Twins Korean Restaurant is named after a pair of young, fine-looking twin chefs, Park Sungjae & Park Woojae. They mainly specialise in Korean Fried Chicken that come in a range of flavours to suit all tastes.
This hip and trendy restaurant on Craig Road in Tanjong Pagar gives diners the “chimaek” (fried chicken + beer) experience which is made popular by many Korean dramas.
Only fresh chicken is used here, no frozen ones. All sauces are homemade as well. Besides fried chicken, they also have other Korean eats like Black Noodles (or Jajangmyeon), fish cake soup, army stew, tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), kimchi pancake and more.
J and I came early on a Saturday just before noon and we were the first customers.
Took this shot for my own reference because I told the husband we should do up our dining room wall with brick tiles in 3 shades of grey and get hanging lights like these, lol.
Do note they no longer include crabs in their Spicy Seafood Noodles and Jjambbong Soup. On the actual menu that was given on-site, the word ‘crab’ would be covered up with tape.
Our meal for two which took quite some time to come. These 3 dishes were their best sellers as indicated on the menu.
And since we were having fried chicken, we had to order their Honey/Vanilla Ice Cream Beers (S$14.50 each) too. Frothy concoction of beer topped with honey or vanilla ice cream – simply sweet, creamy and delicious!
Woo Jae’s Spicy Seafood Noodles (S$13.90 for lunch, S$16.90 for dinner) turned out to be way better than I expected. At first I thought the broth would be gochujang-based and hence would taste more overpowering but it wasn’t, much to my delight. This soup was like a flavoursome and sweet seafood broth with just a tiny touch of chilli paste for colour. It wasn’t spicy at all and was quite light and appetising too.
There were clams, mussels, squids and 1 large prawn – all of which were fresh and not overcooked. Noodles were thick but cooked perfectly as they were still springy with a slight chewy bite.
The Yangnyum Chicken (S$20 for half, S$38 for whole) consisted of fried chicken pieces coated with this homemade sweet and spicy sauce. I was impressed by how the chicken was still crispy on the outside despite it being almost soaked in the sauce. The inside of the chicken was also tender and juicy. Sauce was more on the sweeter side and wasn’t spicy at all. This was definitely one of the best Yangnyum Chicken I had.
The Soy & Lemon Kkanpungki (S$22 for M, S$30 for L) consisted of boneless fried chicken with shredded leek topping in a savoury and tangy soy-lemon sauce. The chicken was also crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The combination of the sauce with the chicken, leek and dried chillies (these were hot!) was excellent – the flavours and textures really worked very well together. I normally don’t really eat leek that much but in this dish, I couldn’t even taste that strong oniony flavour of it so everything was very well balanced. Nicely executed dish. I highly recommend it.
Ice water is chargeable at S$0.50 per pax. Prices are subject to 10% service charge, no GST.
By the way, if you’re ordering noodles, do note the prices are different for lunch and dinner. When you’re making payment, just make sure you’re being charged the right amount because while we were here for lunch, we were charged dinner price instead for the Spicy Seafood Noodles we had. When this was highlighted to the cashier, she immediately gave us a cash refund even though we paid via credit card.
For excellent Korean fried chicken and ice cream beers, this is a place not to be missed. I’m looking forward to coming back again to try other flavours of the fried chicken. 🙂
Twins Korean Restaurant
7 Craig Road
Tel: +65 6221 5205 / +65 9006 3875
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Twins.Korean.Restaurant/
11.30am to 3.00pm, 5.00pm to 12.00am (Mon-Sat)
5.00pm to 11.00pm (Sun)