Man’s Kitchen and Waker Chicken – The Best KFC Lobang
I kid you not, this Korean Fried Chicken ain’t cocking about and you will actually want to devour it. I’m pretty sure we have all seen KFC slowly infesting the menus of numerous Korean restaurants, that you might almost start to believe that all of them can do up some authentic Korean fried chicken. While some are simply winging it, some (like Waker Chicken) do serve up some of the best KFC I’ve tried in Singapore. If you’re looking for some of the most tender, flavourful and crispy, yet value for money fried chicken, then this, my friends, is the place to go.
I’m sure you are aware of the Honey Butter Chips hysteria breaking out in the past few years. Well, if you are a fan of the salty-sweet combination, you will probably enjoy this Honey Butter Chicken too ($14/half, $26/whole). Expect extremely tender and juicy meat under a thin crisp skin, sprinkled with honey butter powder. The Korean owner also shared that they only use fresh chicken. I really wanted to sit there and keep eating this for hours. It was that addictive. But of course, I understand that Honey Butter isn’t for everyone, and with that in mind, you can most definitely opt for the Original, Sweet Spicy or Soy flavoured ones.
Tenders exist for a reason – to save you and me the trouble of dealing with bones. And when they make it this delicious, it makes fried chicken all the more enjoyable. The original flavour comes with a light-tasting batter, which goes very well with the housemade Honey Mustard sauce. Slightly acidic, it gives the chicken a refreshing makeover which will get you hooked. On the other hand, 3 other sauces are available as well – Chilli Ketchup, Wasabi Mayo and Mayonnaise.
While their chicken impressed, the Army Stew ($13.90) didn’t. The portion can feed 2-3 people, and the stew is served with 2 bowls of white rice and a side of kimchi. For that amount of food, it was indeed very budget friendly! However, the heart tugging flavours of the stew and quality of the ingredients used were lacking. I feel that Man’s Kitchen surely needs to step up its stew game in order to win the hearts of the crowd.
I can’t speak for the other stews, but I know for sure their fried chicken was the star. Some of you might be going “125 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh? Sounds so ulu…”, but hey, Man’s Kitchen and Waker Chicken is actually situated not too far away from Creamier, Toa Payoh West Market and Food Centre and the recently popular Donya. Not as unheard of as you thought yeah! Accessible from both Toa Payoh MRT Station and Braddell MRT station, you should let this place be your next dinner destination!
Man's Kitchen and Waker Chicken
Address: 125 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, #01-523, Singapore 310125
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 5.30pm-10.30pm. Sat-Sun/PH, 1pm-10.30pm
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid for its own meal at the stall featured here.