I’ve reiterated my love for fried chicken wings (be it Korean or American-style) in numerous posts. So far the best (consistent) bet seems to be 4Fingers, but I recently found a serious contendor in Bandar Puteri Puchong called Choo Choo Chicken. 

Quirky name aside, we found the outlet to be spacious and comfy, with clean, minimalist lines, wooden tabletops paired with steel black chairs. Orders are written on chits at each table.

They are, of course, famous for their chicken, but Korean food lovers will also find favourites like ddeobokki, ramyeon, rice with chicken tenders/wings, rice burgers, and more. A signature item here is the ‘Rose Chicken’ – a ‘rose cream sauce’ served in a bread bowl as dipping sauce, along with boneless fried chicken – but at RM41.90 for 12 pieces, it was obviously too much for two people. We opted for this instead: 

Bro had their Ramyeon, which aws topped with lots of seaweed and came with a side of four chicken balls. All their ramen dishes come with ‘chicken balls’ – boneless pieces of fried chicken coated in a sauce of your choice.

I had the fried version (Spicy), but opted to add on a sunny side up fried egg to go with my honey-soy flavoured chicken balls. The ramyeon has a wonderful al-dente texture which is springy to the bite, coated in spicy-sweet sauce that packed a punch. The chicken balls were somehow too fatty for my liking (under the chicken skin), although the flavour was good.

We got a basket of wings/drumettes to share. The minimum is 8 pieces (RM20.90) done in two flavours, so we tried garlic (left) and spicy (right). Both were better than the chicken balls in that they were less greasy, but still retaining that crunchy goodness on the outside. Between the two, I liked the garlic sauce which had a great garlicky aroma. The spicy was good too, with the type of heat that comes gradually so that you’ll be sweating after awhile, rather than being hot right off the bat. Perfect with a cold glass of beer (which the outlet also serves.)

After all that food, we did get a little overwhelmed by the greasiness though. In that sense, 4Fingers still wins hands down in my book. What do you guys cook the chicken with that it doesn’t feel greasy even after like 8 pieces?

Still, this is a good place to get my KFC fix that’s not too much of a drive.

They also have branches in Setapak and USJ.

CHOO CHOO CHICKEN (Puchong Branch) – Non Halal 

13, Jalan Puteri 1/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Opening hours: 1130AM – 1030PM (daily)

Phone: +60 3-8051 6985