Chick N Ken At Lorong Telok Raffles Place

Chick N Ken is located at 21 Lorong Telok, around Raffles Place. It is very close to the Dojo Burger Restaurant for those who know. And it is pretty easy to locate especially for those who know Le Comptior. It is to the right when you are facing Le Comptior.

The word “Chick N Ken” seems to me is a word that has been broken up from “Chicken”. That’s my impression.

Interior
Interior

Chick N Ken has a very simple design with wooden table and chair and warm lighting. It wasn’t very good for photo taking.

Lunch Set Me
Lunch Set Menu

Beside the limited Ala Carte Menu they have a Set Lunch Menu. In it mainly, the Korean Fried Chicken Wings with three flavours, 2 Korean Flavours and 1 Local Flavour (Salted Egg). I drool upon seeing the word Salted Egg. I simply can’t wait to eat it. And they have Pat Bingsu and some sides and also beverages.

8 Pieces: 2 Flavours of Salted Egg Chicken (left) and Ganjang Chicken (right)
8 Pieces: 2 Flavours of Salted Egg Chicken (left) and Ganjang Chicken (right)

I ordered a 8 pieces Fried Chicken Wings with 2 flavours – Salted Egg and Ganjang and a Fried Ddeokbok for take away.

Despite it was after about 10 minutes of walking from the outlet to my home, the Chicken Wings were still crispy and warm. Both my bro and I, we like the Ganjang Chicken more than the Salted Egg as the Salted Egg Sauce was not strong enough to be coated on the wings and drumlet.

Fried Ddeokbok
Fried Ddeokbok

Everyone of us, enjoyed the Fried Ddeokbok. There were 4 sticks; each with five pieces of about rice cake with chopped peanut sprinkled on it. It was appetising, sweet and spicy, soft and chewy. The only feedback came from my bro, that it was not spicy enough and the stick that he had did not have enough peanuts.

As I have been craving for Pat Bingsu for some time, when seeing it on the menu encouraged me to order one. This round, I ordered the Classic Injeolmi Pat Bingsu among the 5 flavours. The others were Matcha which I usually go for; Cha-Yen, Thai Milk Tea flavour, which I want to try next; Chocolate and Watermelon & Berries.

Classic Injeolmi Pat Bingsu
Classic Injeolmi Pat Bingsu

In the Classic Injeolmi, there were roasted Soy Bean Powder, Honeyed Corn Flakes, Ricecakes and Red Bean. Condensed Milk were separated in the Syringe, in case you need it to be sweeter. The shaved ice was reasonably fine, though may not be as fine as the one offered in Nunsongyee. I thought it was good enough. Personally, I find it pretty sweet even without the condensed milk. But at least, there were soy bean packed among the shaved ice and that was good. Importantly, the ingredients were enough to accompany the shaved ice so each mouth beside the ice, you get some munch as well.

Ganjang & Yangnyeom Chicken
Ganjang & Yangnyeom Chicken

I did another took away for the Ganjang & Yangnyeom Chicken. The Ganjang has the sauce similar to the rice cake (Fried Ddeokbok).

Fried Mushroom
Fried Mushroom

The Fried Mushroom is very left to its natural taste with some salt and seaweed sprinkle over the dish.

In conclusion, the preference of the chicken is very much indivdual liking. Each of us in the family has a different favourite.

Cha-Yen Bingsu will be my next target. Lol!

 

Chick N Ken
21 Lorong Telok Level 1 Singapore 049033
Tel: +65 9150 7257

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Chick-And-Ken/339298946271500

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 1200 to 2200; Closed on Sundays

Getting There

By MRT:
– North-South line or East-West line – Raffles Place station
– North East line – Clarke Quay

By Bus:
– alight at Prudential Tower along Cecil Street – 57, 131, 167, 700, 971

– alight opp AIA Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e

– alight at OCBC Centre along Church Street – 186 , 970

– alight at OUE Bayfront along Shenton Way – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 971E

– alight at Clarke Quay Station along Eu Tong Sen Street 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961

– alight opposite Clarke Quay Station along New Bridge Road 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190

– alight at Boat Quay along South Bridge Road 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851, 961

Rating: 7.5/10

Cafe Insa-Dong At South Bridge Road, Chinatown

Korean Cafe is like the next up and coming trend. I am seeing for of it recently. One of which is located at Chinatown, a very central location.

The cafe has lots of art pieces that are for sales too. Interestingly, there are a few mirrors boxes which can be opened and you will find some surprises perhaps.

Lovely Art Tiles On the Floor
Lovely Art Tiles On the Floor

At a glance you may see only a cemented floor but at a closer look, you will find pretty tiles art embedded into it.

Menu at the Order Counter
Menu at the Order Counter

The menu is found on a wall over the counter. You will find hot and cold drinks and smoothies for drinks. Two interesting drinks which I am planning to try on my subsequent visits are the Sweet Potato and Cereal Latte. For food, there are Pat Bingsu, Injeolmi Toast and Ice Cream as selection.

Matcha Pat Bingsu
Matcha Pat Bingsu

I quite like the Pat Bingsu for several reasons. Firstly, the serving size is just nice for an individual, unlike most which serve huge serving which are more for sharing. Secondly, the condensed milk is by the side, you add only what you need. Thirdly, the mochi-like that are topped on the Pat Bingsu and lastly, there were enough flavour in the shaved ice. The down-side is the shaved ice wasn’t fine enough.

Injeolmi Toast with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Injeolmi Toast with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

I find the Injeolmi Toast interesting as a layer of mochi was sandwiched in between the slices of bread with peanuts dusting on the bread.

Matcha Latte
Matcha Latte

I have the Matcha Latte which I didn’t quite like it somehow.

The service at Cafe Insa-Dong was warm and friendly. I like the ambience and the art pieces. And since it is near my home, I am sure I will return for the Pat Bingsu when the weather is too hot.

I have a list of other cafes that offer Pat Bingsu too, click here for the list.

Cafe Insa-Dong
279 South Bridge Road Singapore 058828|
Tel: +65 8533 2003

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/cafeinsadong

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 1200 to 2100; Friday – Saturday 1200 to 2300; Sunday 1200 to 2000

Getting There

By MRT: Downtown line – Telok Ayer station or Northeast line – Chinatown station

By Bus:
– alight opposite PWC Building along Cross Street – 186, 970

– alight opposite Sri Mariamman Temple South Bridge Road – 61, 166, 197

– alight opposite Hong Lim Complex along Upper Cross Street – 51, 63, 80, 124, 174, 174e, 186, 851, 961, 970

Rating: 7/10

Cafes in Singapore That Offer Pat Bingsu

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Pat Bingsu is a Korean Shaved Ice dessert and it is the first Korean dessert that I know of. When I first tried Pat Bingsu, it reminded me of our Ice Kacang. Hehe. A heap of shaved ice with flavoured syrup poured over it and topped with some ingredients and at the base, there are some ingredients too. Don’t you think Pat Bingsu is very much like Ice Kacang? And cafe selling the Pat Bingsu has started throughout Singapore and is becoming more and more of a popular dessert. So I decided to come up with this list for sharing.

*Updated on 17 April 2015

My First Try of Pat Bingsu

ONE ICE CAFE

2 Jurong East Central 1 #02-67 J Cube Shopping Mall Singapore 608731 Opening Hours: Daily 1100 to 2200

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/one.ice.cafe

Matcha Pat Bing Su
Matcha Pat Bing Su

I tried my first Pat Bingsu at One Ice Cafe. Find it pretty interesting. They served only 4 flavours of Pat Bingsu; Original (with Vanilla ice cream), Matcha (with Matcha ice cream), Oreo (with Vanilla ice cream and oreo crumbles) and Classic (without ice cream). The shaved ice was fine but the flavour that drizzle over the ice was too little.

Rating: 6.5/10

Probably the first few Pat Bingsu in Singapore

Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House

102 Guillemard road #01-01 Singapore 399719 Tel: +65 64405509 Opening Hours: Daily 1200 to 2300

FB: https://www.facebook.com/binggojung

Matcha Pat Bingsu
Matcha Pat Bingsu

They are probably the first few, if not the first to have the Pat Bing Su. It was a very big bowl of shaved ice. The good thing about Bing Go Jung is that the condensed milk is served separatedly and you drizzle what you needed. The shaved ice was fine and the flavour in the shaved ice was pretty sufficient. I could taste the flavour at each mouth.

Rating: 7/10

Most convenience location for Pat Bingsu

CAFE INSA-DONG

279 South Bridge Road Singapore 058828 Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 1100 to 1900; Sunday 1400 to 2000

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/cafeinsadong

Matcha Pat Bingsu
Matcha Pat Bingsu

Though the shaved ice is a little rough but the matcha flavour and red bean were abundant. And they serve the condensed milk separately too. I like the sticky rice cakes. Since it is in Chinatown area, this make it the most convenient to get the Pat Bingsu.

Rating: 7.5/10

Banana Tree Cafe

26 Keong Saik RaodSingapore 089133

FB: https://www.facebook.com/bananatreesg?fref=ts

Interior
Interior

The Most Expensive Pat Bingsu

Nunsongyee Korean Dessert Cafe

45 Burghley Drive #01-04 Singapore 559022 Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1000 to 2200; Closed on Monday

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Nunsongyee-%EB%88%88%EC%86%A1%EC%9D%B4/368517929996835

Coffee Bingsu
Coffee Bingsu

The cheapest Pat Bingsu in the cafe is priced at $12.90 with premium at $18.90 making it the most expensive Pat Bingsu. I tried the Coffee Bingsu which is considered to the Premium Bingsu. The shaved ice is indeed different. Somehow, it doesn’t melt in the mouth but sublime. That’s how I feel. The coffee for the Bingsu was a small cup so personally I feel that it wasn’t enough for the entire bowl of ice.

Rating: 7/10

For those who need WiFi

Tom N Toms

12 Gopeng Street #01-12 Icon Village Singapore 078877 Tel: +65 6225  6313

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Tom-N-Toms-Coffee-Icon-Village/164462356935627

Tom N Toms Matcha Pat Bingsu
Tom N Toms Matcha Pat Bingsu

Tom N Toms offers free WiFi and has ample seats. Another plus point, it open from early in the morning till late in the night. And the Pat Bingsu is awesome too. It has quite a number ingredients beside the big bowl shaved ice. It has glutinous rice balls, red beans and lots of nuts, providing an extra texture. I wish the shaved ice to be finer and that would be awesome.

Rating: 8/10

Off the Mainland

Insadong Korea Town

26 Sentosa Gateway #01-33 Singapore 098138 Tel: +65 6238 8378 Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 1100 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1100 – 2230

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/insadongkoreatownsg?rf=1463445393931770

Mango Pat Bingsu
Mango Pat Bingsu

The Pat Bingsu has a heap of ice and tons of syrup and condensed milk and there is no other ingredients at the bottom. You need to place your order at the Self Service Kiosk that are stationed at the entrance. Since the restaurant is at Sentosa Island, so after having fun out in the sun, time for something cool and a Pat Bingsu would be nice.

Rating6/10

Within the Business District

Chick N Ken

21 Lorong Telok Level 1 Singapore Tel: +65 9150 7257 Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 1200 to 2200

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Chick-And-Ken/339298946271500

Classic Injeolmi Pat Bingsu
Classic Injeolmi Pat Bingsu

If you are working around Raffles Place around and are craving for a Pat Bingsu, hop over to Chicken N Ken. The shaved ice is reasonably fine and the ingredients was enough to accompany the shaved ice so that you won’t be feeling like you are eating only ice. For those who don’t feel that it is sweet enough, the condensed milk is provided in the syringe. Good for customisation. Enjoy Pat Bingsu together with more Korean dishes

Seoul Yummy

Various Location:

Bugis+ – 201 Victoria Street #04-11 Singapore 188067
Tel: +65 6509 6900
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 1130 to 2200; Friday – Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday 1130 to 2230

Square 2 – 10 Sinaran Drive #03-68 Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6397 6939
Opening Hours: Daily 1100 to 2200

The Central – 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-92 Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6227 8802
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 1130 to 2200; Friday – Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday 1130 to 2230

Marina Square – 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-202 Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6337 3730
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 1130 to 2200; Friday – Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday 1130 to 2230

Website: http://www.seoulyummy.com/ FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Seoul-Yummy/185282831496508

 

For The Family

One Thing Coffee Kids Cafe

170 Upper Bukit Timah Road #B2-17 Singapore 588179 Tel: +65 9785 7118 Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 1000 to 2100; Sunday 1000 to 2000 FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/One-thing-Coffee-Kids-cafe/276697055841543

One Thing Coffee Kids Cafe is owned by Korean and started for the family, kids and parents in mind.

Commonly Found

Paris Baguette

Several location

Since Paris Baguette is located across the island. This make its Pat Bingsu commonly found. I have yet to try but will soon.

In the West Heartland

Frozen

3151 Commonwealth Avenue West #01 City Vibes Shopping Centre Singapore 129581 Opening Hours: Daily 1100 to 2200 FBhttps://www.facebook.com/frozendessertcafe Check it out if you are staying around Clementi, Dover, or Jurong. In short, if you are staying in the West!

 

In the North-East Heartland

FrozenSnowman Dessert

Serangoon NEX #02-04/06 Singapore 238858 Tel: +65 6634 4608

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/SnowmanDesserts?fref=ts

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