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Located on the ground floor of Parkway Parade is a new outlet of Chicken Up, it may be new to the easties but it is the fifth outlet of this Korean Fried chicken chain!Chicken Up has been in Singapore for 5 years now and has finally opened an outlet in the east! Chicken Up is well known and best loved for serving Authentic Korean fried chicken. By adapting the Korean methods of removing the fat from the skin and double-frying, Chicken Up created its own distinct variation of fried chicken, featu
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Located on the ground floor of Parkway Parade is a new outlet of Chicken Up, it may be new to the easties but it is the fifth outlet of this Korean Fried chicken chain!
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Chicken Up has been in Singapore for 5 years now and has finally opened an outlet in the east! Chicken Up is well known and best loved for serving Authentic Korean fried chicken. By adapting the Korean methods of removing the fat from the skin and double-frying, Chicken Up created its own distinct variation of fried chicken, featuring juicy, sumptuous and tender chicken meat under its thin and crunchy skin without being too greasy. Best known for its signature Spicy Up and YangNyum style fried chicken, Chicken Up also serves several variations of the dish with the accompaniment of different sauces such as soya and curry sauces.

The outlet is pretty much split into two, with both inside and "outside" dining area, but I noted that the staff were quick to respond to customers seated at the "outside" dining area.
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Looking through their menu, you will see their top 12 best selling food, which includes their Ganjang and Yanghyum chicken wings, along with kimchi, bulgogi fries and more. Once you flip past the first page of the clear folder, you realize that Chicken Up is pretty much a full fledge Korean Restaurant that serves a menu that consists of 30% fried chicken!
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Nonetheless, at this food tasting session organized by OpenRice, I was able to taste over 11 and only 2 of which were chicken!

1. Pineapple Soju $30++
Pineapple Soju
$30
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The Pineapple soju was up first, and presented in an impressive whole pineapple shell! The pineapple juice itself was very sweet and you could see the real fruit pulp! The alcohol itself wasn't too strong and didn't drown out the pineapple taste.
Pineapple Soju
$30
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I totally adore how this pineapple soju looks and tastes! It is very refreshing with a zesty after taste!
Korean Soju
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And this is the reasony why the Pineapple Soju is so amazing! Almost this entire bottle pretty goes directly into the pineapple concoction! 

2. Topokki with Cheese and Seafood $20++
Topokki with Cheese and Seafood
$20
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Rice cake, vegetables and fish cakes, seafood, mushroom, squid, scallop and prawns in gochujang (red chilli paste) sauce and seasoning. This dish was way too spicy for me, and take note I'm not a spicy-food lover. I couldn't even deal with chewing a bite off the topokki. So this dish was a no-no for me.

3. Maguksu $12++
Makguksu
$12
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Next up we had a cold buckwheat noodle dish served with cabbage, seaweed, korean chilli sauce, vinegar and yellow mustard. The manager explained that this cold dish is typical eaten during the hot korean summer period.
Makguksu
$12
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I liked how it looks like a huge mess thrown into one bowl, but actually the kitchen staff did a good job mixing up all the ingredients so that you get to taste all the ingredients in every bite! The yellow mustard in the mix, gives it a "wasabi" after taste. For a non-spicy eater like me, this dish was tolerable.

4. Ugly Tang Stew (Army Stew) $30++
Ugly Tang Stew
$30
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This is my first time trying the Korean Army Stew. The manager explained that during the war times, Korean soldiers couldn't be picky eaters and they pretty much whipped up a stew with whatever ingredients they could find and woah-lah! Which makes you wonder how does this dish cost $30++ when most of the ingredients seem to be of lower value. Nonetheless, this portion is meant to feed 4 people, but the owner also mentioned of individuals capable of devouring  this entire stew. Additional noodles can be added at $2++.

5. Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings $12++ for 4 pieces
Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings
$12
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Delightful taste of chicken coated with soya sauce! The chicken being fresh and not frozen makes the chicken meat extremely tender and juicy! Despite their sizes, which are definitely smaller than your typical fast food chicken chains. I was satisfied with the quality that their sizes did not matter.
Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings
$12
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This is their crispiest chicken I believe and you can hear a distinctive crunch when you eat this. Their sauce is also sweet and perfect for people who can't take their spicy sauces or who aren't too adventurous. This was the best soy fried chicken I’ve had in my life!

6. Yangnyum Chicken Wings $12++ for 4 pieces
Yangnyum Chicken Wings
$12
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Have that Korean “sweet sensation” in your mouth. This version has the chicken wings covered with sweet sauce and sprinkled with sesame. Perfect for kids or non-spicy eaters. Personally it's a bit sweet for me, but still the outside was crispy and the chicken warm. Though this was touted as their "sweet and spicy" sauce, I felt like it was more sweet and sour. I preferred the distinctive sweet sauce from the soy chicken more as it left the chicken crispy. This Yangnyum up chicken soaked up more of the sauce and wasn't as crispy. The chicken really wasn't spicy at all.
Yangnyum Chicken Wings
$12
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As each order is freshly fried, you may have to wait quite a while before you get your chicken. They also sprinkle some sesame seeds over the chicken for extra garnishing. All parts of the chicken had a layer of sauce covering it. We thoroughly enjoyed the chicken and felt it was one of the better korean fried chicken we have tried.

7. Kimchi Fries $18++
Kimchi Fries
$18
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Whoever came up with this fusion food is a pure genius. It never once crossed my mind that Kimchi would complement so well with fries. I don't normally take kimchi but this kimchi fries were delicious! If you like soggy fries, this is a must order at Chicken Up!
Kimchi Fries
$18
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Featuring sliced onions, mayonnaise, cheese sauce, pulled chicken that tasted amazingly like pulled pork, and crispy fries coated with kimchi that was pan-fried to take off the sour edge. A taste bomb - sour, salty, spicy, creamy all in one - and perfect for sharing.
The portion here is just nice for 2 pax, I would recommend getting more of this as it's quite addictive, especially the shredded chicken with the cheese sauce. This is probably one of their items that you probably shouldn't takeaway as the fries would get extremely soggy!

8. Bulgogi Fries $18++
Bulgogi Fries
$18
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If you can take beef and you liked the kimchi fries, here's taking fries heaven to another level! The bulgogi fries are to die for! I pretty devoured this entire basket, no embarassing notes here. The beef here had alot more flavour than the shredded chicken!! Okay! But for the health conscious, do note that the fries are drowned in a heavy and thick but creamy mayo sauce with chunks of bulgogi beef. Yeah, that's a lof of calories, but it is so good!

9. Seafood Pancake $18++
Seafood Pancake
$18
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The seafood pancake consists of shrimps, squids, chilli, pepper, onion, chives, prepared with a korean batter mix and beef seasoning. Sounds like a mouthful? That's because it is! Bursting with multiple flavours at once! The exterior is slightly crispy, depending on which part of the pancake you pick. But on the inside, you'll find the shrimps and squids whole together with the chewy pancake batter.
Seafood Pancake
$18
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Check out the cross section of the pancake, you can totally see the ingredients, yea? Interestingly, this seafood pancake is served with Chicken Up's top secret Korean chilli sauce that even the manager couldn't tells us what it is totally made of! So go try it out!

10. Jabchae $14++
Jabchae
$14
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I love my carbs and I love my stir fried glass noodles (tang hoon) with carrots and chives in a secret blend of soy sauce and beef seasoning. The amount of secretive ingredients that Chicken Up describes is beyond me! All I know is, these noodles were sweet and you could distinctively smell and taste the "wok-hei" and I loved it and I want more of it!
Jabchae
$14
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I would say this is probably, a portion for 1 person. These noodles are pretty addictive as well!

11. Watermelon Soju $38++
Watermelon Soju
$38
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My friends have told me so much about this and I've seen tons of instagram pictures about this, but having tried the pineapple soju, I'm going to say, the pineapple soju wins the watermelon soju! The watermelon soju is one of the most iconic and signature items of Chicken Up! 
Watermelon Soju
$38
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If you come in a group of 4, just order this for the sake of it, and enjoy the time together! This bestseller serves a generous amount of juice with fresh watermelon flesh and pulp mixed with, YES, 1 whole bottle of Soju. No better way to end the night right?

Overall : 1) The soy chicken is the best fried chicken ever!! 2) Chicken Up serves alot more than just chicken 3) Their bulgogi fries is super addictive and I have to come back for more!!
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2015-12-08
Dining Method
Dine In
Dining Offer
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Recommended Dishes
Pineapple Soju
$ 30
Pineapple Soju
$ 30
Korean Soju
Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings
$ 12
Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings
$ 12
Yangnyum Chicken Wings
$ 12
Yangnyum Chicken Wings
$ 12
Kimchi Fries
$ 18
Bulgogi Fries
$ 18
Seafood Pancake
$ 18
Seafood Pancake
$ 18
Jabchae
$ 14
Jabchae
$ 14
Watermelon Soju
$ 38
Watermelon Soju
$ 38