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Good Gai: Singapore’s First Legit Thai Fried Chicken Kiosk In Aperia Mall

1st December 2023

Good Gai is Singapore’s first Thai fried chicken kiosk in Aperia Mall

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The Thai Supermarket launched to great fanfare earlier this year, after moving out of the now-demolished Golden Mile Complex that was better known as Singapore’s Little Thailand. Perhaps the most famous kiosk in the supermart, which saw hours-long queues when they first opened, was Talad Thai Banana. The ultra-popular kiosk has since opened in Ang Mo Kio, with another soon-to-hit Punggol. Now, there’s another reason to head to Aperia MallGood Gai, a collaborative effort between the Thai Supermarket and Folks Collective.

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Claiming to be the first and only Thai fried chicken kiosk in Singapore, the traditional recipe behind their fried chicken comes from Folks Collective’s very own Head Chef Jong, who’s a native Thai.

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There are only two kinds of fried chicken you can choose from here: the regular Signature Thai Fried Chicken and Signature Hatyai Chicken. Then, pick between the Cutlet ($6.90) and Thai Winglets option. If you go for winglets, they’re priced at five for $6.90, and 20 for $22.90. Whichever your choice, they’re battered and fried to order.

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Their signature cutlets are whole, boneless chicken thighs, fried to juicy perfection, with a super crisp layer of skin. If you prefer not to have this on its own, you could get a side of Thai glutinous rice ($1) to go alongside.

good gai - hatyai chicken cutlet closeup

For those who are big on strong flavours, go for the Signature Hatyai Chicken. These undergo a 48-hour marination process in a mix of fish sauce, cumin, coriander roots, and other aromatics, for a spice-heavy, more peppery-tasting piece of chook.

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There are two kinds of house-made chilli dips that accompany your order of fried chicken: Sweet Chilli and Nam Jim Jaew, a traditional Isan-style dip that’s sweet, sour, spicy, smoky, and crunchy. If you’ve not had it before, it stars a mix of fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, roasted Thai chilli flakes and toasted rice powder, which give it that texture. We recommend having this with the regular Thai fried chicken, and the sweet chilli with the Hatyai-style chicken.

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The winglets make great party snacks, or to go along with an ice-cold beer. Like with the boneless cutlets, you can choose between the two styles of fried chicken. Besides the marinade, which every family and cook has their own version of, what sets Hatyai fried chicken apart from other fried chicken is the liberal sprinkling of crisp fried shallots topping it.

good gai - hatyai chicken wing closeup

Granted, it’s hard to ensure the shallots stay on the fried chicken when you pick it up, but nobody’s stopping you from spooning it into your mouth separately. Good Gai fries their shallots fresh, which makes all the difference!

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For the month of December, get both the Signature Thai Fried Chicken Cutlet and Signature Hatyai Chicken Cutlet at $10, rather than the $13.80 it’ll usually cost for both! Do note that during their soft launch, which will run till 19 December, the kiosk will not be open on Mondays.

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Address: 12 Kallang Avenue, #01-20, Kiosk C, Thai Supermarket, Singapore 339511
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8:30pm
Website
Good Gai is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard

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Photos taken by Melvin Mak.
This was a media tasting at Good Gai.

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