When it comes to comfort food, nothing beats good old-fashioned fried chicken.
The mere mention of these two words is enough to conjure up memories of biting into a juicy piece of meat that has been marinated to perfection, accompanied by a deliciously crispy batter to complete the whole experience.
The diet can start tomorrow. We’ve rounded up the best Singapore fried chicken joints that deliver to you, so you can feast on the sinful morsels worry-free. Read on for the full list.
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Here are the restaurants that will bring you the best fried chicken in Singapore in 2022:
Wicked Wings is one of the latest fried chicken joints on the rise. They have 11 different flavors, from local favorites such as chili crab, salted egg, mala and rojak, to Javanese kecap manis and Korean gochujang. Each order offers the option of six pieces of chicken and drumstick half joints or eight pieces of boneless chicken breast strips, complete with sides like truffle fries and cheddar cheese sticks.
Texas Chicken hatched in the Lone Star State in 1952 and has since crossed oceans to Asia, among other continents. It’s a big international chain, but they stay true to their roots of only serving chicken that’s fresh, big, juicy, and deliciously crunchy. They also regularly release limited-edition flavors to celebrate festivals, such as the Hae Bee Hiam Chicken currently available (until February 16, 2022) for Chinese New Year. A coating of spicy sambal with dried shrimp and crispy golden breadcrumbs makes it fragrant and umami, and a side of pineapple butter cookies have us wishing the new year never ends.
Birdfolks is a chicken restaurant in Clementi that does American-inspired fried chicken with Asian touches. The meat is brined in a mixture of cloves, five spices, brown sugar and honey, then beaten twice and fried. Boasting a dark, caramelized crust, it is utterly sweet, juicy and incredibly crunchy. Other options include winglets in three different flavors, chicken fried rice bowls, and curly fries.
From Texas to Tennessee, thanks to Chix’s take on Nashville-style fried chicken. The bird is dry-rubbed with a secret blend that includes a dozen herbs and spices plus one of the world’s hottest peppers, then served the traditional way with bread and pickles to balance out the heat . It’s fiery, so we like chicken and waffles with butter and maple syrup to cool things down even more. Other highlights include hot wings, fried chicken sandwiches and creamy milkshakes.
The burgers might be Wildfire’s signature, but they serve up great fried chicken. They’re made from grain-fed, cage-free poultry, and delivered fresh daily. The crust is thinner than the other restaurants mentioned here, but it offers a satisfying bite with tender, juicy meat underneath. Pair it with Tater Tots, which are made with chicken skin powder, or tackle the XXL Taiwanese Fried Chicken Burger with two chicken thigh patties and chili powder (available until February 28, 2022 ).
Chir Chir is a Korean fried chicken chain from Seoul. The flavors are plentiful – from curry, chilli soy, nacho, yangnyeom to garlic Vampire Killer. They practice the culture of “Chimaek,” a portmanteau of the Korean words for chicken and beer, so do as they would and pair your crisp poultry with a cold Amber Nectar Lager.
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The name Mom’s Touch might sound slightly inappropriate, but we can assure you that it really isn’t. The South Korean fast-food chain champions burgers and fried chicken made with good, a Mom’s Touch, which means juicy, hand-breaded, hand-breaded. pieces expertly marinated with the brand’s special seasoning blend. Organizing a house party? Get the nine or 12 piece fried chicken set. If you’re dining alone at home, then a serving of Mom’s Thigh Burger Set will be perfect for a midday indulgence.
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Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
There seems to be nothing better than a chicken and waffles, but Yardbird has taken it up a notch with their version, with a generous pyramid of juicy watermelon cubes to cut the fat. As for the chicken, it’s made with a 100-year-old family fried chicken recipe that will have you coming back for more.
Arnold’s Fried Chicken
If you’re missing a bit of the traditional fried chicken you had as a kid, then you won’t go wrong with Arnold’s Fried Chicken. The batter on the meat is deliciously thin, with simple seasonings of salt and pepper, but the chicken somehow remains incredibly juicy and tender. We recommend an extra serving of coleslaw with rolls and sauce to go with the chicken.
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Har Cheong Kai, or Shrimp Paste Chicken Wings, is one of our favorite things to order at a Tze Char stall, so it’s no surprise we’ve included an option for these plump and flavorful wings on this list. Our choice ? Ah Tan Wings. Think beautifully crispy shrimp batter and succulent chicken meat with a kick of homemade tangy chilli sauce.
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Following the trend of all things Korean, Korean Fried Chicken has become one of the most popular types. We love Chir Chir’s unique selection, sprinkled with menu items such as the nacho chicken, plated with juicy tenders, corn tortilla chips and chicken chili cheese sauce, and the spicy soy chicken with chilli, a mixture of fried chicken, fried tteokbokki, spicy spicy soy sauce and slivered almonds. Be sure to grab a few beers to wash it all down.
Before the influx of Korean fried chicken, Taiwanese fried chicken was one of the most popular types – especially known for its huge chicken cutlets. Monga ends up as a favorite among diners: think 2-centimeter-thick pieces marinated in honey and sugar that are double-fried for maximum crispiness.