When we hear Taiwan, somehow we immediately associate it with Taiwanese bubble tea. We mean, bubble tea hype is so strong we can’t help it, can we? However, today we’re gonna divert our attention from Taiwanese bubble tea and instead, look at Taiwan’s ever-famous snack scene. To be exact, one of Taiwan’s famous fried chicken outlet recently opened its very first Malaysian outlet here in Mount Austin, JB. Put your hands together for Monga Taiwanese Fried Chicken!
Monga Fried Chicken: Juicy Fried Chicken Fillet And Bubble Tea
Sounds new to you? Well, if this is your first time hearing about this joint, don’t worry. We’re gonna let you guys in on all the details about this chain. So, basically, Monga Fried Chicken originates from Taiwan and they specialise in serving thick-cut yet juicy chicken fillet. The name Monga Fried Chicken is closely related to Taiwan’s culture. Monga is a district in Taiwan which sets the tone for Taiwanese culture such as street snacks and many others. Naming this fried chicken joint after the district of Monga is meaningful as it serves to commemorate the origin of Taiwan’s famous culture. Also, if you’re a fan of Taiwanese pop culture, Monga Taiwanese Fried Chicken actually belongs to the famous Taiwanese celebrity, Nono.
If you’ve ever been to Taiwan, the street snack scene there is unbeatable. This is because you can literally fill up your stomach with endless fares. Fried Chicken is a definite must-have when it comes to snacks right? Sometimes, the fried chicken we get isn’t as juicy and may be somewhat dry. However, the fried chicken at Monga differs as its deep frying process retains the chicken’s essential juice making it tender and juicy at the same time.
As Monga’s very first outlet in Malaysia is right here in JB, we didn’t miss out on our chance to pay them a visit. Enough of the background chat, let’s take a look at the fares here and look out for our honest verdict at the end!
Tender Fried Chicken Fillet Seasoned With A Variety of Flavours
Alright, can we get a show of hands from those of you who love XXL fried chicken fillet? Well, if you did raise your hand up, then you’ll be extremely glad to find out that the fried chicken at Monga has a thickness of 2cm. No kidding.
The King, Hot Chick & Taiker (RM 14.90)
Aside from that, you can also pick your very own seasonings for the fried chicken. There are 4 types of seasonings here such as The King, Hot Chick, Taiker as well as Chee-Z Signature. The King consists of salt and pepper seasoning while the Hot Chick is a hand-made chilli powder seasoning. Taiker is a special version whereby it has Japanese sauce and seaweed powder. Each piece of fried chicken is unique due to the different seasonings. For a chicken fillet that’s XXL in size, it’s certainly juicy and tender at the same time.
Chee-Z Signature (RM 17.90)
In case you wanna opt for something even more special, then you can try out the Chee-Z Signature Fried Chicken. This piece of Fried Chicken is topped with melted cheese with either Ketchup or Special Chilli. There’s one thing for sure, cheese lovers would go berserk over this.
Monga Nuggets (RM 14.90)
Say some of you find Monga’s Thick Cut Chicken a tad overwhelming, then the Monga nuggets will be perfect. Also, the Monga nuggets are made from chicken drumstick and seasoned with salt and pepper. The taste and size of these nuggets are perfect bite-size snacks.
Wide Selection of Delectable Side Snacks
Furthermore, Monga Fried Chicken does not only serve XXL fried chicken fillet. They also cater to snacks-lovers by providing a myriad of Taiwanese snacks. These snacks include chips (with 4 different seasonings), Fried Broccoli as well as Fried Mushroom. So, Monga Fried Chicken is a literal Taiwanese-fares-heaven.
Seaweed Chips & Spicy Chips (RM 7.50)
The chips at Monga Fried Chicken is similarly made fresh in store. Upon the first bite, you’ll be able to taste the amount of potato used in each for the chips. Also, if you prefer something less spicy then the Seaweed Chips is definitely made for you. For those who have this unconditional love for all things spicy, then do opt for the Spicy Chips.
Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken (RM 9.90)
It’s undeniable that popcorn chicken is a well-loved snack among foodies. Something about biting into these bite size snacks in one go that makes them so irresistible. The popcorn chicken are made from chicken breast so you can easily pop the entire thing into your mouth without having to deal with any bone aftermath.
Monga’s Very Own Chewy Pearl Bubble Tea & Refreshing Fruit Teas
What’s a complete fried chicken experience without a cup of bubble tea right? However, if you feel like bubble tea shouldn’t be in your diet any longer, then you can also opt for the tea or even fruit tea selections.
Green Dragon & Black Dragon Brown Sugar Bubble Tea (RM 11.90)
As for the bubble tea, there are currently (2) flavours on the menu, Green Dragon & Black Dragon. While the Green Dragon is matcha based, the Black Dragon is Oolong Tea based. The Oolong and Matcha tea base are imported all the way from Taiwan so only the most authentic ones make the cut. Wait, did we say that the pearls in these drinks are also extremely chewy?
Orange Green Tea & Passion Fruit Green Tea (RM 10.90)
In addition, if you love refreshing drinks that instantly soothe your throat, then you can order Monga Fried Chicken’s fruit teas. Our order is their signature Passion Fruit Green Tea and Orange Green Tea which are both on the right amount of sweetness. One thing to note of their fruit teas is how revitalising they are thus in our opinion, they’re a good side drink to accompany the fried chicken.
Our Honest Verdict
Our honest verdict for Monga Fried Chicken is that it is a definite must-try for all fried chicken lovers. Not only that, the fact that the fried chicken remains its moisture despite being deep-fried is one more reason you guys should try them out. Couple the fried chicken with bubble tea or fruit tea, and the entire experience is on a whole other level. So, be the first to try out this infamous fried chicken joint from Taiwan and we’ll guarantee, you’ll be back for more!
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Address: No.71, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 12 AM (Opens Daily)
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