When I was in Singapore last year, my housemates, Rey and Cindy, took me out for dinner at 4 Fingers, which is a small food joint in ION Orchard that they said serves the best crispy chicken in the city.
My friends were right. The crispy fried chickens were so delicious and crispy that I just had to come back for more. And I honestly felt sad when it was time for me to return to the Philippines, thinking I’ll never have those scrumptious chickens ever again.
But after almost a year since having my last piece of 4 Fingers’ Crispy Chicken, imagine my surprise when my sister, Mhel, and I found a newly opened 4 Fingers store by accident in SM City North EDSA, Quezon City. We quickly found ourselves a table, settled down, and ordered our food.
While waiting for our orders to arrive, my sister took the liberty of taking photos of the store.
From outside, the store seems very inviting, since it’s not too upscale-looking that it would intimidate people from coming in, nor is it too simple one would think not much thought was put into designing the place.
The interior is obviously inspired by the bustling New York subways, with the white tiled walls, pale yellow lights, and various hanging signs with arrows pointing to the wash area and service station.
Our drinks were first to arrive. Ate Mhel ordered their large Iced Tea (Php 45.00), while I went for a large Coke (Php 45.00).
A few moments later, our waiter returned with our crispy chicken. These Korean-style fried chickens are fried twice. The first frying is to cook the chicken, and the second is to render the fat out of the skin, making it less greasy than your usual fried chicken.
I ordered the two-piece Drumstick Rice Box for Php 129.00. They have two available sauces for their chicken: soy garlic and hot & spicy. I wanted to try both, so I got one of each flavors. And of course, the hot & spicy flavor appealed more to my liking.
Their chickens were so tender and moist inside, unlike its competitor offering the same Korean-style fried chicken, where the chicken are dry and the flavor is only skin-deep (you might already know which one we’re referring to ).
Ate Mhel had already taken her lunch at home, so she did not order a combo meal with rice and opted for the 6-piece 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken for Php 189.00, which is a mix of wings and drumettes, hand-painted with the sauce of your choice: soy garlic, hot & spicy, or mixed.
They were so delicious and addicting that I returned a week later and brought my classmates from culinary school let them try the chickens themselves. They enjoyed it a lot. Two of them actually bought another batch for take out. The next day at school, one of them told me they had it for breakfast. Even it was left in the fridge overnight, when she reheated it in the microwave, the chicken was still crunchy and as delicious as when she had in the store.
We seem to have a never-ending craving for 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken (we just had them for takeout yesterday!). But, since their first store is located in SM North Edsa, expect us to dine here as often as we can.
Definitely, 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken deserves a MUST-TRY rating. We highly recommend you give their chicken a try and we promise you’d love it too.
4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
G/F SM City North EDSA, Quezon City ( Located next to National Bookstore, before Papa John’s and Yakimix )
G/F Entertainment Mall – SM Mall of Asia
SM Aura Premier – Food court
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