After more than 1000 outlets back home, the Korean Sauce Coated Chicken specialists NeNe Chicken is proud to announce their first international outlet right here in The Star Vista, Singapore! “Ne! Ne!” which is the Korean expression for “Yes! Yes!” is a clever play on words to signal pure delight for the crispy deep fried chicken. Although the name might have some semblances of cultural misnomer in Singapore, I would say the variety of secret recipe sauces really puts a zing to the flavours. From the extremely spicy and exciting Freaking Hot sauce to my favourite Green Onion, this is one lifestyle of Korea now available in the shores of Singapore.
Green Onion Tender Super Meal
Food is meant to be fast and snappy at NeNe Chicken. The eatery is definitely small with only 17 seats in the outlet, hence the focus is more for takeaways and deliveries. That being said, I always feel that fast food is best enjoyed on location. Something about transporting it back home makes for lacklustre flavour and texture. Maybe I’ll try takeaway the next time I visit and let you know how it went.
I have to highly recommend my favourite Green Onion Tender Super Meal ($9.90 for the set). The portion pictured above comes with regular sized Buffalo Sticks [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fries], a portion of pickled radish and a drink. The Green Onion sauce is made from a highly guarded recipe containing soy sauce, mustard and some sugar, topped with freshly shredded green onions to boot. Slightly salty, robust with that fleeting sweetness, this sauce makes eating each chicken piece a combinatory fold of flavours. The fries buffalo sticks are chunky and crisp, with a slight crunch in every bite! And perhaps what’s telling of its Korean heritage is the serving of side dish. Choose from pickled radish, NeNe Coleslaw or Corn Salad.
The Freaking Hot Chicken is not something for the faint hearted. Some of my friends who tried it swear that it made their lips numb. I thought it was fiery yes, but could be hotter to really give myself a well deserved kick. So it depends on how accustomed you are to hotness. This is not on the level of buffalo wings with their many degrees of hotness but is enough to sate quick spicy cravings. Available at a Super Meal set for $7.90, Classic (3-4pax) for $22.50 or Wings & Sticks (16pcs) for $19.50.
Something a little milder is the Swicy. Generously sweeter than the freaking hot, I akin it to sweet and sour chicken with a subtle spicy impression at the end. Good for most tastebuds.
The NeNe POP ($5.90) is a quirky innovative concept of having your food and drink all in a single hand. Bite sized pop corn chicken pieces with hash make their presence felt at the very top, with the iced soda hidden at the bottom. I feel that the portion is a little small for its price but it is a concept.
NeNe Chicken definitely serves up an interesting concept that deserves more than one visit. Its range of chicken with their spicy sauces will give a touch of flair to any party, and a conversation starter (or daredevil’s challenge) for the Freaking Hot. I loved the chicken but I think the restaurant could be placed in a better location with more seats. Not getting to tuck in to buckets of Green Onion Chicken on site just makes the flavours a little short of its ambient experience.
Thank you NeNe Chicken for the invitation
1 Vista Green Exchange
Delivery : 6222 6363
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