SINGAPORE — Taiwanese celeb Nono co-founded the favored Monga fried hen model, which now has over 45 shops in his residence nation. Now, he’s introduced the snack chain to Singapore.
Monga Fried Hen opened its first outlet in Singapore on the Jem mall final week on 28 September, with plans to open extra retailers throughout the island.
Nono himself was on the town for the media launch in the future earlier than the store opened to the general public, and even placed on an apron and acquired into the kitchen himself to fry up a few of Monga’s well-known hen fillets for reporters.
The comic, well-known to those that watch Taiwanese selection exhibits, created the Monga model along with Liu Mingdao, who has been nicknamed the king of Taiwanese fried hen. Monga additionally has shops in Malaysia, the Philippines, Canada, the US and the UK.
Nono is seemingly good buddies with native comedians Mark Lee, Henry Thia, and Chen Jianbin, who graced the media launch too and bantered with the Taiwanese artiste.
“We’re the primary model in Taiwan to serve fried hen in such a thick-cut model,” mentioned Nono in Mandarin. He added half-jokingly, “I hope that each Singaporean will quickly be capable of have a Monga outlet inside strolling distance of their residence.”
Monga acquired its title from the Wanhua district of Taiwan, which is historically generally known as “Monga” (meng jia in Mandarin). The colourful neighbourhood is Taipei’s oldest district and likewise residence to the bustling Snake Alley night time market.
In keeping with Monga, their fried hen stands other than different manufacturers’ as a result of painstakingly researched recipes and their insistence on slicing each hen fillet into extra-thick slices which might be a minimum of 2cm thick. Yahoo Way of life Singapore tried the breast meat fillets and certainly, they’re thick and large, but nonetheless keep a juiciness.
Monga additionally makes use of honey as an alternative of sugar to marinate the meat. The amylase in honey apparently helps to tenderise the meat and elevate the style of the fillet.
Monga’s fried hen fillets are available in three completely different flavours: The King, which is dusted with authentic salt and pepper seasoning; Sizzling Chick, which is dusted with chilli paprika powder hand-made from Anaheim peppers; and The Taiker, which is dusted with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder imported from Okinawa.
Moreover fried hen, Monga additionally serves different snacks and drinks similar to potato fries, candy potato fries, and fried hen pores and skin. One hen fillet will set you again $6.90.
Tackle: 50 Jurong Gateway Street, #B1-Ok10, Jem, Singapore 608549
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 9:30pm