14/3/2014 – Ever since Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee (which specializes in their fried chicken) opened their first outlet in Singapore at Lucky Plaza, crowd here has never failed to get shorter, with queues stretching over to the neighbouring units. However, the queue clears off fast as well, though be prepared to wait at least 15 minutes to make your order.
The 2-piece Chickenjoy with Rice and Drink ($6.60, +$0.20 to up-size drink) is the signature dish of the place. It’s not hard to see why. The chicken is crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. As such, oiliness of the fried chicken is kept to the minimum. The rice and chicken is best mixed and dipped into the gravy provided, which tasted similar to the chicken gravy used in KFC’s Whipped Potato.
2-piece Chickenjoy with Rice and Drink
If you do not want rice, the 1-piece Chickenjoy with Spaghetti and Drink ($6.60, +$0.20 to up-size drink) is an alternative. This meal was topped up with additional fries ($1.50). The spaghetti is sweet and is full on tomato taste. The fries are crisp but is certainly not one of their highlights.
1-piece Chickenjoy with Spaghetti and Drink with Fries
Definitely one of the better fried chicken joints around the Orchard area. Don’t let the queues repel you from going!
Food: 7.8/10 (great fast-food)
Ambience: 7.3/10 (nicely decorated)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seating; fast-food restaurant)
Service: 7.7/10 (fast and great service)