Many in Singapore are well acquainted with famous Korean names like Samsung, BTS and Black Pink because handphones and K-pop have become South Korea’s key exports. Few may realise it, but Korean fried chicken has also become a huge international export. There are many Korean fried chicken restaurants in Singapore already. 맘스터치 Mom’s Touch Singapore is the latest to bring Korean fried chicken to our island.
Mom’s Touch Singapore
Mom’s Touch Chicken & Burger Restaurant is brought to Singapore by No Signboard Holdings, a company listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange. According No Signboard’s website, Mom’s Touch has over 1,200 stores across South Korea and in major cities in the USA, Taiwan and Vietnam. Their chicken is said to be hand-battered and hand-breaded in the kitchen and marinated with their own special blend of seasoning.
The Korean fast food chain’s first restaurant in Singapore is at the new PLQ Mall. Mom’s Touch occupies a small space on the ground level of PLQ Mall facing the plaza. The food preparation area takes up most of the indoor space, leaving a narrow strip for the self ordering kiosks and waiting area. Two small tables and a bar counter against the glass panel are squeezed into the compact air-conditioned shop space. There are, however, ample seating out in the sheltered naturally ventilated plaza.
Mom’s Touch Menu
The name, Mom’s Touch Chicken & Burger Restaurant, tells you what to expect on the menu of the restaurant. There is a variety of fried chicken. Chicken burger, cheese bacon burger and bulgalbi burger as well as a few sides and desserts are on the menu. The combo meals and family sets give good value.
Burger & Chicken Lunch
The typical fast food restaurant system is used in Mom’s Touch. Place you order and pay and wait for your number to be flashed.
We ordered the Mom’s Thigh Burger Combo Meal ($6.80) and the 3 Piece Chicken Tenderloin ($4.50).
The Mom’s Thigh Burger Combo Meal came with a choice of fries and drinks. The thin cut Cajun fries were nice and crispy.
The burger was a good size and it would be hard to avoid using a cliche to describe the fried chicken – yes, it had a flavourful crunchy outside with moist and juicy meat on the inside. The fresh lettuce and sauce added to the enjoyment of the burger.
The 3 Piece Chicken Tenderloin came in a paper cup. The cuts of chicken breast meat were not that tender. They were nice enough but there was no real kick. Perhaps we should try the spicy version the next time.
Good Burger, Nice Fried Chicken
On the whole we thought our dining experience at Mom’s Touch was average. For a fast food restaurant, the wait for the food was rather long. The chicken burger was delicious and enjoyable. The combo meal was good value. The fried chicken on its own was nice but not that special; and Mom’s Touch has serious competition in Paya Lebar in terms of fried chicken – with Arnold’s and Jollibee having outlets in the vicinity.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Mom’s Touch Chicken & Burger Restaurant
Paya Lebar Quarter #01-37
10 Paya Lebar Road
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar Interchange
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