"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

꼬꼬나라 Kko Kko Nara Chicken and Food (Korean)

“This cosy, dimly lit pub calls attention to its Korean fried chicken – providing a more delicious meaning to the acronym KFC. Look out for the eclectic food this kitchen pumps out, like spicy pupa (honey bees), and fried kimchi with Spam and tofu; but fear not, you will still get your quota of the typical fare as well, such as Korean rice cake and ginseng chicken soup. Standouts are the garlic-sauce-fried chicken, spicy chicken stew and instant noodle soup with a medley of sausage, tofu and vegetables. Drown it all down with their refreshing cucumber and lemon soju.”

I went to eat it today!  There were five of us and it was a little squeezy. The benches were not long enough for three people to sit in and the benches were very close to the tables. I felt a bit suffocated. There are Korean staff there and I believed the chefs are Koreans too! The ambience there was quite good, despite the seats.

I felt the items on the menu are overpriced. Korean’s traditional pancake is $20!  There wasn’t many items to choose from. Here’s what we ordered:

Half Garlic and Spices Fried Spring Chicken – somehow, don’t know why half spring chicken only has got 4 wings.

($14 for half chicken, $27 for whole chicken, both at lunch prices.)

Half Hot and Spicy Fried Spring Chicken. This is REALLY spicy. If you cannot take spicy food, this is not for you.

김치 전골 Kimchi Jungol (Tuna or Pork) $30 (We chose tuna. And the tuna are tuna tiny flakes.) This is not very spicy, and the soup is good. The portion is enough for 3-4 people, but you cannot order this alone cos’ there’s no big pieces of meat.)

Rice Bento $2 each. Comes warm in stainless steel containers. With free flow of kimchi and pickles. The re-fillable kimchi is very very very good.

Order their white rice wine ($25) to go with your food. The wine is superbly smooth and very very fragrant. We even had a second order of their wine!!

On more visits to the restaurant, I realised they added a few more menu options. Namely the chicken combo (garlic soy sauce, sweet and spicy, original) and the kimchi jungol with sausages!

신당옹 즉석 떡볶이 Dduk Bok Gi $30 (Spicy rice cake with noodle and vegetables)
미니오뎅바 Mini O-Deng Bar $35 (Fish cake soup)
라면  Ra Myeong (Spicy ramen) $7
Chicken Combo set (Big, 6 pcs each of original, garlic soy sauce and sweet and spicy) $40

Prices exclude 10% service charges.

Overall, if you’re craving for real authentic Korean cuisines, you can come here for a try.

Stall name: Kko Kko Nara Korean Fried Chicken
Location: 57 Tras Street #01-01 Singapore 078996
Tel: 6224 8186
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11 am – 5 pm; Dinner: 5 pm – 4 am (+$4 – $6 more for each menu item)
Email: kkokkonara@hotmail.com

Delivery available to Tanjong Pagar area only.
Reservations are strongly recommended.

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