Chicken & Waffles is EVERYTHING.
A typical all-American diner food this is, and one that we always crave for. Somehow, we didn’t have many options in Singapore, till recently. Suddenly, everyone is crazy about Chicken & Waffles, and that means more and more F&B establishments are jumping onto the bandwagon and coming up with their renditions.
We are certainly not complaining; we are up for this dish of fluffy waffles with fried golden-brown chicken anytime!
Chicken & Waffles first started gaining popularity in American-theme restaurants such as OverEasy and The Beast. Now, you can even find value-for-money options in coffee shops and in the heartlands of Singapore. We have collated a list of Best Chicken & Waffles in Singapore You Must Try!
For those who are more health-centric, you would be happy to know that there is actually a healthier option of Chicken & Waffles. Arteastiq Boutique Tea House’s Chicken & Waffles (S$22) comes with pan-fried chicken bits (instead of being coated with batter then deep-fried), onions and salad – all sitting atop of whole-wheat waffles.
The waffle comes with Thai mayonnaise sauce instead of the usual maple syrup, and that gives the overall dish a hint of an Asian flavour.
Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15
333A Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6235 8370
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
#2 CLINTON STREET BAKING COMPANY
What we always look out for when it comes to this American dish is the actual marinate and cook on the chicken. The Chicken & Waffles (S$21) was a 50/50 for us. The chicken was huge but a bit too dry for our liking. But what we were happy about, was the lovely seasoning on the chicken.
The dish is served with some maple butter on the side. Do note that the portion here is huge and it is probably more than enough for two to share!
31 Purvis Street
Tel: +65 6684 4845
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/Bras Basah
Who would have thought that a seafood restaurant could serve a decent portion of Chicken & Waffles (S$15)? For the reasonable price, you get huge chicken pieces and a whole waffle, cut up into four pieces. Even if the waffle itself was not a star, the chicken we had was good enough to make this dish utterly irresistible.
Not only was the marinate spot-on, the cook on the chicken was so perfect, leaving the chicken still crisp and juicy when we bit into it.
Orchard Central #07-14/15
181 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6509 1878
Fax: +65 6509 1879
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30 – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
Griddy is an eatery at Westgate which specialises in waffles. Their Battered Chicken & Waffle (S$9.90) is served with waffle fries, fresh salad and Arrabbiata sauce on the side. The fact that this whole dish is priced below the S$10 is already a pull factor.
Griddy also has a Barbecued Chicken with Turkey Bacon Waffle (S$8.90) option for those who prefer their chicken not to be deep-fried.
3 Gateway Drive
Tel: +65 6465 9465
Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East
Serving popular American diner fare, OverEasy’s Waffles with Breaded Wings (S$22) served with maple syrup and whipped honey butter is undoubtedly one of the better Chicken & Waffles on this list. Our only gripe is that chicken wings were used instead of thigh or breast, making it hard to eat (unless you are a pro at it – without using your hands).
With that said, the waffle was fluffy and yummy. The portion is huge, too!
541 Orchard Road
#01-01 Liat Towers
Tel: +65 6684 1453
Daily: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Orchard
This waffle specialty cafe in the West of Singapore is a popular spot for many and it was packed at 3pm on a random weekday afternoon, so we could only imagine the crowds that flock here on weekends.
The Chicken & Waffles (S$17) was spot on in many ways. The overall textural balance was amazing – from the fluffy waffles, to the crunchy salad, and the crisp yet juicy deep-fried chicken thigh.
21 Lorong Kilat #01-02
Tel: +65 9278 0466
Mon, Wed to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World (Downtown Line)
#7 THE BEAST
As one of our favourite unique waffles in Singapore, The Beast’s Chicken & Waffles (S$20) is probably the most authentic one. Just hearty goodness, without all that extra fluff.
The bourbon maple syrup served on the side is so good, we pretty much licked the entire glass bottle clean.
17 Jalan Klapa
Tel: +65 6295 0017
Mon to Thu: 5pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
For more recommendations, read our guide on the best waffles in Singapore.