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Choo Choo Chicken

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Address: 33 Bali Lane

The owners of Choo Choo Chicken are big fans of fried chicken. The idea of opening Korean-style fried chicken started when they visited Korea in 2013. They fell in love with Korean-style fried chicken. They loved the chicken that is so tender and moist inside while crispy outside. There are so many variations of fried chicken with different sauces and all taste so well. So, they decided to bring authentic Korean-style fried chicken recipes back to Singapore. Their chef is a Korean lady who is very passionate about her food and she has been in the F&B industry for the last 5 years.

 

The owners also knew that Korean food culture is pairing fried chicken with beer, so they also brought in some Korean beer too.

Daily - PH: 11:30 - 23:00

62990980
$20 based on 13 submissions
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One of the better Korean fried chicken

We came late on a weekday night at 9pm. Besides another big group who was already halfway through with their dinner, Choo Choo Chicken was almost empty.

Located just 5 to 8 minutes from Bugis MRT station (and right beside Stateland Cafe), the restaurant decor was simple with the staggered black and white floor tiles being the most prominent feature of its interior.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), we ordered:-

1) Choo choo spam burger, $6.90 – Korean style rice mixed with kimchi & ham. I wouldn’t said it’s a burger. Rather it was rice mixed with seaweed that was shaped nicely to form the top and bottom layers such that every bite was ensured of rice, kimchi and accompanying sauce. Not too bad although more ham would be better. Only managed to get one small piece of ham, unless it was the guys who ate most of the ham.

2) Wing & drumlet, $16 (8 pieces) – 16 pieces was also available at $29.90 where one could choose two flavours, unlike 8 pieces where we were only entitled to one flavour. Of the 5 available flavours (original, spicy, sweet, soy and garlic), we went with spicy for this. Oddly, my first piece of the spicy was not spicy. The spiciness only kicked in when I had my next piece (of sweet). But the spiciness was bearable even for non-spicy eaters like me.

3) Whole chicken, $30.90 – With a choice of any 2 flavours, we went with original (top most) and sweet (top). The 2 halves were served in separate bowls, and these were amazing! Our whole chicken was served before the wing & drumlet (item 2), and when we each took our first bites of the meat, we immediately went “So good”. I exaggerate not. The meat was tender and flavourful. But it was really the batter for the skin that they perfectly nailed it. 16 pieces worked out to be almost the same price and portion as the whole chicken, but we felt ordering the whole chicken was better as it allowed us to eat the breast meat. And it was amazing how the breast meat was not dry!

We really enjoyed our Korean fried chicken at Choo Choo Chicken. It may sound daunting having to order 8 pieces or a whole chicken as the minimum, but the portion for either was good for 2. If coming in pair, I would strongly recommend ordering the whole chicken. At least that allows one to try 2 flavours, which I will again strongly recommend getting the original and another marinated flavour. The original flavour allowed us to enjoy the chicken at its purest and best (ha) while the glazed flavours ones allowed us to enjoy a nice, messy experience which had us licking our fingers!

However, what I did not like was that water was not complimentary. When one is eating fried food, one will definitely need to drink up. Bottle of mineral water was charged at $2.

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24 Nov 2014 • 140 reviews • 6 followers

One of the better Korean fried chicken

We came late on a weekday night at 9pm. Besides another big group who was already halfway through with their dinner, Choo Choo Chicken was almost empty.

Located just 5 to 8 minutes from Bugis MRT station (and right beside Stateland Cafe), the restaurant decor was simple with the staggered black
spicy set with spam burger
25 Sep 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Awesome wings

Just can't bring myself to join the crazy four fingers. FORTUNATELY, managed to chance upon this quaint little Cafe that serve similar wings. I was pleasant surprise by the use of fresh wings (my guess by looking at the bones). The wings are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The spicy
18 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

rip off

They charge $0.50 per container used even if you had only ordered one menu item! It wasn't even plastic container but flimsy paper boxes!! Wasn't informed before hand either that there's extra charge for take away.
30 Aug 2014 • 33 reviews • 0 follower

A good place for Korean Fried Chicken

Crispy chicken, with moist meat. Definitely a place to check out for korean fried chicken lovers.

For the full review, go to http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/2014/08/choo-choo-chicken-no1-korean-fried.html
11 Aug 2014 • 28 reviews • 0 follower

One of the better Korean Fried Chicken in SG

We ordered the whole chicken - the sweet and spicy flavours. The waiter said it serves 3-4 people.  The spicy flavored fried chicken looks deceiving. It caused our mouths to be on fire. We had to order another round of drinks to cool down. The sweet flavor was much better. The inside of the