Some say Chicken Up at Tanjong Pagar serves the Best Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore, while others say “over-rated” and they had better. Must be 4fingers fans.
Well, Chicken Up has quietly opened up a small stall called Chicken Up Little in the foodcourt at the back of Bugis Village, flanked by a Thai cuisine and Chinese zi char stall. Other good news for easties, there is also a new branch at Tampines Century Square.
Chicken Up’s version adapted from the Korean method of first removing the fat from the skin, and then double-frying which results in chicken which is both crispy and juicy.
My qualm about the original Chicken Up is portions are either for sharing or in buffet style. Too huge, not friendly to individuals.
Chicken Up Little offers individual Wings ($8 for 3 wings), or Cutlet Set ($6) which comes with fries and coleslaw. Chicken parts versions are also available at $14-$15 for “half” $26-$28 for “full”.
The wait for my plate was unimaginably long. 20 minutes or so? But…
It was good! Okay, they arrived darker and soggier than I would have anticipated, and skin was sprayed wet with sweet soy sauce and therefore not as crunchy as it should have been.
The meat was very well-marinated though Every bite was moist, some sweet juice (or oil) might drip through from within. Shiokness.
After “My Love from the Star”, I keep craving for Korean Fried Chicken, imaging having a tub while indulging in more Korean dramas on my sofa. I wanna come back to eat more!
Chicken Up Little
52 Queen Street, #01-05 Singapore 188539 (Within food court at the back of Bugis Village)
Tel: +65 98346540
Opening Hours: (Tentative) 11:45am – 10:45pm (Tues-Sun), Closed Mon
New Chicken Up branch: 2 Tampines Central, #01-44 to 47, Century Square, Singapore 529509, Singapore 088469