Korea's BBQ Chicken in Singapore
I was intrigued when I had read about these guys a while back: a fried chicken chain from Korea that had arrived in Singapore? (Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #B1-04, 6887-3638) Why did they call themselves BBQ Chicken when clearly the place served fried stuff instead? If I read it correctly, "BBQ" here stood for "Best of the Best Quality," even though they did have some barbequed stuff on the side too.
Anyway, their main pitch was that they used extra virgin olive oil and 30 natural seasonings to fry their "Olive Luxury Chicken." It had a very thick batter and definitely tasted different, although really not in the way that I had hoped. I also got some of their "hot hot drums," which basically then slathered some kind of a spicy Korean sauce on the chicken...kinda like Korean buffalo wings, I suppose, but using gigantic drumsticks instead. I liked the spiciness, but the sweetness was almost candy-like and borderline annoying.
I won't be running back here anytime soon, although I am a bit intrigued by the Jerk BBQ chicken that was stated on the menu as using a "Korean style barbeque sauce" rather than anything Jamaican. Regardless, it is interesting to see how many cultures around Asia that do fried chicken, be it Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, or Taiwan. And all of this time I figured fried chicken to be from the South.