Healthier Options now Available at Hooters Marina Bay and Fusionopolis
The first thing that comes to mind when “Hooters” is mentioned, is the Hooter girl. It may not be a concept that families have come to embrace but their great service and warm hospitality are certainly worth noting; it’s almost impossible to get bad service here and you’ll notice it as soon as you step in. Great food and excellent service have always been the cornerstones of the Hooters restaurant chain and they’re known for it. Now, to appeal to a larger group of patrons, Hooters is rolling out new wholesome dishes that are bound to whet your appetite.
Every once in a while, we get these strange intense cravings for greasy fried food and the only way to resolve those is to indulge. Hooters is known for their deliciously sinful wings and for good reason. We tried their naked wings and their famous Original Hooters Breaded Wings. You can opt for half a dozen pieces for $13 or a dozen for $19. We say, the more the merrier! You also get to pick from a wide selection of 9 different sauces to flavor your wings with and 3 different dressings to dip your wings into. I prefer their original breaded wings just because I liked the sound when I bite into them. We tried their hot sauce and mild sauce. The spicy-tangy combination of hot sauce was alluring with a heat that grows even after you’ve finished devouring your wings. If you get a dozen wings, you’ll be pleased to know that you can opt for 2 different sauces split evenly among your wings.
Say you wanted to have a bigger serving of greater variety, you could go for the Buffalo Platter ($33) which sees wings, shrimps, boneless wings and drumsticks come together on a huge plate! This is rather calorie-laden so be sure to get your buddies along for this one. You can choose a sauce to pair with each item. Despite it being the spiciest sauce in their arsenal, the 911 sauce was the perfect companion for the wings in my opinion. I liked that the spice wasn’t overwhelming, but went hand in hand with the tanginess. If you dislike bones in your food, the boneless wings are a godsend. I recommend that you get a stronger sauce such as the 3 mile sauce, so that the chicken gets evenly flavored. Great for TGIF nights alongside a jug of icy cold beer.
Love the wings but just want a small snack? The Original Buffalo Chicken Tacos ($19 for 3) features buffalo chicken tossed in your choice of wing sauce, all wrapped up in flour tortillas. They make a delectable snack! I especially liked the fresh salsa which balances out the buffalo chicken nicely.
Hooters has recently launched a new lunch menu which includes a Dry Laksa Pasta with Seafood ($12.90). Fused with fresh flavors from prawns and squid, the laksa pasta was definitely slurp-worthy. The pasta is tossed in a flavorful sauce that’s rendolent of fragrant laksa. Despite my poor tolerance for spice, the rich spice was manageable, making this one of my favourite dishes.
To cater to a larger audience, Hooters has also included a vegetarian pasta dish in their lunch menu. The Smoked Pasta Prinavera ($9.90) is coated in a sweet arrabbiata sauce that’s armed with a mild spicy finish. Topped with olives, this pasta dish is perfect for vegetarians.
Most of us already know this but we need to get reminded from time to time to eat our greens. If you’re on a strict diet, don’t worry because Hooters has got you covered! You can try their Homemade Garden Salad with Balsamic Dressing. I think the essence of a salad comes from its dressing. The balsamic dressing boasts a pleasantly robust acidity that enhances the overall flavor of the salad. Consisting of an assortment of greens including cabbage, alfafa sprouts and strawberries, the garden salad can be dressed with chicken ($18), shrimp ($20) or salmon ($22).
Another noteworthy dish would be the Beef Rendang Hot Pie ($12.90). Served in a bread bowl, the Beef Rendang Hot Pie is an interesting combination of pie and the classic beef rendang dish. The dark coloured gravy boasts a rich nutty flavour that is reminiscent of rendang. The only stark difference is that it wasn’t as spicy as what you’d expect from rendang dishes. Look forward to soft cubes of potato and juicy beef chunks in the bread bowl!
Looking for something healthy and hearty? Opt for the Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Pumpkin Puree and Asia Slaw. The smooth puree brings out the juiciness of the succulent chicken. Despite being an unusual combination, I thought that the delicate flavors were well balanced. For $12.90, this dish is well worth every penny, considering the generous portion of chicken.
For those who enjoy a fresh fish steak, you’ll be pleased to know that Hooters has also included a Grilled Salmon Steak ($12.90) dish in their lunch menu. It is served with a side of fries, salsa and 2 dips (including a homemade sour cream dip). Despite looking small, the juicy salmon steak was thick and fresh.
Looking for just a quick bite? The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich ($24) sees a tantalizing steak topped with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and melted mozzarella cheese. The sandwich is pretty huge so we reckon it’ll definitely fill your tummy.
Be it gatherings or a casual meet up, the Tex Mex Nachos ($25) is a must order for sharing! Seasoned tortilla chips, thick globs of mixed cheese, and fresh guacamole are topped generously with delicious beef chilli. Be warned, its super addictive!
Every lunch set comes with a free flow of iced lemon tea! If you’d prefer, you can top up 8 bucks for Tiger or Heineken beer. All that’s left is company, so don’t forget to jio your friends and family along the next time you pop by Hooters!
Hooters Marina Bay
Address: 4 Marina Boulevard, #01-31, The Sail, Marina Bay, Singapore 018987
Phone: 6909 2169
Opening Hours: 11am to 1am daily. Closed on Sundays.
Address: 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-11, Galaxis, Singapore 138522
Phone: 6909 2168
Opening Hours: 11am to 1am daily. Closed on Sundays.
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