Kko kko Nara Korean Restaurant Singapore @Tras Street
Fancy a late night supper out with your friends? Tired of hanging out at typical pubs and bars every day? Think no longer because Kko Kko Nara is the perfect new hangout place for you and your friends!
Kko Kko Nara Korean Restaurant
57 Tras Street
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 04:00 AM
Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar
Located on Tras Street, Kko Kko Nara Korean Restaurant is a modern and cultural Korean Restaurant & Pub, a first-of-its-kind concept in the streets of Singapore. After a hectic day of work, anyone can chill out and stop by for a late night dinner or supper and satisfy their cravings for authentic Korean food.
And here’s the best part – Kko Kko Nara serves the best KFC. Nope, it’s not the American fast food chain I’m talking about, but the award-winning KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN that’s crunchy, spicy and perfectly non-greasy!
The owner, Ms Eon Lee, is a self-taught Korean cook who opened the restaurant in 2008 after spending 6 months slowly perfecting this yummy, fried chicken recipe for her customers. At Kko Kko Nara, 4 different flavours of KFC is offered – original, soy garlic sauce, sweet & spicy, and hot & spicy. Read on the next parts and you’ll see for yourself the crispy chicken so irresistible and delicious!
Popular Korean KFC Fried Chicken
Upon reaching the restaurant, regular customers have filled up ALL the seats indoors, which isn’t a surprise, knowing that both the Korean community living in Singapore, as well as the locals, realize how irresistible the award-winning Korean Fried Chicken is!
The staff then directed us to the seats right outside the restaurant while waiting for the tables to be cleared and ready, and got us a menu, pen, and notepad to jot down the dishes to be ordered. A good concept to save waiting time! In the meantime, feel free to grab a Korean magazine for some entertainment, too.
As soon as we have taken our seats, complimentary plain water (comes in a bottle) and appetizers were served. It tasted like a kind of fruit or crunchy dessert that went well with the combination of chilli, with a sweet and sour taste.
If you noticed, the pictures taken are highly hued because of a pub-like ambience set in Kko Kko Nara, for customers to enjoy their Korean Fried Chicken with dim light and soft Korean music playing in the background. All you need is to bring a friend or two along to chill out together in this laid-back atmosphere!
Sik Hae (Korean Sweet Rice Punch) ($4)
Kko Kko Nara serves a range of Korean fruit juices and iced drinks at an affordable price of $4. This drink we ordered brought out the literal meaning of its name – a sweet drink that somewhat tasted like barley, with bits of rice grains in the juice. Tastes great when icy cold and don’t underestimate the size of the can drink because when poured into the big cup and filled with ice cubes, it almost reaches the brim!
Combo Chicken Set (S)($25)
And now, for the legendary KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) that got the town raving about for over 5 years since 2008… Who could EVER miss out this order at Kko Kko Nara?
As mentioned previously, there are different types of flavours of Korean Fried Chicken served. Here are 3pcs each of 3 different flavours – the Original, Soy Garlic Sauce, and not forgetting the Sweet & Spicy, which is my personal favourite! This is topped off with a refreshing salad in the middle of the platter.
I feel that a Combo Set would be a great deal for trying out the different flavours all at once, especially when eating out with your friends because Kko Kko Nara serves lots of dishes that are meant to be shared within a group of friends, especially during dinner time.
As for the scrumptious quality of the Korean Fried Chicken, it is perfectly fried with minimum greasiness and just by a crunch off the chicken skin, you can taste the crispiness and sweetness of this authentic Korean dish! Trust me – if it’s your first time there, you wouldn’t regret giving this Combo Set platter a try!
Korean Traditional Rice ($3)
Apart from just the Korean Fried Chicken, we opted for another authentic dish – the Korean Traditional Rice that’s only a few bucks but topped off with a fried egg, ham, and side dishes that the staff gladly refilled when requested. It was a pleasant surprise to have been served the side dishes along with the Korean Rice because we initially thought that we only paid for the price of the Korean Rice. However, we got a better deal, with Ikan Billis, the all-time favourite Kimchi, and yummy Korean fishcake.
Now we can start digging in to this lovely feast while catching up with our friends in this pub-like ambience! I’m sure everyone knows that it’s the World Cup season, too. Soccer fans can hop by Kko Kko Nara to watch a live broadcast of the soccer matches aired from the TV screen at the pub area. Of course, it would be an advantage to understand the local Korean language, because Kko Kko Nara no doubt airs Korean channels in their humble restaurant.
Last but not least, don’t worry too much about the dirty bones and leftovers after picking the meat off from the chicken bones, because a trash bin would be provided for you to discard them off! Clean up with the serviettes provided at the side of the table, and simply throw them away at your own convenience once you’re done.
It was definitely an eye-opener having known to have such an interesting concept of a Korean restaurant combined with a pub in Singapore. It is most definitely recommended to book a reservation at +65 6224 8186 for an early reservation because of the huge crowd that are at the popular Korean restaurant even past midnight.
And wait, there’s more! Kko Kko Nara is now open to DELIVERY SERVICE PAST MIDNIGHT! Now, you can have Korean Fried Chicken to your doorstep without having to move an inch outdoors to settle your yummy crispy chicken cravings! Check out Kko Kko Nara Official Website or Facebook page for more information, and continue to support this authentic Korean Restaurant that has been successfully running for the past few years.
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