I can safely say that from the first day that Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory opened its doors at 313@Somerset last year, the restaurant has been very well-received by Singaporeans. What is there not to like about it? They only use fresh chicken and fry the chicken only upon order. Also, all its sauces are imported from Seoul to ensure that taste is consistent across all their outlets worldwide. Hence, it is no wonder that Chir Chir has branched out quickly and now has a third outlet at Chinatown Point.
To keep its menu updated, Chir Chir has decided to expand its menu to include new items like Honey Butter Chicken, seafood dishes and ice-blended slushies. All of which will be available today!
Raspberry Double Smoothie and Mojito Double Smoothie ($12.90 each, additional $3 for soju). Ice-blended mango puree topped with raspberry and lime slushes respectively. Then a swirl of freshly whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles for a perfect finish. There is a third Double Smoothie that we did not manage to try and that is Aqua Double Smoothie which comes with tropical fruit slush.
Topokki & Cheese ($9.90). Korean rice cakes, creamy cheese sauce, chicken ham and bacon bits. This dish is created in Singapore! Yes, unlike the other dishes which are brought over from the menu in Korea, this dish was proposed by the owners of the Singapore franchise. I always find ham and cheese to be a classic and comforting combination.
Have you tried Calbee’s Honey Butter Chips? Chir Chir has created a spin-off of the same flavour. Introducing Honey Butter Chicken ($28.90). Boneless fried chicken, Korean rice cakes, potato wedges, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, served with honey butter seasoning and sauce.
This is one sweet-smelling dish! The aroma reminds me of maple syrup on buttermilk waffles. There is nothing you will not like! The topokki is fried till it is crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside. The seasoning and sauce on the chicken makes this a clear winner. If that is not enough, you have an option of dipping it into the honeyed garlic mayo dip that comes with the dish. I will not be surprised if this surpasses Nest Snow as Chir Chir’s signature dish.
Spicy Seafood Soup ($26.90). Spicy clam-based broth, squid, crayfish, prawns, mussels and glass noodles. Never have I thought that I would be able to find seafood at Chir Chir, but it is true. You will get to savour the rich and briny flavours of fresh seafood in this soup.
Spicy Topokki ($15.90, additional $4 for breaded chicken). Spicy gochujang (fried pepper paste), Korean rice cakes, Cajun battered squid, deep-fried hard-boiled egg and sweet potato cubes. Be warned, as the name suggests, this dish is very spicy! I was really happy that the smoothie was just beside me because I could not really take the heat.
Not one for fried chicken? Then you should try the Rosemary Chicken ($29.90). Whole roasted chicken, salt-baked egg, baked potato and salsa. Tender and finger licking good! This might seem a bit familiar because I have had the Spicy BBQ Roasted Chicken ($32.90) before (click here for my first post on Chir Chir). Both dishes take approximately 20 minutes to prepare and if there is a crowd, be prepared to wait a little longer.
Chir Chir Singapore (Chinatown Point)
133 New Bridge Road, #01-43,
Opens daily from 1100-0300hrs
Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown Station (North East Line and Downtown Line)