Chir Chir, the famous fried chicken chain originating from Seoul, South Korea, continues to delight trend-crazy fans of Korean-style chicken with its new twists in the menu.
Why Chir Chir?
Pronounced “chi-ruh chi-ruh” (NOT ”cher cher” like how you call your teacher), Chir Chir is playfully named after the bubbling sound that hot oil makes once chicken is dropped into the deep-fryer.
The Korean Fried Chicken restaurant offers over 20 variations of fried and roasted chicken, using only fresh chicken, never frozen ones.
To ensure flavour consistency across all its outlets, all proprietary sauces and marinades are imported from Seoul.
A good starting point is the Signature Fried Chicken available in Crispy, Garlicky, and Spicy. You can enjoy them as whole cuts, just the wings and drumlets, or as boneless tenders.
Note they deep-dry their chicken only upon order. It will take about 8 – 12 minutes before they are ready.
Some of their special highlights include the Nest Snow which features Cajun chicken tenders stacked with melted cheese and whipped cream; and Honey Butter Chicken made with boneless fried chicken mixed with Chir Chir’s proprietary honey butter seasoning and sauce.
Here are more on the Chir Chir dishes to try:
Crispy Fried Chicken
Every fried chicken is unique and Chir Chir’s house seasoning makes this dish tastes like no other.
For 6 hours the fresh chicken is marinated in a special blend, then battered and deep-fried until it is worthy to be called Crispy Fried Chicken.
The meat remains succulent and flavourful not only on the skin, but all the way to the bone.
If you are a first-timer to Chir Chir, I would recommend getting this (or maybe the Curry). Enjoy the crunch with its accompanying salsa and honey mustard sauce.
Even from afar, you can’t miss this dish for its ultra-fragrant garlic aroma.
This fried chicken is swaddled in a house-made soy-based sauce, infused with biting flavours from the minced garlic and fried garlic cloves. Lip-smacking good.
If you love a good, spicy meal, Chir Chir’s Spicy Chicken should interest you.
These crunchy chicken pieces, are slathered with a sticky spicy chilli sauce with a hint of sweetness, then topped with nutty almond flakes.
This was not as spicy as I imagined, but on the third piece or so, you may just feel the heat settling in.
And if it they’re not spicy enough for you, there’s always a way to level up.
Curry Fried Chicken
Fresh cuts of chicken are coated in Chir Chir’s signature crunchy batter and deep-fried. What follows is tossing the crunchy and juicy chunks of fried chicken in a liberal dose of curry powder.
This addictive powder enhances the overall flavour, with the outer later tasting sweet, salty and spicy. (Upon the first bite, I thought it reminded me of … Twisties, the curry flavoured packet.)
Though the chicken is not considered spicy at all, it still is quite tasty. Recommended for sharing for friends.
Indulged in too much chicken? Cleanse your taste buds with this Mango Salad, a refreshing mix of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, olives, and of course, the star of this salad – loads of juicy, ripe mango cubes.
Toss them altogether in the tangy yoghurt sauce complemented with a sprinkling of berry fresh blueberries.
Glass Noodle Salad
Oh, this was actually originally from the Chir Chir Thailand menu.
This is a Korean-Thai fusion salad, made with Korean glass noodles as the base, with a sweet-sour-spicy Thai style dressing topped with seafood of prawns and squid.
You can’t stop nibbling on potato fries, and adding some curry powder won’t help. If you’re a fan of all things curry, these fries are worth trying.
Warning: not quite possible to stop at just a few.
Chir Cheese Fries
These potato batonnet fries are topped with an organised delicious mess of finely shredded cheese, sliced black olives, and chopped tomatoes.
It is your next-level fries, a balance of good and evil, served with a few pieces of fresh, crunchy celery sticks on the side and a serving of tartar dressing.
Go ahead and give in to experience some fun chimaek dining.
Delivery: Chir Chir Online Order Form
Chir Chir – JEM
#04-13/14 JEM, 50 Jurong Gateway Road Singapore 608549
Tel: +65 6262 6171
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm Last orders at 9pm (Sun – Thu)
11am – 10pm Last orders 9.30pm (Fri – Sat)
Chir Chir – 313@somerset
#B3-04/05/06 313@somerset, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Tel: +65 6509 8364
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last orders at 9.30pm (Sun – Thu)
11am – 11pm Last orders 10.30pm (Fri – Sat)
Chir Chir – Bugis Junction
#02-50 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 251 0598
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last orders 9.30pm (Sun – Thu)
11am – 11pm Last orders 10.30pm (Fri – Sat)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Chir Chir.