It’s been quite a while since I last ate at Jinjja Chicken (Clementi Mall). My colleague and I were both craving for tteobokki (Korean rice cake) so we went to Jinjja Chicken (Clementi Mall) to satisfy our craving.
You can find a whole range of Korean foods here, from fried chicken and noodles to rice dishes and rice rolls. There are some un-Korean items such as burgers and salads on the menu too.
I got myself Jinjja Drumsticks 3 pieces [S$8.90] because I miss having Korean fried chicken. It is bigger than I remembered from my last visit but not as big as the ones from PM Chicken.
There are 3 sauces to choose from – soy garlic, yangnyeom, monster. This is soy garlic sauce. The sweet and salty sauce is delicious, but the chicken inside tastes rather bland.
I am not sure if it’s the lack of pork (which was substituted with potato) but the Jjajang Myeon [S$8.30, S$10.80 with cutlet] tasted flat. I can’t taste anything else besides the sweetness and saltiness of the black bean sauce.
The tteobokki here is also quite a disappointment. In authentic Korean restaurants, tteobokki usually comes with fishcake and kimchi which not only adds to the variety but improves the taste of the rice cakes as well. Jinjja Chicken’s Tteobokki [S$3.80] is just a few pathetic-looking pieces of rice cakes with gochujang in a paper cup. It tastes bland with only spiciness from the gochujang.
Even though Mozzarella Cheese Sticks [S$3.50 for 4 pieces] is not exactly a Korean dish, but it’s pretty good in terms of taste. The mozzarella sticks are coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried. The contrast between the gooey-melty cheese inside and the crispy exterior is interesting.
Jinjja Chicken is a contemporary Korean fast-food chain so don’t expect too much taste-wise. The prices are a little expensive but Jinjja Chicken is halal-certified which means Muslim friends can also enjoy the Korean food here.