Category: Fried Chicken

Goblin: Sunny’s BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe [02]

Hello everyone! I was nursing my emptiness after drama Goblin ended. There really isn’t any drama I look forward to as much. OCN’s Voice drama is not bad though. Similar to Goblin on tvN, this drama Voice on OCN is also broadcasted on cable tv. You need to pay to watch in Korea. Naturally the drama gets less hype and traction, compared to drama like Descendants of the Sun that was broadcasted on KBS (free channel). I would suggest watching if you wish to void the emptiness in your heart like me.

In episode 9 of Goblin, the four main characters met for the first time as a group in Sunny’s new fried chicken store. It is also the episode where Grim Reaper held Sunny’s hand for the first time and learnt about her previous life.


How to get to BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe

Hop on the subway to Jonggak Subway Station (종각역) and take exit 4. This should only take around 10min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and turn right, walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

Walk straight.
After exiting the alley, turn left.
Walk straight.05
Keep walking straight.
There you are!08
The bbq premium cafe is the store.
Close up of the store front.

BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe
(Cheonggyecheon 81) 11-5 Gwancheol-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, Korea
서울특별시 종로구 관철동 11-5(청계천로 81)
Tel: 050-4109-9263

Goblin: Sunny’s BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe [01]

Sunny is the very beautiful BBQ chicken shop owner who hired Euntak as a part-timer though the shop didn’t seem to have a lot of business. Here we are to see where Sunny’s original BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe is. This is the store that Sunny owns at the start of the drama. Later on, she moved the store to one with larger area space. I’ll be sharing the guide to the larger store in my later posts.


This shop is a branch in Gangnam district. Fortunately, the shop is fairly easy to arrive at.

How to get to BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe

Hop on the subway to Daecheong Subway Station (대청역) and take exit 4. This should only take around 10min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

Keep walking straight.
Turn left into this alley.
Keep walking.
Look to your right and there is the BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe.

BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe
687-2 Ilwon-dong, Gangnam District, Seoul, Korea
서울 강남구 일원동 687-2
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2am daily
Tel: +82 02-3411-5949

Combat a Cough with Korean Fried Chicken

With the rainy season arriving in Singapore, it is almost raining everyday. Hooray to the cooling weather! Booboo to my bad hair days. Whenever it’s raining, my hair just got more frizzy and they fall all over the place. In the morning when I left my house, it looks perfect. But a few hours down the road, WHAM! I look like a lioness. I’m using a few off the shelf products for my hair these days but it doesn’t seem to work. Someone recommend me please?

I have been sick for the past 1week plus and finally showing signs of recovery. Yet I still lose sleep to my bad cough. The moment I lay my head onto my pillow, the cough starts. At the rate I’m going, either I die from lack of sleep first or coughing my lungs out. It must be either one of these.

Despite all these, I still had fried chicken for dinner with my friends last night. I couldn’t resist the temptation when I saw pictures of APink members having fried chicken before their comeback stage.

Their new album is awesome, as expected, by the way.

I’ve long heard raves about Chicken Up and their watermelon soju. I’ve tried peach soju and apple soju back in Korea and totally love the taste. And so, Chicken Up off we go.

Before my meal, my friend who has tried it before has warned me about the overpriced and overrated food reviews circulating around. She had the buffet and added one watermelon soju for 2 to share, spending just slightly less than $50 per pax. That is a little steep price to pay for a meal of fried chicken. Yet considering there’s alcohol ordered for the meal, this still isn’t too bad.

Anyway my friends and I ordered a corn cheese appetizer, a serving of Ganjang (soy) fried chicken wings (4 pieces) and half a Yangnyum chicken. For 3 girls to share, we were full and satisfied. My favorite would be their soy fried chicken wings! I’d say it’s a must-order item on their menu.Yangnyum chicken was slightly spicy for my friend who doesn’t take spicy food well, but even she finds it tasty.

No,we didn’t order the watermelon soju because my company for the night rejected alcohol. So I guess I must make another trip down again!

It was a busy night, even on weekdays, and queue was long. Interestingly, 3 of us were given a table for 2 to sit at. When there was a table for 4 available, we requested to shift over to that table so I don’t sit in the hallway blocking traffic. The staff rejected us saying that table is strictly for group of 4. Now this is weird. Why is a table for 4 strictly for 4 members, while a table of 2 can sit up to 3 people?

I can totally understand if they explained to say that they have a big group coming and that table has been reserved for them, so they couldn’t allow us shifting over. What I couldn’t understand is their reasoning given to us.

Fine then. I continued on with my meal with my bag placed on my laps, eating at a table too small for the food we ordered. I straightened my back whenever someone walked past behind me and gave occasional dagger stares when they’d still knock into me from behind. I guest it is recommended that you visit Chicken Up in groups of even number: 2, 4, 6.

On a side note, if you are not accustomed to using knives and forks for chicken, you can always request for disposable gloves! This is how Koreans eat and it is a comfortable way to eat chicken  without dirtying your hands. We were happily devouring our fried chicken when my friend spotted another table staring at us eating. We appeared to be the only table with gloves on. After a while, they too requested for gloves. Ha! It’s good to know we managed to show other customers how chicken should be eaten.

Chicken Up
Address: 48 Tanjong Pagar Rd, 088469
Phone: 6327 1203
Operating Hours: 5.30pm – 3.00am

First Time Trying Out Jollibee!

I had an enjoyable gathering with my Uni friends last night. I laughed so much that my voice is coarse today and my throat feels like it’s burning. I thought about what we talked last night and I can still find myself grinning sheepishly.

We went Jollibee at Lucky Plaza for dinner. The place is huge but the long queue is horrendous. We queued for more than half an hour before we get to order. Considering it’s a fast food restaurant, the waiting time is way too long.

Usually we secure ourselves seats before we order. At Jollibee, we’re supposed to queue and order food before we locate seats. Hence most of the time, you see people wandering around with trays of food on their hand looking for seats. This system doesn’t really work when we have a group of people. For example, how do you expect 10 people to queue for food together, then find seats for 10 with all the food on hand?

We were persistent in trying out Jollibee though. We studied it as one of the case studies for our final University double credit module thus the significance to us!

The portion is quite small actually. On my good days, I think I can gobble 2 sets by myself. Taste wise, I’d say it’s good! I’ll definitely visit again if I can skip the queue.

We headed over to Paris Baguette for desserts after that.

Look at the pretty cakes! We 4 girls finished everything on our own and the guys didn’t even get a taste of it. Til the last bite, we were still squealing at how good the cakes tasted.

Then it was nonstop picture snaping time! Uh-huh!

That’s right, the 4 of us gobbled up all the cakes. Yums… I want another Strawberry Shortcake please ㅠㅠ

I was listening to these 2 bickering from my left and right all night long. And that includes listening to them repeat conversations again and again. They gave us so much laughter throughout the night. <3

Ending the post with another group picture. Hope we get to meet again!

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken

I was craving badly for Korean fried chicken the other day and my friend brought me to this store: 4 Fingers. I was quite skeptical initially because Korean fried chicken is way too delicious and yummy, nothing like those you can find in Singapore.

I was delighted when I saw the interior of the store! I mean everyone thinks of KFC in Singapore when you talk about fried chicken right? Compare the interior design of this popular food chain and 4 Fingers. Weren’t you in for a surprise too?

After you placed your order at the counter and paid, this round device will be given to you. You can bring this to your seat and wait for your food to be prepared. Once the food is ready to be served, your device will vibrate and you can collect your food at the counter. This is exactly how most of the cafes and fastfood chains operate in Korea!

Anyway there is this message on the drink that politely ask customers to refrain from sharing the goodness of 4 Fingers. Oh… I simply couldn’t resist myself! Sorry 4 Fingers!

And the very yummy fried chicken arrived! We ordered mixture of spicy and non-spicy chicken and I couldn’t really differentiate them from the looks of it. Since both are equally delicious and I like them all, it is no problem for me!

On the overall, I was very satisfied with my meal and the service. Luckily my friend pulled me to the store once they were opened for business. As soon as the clock strikes 12pm on a weekday afternoon, there were long queues at the counter. Everyone please go try! Teehee~

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
2 Orchard Turn #B4-06A ION Orchard
Singapore, Singapore 238801