Monday, August 30, 2010

En route to MBS - Happy Lemon and 4 Fingers Bonchon

On Thursday, I had my 2nd most productive postcall (which explains why I was awake for >35hrs with about an hours sleep in between) - because I decided to make the most use of my time and stop going home to sleep for 14hrs straight (which is what I usually do), and to go to Marina Bay Sands, just to take a look at what it was like.
Thanks to Fish (who was also on leave :D) who went to search and check up on the eating places (she did the search and said it was not feasible for us to eat at MBS itself since we have tight budgets till the 15th next month, and that we should try Parco instead) and how to get there or we would have been incredibly lost!
On the way there, I stopped over at Ion orchard and indulged in my Happy Lemon. For once, I got myself the milk tea (which I have been avoiding cos I need my sleep at night and sometimes the caffeine keeps me awake) and had it with puff cream (according to the server, it's made of egg protein or something) and oreo bits. The oreo bits became rather soggy and started clumping together, so I had to work quite hard stirring it up. I think the tea from Gong Cha (now at Square 2) is better, but I like Happy Lemon for their fruity and yogurt and yakult drinks.
Being greedy, and since my tummy was waking up (usually don't feel so hungry cos I'm very very tired), and being unable to resist trying new foods, I went to get myself a 8 piece Bonchon chicken wing/drumlet set. Since I was trying to save space for my ramen at Parco Millenia walk, I decided to try the chicken only, since there was so much hype and rave reviews on it when it first opened in Ion.

I still don't understand why it's called 4 fingers but according to Fish, it's cos you use your index and thumb of both hands? But then again, the picture shows a weird 4 fingered hand? Hmm I am very confused but nevermind! I usually try to eat chicken wings with one thumb and one finger especially when I don't wash my hands before eating. And I try not to get so many fingers oily cos it'll be hard to answer my handphone if it rings.
Personally, I prefer having a meaty juicy chicken rather than wings, cos the wings have so much skin in proportion to the meat, and I much prefer sinking my teeth into juicy meat rather than crispy skin (fans of poultry skin please don't stone me - it's just that I prefer meat to skin since the beginning of life and I used to throw away my KFC chicken skin).
I think it's been too deeply ingrained into me that the thigh is better and chicken wings aren't cos they have a higher proportion of skin compared to meat, so I doubt that I can enjoy chicken wings the same way as I enjoya chicken thigh.
Bonchon's chicken skin has a extremely crispy batter (I have a nagging feeling that I am consuming alot of trans fats - not so sure if there really is or isn't though...), so crispy it's nearly crunchy, and I got myself the wings with their signature soy garlic sauce (as oppose to the other option of spicy, since my chilli tolerance is extremely pathetic). The garlic sauce isn't very fantastic, salty, mildly garlicky (not as garlicky as I would have imagined) but I did like the swet thai style chilli sauce that came with it.
While I was indulging in my artery clogging meal, I was watching their promotional clips on the TV screen conveniently located next to the table, where advocates and fans of 4fingers say that it's much better than KFC and Popeyes etc.
Well, it's all subjective and personally, I feel that 4fingers isn't my thing cos I'm more of a meat than skin person. But chicken skin fans rejoice - it's the perfect snack for you even though it's pretty costly at just slightly less than $8 for 7 pieces of chicken wings and drumlets. Then again, more or less everything in Ion is...

4 Fingers Bonchon Crispy Chicken
2 Orchard Turn
#B4-06AION Orchard

Next part of this will be on our journey to MBS - Nansuttei and Sweet Spot! And yay for annual leave - I'm dutifully clearing all my leave and I am enjoying myself at it!

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