If you’re a fan of finger-licking good fried chicken, then J&G Fried Chicken (繼光香香雞) is a name that needs no introduction. This popular Taiwanese fast food chain has won over the hearts and taste buds of countless foodies. And it all began way back in 1973 on the bustling Jiguang Street in Taichung’s Central District.
From its humble origins, J&G Fried Chicken has flourished into a full-fledged chain, captivating the palates of chicken lovers across Taiwan. But their success didn’t stop there. This irresistible fried chicken sensation has spread its wings and made a mark in various international locations as well.
J&G is famous for its crispy and juicy fried chicken, which is marinated using a secret blend of spices before being fried to mouthwatering perfection. They also serve an array of delectable sides to complement their star attraction. From fried king oyster mushrooms to classic french fries, and from sweet potato fries to taro balls and sweet potato balls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
JG Fried Chicken used to be in Singapore
Our love affair with J&G Fried Chicken began when we stumbled upon their now-closed outlet at Tiong Bahru Plaza. It was love at first bite, and we became instant fans. Though the chain has scaled back its operations, you can still savour their scrumptious offerings in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Update: Original store has been relocated!
Even though JG Fried Chicken has many locations across Taiwan, we chose to visit the original store located at No. 91 Jiguang Street. However, this original location has since been closed and has relocated to their Zhongshan flagship store at No. 29 Zhongshan Road.
Here’s what we got:
Signature Popcorn Chicken 香香炸鷄
This was just as good as we remembered it to be! So happy to be able to taste this fried chicken again after so many years! I preferred JG Fried Chicken’s fried chicken over other similar brands because of the unique blend of seasonings and spices used. Very umami with a slight spicy kick.
Though this was called popcorn chicken, the chunks were much bigger than regular popcorn chicken, lol. Not complaining because they were much more meaty!
They did an excellent job frying the chicken. The batter wasn’t too thick, which was a good thing. The outside was hot, crispy, and crunchy. And the meat’s interior was moist and juicy. The best part was that they didn’t taste greasy at all. We could eat a lot of this and not get sick of it.
King Oyster Mushroom 蒜脆杏鮑菇
I highly recommend these king oyster mushrooms as well. They were fried to a crispy exterior, while still retaining their juiciness on the inside. Each bite resulted in a burst of juice, making them difficult to resist. Yum!
If you like fried food, you can’t go wrong with J&G Fried Chicken in Taiwan. The crispy exterior contrasts nicely with the juicy and tender meat inside, giving the fried chicken a satisfying crunch with each bite. This place is fried food heaven!