I am blessed to have a friend who introduced me to the wonderful foods of Singapore. |I would always trust her food suggestions. A few months ago, I saw her posting some fried chicken and kimchi fries. I ask her where she went. It is this new Korean restaurant, Chicken Up, that replaced Wendy’s in Century Square in Tampines.
I love the modern interiors of the place: Wooden tables, dim lights, black steels, transparent glass containers with sliced fruits inside displaced in an entire wall.
In a course of one month, I went there with three-times with my hubby and sister! I guess, you would somewhat have an idea what I think of this restaurant. It is easy to pick choices in their menus because it has (sort-of) a Facebook Like icon if its highly-recommended. Three Like Icon for the most recommended. There are some dishes that have Two Like Icon and One Like Icon.
This got the three thumbs up from the menu. It says in the menu: A little less thrilling, then add a little spice to you life. Since I was never a fan of too spicy food, I don’t know if I would agree that it say “little” because it was too hot for me. I love the crispiness of this chicken but I couldn’t take the spiciness. So those who love spicy food would love this. I wish I just got the Crispy Up which I think is same as the Spicy Up but not spicy. But I didn’t see the thumbs up icon with the Crispy Up.
GANJANG CHICKEN WINGS
This 4 pieces of wings also have three thumbs up from the menu. And I will add my two thumbs & my right toe to agree with that. This appealed to my sweet taste. This crispy chicken wings are coated with soya sauce. It is not oily not the sauce is not that messy.
YANGNYUM CHICKEN WINGS
This dish has one thumbs up from the menu. It consists of four pieces of chicken wings with Korean-style sweet chilli sauce. This taste a little similar like the Ganging Chicken. It is not that spicy even if it says chilli sauce. Even if I like sweet, it has its limits. I find this chicken a bit too sweet. The sauce is a little liquid-y as compared to Bonchon Chicken and 4-Fingers.
This one is a three thumbs up in the menu. It is generous serving of fries with fermented kimchi flavouring, onions, jalapeños and shredded chicken. I am not a fan of kimchi but I like this one. This side dish can be the main dish because it can be very filling. Three or four persons can share this.
This is how it looks when it is mixed all together:
These are sharable by two persons. These are basic french fries with aromatic truffle fries and salt. Fries are always a great addition to other foods. But I would prefer it if they cut it a bit slimmer.
TOPOKKI WITH CHEESE AND SEAFOOD
We have misread the menu. We thought this was rice. Menu written it as stir-fried rice cake, vegetables and fish cakes in gochujang (red chilli paste) sauce. We didn’t know it would look like soup. This dish have two thumbs up in the menu. Scooping the red sauce from the metal steal bowl gives you that stringy sticky paste coming from the cheese. One taste of this soup/paste and I didn’t like it at all. It was too spicy for me and too red. I am not accustomed to the taste. My hubby didn’t like it too. We left the soup 3/4 full.
Chicken Up imported some Korean Cold Drinks. I got the one that has two thumbs up: The BONG BONG.
This juice is made of white grapes. This drink is refreshing and yummy. My sister loves it too. She ordered this the next time we went back.
Time for dessert! This one looks so pretty, This one also have three thumbs up. Bingsu is a popular Korean shaved-ice dessert. The milky shaved-ice is beneath the melon balls topped with cookies&cream ice cream. You can share this with three or four your friends. It is yummy and perfect for a hot day.
I might be going back to Chicken Up very very soon….
2 Tampines Central 5, #01-44 to 47,
Chicken Up Tampines, Singapore 529509
Tel No. 6588 0308