well worth the wait, infused with Asian herbs and spices, in thick caramelised crust.
The type that would go let out a sound of crunch, contrasted with very juicy and moist meat.
With no offence to many of the fast food restaurants (let me say what I want, please don’t take it personally), I haven’t had fried chicken this good in Singapore in a while – other than the Korean ones.
I went on to order more chicken in the form called “Tasty Wings” ($9.90).
This is the type where the crispy crust would rip off with the skin, revealing the juices within – well marinated and extremely satisfying. So, so juicy.
Birdfolks also offers traditional Kopi and Teh, and House Made Drinks such as Honey Lime ($3.10). Much needed after a ‘heaty’ meal.
If they could go on to do some wicked gravy and fried chicken with waffles, this place would be a much bigger hit.
Now the challenges for you… the hard-to-find location and the wait.
1 West Coast Drive, #01-75 NEWest Singapore 128020 (a distance from Clementi MRT)
Tel: +65 69240876
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues
April 20, 2019