Annyeonghaseyo. More Korean fried chicken in Singapore? This time it is the Chir Chir (pronounced Chi-Re Chi-Re) Fusion Chicken Factory which made its way in to Orchard 313@somerset and Bedok Point.
Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory is a popular Korean restaurant chain specialising in deep fried Korean style chicken and other freshly cooked chicken dishes such as Spicy BBQ Roasted Chicken, Garlic Roasted Chicken and Crispy Fried Tenders.
My cravings for Korean Fried Chicken intensified because of Chun Song Yi from My Love From The Stars. You would want to eat a bucket of wings off your sofa while tearing with her in the show. Go Chimaek 치맥!
With over 100 shops around the world, Chir Chir was brought to Singapore by a group of 5 friends in the insurance and finance field.
Chir Chir’s menu was rather intimidating though. I flipped the first page and saw that the Crispy Fried Chicken was $26.90! The rest of the other dishes… Kkan Pung King spicy and sweet chicken ($28.90), Spicy Wings ($28.90), Garlic Roasted Chicken ($32.90), and Rosemary Chicken ($29.90).
How? So expensive, so big portions.
Recommendations: If you intend to go alone, Don’t. Bring 2-3 friends. Maybe 4-5. The rationale is that Korean restaurants are usually family based and food is meant for sharing. (Though Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions would reveal that Koreans are more collective while we Singaporeans have perhaps become more individualistic.)
Chir Chir Singapore: If you are reading this, maybe a 2-3 piece set for us individuals can? Or at least offer mixed platters so that we greedy consumers can try a variety of flavours.
The most popular dish in Korea was the Nest Snow ($32.90), that was bringing fried chicken to a whole new, and guiltier level. Why?
You get deep fried chicken tenders swimming in a pool of rich creamy white sauce, a scoop of sweet salad hidden below, and a swirl of fresh whipped cream to top it all.
Mix them all up before eating. Can you imagine? Fried chicken with cream? What would it do to your diet plans, but heck.
We liked that the restaurant provided ‘kiap’ to hold on to your chicken parts, especially if you do not like to eat with your hands.
The Garlicky Tenders ($26.90) were tender and moist with distinct aroma. Not the best yet, because we think those can be juicier. But at least better than another Korean Fried Chicken Joint which had long queues despite serving dry chicken. Some things, we could never quite compre-Hen-d.
Chir Chir 치르치르
313@somerset #B3-04/05/06, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Thurs, Sun), 11am – 11pm (Fri-Sat)
Bedok Point, 700 New Upper Changi Road #02-05/06 Singapore 467351