July 12, 2015

Ssiksin Chicken & Snowman Desserts @ NEX ~ Good Korean Fried Chicken & Bingsu. Service Can Be Better.

We joined the queue upon reaching Ssiksin Chicken before realizing after a while that the Korean Fried Chicken joint is actually sharing the same premises as Korean BBQ Daessiksin and Snowman Desserts which are all operating under the MOF group.

So whether it was for fried chicken or barbeque or bingsu, everyone were standing in the same line. We quickly made known our preference to the counter staff and were shown to a table at the designated "fried chicken area" almost immediately.

Moral of the story? Ask and do not assume, because things may not be what it seemed.

Okay, back to the Korean fried chicken. I must thank my friend for seemingly able to read my mind when he suggested these deep-fried indulgence for dinner. What made it even better? Instead of Original Fried Chicken (2pcs/4pcs/8pcs, $8 to $28) in assorted parts like drumsticks, thighs and breasts, we ordered an all wings feast! Yay, my favorite wings!

Embracing variety, our table was eventually filled with freshly deep-fried hot Chicken Wings in all available flavors of Original, Seasoned and Soy Sauce (3pcs $6.50-$7 / 6pcs $11.50-$12.50). I can ignore those pieces of dull brown paper which functioned well in lining the plate but did nothing in enhancing the dish presentation. Nevermind because ultimately, taste is what I'm looking for.

And I must say the chicken wings did satisfy well in terms of overall taste. The original was adequately marinated with tender meat to match, its skin was crispy even after we left it for a while. Those pieces of seasoned wings came with a spicy kick and was rather addictive.

I enjoyed the soy sauce coated wings most, but then again, I could be biased because I have a soft spot for the savory-sweet combination.

Ssiksin may not be my personal best, but is certainly one of the better Korean fried chicken one can find in Singapore.

Besides fried chicken, there are Grilled Chicken ($7-$15) options too, as well as a host of popular Korean main dishes such as Spicy Army Stew ($28) and Ginseng Chicken Soup ($22) for a more well-rounded meal.

What we had was substantial enough for both of us, with some tummy space left for icy treats from Snowman Desserts. Alas, the waitress who missed part of our wings order, gave us the roll-eye look and had been consistently rude from the start told us curtly that:
Melon Snow Milk Bingsu ($14) - "don't have!"
Mango Snow Milk Bingsu ($14) - "also don't have!"

After more than a 30 minutes wait, we finally got our Green Tea Snow Milk Bingsu ($11.50) which was the next thing that interest me and was available. Sweet from the drizzle of condensed milk, but the overall dining experience left us with a bitter aftertaste. No, the bitterness was not from the matcha powder.

Thank you very much for the service. Bad service is still service. Yes? No?

Ssiksin Chicken

Address: Serangoon Nex, #02-04/06, Singapore 556083
Contact: +65 6853 5054
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SsiksinChicken
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-10pm

Snowman Desserts
Address: Serangoon Nex, #02-04/06, Singapore 556083
Contact: +65 6634 4608
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SnowmanDesserts
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-10pm

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