Taiwanese fried chicken chain 艋舺ㄟ雞排 Monga Fried Chicken has a new outlet in Singpost Centre. It is the chain’s first dine-in restaurant in Singapore. So we can now sit down and enjoy freshly made piping hot Monga Fried Chicken at the fast food style restaurant in Paya Lebar.
Monga Singpost Centre
“Monga” or “Monka”, is an old district in Taipei, also known Wanhua District. There are many Monga Fried Chicken outlets in Taiwan. Outside Taiwan, there are outlets in Malaysia, Philippines, England and North America. In Singapore, Monga has takeaway kiosks in Jem and ION Orchard.
The new Monga Fried Chicken outlet in Singpost Centre occupies a compact space. The furnishing is basic. It can seat about 25.
It operates fast food restaurant style. Order and pay at an auto kiosk and wait for your number to be flashed on the digital screen. Help yourself to utensil and sauces.
Monga Fried Chicken Menu
艋舺ㄟ雞排 Monga Fried Chicken at Singpost Centre offers its famous thick fried chicken fillet dusted with different seasoning and various side dishes. New items introduced are Hainanese chicken rice and acar. Apparently, these are part of a series of local dishes that Monga is planning to offer in Singapore.
The King & Chicken Rice
The King ($6.90) at Monga is a good version of one of Taiwan’s favourite street snack – a big flat chicken breast fillet dipped in batter and fried to a crispy crunch. At Monga Singpost, it is fried-to-order. My chicken was served piping hot. The well-marinated chicken was tender and juicy on the inside and had a very nice crispy outside. It was not greasy. The big piece of chicken was very enjoyable.
I was pleasantly surprised by the achar and chicken rice. They tasted like authentic local Singapore food. The chicken rice was as good as the Hainanese chicken rice served in some of the popular chicken rice stalls in Singapore.
Taiker & Rice Box
We also tried the Taiker ($6.90), which was essentially the King coated with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder instead of salt and pepper. It was also delicious.
The Monga Chicken Rice Box ($6.90) comprised two pieces of fried chicken and side dishes of chicken rice and vegetable/achar. The crispy chicken in the Rice Box was nice but not as good as the King and the Taiker. We thought the best thing about Monga Rice Box was the chicken rice.
Original still the Best
It is good that Monga Fried Chicken Singpost Centre offers a dine-in option. We can now sit down and enjoy freshly cooked fried chicken when it is piping hot. The new Fried Chicken Rice Set adds variety to the menu and we like the Hainanese chicken rice served with the set. However, the best thing about Monga is still the original – a thick slice of chicken dipped into the ‘golden ratio’ of flour to meat, double fried and dusted with salt and pepper. The King is still the king at Monga Fried Chicken 艋舺ㄟ雞排.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Monga Fried Chicken 艋舺ㄟ雞排
10 Eunos Road 8, #01-131
Tel: +65 91226688
Opening Hours: 11 am- 9.30 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar
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