Soul food Chicken and Waffles has been gaining some popularity in Singapore. But the calories. Oh, plus the maple syrup and butter. 5 km of jogging ain’t going to help burn that much.
Nevermind, we sacrifice.
Here are some 10 Chicken Waffles in Singapore that we tried and tested, some worth its money (calorie is a separate issue, because not everyone can afford).
Some you can well, wait till you have a bad craving.
10 Chicken Waffles In Singapore
[Closed] Truly Test Kitchen
153 Kampong Ampat #07-05, Singapore 368326
Opening Hours: 7am – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat) Closed Sun
Truly. A $4.50 Chicken Waffle. $4.50! We couldn’t believe it ourselves.
We also didn’t know how we ended up asking the Truly Curry Rice shop owner Joel if he sold Chicken Waffle. Weird, strange, but he did. He wanted to keep cost lower for his loyal customers, acknowledging that this canteen is hard to find, on the 7th level of Jun Jie Industrial Building.
While the waffle was too soft, drenched in a weird buttery sauce and fries oily, we didn’t have much to complain about the juicy deep fried chicken. Truly a hidden find.
Sin Lee Foods
Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164 Singapore 162004
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Tues-Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat), 9am – 6m (Sun), 11:30am – 6pm (PH), Closed Mon
Sin Lee called their Fried Chicken & Waffles ($21.90) “The One & Only”. To be fair, the iron waffle base was so much better than many other cafes which try too hard to push another waffle item on their menu, perhaps because one of the co-owners owns a crepe shop.
This is what I would call “delicious grub food”. The deep fried chicken leg meat laid on top, all tender and moist, could feed two hungry men. If only it was less salty. And fortunately, the house slaw at the side helped ease out the greasiness.
17 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199329
Tel: +65 6295 0017
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Thurs), 5pm – 1am (Fri – Sat), 10am – 5pm (Sun)
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The Beast’s Chicken and Waffles ($20) contains signature fried chicken with waffles and housemade bourbon maple butter sauce.
The chicken comes in a big slab and is flavoursome, though the waffles are airy and plain (A friend mentioned about a “weird yeast taste”.) The alcoholic sauce is one of a kind.
Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street
Tel: +65 6332 9307
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm last order 2:30pm (Mon – Fri), 6pm – 11pm last order 10pm (Mon – Sat)
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This is called Stinky Meets Crispy ($22). Serious. Popup shop’s Lazy Susan ‘Stinky’ Har Cheong Gai chicken meets ‘Crispy’ rice flour and sambal maple.
Differing opinions. Lazy Susan improved over our last two visits – The first was a “fail”, while a subsequent visit showed huge improvement. Available limited period till 24 Jan 2016 at Open Door Policy. (We think Lazy Susan will return.)
21 Lorong Kilat, #01-02 Singapore 598123 (near Beauty World area / Chun Tin Road)
Tel: +65 9278 0466
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs), 11am -11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun), Closed Tues
Chicken & Waffles ($16) with crispy chicken thigh on waffle served with maple syrup on the side. Instead of the usual buttermilk waffles that were much more chewy and dense, Revelry’s version was crispy and light, with a texture in between the old-school ice cream wafers and youtiao (I thought).
There were loads of air pockets, and thus you would not feel so full after dining. While I did like the waffle texture, the chicken could be juicier and flavourful.
Clinton St Bakery Company & Restaurant
31 Purvis Street Singapore 188608 (8-10 min walk from Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 6684 4845 (no reservations, parties above 6 may be split up)
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm
Chicken & waffles ($21) by Clinton St Bakery. The buttermilk fried chicken was small a portion, occupying a third area of the waffles, and the waffles itself was rather one-dimensionally flat tasting.
The breast meat marinated with buttermilk for more than a day, was regrettably dry. While looking around at spoils of other table, we also noted one or two pale, untanned chicken.
Spathe Public House
8 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 Singapore 238958
Tel: +65 6735 1035
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
Considering how widely this is raved, we were slightly disappointed with the Belgian Waffle & Fried Chicken ($17) which comes with a classic cheese sauce. While we liked the light waffles and the sauce, the fried chicken was way too salty for us to completely enjoy. Perhaps it had seen better days.
Arteastiq Boutique Tea House
Plaza Singapura, #03-70/72 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
For Boutique Tea House reservations: 6336 0951
For enquiries and reservations for Social Painting: 6336 0952
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
Arteastiq’s Chicken and Waffles ($22) had an Asian twist. The buttermilk chicken was pan-fried, then tossed with red onions, cashew nuts and Thai mayonnaise. So rather than a slab of chicken, you get pieces on top on the waffles, though they tasted quite dry and plain.
If you are also wondering why the waffles would taste healthier than the usual, a whole-wheat version is used.
[Closed] The Chicken King
Blk 190, Toa Payoh Central #01-530, Singapore 310190 (Toa Payoh MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon-Sun)
Sorry. Opps, they closed. Will update with a new one.
Not many may know that Swensen’s sell a version of the Southern Style Chicken Waffles, drizzled with honey, served with buttered potatoes, creamy mushroom and sausages. Standard could differ branch to branch though.
(Note: Department of Caffeine serves pretty neat chicken waffles as well, but they are relocating… so look out for this guide for updates.)
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* Eaten, I mean written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary. Some photos provided by Nicholas Tan @stormscape.