The Place Located at one of the newest hawker centres in Singapore, Ah Tan Wings opened to much fanfare last year at Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Raved by many of our fellow food writers, we decided it was time for us to try some unforgettable fried chickens of Ah Tan’s, as the chef likens his store with the phrase “忘不了”.
Interesting to note that this being a new hawker centre, there are various modes of payments available, from DBS Paylah, GrabPay, NetsPay, and even the Hawker Centre’s own payment app, Tuck Shop! Of course, if you are used to making payment by cash, that is welcomed as well. During our visit, there is an ongoing promotion of 50 cents discount for payment via one of the apps mentioned, so do keep your apps handy for some quick instant savings!
The Food Essentially one of the most popular zichar dishes in Singapore, the Prawn Paste Chicken, or better known as Har Cheong Gai locally, is the only item served up at Ah Tan Wings. Order either the Atas Wing Meal (S$4.90, 2 pieces of a full chicken wings / 2 drumlets and 2 wings) or the Atas Cutlet Meal (S$5.90, Har Cheong cutlet) here.
We managed to snag a plate while they were setting up the shop, and were amongst the first on a Saturday morning to order the sinfully enjoyable fried chicken meal. The queue started getting longer as we enjoyed our order, so do make sure you head down early if you want to avoid the long queue.
Going for the Atas Wing Meal, since that’s how I like my Har Cheong Gai to be, the goodness of deep fried shrimp paste chicken wings! The texture of the outer layer remained crisp despite some photo shoots, and mind you, the aroma was tempting us throughout. Juicy meats, with on point marination which took the kitchen 2 days to marinate, the meal was very enjoyable together with the lemongrass steamed rice and a fried egg.
We had a chat with the kitchen staff, where we understand that on some days they sell out before 9pm, and will have to turn away customers. Do make sure you head down early to avoid disappointment.
Rants The wait can be rather long, so do be prepared for it.
Will I Return Again? A definite yes. Great Har Cheong Gai, at very reasonable prices, and there is no reason why we would not return.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 2/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Ah Tan Wings
Yishun Park Hawker Centre
#01-40, 51 Yishun Avenue 11
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 3pm, 4pm to 9pm
Closed on Monday
Ranted by The Rantee