Wednesday, December 2

Oven & Fried Chicken, Telok Ayer Street

Working near Telok Ayer Street definitely has its perks, and variety is one of them - although adventure comes at a cost. One Friday, colleague J suggested for lunch at Oven & Fried Chicken, one of the many Korean restaurants around that area, but definitely one of the most popular too. By 12pm, the restaurant was packed and there was a line at the door. Seriously, people? Queueing for Korean fried chicken for lunch? Don't you have to go back to work?

Speaking of getting back to work, I really like their "Call" button, as it saves me the hassle of having to get someone's attention.

According to credible sources aka their website, Oven & Fried Chicken uses rice flour to fry its chicken, which results in a thickish but light and remarkably ungreasy batter. My only grievance is we should have gone with boneless thigh version and avoided the breast meat.

I didn't think I would like the sauce-y version better but the Soy Sauced version was a winner in my books. Sticky, sweet and savoury, I can see how it could get cloying after a while but that is why it helps to get a variety.

Turns out colleague J is a closet fan boy of Oven & Fried Chicken. Well he wasn't that discreet with his ardor as soon as the baskets were laid down in front of us and I can see why =)

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