Have you been comparing your childhood fried chicken and the recent trends of western and Korean fried chicken? From those you can get form your neighbourhood kopitiam (traditional coffee shop) to KFC, Texas, Popeyes and of course the Korean favourites which I shall share those in my other blog posts. For me I have been finding the better fried chicken which is not too oily, crispy and tender meat.
Well, started in 2013, Chic-a-boo Fried Chicken is the brainchild of the founder's pursuit of quality Southern fried chicken. Using only fresh chicken, every piece is freshly made and served with wholesome side dishes, soup (well if you order la) and homemade corn muffin. Available in two flavours Savoury Original and Hot & Spicy.
I didn't know this was around until last year and I love it very much! It sort of brings me to the time where our famous KFC chickens are served in plates and this, my friends, its just what reminds me of the nice old environment. There are three outlets (ya I didn’t know that too !) and the one and only which I frequent so many times is at Marina Square. Tucked in one of the corners just opposite local favourite Aston’s.
They have quite a variety of dishes to choose from and the sides are tasty as well. Each order is cooked upon order and the waiting period can be quite long during the peak meal periods, which is actually good as I know that they would not pre-cook it and leave it there like most fast food chains. I do like the original chicken as its really tender and the flavour is wonderful. Comparing it to the spicy one, I don't quite fancy it as I feel the spiciness overtake the actual flavour of the meat, though still tender but it losses the original flavour.
As the brand suggests, its focus on their fresh chicken, they do have options for fish if you’re not into the chicken. But I have to warn you that its really not as good and I would rather you order the yummy sides instead! Why not try out their big chunky burgers (which sadly do not come with a set choice) which has a variety of sauces. I had tried the BBQ one and its really good just that if you’re not a fan of sweet stuffs, this (the BBQ sauce) might be too sweet for your tastebuds. Oh yes the corn muffins is great too, full of textures and sweetness of the corn is a great appetiser for my meal
Well I hope the rest is up to the pictures to show you the variety of mains and sides available at this place and please use whatever you can finish as the sauces are there for you to take. I see people taking way way too much to what they can manage and its wasteful. Try out the there outlets and dishes and share with me what you like best at Chic-A-Boo!
(1) 4 Hillview Rise #02-12
(2) 604 Sembawang Road #01-02
Sembawang Shopping Centre
(3) 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-147/148
What?!! The salted egg war is not over yet! First we have the salted egg seafood craze then comes the croissant and now I found this, the salted egg potato chips for all chips lovers this is one you should give it a try. Its actually not very new and if you’re a hippie for salted egg food, Im sure you might have read or read about this.
Extracted from the website: “The Golden Duck is Singapore's #1 purveyor of premium gourmet salted egg snacks, lovingly hand-crafted using an original Taiwanese-inspired recipe.” One can imagine snacking this on a weekend Netflix marathon but mind you, this small pack of chips hits hard on your wallet and even if you’re keen on getting some and wants it immediately, be prepared to run around sourcing for it.
There are a couple of pop up stores set up but it sells out pretty fast but if you’ve prepared to wait for it, you can actually log on to their website to pre-order and get them to send it to you with delivery charges of course. Alternatively they do have some partners carrying their products (yes you will need to call in to check for the availability first though).
So, I’m sure you are curious about the taste and can’t wait to have a bite on these right? You might imagine crispy thin chips coated with buttery salted egg, well… its actually not as crispy (I’m sure it was crispy before adding the yummlicious salted egg mixture) But one thing for sure is that its actually hand crafted, generous salted egg being mixed in with love. Its the first thing that is gone every single time especially during the Chinese New Year period!
Now type in and search for their website and get ready to enjoy the dangerously sinful but gorgeously yummy chips! Nomnomnom~~~
What to do when you’re hungry, especially in the middle of the night or just after a late night movie? I’m sure you will not have any difficulties here in Singapore especially at the northern eastern part of it. There are tons of yummy foods as well for supper crawlers.
I am fortunate to be able to enjoy such great foods around my area and I am glad that they are still around after so many years. Many can’t survived due the to the handing over to the next generation as they try to re-create and modernised their food and their culture.
Right here along Serangoon Road, this is one place that even people from the west of Singapore would know about and needs no introduction. SO if you have yet to try this, please do come down and brings more money ya!
Nasi Lemak (a Malay dish, coconut and pandan fragrant rice served with a hot spicy sauce (sambal), and usually include various garnishes, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, and hard-boiled or fried egg. Punggol Nasi Lemak serves yet a slightly different way (I would say its more towards the chinese style) where they offer a wide variety of dishes for you to mix and match with the yummy rice.
Almost every evening and night, you will see queues forming up in an orderly manner people ordering packing the orders for their families or collecting huge trays of food as they enjoy the delicious food at the coffeeshop. Some of the side dishes available are chicken wings, vegetable curry, fried long beans, fried sotong balls and otak. I must say the chicken wings or drumsticks is a must have when you’re here. I love their homemade sambal chilli and the fresh crunchy cucumbers as I always ask for more (ya sometimes they would grumble that I take too much of it :P)
So move your butt and come down to this yummy place and I guarantee you that you will love the food here! Just to share that if you’re a big eater (even for supper), please ask for additional of rice and the portions of the foods served might not be a lot. The other thing to note is that the prices of the food is kind of expensive comparing to the amount given. Other than that, I do love to come here once in awhile to have my yummy drumsticks! Nomnomnom~~
Mon - Wed: 18:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sun: 18:30 - 02:30
965 Upper Serangoon Road, 534721
238 Tanjong Katong Road, 437026
#01-01, 371 Jalan Besar, 208998