Yet another fried chicken franchise joins the fray27 December, 2010 by Chad
Broaster Chicken sneaked into Singapore earlier this year with shops at rather odd locations. There’s one right opposite from my home, but we ended up trying it out over at Serangoon nex last month as a side snack to Freshness Burger Singapore. Our first impressions laid out here.
But first a disclaimer. Just like Chinese food, I’m the last person you’ll want to find for a writeup on fried chicken. I know Singaporeans love their fried chicken. I once used to somewhat enjoy it too. But well, let’s just say there was a certain point in my life where I was eating KFC multiple times each week for months on end. Considering that I can now actually stomach it means that my affinity towards the dish has improved a little over the years.
Broaster Chicken gets its name from a patent for the special method by which the meats are cooked. Their chicken are pressure cooked, as opposed to deep fried so (for better or for worse) it’s not nearly as oily as conventional fried chicken. The Broaster name isn’t quite a franchise but rather just a format sales for the special cooking equipment.
The paradigm for most people I know seems to be Arnold’s Fried Chicken. A personal benchmark are the ones at Waffletown. According to Yan and YQ, who had ordered the regular fried chicken it was good. Not “Arnold’s Good” but still a marked improvement over KFC. Yan put it on par with Texas Chicken without the spices but with lots of salt.
Without putting too much thought into it, I decided to try out their advertised special, the Turkey Drumstick (anything to avoid the chicken). It was huge. The thing had a whole “spring chicken” worth of meat on it. For $7 for the full meal, you could say it was a steal.
Turkey has a bad rep for being really dry. But surprisingly the broasted turkey was actually quite tender. Perhaps it had something to do with the cooking method but it was actually quite un-turkey-like and almost like regular fried chicken. But like the chicken, it was overly salty. Had to keep chugging down the cola.
I’ll stick to Waffletown. But if you’re looking to test it out for yourself, you can find Broaster Chicken at the following places.
23 Serangoon Central
ITE College West (Inside 7-Eleven)
1 Choa Chu Kang Grove
Serene Center (Inside 7-Eleven)
10 Jalan Serene
Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre (Inside 7-Eleven)
57 Anchorvale Road
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