Monday, March 30, 2015

Chir Chir

The fusion chicken factory has hit Singapore, all the way from where is first originated - Korea. It seems the wave of Korean fried chicken restaurants are on a constant high, with new establishments coming up every now and then. Latest addition to our city? Chir Chir, located at Somerset 313, where queues to savour the some say 'best fried chicken in town' form, especially during peak hours.

What was the hype all about? We had to find out for ourselves. For a start, almost every table seems to have had at least one of these on their table - the Chir Cream Beer. While this may initially get stares since it's not the way most Singaporeans drink their beer, it is exactly how the Koreans do it in Korea, hence the reason it is being served at Chir Chir. Draught beer topped with freshly whipped cream, we wouldn't deny it's a perfect sidekick while indulging in your fried chicken.

On the menu, choose from three kinds of fried chicken - Crispy Fried Chicken, Garlicky Wings and Spicy Wings. The crispy comes as a whole chicken, while the garlic and spicy comes as wings and drumlets. If you like your chicken the original way, dive right for the crispy. We however, enjoyed the garlic and spicy ones more, which came with roasted sweet potatoes and fried toppoki. The spicy wings come with a bit of kick, so if you have low tolerance for spiciness, we suggest sticking with the garlic or crispy. Funny enough, the wings came slightly more juicy than the whole chicken (cripsy), nevertheless we still enjoyed all of them.

If diet in not on your agenda, we highly recommend the Nest Snow - a different take on fried chicken.  Served on a hot plate are cajun chicken tenders, drowned in sweet potato puree and cream sauce, topped with a generous amount of cheese. Or in short, heaven. We liked this dish best, but we recommend it as a sharing dish because we felt it was 'too much' after awhile.

We recommend you come as early as possible as the queue forms pretty quickly, especially during peak hours. Also, their portions are definitely for sharing so it's best to come as a group because trust me, you won't want to be finishing a whole chicken or 14 pieces of wings/drumlets, all by yourself. On the side, they also offer salads such as the Honey Grape Salad and Mango Salad which honestly, wasn't much to rave about and are worth skipping. In other words, head straight for the fried chicken and Snow Nest.

Chir Chir
313 Orchard Road
313@Somerset, #B3-04
Singapore 238895

This was an invited media tasting.

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