7 Hot Chicks to Check Out this Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is all about catching up with your relatives, and indulging in good food, of course. What better way to engage in intimate conversations than to chat over a good meal? Moving away from the conventional Chinese New Year spots for gatherings, we decided to check out 7 chick-ster places where you can usher in the year of the Fire Rooster.
Chicken Sushi from ROOST
Chicken Sushi ($4.90 for 4) features slices of ROOST’s signature soya chicken resting atop blocks of chicken rice, glazed with Teriyaki sauce. Although this fusion dish is not entirely new in the industry, we have to applaud their effort. There is definitely room for improvement. The inconsistency in the texture of the grains, most likely due to the unevenness in the cooking, can be looked into. Nevertheless, we believe that the dish has potential to grow into a crowd-pleaser, and for the lazy bums out there, this mouthful of rice and chicken is your calling.
Address: #B1-17/18/19, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.
Chilli Crab Wings from Two Wings
Most Singaporeans are huge fans of the iconic chilli crab. However, our usual go-to comfort food is chicken wings, which is more affordable. Imagine how ecstatic we were when we realised that Two Wings have combined two of our favourite items into a dish! The Chilli Crab Wings ($8.90 for 6 pieces) feature crisp golden brown chicken wings drizzled with sweet and spicy chilli crab gravy. Mmm … SO SHIOK!
Address: Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad@one-north, Singapore 139957
Mobile: 9667 0368
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 10pm. Closed on Sundays.
Honey Butter Chicken from Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory
The Honey Butter Chicken ($28.90) recipe was influenced by the craze for honey butter potato chips in 2014 and 2015 in Korea. These chips sold by Haitai-Calbee were tremendously popular and often out of stock. Anyway, Chir Chir’s Honey Butter Chicken is also as irresistible. Crispy battered chicken, potato wedges and pan-fried toppoki (Korean rice cakes) are glazed with their proprietary honey butter sauce and then showered with honey butter seasoning powder, dried cranberries and sliced almonds. The savoury-sweet powder enhances the flavour of the chicken, making every bite very satisfying. Don’t forget to dip the chicken chunks into the accompanying honeyed garlic mayo dip!
Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory
Address: #B3-04/05/06, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11am to 10pm. Fri&Sat 11am to 11pm.
Ribena Drumlets from Working Title
My childhood was sweetened by Ribena drinks, and I believe that Ribena is popular with all kids. If you want to reminisce your childhood, you can drop by Working Title cafe for their Ribena Wings ($12 for 8 pieces). The spiced and battered chicken drumlets are drizzled with a Ribena sauce, which is bound to please those with a sweet tooth. This dish should be named Ribena Drumlets instead of wings as we didn’t get any wings. We would recommend sharing this dish as the sweetness can overwhelm you after one drumlet.
Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745
Mobile: 8248 2841
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am to 10pm. Fri 11am to 11pm. Sat&Sun 10am to 11pm.
Snow Cheese Chicken Bumbuk from Kimchi Korean Restaurant
Snow Cheese Chicken Bumbuk ($33.90) is very instagram-worthy. Korean deep fried boneless chicken and potato wedges, topped with mustard cream sauce, parsley, snow cheese and leek fill up half of a BBQ hotplate while the remaining half is generously filled with mozzarella cheese. The hotplate is heated up at your table and you can watch the cheese melt. Coat the pieces of chicken generously with the melted cheese and you’re in for a treat.
Kimchi Korean Restaurant
Address: #02,387, Suntec City Convention Tower, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Phone: 6337 7811
Opening Hours: 11am to 10.30pm daily.
Thai Stuffed Chicken Wings from Sawadee Thai Cuisine
I have always wondered how Thai chefs manage to stuff so much filling into a chicken wing. The Thai stuffed Chicken Wings ($10/3pcs, $15/5pcs) at Sawadee have been laboriously deboned and stuffed with chicken meat, shitake mushrooms and crunchy minced asparagus. The wings are first steamed, then deep fried upon order, so you get it hot and fragrant! Every bite boasts a mix of textures!
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Address: #01-01, TQL Suites, 9 Tan Que Lan Street, Singapore 188098
Phone: 6238 6833
Opening Hours: 11am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 6pm to 10.30pm (dinner) daily.
Salt-Baked Chicken from Chakey’s
Helmed by three generations since its opening in 1962, Chakey’s Serangoon Salt Baked Chicken is a dish with so much history that makes it a must try for all. It used to be called Heong Kee Salt Baked Chicken but as the business is passed down to the next generations, the name was changed to Chakey’s Serangoon Salt Baked Chicken. The secret recipe hasn’t changed since the beginning and each generation is still perfecting it. It’s a torture unwrapping the nicely warm, aromatic “parcel” as the fragrance whets our appetite. Sink your teeth into the moist and tender meat which is well-marinated and slightly oily. The thin layer of skin on the outside has a pleasant jelly-like texture. A small chicken costs $17.50 while a medium chicken costs $18.50 and a large chicken costs $19.50. Do note that only takeaways are available here.
Chakey’s Serangoon Salt Baked Chicken
Address: 97 East Coast Road, Singapore 428797
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 9pm daily.
There you go, a list of hot chicks to check out this Chinese New Year. Our favourite hot chick is the chilli crab wings!
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.
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