[Happy New Year 2017 Everyone]. Since it is year of chicken and lets kick start off with Korean Fried Chicken. Korean food is spreading its influence around the world and Malaysians do love variety of food. Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory will be another famous Korean Chain that will be establishing their first presence in the heart of our city- Pavilion, KL.
The way to pronounce in Koreans is ‘Chi-ruh Chi-ruh‘ . Right before the opening of their first outlet in KL, we got to experience Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory at 313 Somerset Orchard Road, Singapore.
Korean Fried chicken have also grown their popularity over the years Due to product placement in a lot of Korean Drama. Fried chicken is also known as their staple home cook dish before it got popularize. The raise of the popularity also making Chir Chir expand its wing with more than 100 stores in South Korea.
Love their ambiance, as it is very simple, cheeky and playful environment that have a lot of props hanging here and there.
Being a fun chicken house, they also provide you with their signapture utensils that allow your finger to slip it in and clip onto any of your preferred chicken pieces and bite from there without dirtying your fingers. They do prepare a mini bucket at the side to let you throw away the bones.
Menu is filled with pictures that makes us easy to pick our choices.
When the first drink arrived, I got excited as this is the first time I see an interesting fusion beer, known as their Signature Chir Cream Beer. Smooth whipped cream on the top to add a little smooth and if you drink it together indeed it is quite interesting.
Some of the menu recommended drinks are Passion Fruit and Blue Sky Tok! Tok! Both are available in alcohol or cocktail. In these drink, they have a little twist of flavor in each cup as the base is making the difference of taste after you stir it.
Red-gizer, is the most interesting as it is top with a canned of Red Bull. The trick to drink this as you need to slide out the can and let Red Bull flood the mug, then mix it together.
See how Esther is enjoying her drink.
Diners who think Fried Chicke is too heavy then, Honey Grape Salad is a great option . Filled with seedless grapes, raisins, nuts and whipped cream. I love the little thin cracker that gives you the little crack and aromatic flavor which is needed.
Another dish that will slightly mess up with your tongue is this Spicy Topokki. Serve in fiery red soup base that might give you an instant impression that it spicy and will make make you sweat right before you dig in. Filled with Cajun battered squid, egg, fish cakes, and toppoki. Love the slightly creamy gravy that is sourish sweet and the spiciness kicks in after a few more sips of the gravy. Some of you who could not take spicy, this might be a challenge.
Cheese is part of the new trend in Korean food. For their fusion series, they do have Mac & Cheese that is serve on a hot pan, with sea of shredded melted cheddar. Another option is Topokki & Cheese that is serve with a combination of rice cakes with creamy cheese sauce, chicken ham and bacon bits.
Kicking off with their chicken series, head for their classic Crispy Fried Chicken to start of with. A classic recipe that have it crunch outside and fill with nice mild fragrant after taste. Do not miss dipping into their special sauce where it do enhance the flavor of it. Learn the trick of using the chicken clip and it feels quite interesting. Indeed I do not need to find a basin to wash of but I still prefer using hand to enjoy my fried chicken.
Another of my personal favorite is this Honey Butter Chicken . Chicken is cook to perfection and also marination is season well. Taste of honey and butter were quite prominent yet chicken meat is not too dry. The sauce do give you a little sweet end that make the taste a great combination.
If you like punchy flavours, Garlicky Tenders is coated in special soy sauce and crunchy garlic bits. They have fried topokki too. Just bite the whole pieces as this is boneless chicken tenders that have sweet and slightly sticky combination.
Chicken wing lovers will fall in love with this as it is a whole plate of chicken wings. The Spicy Wings! Is caramelize in Chir Chir special sauce with sweet potato cubes and rice cakes. Almond bits were sprinkle ontop to give you additional nice crunchy bites.
Serve in a hot pan is this Spicy BBQ Roasted Chicken comes with oven-roasted chicken in spicy BBQ sauce. The effect is the same as Spicy topokki. The usual thought when a food is wrap in aluminum foil is potato but this wrong we are wrong as it is one whole salted baked egg, and a hearty serving of baked potato with sour cream.
The Nest Snow is the most interesting food presentation compare to others. Filled with Cajun chicken tenders, that sits in a sea of cream sauce and sweet potato mash, topped with freshly whipped cream and grated cheese. This portion is meant to share.
Got to know another Fried Chicken Brand that will be coming soon and do prepare to get your fingers dirty or use their little chicken clip when they operate in Pavilion in January.
*Another best way to enjoy this is by sharing. Often we say sharing is caring and this is certainly the time to share as do come with a group of friends or with family members as the portion here is quite big.
Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory Pavilion KL
Lot 1.108 Pavilion, Bukit Bintang,
Jalan Raja Chulan, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
(in front of KFC)