Not the fast food brand but Korean Fried Chicken.
This Broadway Kopitiam at Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 is now one of my favourite coffeeshops in Ang Mo Kio because it houses food stalls that offer a pretty good range of different cuisines like Astons Express (affordable, tasty Western food), Ci Wen Vegetarian (food quality has improved a lot now – their ‘chicken rice’ is still good), Takagi Ramen (generous portions at wallet-friendly prices with free refill of noodles) and Rahim Muslim Food (that serves up awesome chicken drumstick mee soto & power mee rebus).
And their most recent addition is OPPA Chicken which is the express outlet of the Korean restaurant with the same name that’s situated on South Bridge Road (Chinatown).
OPPA Chicken Express @ Broadway Kopitiam
Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
11.00am to 3.00pm, 5.00pm to 10.00pm (Tue-Sun)
Closed on Mon
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OPPAchicken/
Just loved the whole look of the stall – so hip & vibrant.
OPPA Chicken Express mainly specialises in One Bowls i.e. rice, noodles, fries or salad with Korean fried chicken in a flavour (5 types available) of your choice. If you don’t fancy that, you can always order the chicken on their own (+ sides if you like) and grab a bottle of beer from the coffee stall at the same time to enjoy a chimaek (fried chicken + beer) experience. Haven’t done that in a neighbourhood coffeeshop before – wouldn’t mind trying next time.
J and I wanted a quick lunch so we decided to go for the One Bowls. He ordered Butter Garlic Fried Rice with Soy Garlic Chicken (S$5.90). The fried rice had bits of ham, egg and garlic in it. It was redolent of butter – very tasty and not too oily. The chicken was crispy but taste-wise, it was a little heavy-handed so it was quite salty. Couldn’t taste any soy or garlic flavour in the sauce too.
I had the Jjajangmyeon Noodles with Yangnyum Chicken (S$5.90). Was quite disappointed with the quality of the noodles because it was like instant noodles with store-bought, ready-made jjajangmyeon sauce/paste that was too overly-starchy. Texture of the noodles was slightly on the soft, soggy side too. On the other hand, the yangnyum chicken was delicious. The sauce coating was like a sticky glaze that was spicy and sweet (perhaps still more on the sweeter side).
All in all, we still enjoyed the meal. Just that next time, I would order the Butter Garlic Fried Rice with Yangnyum Chicken instead though I wouldn’t mind trying their Honey Garlic Chicken too which apparently is their best seller.
Korean food/fried chicken that’s reasonably priced and its location is so within reach for me – why wouldn’t I be back?