I COULDNT RESIST THE TEMPTATION after that very first session!! LOL~
I never know that fried chicken would taste soooooo good with a cup of icy cold beer; plus there were SOOOOO MANY different types of KFC(Korean Fried Chicken) available in Korea too!! (Read more HERE)
FACT: DO you know that Chimaek was origin from Daegu? Chimaek Festival is held over in the city yearly in the month of July(Summer season. HERE)
But Chimaek wasn’t even popular till…
Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) mentioned about eating Chimaek whenever she’s feeling down in …
(Read more HERE)
Meanwhile the fever craze for Chimaek is still going super strong around the worldwide, I received an invitation down to Chicken Up for a food tasting session, which of course, I wouldn’t reject it! (I doubt no one on this planet would do so too!! xD)
To be honest, I had been to Chicken Up probably once(?), or twice back in 2011/2012, when it wasn’t even crowded like this before.
And right now, the shop had even expanded to both side! (this opening area used to be a pub I remember!)
HOLY!!! Seems like Chimaek is doing really well in Singapore right now~~
As far as my memories could remember, I do remember Chicken Up used to serves really yummy chicken but the waiting time was way tooo long back then.
But I guess since they had expanded quite a bit now, it should be better to give it a second chance to try~~
Right after we settled down, we were served with a couple of cocktail Soju as starters!
Apple Soju (SGD $25)
The last time I had an Apple Soju(actually the same way as this) was at one of the Soju Bar back in Hyewha! I was pretty shocked to know that Chicken Up serves this as well. You could taste the bites of the apple bites in this drink as well!
POV: Slightly stronger a little in the alcohol content compare to the usual drinks, but it has a bitter-sweet aftermath taste.
Pineapple Soju (SGD $30)
Something unique! Guess what?!? I totally heart this cocktail the best!!
POV: I don’t feel anything at all though. (*cough..im a heavy drinker tbh~)
But the taste of this cocktail is really yummy! *Highly Recommended by me!* heehe~
I went a little crazy when this was served..
Rose Soju (SGD $25)
Even the wordings at the bottle of the soju cup were sweet~~
TteokGalbi (떡갈비) SG$18
This dish was usually ordered and savour while drinking though. 떡갈비 is a grilled version of short-rib. The chef was creative enough to add in a sunny-side egg with chives at the bottom to make it taste better!
PS: This dish taste the best when it’s HOT! So… don’t say I didn’t tell you~~
And right now, Chicken Up is having an offer! For a set of Rose Soju & TteokGalbi it cost only $40!!
Meanwhile, we were served with another fusion side-dish from the chef as well.
Fried Seaweed Glass-Noodle (Kim-Mal-E) (SGD $8)
If you’re a Japchae lover, I believed you would love this dish. The japchae were hidden inside these little seaweed ‘buns’ and it taste good with the gochup sauce though. I personally think it taste even better while having Soju with it.
So..Here comes the highlight of the night..the CHICKEN!!
Soy Sauce Chicken.
Crispy and flavourful enough! I like it.
Yangnyum chicken (양념)
You can NEVER leave Korea without having Yangnyum chicken! But the sauce can be made ones feels a little gelat if the chicken is coated too thickly with it. I guess the amount was pretty alright and I had the most of it for the night as well.
3 words = Finger Licking Good! HAHAHA~
Andong jjimdak(안동찜닭) – SGD $35
Here’s the deal. Up till date, I got to say I HAVE YET to find a GOOD and an AUTHENTIC taste of Andong Chicken. (Even the Koreans in SG agreed with me!)
But I think the Chef in Chicken Up is clever enough to modify it to a taste that suits towards Singaporean taste bud. This version of Andong Chicken is pretty SPICY(you’re warned!), but it taste really good. I was pretty skeptical on Andong Chicken because I have pretty high standard in it, but this version does taste good, and I do recommend to have it along with a bowl of rice! 😀
Our tables were flooded with CHICKEN, just for the two of us. (O.o)
HELLO Hite Beer, we just can’t have chicken without you! 😛
So… eonnie was craving for the Andong Chicken a week later and guess what! We decided to head back on a weekend evening to have it again.
This time round, we decided to give other side-dishes on the menu a try as well other than the chicken(s)!
Tofu Kimchi (두부 김치) – SGD $8
Instead of the usual boiled tofu, they served friend tofu with the sour Kimchi instead. To our surprise, it taste pretty good as well. (I guess GOOD Kimchi taste great with any food!)
Cheese-Corn (SGD $8)
I have no idea if it’s my taste-bud problem, but maybe the dish wasn’t served hot enough and the cheese doesn’t blends well with the corn. But still, you can give it a try~
Watermelon Soju (SGD $38)
The legendary drink which you MUST order if you’re eating in Chicken Up! You could see almost 90% of the customers were drinking this. Taste great and the sweetness of the fruits does blends in well with the Soju though. ^^
So.. Here’s a TIP.
If you’re in town, do pay a visit to Chicken Up first store over at Tanjong Pagar!
If you’re working near Bugis area, GREAT NEWS for you too! Chicken Up had ‘given birth’ to Chicken Up Little, a small store outlet to satisfy your cravings for take-away!
(PS: It’s located at the coffee shop, at the back of Bugis Street!)
And.. If you’re staying the East Area(Tampines Century Square toe be EXACT),
They had FINALLY opened another outlet !!!
**Much thanks to Chicken Up for extending the food tasting session!
Now, I can’t wait to head over there again for more Chimaek Session with my friends! 😀