September 30, 2014

Eng Kee Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀 @ Commonwealth Drive. Fried Bee Hoon + Chicken Wings = Best All-Day-Breakfast!

Ask me what my favorite "all-day breakfast" item is and my reply would not be the usual egg benedict (even though I'm addicted to eggs of all kinds) or sausage and toast, but a localized version which is very close to my heart ~ Fried Bee Hoon & Chicken Wings!!! Yummy!

Usually a breakfast staple and found in hawker centres or coffeeshops, most economic bee hoon stalls serving this delight are usually sold out by afternoon, but we do get a couple of places such as Eng Kee Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀 at Blk 117 of Commonwealth Drive which operates late into the evening. This means we get to eat this fantastic combo at almost all times during lunch, dinner or supper! Yay!

Eng Kee is accessible by the nearest Commonweath (EW20) mrt station and a couple of bus services running through the mature HDB estate. On day of our visit, parking was a breeze too, as the coffeeshop stall faces a spacious open-air carpark (oops cannot use "finding carpark lot" as an excuse for being late haha!).

I was very much excited as my footsteps approached Eng Kee which has already established quite a name for themselves in the "One of the Best Fried Chicken Wings in Singapore" arena.

The stall itself looks typical of any economic bee hoon stall across in Singapore, featuring trays of fried rice vermicelli and noodles, as well as an array of toppings such as otak, fishcake, luncheon meat, beancurd, ngor hiang, stir-fried cabbage and sunny-side-up amongst many others. It's easy to get tempted and go happily "finger-pointing" to select more food than what we intended, but the one thing which almost every customer comes for is - Fried Chicken Wings!

Eng Kee prides themselves on using bigger wings from Brazil, which yields a more satisfactory meaty bite. None of any sophisticated fryer with temperature or timing control can be found in the stall's kitchen as well, each piece of wings is still being churned out the good old-fashioned way: Deep-fried in a big wok filled with hot oil. Whether the chicken wings will turn out well is really highly dependable on the frying skills of their "wings specialist".

And after tasting the chicken wings, I dare say that their wings specialist has performed the role to a fantastic level! Two thumbs up!

I was astounded when I held up the piping hot wing and tore off the layer of skin with my teeth... oh my goodness! So thin and shattering crisp, I wish I can have a plate of just the wings skin alone! (Made mental note to bring friends who do not eat chicken skin next time, so that I can "help" them eat it lol).

Marination seems to be simple, none of any distinct flavor of spices like tumeric or har cheong (prawn paste), but the meat was tasty and flowing with juiciness. And and and, it sells for only $1.20 per piece!

No wonder there is always an unceasing queue at the stall. It's actually a good thing though there will be a slight wait because the wings are always cooked in fresh batches due to the high turnover.

No wonder customers can order 50 wings at one go for takeways.

No wonder Eng Kee once sold a record of over 1000 wings on a good day! (Yes, over one thousand wings, no typo error here).

As what their huge chicken wing signboard states, "All Are Welcome!" This is definitely one delicious chicken wings I'd gladly welcome into my tummy. The combination with soft and springy fried bee hoon and sweet chill made it an ideal happy meal.

My only grouse is that the coffeeshop can be overly hot and stuffy in the merciless afternoon heat, but no one stopping us from coming over in the evening when it's cooler or taking away my "all-day-breakfast" and enjoy it in the air-conditioned comfort of my home or office.

I must quickly plan my next visit to happen soon :)

Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀
Address: Blk 117 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore 140117
Contact: +65 9233 9330 / +65 9636 7362
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-10.30pm / Closed on Sun

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the option of "All are welcome". It seems sound good both the image of restaurant and recipes. Perfect place to a breakfast. RFS