Hot-star Large Fried Chicken sells chicken in various sizes, ala-carte and combo.
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there's no fried chicken like hot star's
The large fried chicken here is my ultimate guilty pleasure. Those deep-fried, golden cutlets are my not-so-little slices of heaven.
It’s $4.70 for one ginormous cutlet, and unlike in Hong Kong, you can’t choose the size so dainty eaters beware. I also love how they don’t cut it up like how some stalls do because there’s just something satisfying about eating the cutlet as a whole. Just a heads-up: there will be bones towards the end of the cutlet.
Till date, I’ve only had the curry and original flavors. The original still comes up tops though, because I find the taste of the uniquely seasoned ones a tad too artificial.
The service provided is quick and fuss-free. It's a takeaway stall after all, so don't expect impeccable impeccable service. How it works: you place your order, pay and wait. 5 minutes or less later, you’ll be able to sink your teeth into glorious, deep-fried goodness.
The name pretty much sums it up.
The name of this restaurant is "Hot Star Large Fried Chicken", which pretty much sums up what this shop sells and what it's good at. It's a takeaway shop, and there's no room for you to sit. A quick deduction from reading the name would tell you this place sells chicken. Their chicken is also large. And fried.
Don't be mistaken - I'm not simply stating the obvious. The allure of this place literally lies in the fact that their chicken is large and fried. By large, I mean their chicken is humongous. It's bigger than the size of your face, unless your face is abnormally large. And that makes the chicken exceptionally good, especially since it's friend and seasoned with whatever ingredient you choose. The one I usually get, the seaweed large fried chicken, is what I would recommend - if you like the seaweed shaker fries McDonald's has, you would probably like this one as well. But beyond that, their chicken is also extremely juicy - aided by the fact that they refuse to cut their chicken because that would compromise on its juiciness. I guess they know what they're doing.
Their fries are an oft-missed gem as well - they're pretty good. Straight cut as usual, but there's a certain oomph to the fries that makes it better than the fries at your usual fast food restaurants, and they have several different toppings as well. Sometimes I eat their meal (chicken + fries + drinks) and I'm full, but others prefer it as a snack - either way it's pretty good. Needless to say however, it's unhealthy. But if you're craving a sinful snack or a reward for exercise, this is a great place to go, and the smell will probably attract you there as well.
Not particularly outstanding, but makes for a good snack.
Although Hot Star's fried chicken is huge on the outside, there are a lot of bones inside so eating it in public is a bit difficult when trying to pry them out of your mouth discreetly. The chicken itself is okay, quite hard and bland, but the skin really hits the right spot. Maybe I'm a sucker for things with a strong flavour but Hot Star's fried chicken has a just-right degree of saltiness. However, because of that, it often leaves me running about looking for water. Their skin is crispy and not too oily, which makes the experience of wolfing it down clean and satisfying.
It makes do for a snack on a day of window shopping, going circles around the mall while chewing on its savoury skin. I think it'll be good for lunch on a day where a heavy dinner awaits.
Great Fried Chicken
This is my favourite thing to get whenever I'm on ION Orchard and I don't feel like eating a proper meal or being healthy at all.
I love that you can get your fried chicken in so many different ways although my favourite flavour is still the seaweed one. But my all time favourite item on the menu is their sour plum sweet potato fries. I adore sweet potato fries and its so hard to get good sweet potato fries in Singapore. Sometimes I come here and they put WAY too much of the sour plum powder which can be a little bit overwhelming.
Pricing wise, I do find it can get a tad pricey but overall its still pretty okay, especially given the size of the chicken! The only thing is I wish they would cut it up because I always feel really odd walking around with a huge hunk of chicken.
Delicious Fried Chicken
I first tried this when I was in Taiwan and I fell in love with it. The fried chicken chop was big enough to share among 2 people and still leave a satisfying feeling! The outside was very crispy and the meat was very tender.
When I first saw this stall in NEX, I was a bit doubtful to try it as it was more pricey compared to Taiwan. But I did and I did not regret it! It tasted almost exactly the same as the one in Taiwan. However, the oil was a bit on the dark side and so I do not eat this regularly. Besides, too much fried food is not too good.
On the latest occasion when I ate this, I decided to have something different and order it with sour plum seasoning on top. It was fantastic! As a lover of sour plum, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the taste of the fried chicken really complimented the seasoning. Next time I will definitely try other flavours as well!
Crispy and delicious
I decided to try out this stall because of the serving size of the chicken, as advertised by the shop. And indeed, the chicken was huge! It is definitely enough for 2-3 people to just share one serving.
Other than the serving size, the taste of the fried chicken is amazing. The outside is deep-fried to a very crispy texture, yet the meat remains tender and juicy on the inside. The taste is so addictive that we kept taking huge bites of it non-stop.
The downside is that the shop does not chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces, so it might be a little troublesome and messy to eat. Also, when you get to the bottom part of the chicken, you will realise that the bottom part of the chicken is just bones, and makes us feel a little scammed. But I'll still buy it in the future because of the taste!
LARGE Fried Chicken
I've tried Hot Star's fries before and really liked them. However, it was only recently that I decided to try their Large Fried Chicken for myself.
I visited the Tampines 1 outlet and got the Seaweed Chicken Set Meal. It cost about $7.90 and consisted of a Large Fried Chicken with seaweed powder sprinkled all over, original (pepper) fries as well as a drink.
I must say, the Large Fried Chicken was huuuge! I managed to finish only 1/3 of it before I started asking my friend to help me out. In the end, we managed to finish 2/3 of it and unfortunately had to throw the remaining 1/3 away as it had gone cold and hard :(
Despite my disappointment in not being able to finish the chicken, I quite liked the taste and texture of it and would like to try other flavours in the future. The fries were also great as usual and I found the drink to be a great complement to the meal.
One advice I'd like to give to people looking to try Hot Star's set meals is to share the set with a friend. Especially for girls, who tend to have a smaller appetite, chances are, they will not be able to finish everything.
Replica of Taiwanese version
Hot Star chicken is a franchise from Taiwan famous shilin market. I was thrilled to hear that it opened in Singapore and immediately went to try it. True to delight, it was an almost exact replica of the Taiwanese version. The chicken was different from other stores in Singapore, it is served as a whole and not cut into pieces. The chicken chop is HUGE and i encourage sharing among 2-3 people. They are generous with the serving but beware, the remaining 1/4 of the chicken is proably big bones with less meat. It is slightly oily as well, but who cares, these calories are well justified for!
i am so grateful Hot Star opened in Singapore, and reminds me of the times in Taiwan!
A replacement for a trip all the way to Taiwan
I fell in love with the Taiwanese Fried Chicken when I visited Taiwan. The hot star large fried chicken is a good option when I am craving for the Taiwanese Fried Chicken and when I do not wish to take a plane all the way to Taiwan to savour it.
The fried chicken is simply well, delectable. It is crispy, savoury, flavourful... I can hear my stomach rumbling as I think about it. It is one of those guilty pleasures that I indulge in. A suggestion would be that improvements be in customer relations as the staff were not particularly friendly. But really, that is secondary to how delicious the fried chicken is, and as long as it stays that way, I would definitely be going back.
Worth your time!
Crispy, tender and rich in flavour. What's there not to love!
Personally, I often indulge in their signature large fried chicken. I know, it's such a sinful bliss. Miraculously, the amount of oil and salt used, slips off my mind whenever I see the large blue signboard shouting out at me.
This is one of the few famous Taiwanese franchise stores from the Shihlin night market. Just the relation with the well-known Shihlin market sparks an interest, doesn't it!
For a rather good deal of $6.90, their set meal for an original large fried chicken includes original fries and a drink! If you would like something refreshing to perk you up, do try their sour plum lemonade. Well, I love it! Furthermore, an additional $0.30 is all it takes to 'upgrade' your drink into a larger one!
On a side note, their fried tempura is far too salty for my liking. Furthermore, cutting services for the large fried chicken is not provided. I confess that my pet peeve is a mouth dripping with oil, hence eating the large piece of chicken without dirtying myself did prove to be much of a challenge.
That aside, I would definitely recommend their original large fried chicken, for it is a must-try!