Say Chimaek! Korean Fried Chicken continues to be widely sought after in Singapore, for their crackly battered skins and juicy meat. Now THIS New Korean Fried Chicken looks set to be the NEXT brand that will get some popularity. 맛있는.
Ssiksin Chicken is located at Serangoon NEX, right next to Korean BBQ Buffet place Daessiksin, sharing space with another Korean bingsu shop Snowman Desserts. Ah, same owners from Korea.
Korean Fried Chicken is generally eaten with families, colleagues and friends in their country, thus you would find mainly big portions of chicken in many of the menus.
The first major change that Ssiksin Chicken took was to offer 2 pieces set, while keeping their 4 pieces and 8 pieces options. Yeah to individuals like me who likes to go eat fried chicken alone (after feeling stressed).
We tried quite a number of dishes – the Original Fried Chicken ($8 for 2 pieces, $15 for 4, $28 for 8), Seasoned Spicy Chicken ($9, $16, $30) and Soy Sauce Chicken ($9, $16, $30). As the restaurant was still new and getting a hang of things, they did take some time for preparation
Ohhhhhhh…… Their Korean Fried Chicken was huge! I mean at least a lot bigger than what I see around here. When the 4 pieces of chicken parts arrived, the drums and wings arrived in this big basket with side radish (The 3 of us looked at each other, “Can finish?”)
From the appearance alone, you would see this hot shattering crunchy crust enveloping the chicken, the type will go “Crrrrrrrrrrr!” when you put in your mouth. After we came back to the chicken after some time, the skin was still rather crispy!
Good stuff. But the real highlight to me was the inside which remained moist and juicy, yet not too greasy – whether it was the drums or wings.
My next favourite was the Spicy Seasoned Chicken ($9 for 2, $16 for 4, $30 for 8) where the chicken was evenly coated with a sticky-salty-spicy sauce specially imported from Korea.
Korean boss came to me earnestly and asked, “Is this the best in Singapore?”
I hesitated a while and was frank enough to tell him, “Almost the best”. I thought about what was lacking – the chickens could fare better with more seasoning, a more flavourful taste.
Wanting to still go a more Korean style, Ssiksin Chicken also offers a variety of dishes suitable for sharing – Hobak Buldka steam pumpkin with spicy chicken ($28), Ohsam pork and squid Bulgogi ($35) and Andong Ggim Dak spicy steam chicken ($28).
From this initial tasting and some online reviews (people are fast man!), Ssiksin Chicken looks set to give its more established competitors a run for their money.
Given some time to fine-tune, they may just take the crown of the best Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore.
Serangoon NEX #02-04 (Within Ministry of Food) Singapore 238858 (Serangoon MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Ssiksin Chicken Giveaway!
Ssiksin Chicken will be rewarding 5 readers from DanielFoodDiary.com with an 8-piece Korean Fried Chicken combo. Masitssoyo!
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Ssiksin Chicken.