FEMALE Tries: London-Based Wing Wing Korean Fried Chicken

When it comes to fried chicken, Korean style is the best thanks to its crispiness. 

It’s not just the Korean music scene that’s seeing a triumph over here! With satisfyingly crispy skin and scrumptious hand-brushed flavourful coating, Korean fried chicken is quickly overtaking its American-style counterparts as one of Malaysians’ favourite food.

After serving London foodies with some sensational fried chicken, London-based Wing Wing is ready to satisfy Malaysian tastebuds at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Founded by the ‘London Chicken Elite’ back in May 2017, the brand aims to serve the freshest and crispiest fried chicken to customers. It adopts a hand-brushing technique for their chickens that creates a thin layer of coating over the basic marination in order to deliver the thin, crackly and almost transparent crust.

But how well can a British-born brand satisfy our cravings for some authentic Korean fried chicken?

Krispy Chicken Wings, Drumettes or Drumsticks, a la carte from RM15.90, combo from RM20.90

The brand offers three flavours for their signature fried chicken win, drumette and drumstick: soy garlic, spicy and the most unique flavour we’ve ever come across – liquorice.

Lesser known by Malaysians, liquorice is an ancient Mediterranean herb that’s used in food and medicines. When paired with fried chicken, it boasts a distinctive, naturally-sweet flavour that blends harmoniously with the savoury chicken meat. It surely sounds like an acquired taste!

“I’ve never heard of liquorice flavoured fried chicken so when I had the chance to try it at Wing Wing, I had lots of doubts. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Not every sweet and savoury pairing works out well, but the sweetness from the liquorice created a harmonious clash with the savoury chicken. If you enjoy  Samyang spicy ramen, the spicy flavoured fried chicken is a must-try. Similar to the ramen, the heat kicked in after a while and intensified in my mouth, yet the spiciness was so satisfying and made me crave for more.” – Elaine, Digital Writer.

Chicken Katsu Bao, RM 15.90 for a la carte, RM20.90 for combo

Kimchi lovers, take note! If you’re curious to try out kimchi coleslaw, the Chicken Katsu Bao is a great choice. Served on a lightly fried Chinese-style mantou bao, it’s made with tender chicken pieces and a generous dollop of kimchi coleslaw that takes three days to prepare! While the dish is made with the default soy garlic flavoured chicken, diners can certainly request for the spicy or liquorice flavour instead.

Krispy Chicken Salad, RM16.90 for a la carte, RM21.90 for combo 

For a healthier option, we certainly enjoyed the Krispy Chicken Salad made with cucumbers, celery, cherry tomatoes, onions and pickles served with chunks of soy garlic boneless krispy chicken. Best of all, their secret salad sauce was an absolute delight thanks to the hint of tartness that whet one’s appetite!

The brand may have originated from London, but its Korean fried chicken definitely lived up to our expectation. However, the restaurant does fall short as a chimaek (Korean chicken and beer pairing) spot as it doesn’t serve any beer or alcoholic drinks.

Wing Wing

A: 6th Floor, Pavilion KL, 168 Bukit Bintang Street, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
H: 10am – 10pm daily

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