Being fascinated about Korean fried chicken, Debby Wu flew to Korea on a mission to learn and bring back authentic Korean Fried Chicken for local Singaporeans. Oppa Chicken is a small shop located in South Bridge Road which captures every passer by’s attention with its bright neon lights storefront display. Being in the heart of CBD, I would say its targeted customers are people who work around the area. It’s a great place to have some beer and fried chicken to chill out after work. #TGIF
Oppa’ 오빠 is a formal term which Korean female uses to call their older brothers or older male friends.
On our food discovery trail in Singapore, we made our trip down to Oppa Chicken for some Korean fried chicken tasting session. The shop seems to be pretty empty at lunchtime on a Saturday. As we walked in, our attention was grabbed by their big neon lights display. The industrial walls and interior look pretty old school with wooden tables and benches.
You can choose from five different flavors (Original, Honey Garlic, Soy Garlic, Yangnyum, Flaming Yangnyum) for your fried chicken. As mentioned by their staff, Oppa Chicken is the first Korean Fried Chicken restaurant in Singapore to specialize in Honey Garlic flavor.
Can’t help but to take a photo with this OPPA neon signboard.
Honey Garlic Fried Chicken
Since this is Oppa Chicken’s specialty, how can we miss not trying this out? The fried chicken comes with golden crispy skin and chopped garlic toppings all around, giving it a crunchy mouthfeel on every bite. The honey garlic fried chicken tastes good!
Kimichi Stirred Fried Ramyeon with Chicken
The Kimchi Ramyeon is quite tasty with a rich kimchi flavor. If you are thinking that the Ramyeon are handmade, you may be disappointed. They used the Korean instant noodles instead. But, I believe that’s how this dish is supposed to be, even in Korea.
JiaJangMyeon With Chicken
Frankly speaking, I do not enjoy the JiaJangMyeon as compared to the Kimchi Ramyeon. The noodles are spaghetti noodles from supermarkets and the seasoning of the black bean is not rich as how I thought it will be. It’s pretty bland for me.
Passion Fruit Chilled Tea
This soda pop is a must order. The drink comes elegantly with a plastic pack and the flower tea gives you a refreshing and chilling feeling. Nice to have on a hot sunny weather in Singapore.
Here are all the dishes we ordered. That’s quite a heavy lunch for just two persons.
Extra Safe? This is not you think it is! It is a wet issue provided by Oppa Chicken. In fact, this is not the first time I see restaurants using condom-like packaging for wet tissues.
This may be a good place for happy hours with 4 beer bottles at just $32 NETT.
Getting to Oppa Chicken Singapore
Oppa Chicken in South Bridge Road is permanently closed now. You can visit them at
- OPPA Chicken Express @ 28 Jalan Bukit Merah
- OPPA Chicken Express @ 721 AMK Ave 8
Oppa Chicken offers good and authentic Korean Fried Chicken. The shop is simple and it’s a great place to chill out to have some beer and fried chicken after work. Their Soda Pops are also worth trying.
The JiaJangMyeon can definitely be improved though.