Chicken Up @ Tanjong Pagar - Alvinology

Chicken Up @ Tanjong Pagar

Chicken Up @ Tanjong Pagar - Alvinology

The Koreans know how to serve some of the best fried chicken.

Chicken Up is a casual Korean restaurant in Tanjong Pagar that specialises in fried chicken and different kinds of soju (소주; 燒酒), a distilled beverage native to Korea.

At Chicken Up, the fried chicken here was picked in a local news report as the best Korean fried chicken in a blind taste test among a few prominent brands. How good is their fried chicken? Let’s just say I regret not discovering Chicken Up earlier as they have been in Tanjong Pagar for a few years!

Here are some of the items I tried:

Watermelon Soju
Watermelon Soju – this is so sweet and delightful you will think you are drinking watermelon juice and end up getting drunk
Yangnyum Chicken ($38 /8pc, $22 /4pc) - this looks spicy, but it is actually honeyed with only a small hint of spiciness
Yangnyum Chicken ($38 /8pc, $22 /4pc) – this looks spicy, but it is actually honeyed with only a small hint of spiciness
Spicy Up ($34 /8pc, $18 /4pc) - the classic fried chicken
Spicy Up ($34 /8pc, $18 /4pc) – the classic fried chicken
Soya Chicken Wings ($24 /8pc, $12 /4pc)
Soya Chicken Wings ($24 /8pc, $12 /4pc)
Andong Chicken Stew ($48 /8pc, $33 /4pc). A Korean soy sauce chicken stew served with chicken bits, potatoes, carrots, Korean noodles and rice cakes.
Andong Chicken Stew ($48 /8pc, $33 /4pc). A Korean soy sauce chicken stew served with chicken bits, potatoes, carrots, Korean noodles and rice cakes.
Truffle Fries ($8)
Truffle Fries ($8)
Yakult Soju and Pear Soju.
Yakult Soju and Pear Soju.

Personally, my favourite was the Yangnyum Chicken for the delightful mix of flavours. The prices may seem a bit steep for fried chicken if you compare them to mass market fast food chains. However note that each order is freshly fried.

The soju goes well with the fried chicken. Particularly beautiful in presentation and delightful in taste is the watermelon soju.

For the fried chicken aficionados, Chicken Up serves a very popular Fried Chicken Buffet, available at $25+ per pax. Order and eat all the fried chicken you can!

Chicken Up

Address: #01-01, 48 Tanjong Pagar Road
Phone: +65-6327-1203
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thu: 17:30 – 02:00
Fri – Sat: 17:30 – 03:00

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