Choo Choo Chicken first cracked open in Singapore in early 2014, reputedly hatched by a Korean language teacher; following two outlets in the city-state (on Bali Lane & in Orchard Cineleisure), the brand spread its wings to KL this year with a Malaysian-run branch on Setapak’s Genting Klang Road, serving a wide variety of Korean fried chicken & other warm meals.

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Five Flavours of Chicken Wings

No fewer than five flavours of chicken wings are offered – the two that pack the mightiest punch are ‘Garlic’ & ‘Spicy,’ with “Sweet’ & ‘Soy’ coming in hot on their heels. The fifth choice is ‘Crispy,’ with crunchy batter that boasts a sauce-free purity. RM19.90 for eight pieces comprising a single flavour, or RM37.90 for 16 pieces featuring two separate flavours. Juicy on the inside, with much of the flavour coming from heavy coats of reasonably well-tuned sauces. Garlic is aromatic, Spicy is surprisingly fiery, & Sweet is what its name signals (but not cloying); Soy is the least memorable of the sauces, but its relative subtlety might suit some customers. In comparison, Crispy might come across as plain, as a matter of personal preference.

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Choo Choo Chicken extends its distinctiveness by also serving whole chickens, which can be ordered in two individual flavours (RM39.90), sufficient for three to four patrons. All in all, freshly & capably prepared, straight from the kitchen to be consumed within minutes, these should prove satisfactory for fans of Korean fried chicken, with the bonus of multiple flavours to sample.

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Ramyun

Ramyun’s the most recent addition to Choo Choo’s menu – fulfilling one-plate options of spicy-cooked noodles with sesame-studded boneless chicken tenders made with leg meat (RM13.90) or tangy-savoury ones with toppoki, the street-food combination of sliced rice cakes, fish cakes & a hard-boiled egg in gochujang red chilli sauce (RM9.90), both thick & tasty.

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Another favourite here is the Choo Choo Cham Chi, a creamy rice burger layered with tuna & kimchi (RM8.90) – we liked it more than expected, considering we’re not advocates for tuna. Also worth snacking on: Spicy fried rice (RM5.90) & battered oyster mushrooms (RM5.90). Prices are kept affordable, with the surrounding student population firmly in mind.

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Beverages

Beverages showcase a Korean bent too, spanning Seoul’s Hite beer & various canned sodas (including Milkis) & juices (with significantly sugary flavours, from crushed pears to grapes). Many thanks to Choo Choo Chicken Malaysia for having us here.

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Location and Contact Details

Choo Choo Chicken

PV128 Jalan Genting Klang

Tel: +60341313160

Daily, 11am-1030pm

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