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Double-fried Har Cheong Gai in Yishun is brainchild of 26-year-old hawkerpreneur

He couldn't find one he liked, so he made them himself.

By Joshua Lee | May 15, 2018

Fried chicken makes a good gift for the love of your life:

S’pore eatery selling bouquet of fried chicken & waffles at S$38 for Valentine’s Day

Or it could just be the love of your life.

Which is why the Har Cheong Gai (prawn paste chicken) at Ah Tan Wings might just be worth the trip to Yishun Park Hawker Centre.

Double fried with different batter

Run by 26-year-old owner and cook Tan Wee Yang, the wings at Ah Tan are marinated for at least two days, so that the shrimp paste flavours are fully absorbed by the meat.

Thereafter, the wings are fried twice, each time with a different batter.

The first fry gives the wings a crispy skin, while the second produces a crumbly, crusty exterior that keeps the chicken crispy for longer.

Menu

Here’s what you can get at the stall:

  1. Atas Wing Meal (S$5.20): Two Har Cheong Gai wings (two mid joints, two drumlets), sunny-side up, and rice.
  2. Atas Cutlet Meal (S$6.50): Har Cheong Gai cutlet, sunny-side up, rice.
  3. Har Cheong Gai wings à la carte (S$1.70 each): Minimum order of two wings.

Allllll the way to Yishun for @ahtanwings (Rumored to be the best Har Cheong Gai in Singapore). . . . I admit I was rather hesitant on trying the newly opened Yishun Park Hawker centre as we all know Yishun is famous for the wrong reasons HAHA. But, surprisingly the other food we ordered turns out to be pretty decent as well. This modern hawker centre owned by Timbre Group offers a cashless payment method by simply downloading “Tuck shop” and offers a 10% discount off all items for any store! . Upon ordering your food, stall owners collects a dollar $1 tray deposit on top of the menu-listed price of all items. The deposit is to be returned at the tray return station upon the return of the tray. A smart way to encourage diners to clean up ourselves after dining. #sgfoodunion #sgfoodporn #foodsg #burpplesg #hawkerfood #hawker #hawkersg #ahtanwings #yishunparkhawkercentre

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Rave reviews

And if you take it to be a reliable measure, Ah Tan Wing’s Facebook page has 44 reviews, with an average of 4.1 stars.

Most customers liked the crispy and flavourful chicken wings, as well as the the chilli sauce:

However, a common grouse was the not-too-atas service by the cashier.

Some reviewers claimed they were ignored while others were left waiting for a very long time before being served:

You might be glad to know that Tan responded to the reviews and has promised to improve service.

26-year-old entrepreneur

Tan had no prior culinary experience except for a love of Har Cheong Gai. His passion led him to experiment at home, before bringing his fried wings to pop up stalls at the Singapore Night Festival and Tiger Beer Street Food Festival.

Ah Tan Wings pop-up stall. Via Facebook.

Because of the great response, Tan decided to open up a hawker stall at Yishun Park Hawker Centre in September 2017.

These days, he sells about 600 to 900 chicken wings daily.

Where/ when to go:

Address: #01-40 Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Blk 51 Yishun Avenue 11, Singapore 768867

Opening Hours: 

  • Tuesdays – Fridays: 11am – 9pm
  • Saturdays – Sundays: 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 8.30pm
  • Closed on Mondays

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahtanwings/

Top images by Ah Tan Wings. Portrait of Tan by Tiger Beer Singapore.

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