Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken

June 14, 2015 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken
721 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-2823

4 Hillview Rise
#02-12 HillV2

604 Sembawang Road
#01-02 Sembawang Shopping Centre

6 Raffles Boulevard
#03-147 Marina Square

750 Chai Chee Road
#01-31 Viva Business Park


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicaboo-Fried-Chicken/402199856556763


Decent Alternative For Fast Food In West Singapore

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 4
Value for Money: 10
Spent about SGD $8 per person.


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Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken began life sometime in early 2013, as a hawker western food stall in a coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. Specialising in fresh, tasty fried chicken, Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken has since moved up into fast food territory, with the opening of their new outlet in HillV2 shopping mall in the Hillview area, in September 2014.

Ambience at Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken is bright, clean, and minimalist. The layout is spartan but functional, wide spacious wooden booths and dining tables in neat rows, with ample natural and fluorescent lighting. There is some simple decor, calling to mind the farms and barnyards of the countryside. Rather quiet most of the time, it can get noisy during peak periods.

Service at Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken is largely self-service, with ordering, payment, and collection done over the counter. The menu is clear and easy to read, and staff will make recommendations if asked. However, they also tend to be rather brusque, and some of the younger staff seem to be working their 1st job... not much for manners. I note that empty / dirty tables are cleared quite efficiently. Waiting time for food during non-peak periods is less than 3 minutes, but peak periods can stretch the wait up to 30 minutes!

Food at Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken is Singaporean style Western cuisine. Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken uses only fresh chicken, not frozen poultry. Taste of their fried chicken is extremely similar to Tenderfresh or Arnold's Fried Chicken, with side dishes resembling Kenny Rogers Roasters. Generally, their fried chicken has a savoury, crisp skin, with a thin golden batter, and succulent, juicy, tender chicken meat. Portions are big for 1 person, and prices are similar to a coffeeshop, budget about SGD $8 per person for a meal here. Worth dining at Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken at least once!


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The spartan layout is clean, spacious, and welcoming. Brightly lit and somewhat family friendly, they also happen to be 1 of 4 cheapest dining options in HillV2 shopping mall.

Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Signage


Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Exterior


Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Interior



The menu is clear, and straight forward. Each set meal comes with several sides dishes, and is more than sufficient for each person.

Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Menu 01


Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Menu 02


Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Menu 03



Every set meal comes with drinks, typically soft drinks, such as this Root Beer (SGD $1.90).

Root Beer



The Set Meal (SGD $7.90) for 1 person has either 2 pieces of chicken, or 2 pieces of fish, along with any choice of 2 side dishes, 1 regular size soft drink, and 1 Corn Muffin.

Set Meal 01


Set Meal 02


Set Meal 03


Set Meal 04



Similar in style to Kenny Rogers Roasters, the Corn Muffin (SGD $1.20) is warm, fragrant and soft, studded within with corn kernels. Though it's not as tasty as the original version, it's still pretty good!

Corn Muffin



The Corn Nibblets (SGD $2) is fresh, crunchy, and juicy, and having it loose from the corn cob makes it easy to eat, even for children! There is a tiny amount of butter and salt, but it's not oily or salty, just balanced enough to be tasty! Highly recommended!

Corn Nibblets



The Mashed Potato (SGD $2) is smooth and thick, but what makes this is the savoury, if slightly salty, brown gravy. More than just a standard gravy, it seems they've mixed some chicken stock with it to enhance the flavour.

Mashed Potato



The Coleslaw (SGD $2) features fresh sliced vegetables, including cabbage, carrots, and spring onions. The mayonnaise sauce is a little thick though, but it's still quite tasty, without any sourness.

Coleslaw



These are possibly the cheapest Sweet Potato Fries (SGD $2) in Singapore, and well worth the visit just to eat these! Warm and soft, with natural sweet potato flavour, the thick cut sweet potato fries have a slight pillowy texture. Highly recommended!

Sweet Potato Fries



Only fresh chickens are used to prepare the Favourite Fried Chicken (SGD $2.50 Per Piece). The golden skin has a light, crisp batter, savoury and delicious, although the taste is very similiar to Tenderfresh or Arnold's Fried Chicken. There are 3 parts to choose from, Thigh, Drumstick, or Breast, of these, I personally recommend getting the chicken Thigh or Drumstick, as these 2 parts have chicken meat that is succulent, juicy, and tender. Highly recommended!

Favourite Fried Chicken



The Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken (SGD $2.50 Per Piece) features a crisp chicken skin that has been rubbed with spices, including chili, and has some heat. However, I think it's not as tasty as the Favourite Fried Chicken, so I'll rather get the normal Favourite Fried Chicken over the Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken.

Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken



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Update Apr-2017: Glad to see Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken has expanded and grown even more popular. This halal-certified fried chicken franchise is still as consistently good as ever, offering a relaxed, comfortable ambience, fast service, and tasty, delicious food, at wallet-friendly prices that are affordable even for students.

This time, we ordered 2 of the Set Meal 3 (SGD $27.90), a very good sharing meal. Quality is as good as ever! Will return again!

Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken Menu 2017


Set Meal 3 (SGD $27.90) x 2


Fried Chicken - Favourite & Hot & Spicy


Corn Muffin


Coleslaw


Corn Nibblets


Mashed Potato


Sweet Potato Fries


TCO (Tomato, Cucumber, Onion) Salad


Curly Fries






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