After loads of Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore, I saw an oil-free oven-roasted famous chicken brand that made me really curious.
Really? That must be healthy tasting.
Goobne Chicken 굽네치킨 is one of the most popular oven-roasted chicken brand in Korea, and has opened in Singapore at the revamped Great World (known as “Great World City” before the renovations).
The brand was previously endorsed by Korean celebrity group EXO.
What Goobne is famed for – not a single drop of oil added during the cooking process, and therefore less transfat, carbohydrates, sodium and calories.
So after the chicken is roasted, there would supposedly be a crunchy outer layer with juicy meat.
And nope, you won’t find a single item of Fried Chicken here. The signature is the Goobne Original, coming in Wings ($13 for 8 pieces), Half ($17), Boneless ($25), and Whole ($30).
The Half should probably be good for someone who want to pile on protein after a gym session (opps, no gym during CB period), or shared between two.
Order a side such as the refreshing Mediterranean Citrus Salad ($11) to feel fuller and balance it out.
While I did not experience that “crunchy”, this was good, well-marinated, moist, juicy chicken.
Yes, you get all those flavours of the chicken, without the guilt. I was glad I ordered the Original because other sauces would have marred the wholesome taste on a first try.
Other chicken dishes include the Soy Garlic, Deep Cheese, Volcano, Galbi, and Goobne UFO Fondue – that’s chicken with melted mozzarella, cheddar, and grana Padano cheese.
I went for the recommended Goobne Galbi ($15 for 8 piece wings) which has the chicken tossed in a Korean-style sweet, savoury, barbecue-sauce like mix.
This wasn’t as impressive, perhaps because the sauce was too sweet and sticky, and the original flavours of the chicken meat did not surface as well.
Plus, it got jelak after the second piece.
Worthy of mention is the Seafood Jjamppong Noodles ($14) that comes in a red hot soup base. That packs in all the spiciness.
This was not toned down at all the first time I tried it, and possible one of the shiok Jjamppong I had in Singapore.
Delivery is available via Deliveroo and GrabFood to areas near River Valley.
1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-115, Great World City, Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 8879 5898
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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