UPDATE - July 2020, this restaurant is now closed.
Last week I visited the newly opened branch of Charly T's at 112 Katong just a hop and a skip from my home. Charly T's is described as an 'urban, fast-casual chicken based restaurant concept' with an 'array of authentic global cuisines made from fresh, seasonal ingredients and wallet-friendly prices'.
Charly T's already has an outlet near to The Cathay at NOMU on Handy Road but has now opened a second outlet in the fairly newly opened 112 Katong shopping mall (where I went to sample some of their menu). Charly T is described as an 'adventurous globetrotter whose goal in life is to bring travel, food, jazz, life and more together to create exciting food journeys'. The menu items reflect this by bringing the diner a whole wealth of tastes from across the globe tying in with Charly T's personal travels.
The restaurant at 112 Katong also reflects and is inspired by Charly T's background with, for example, some beautiful Peranakan pieces dotted around. The 112 Katong restaurant has the added plus of an intimate private dining area, perfect for family get togethers. There is an open air porch area which also has a widescreen TV for guests to enjoy live sport. As well as the food menu Charly T's also has a cocktail menu, (Charly T learnt his mixology skills in London), and some delicious mocktails too as well as house wines, domestic and imported beers on offer.
Side order options to accompany your choice of chicken.
My dining experience began by sampling some of the famous chicken options available. If you are already familiar with Charly T's the new outlet at 112 Katong has retained their Charly T’s Original Recipe Rotisserie Chicken (Qtr with 2 additions $13+, Half with 3 additions $24+, Whole with 4 additions $42+) and the Kampong Chicken (Qtr with 2 additions $15+, Half with 3 additions $27+, Whole with 4 additions $46+). With the opening of the new restaurant though they've also added two new varieties to the menu, the Kansas City BBQ Chicken and the Black Pepper Chicken (Qtr with 2 additions $15+, Half with 3 additions $27+, Whole with 4 additions $46+). The chickens used are all chilled but never frozen to keep their freshness and are marinated for over thirteen hours before being slow cooked rotisserie style. They certainly tasted good for it. My personal favourites being the original recipe and the black pepper which had a real kick to it. The chickens are also served with a variety of sauces including the 'homemade' Chermoula sauce (a traditional Moroccan sauce of coriander, garlic and cayenne pepper sauce), creamy roasted Sesame Sauce, Kansas City BBQ Sauce and Charly T’s Original Sauce.
If you are a fan of rotisserie style chicken or fancy trying it get yourself over to Charly T's because as an opening special from now until mid-March 2012, Charly T's at 112 Katong only is offering a discount of 50% off rotisserie chickens, complete with sides!
After our chicken feast it was time to try some of the other dishes available, including the CT's beef burger ($10.50+), Jumbo Schnitzel burger ($14+), Kalua pork ($16+) and the Spanish omelette ($8.50+). The kalua pork was especially good and the meat just fell away from the skewer as you cut into it. This dish comes from Honolulu and is marinated and slow-cooked, no doubt explaining why it just melted in my mouth as I ate. The Spanish omelette was not like any I'd had before with a couple of us commenting that we were used to the thicker omelette full of potatoes when we thought of a Spanish omelette. That said though it was a pleasant alternative and perhaps a little lighter than what I've always had previously.
|CT's Beef Burger|
|Jumbo Schnitzel Burger|
Red Tang (strawberry, cranberry and lychee
Then it was time for dessert, always a popular part of a meal with me! We sampled the Kaiserchmarrn ($14+ portioned for two) and the chocolate-filled waffles ($7+). As the name may suggest the Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian-German dessert. It is a light fluffy pancake, shredded and dusted in sugar, raisins and served with 'homemade' vanilla bean ice cream. I'd not come across it before but thought it was lovely. As for chocolate-filled waffles I don't think they need any description. They were just exceptionally good and are baked on the spot too.
Charly T's newest venture is a great spot for a reasonably priced meal out, suitable for all the family. Certainly worth venturing out East for.
112 East Coast Road, Level 3, 112 Katong, Singapore 428802
Tel: (65) 6636 4701
20 Handy Road, Level One NOMU, Singapore 229936
Tel: (65) 6336 7789
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday: 11am to 1am
Saturday: 9am to 1am (Breakfast 9am to 12noon)
Sunday: 9am to 11pm (Breakfast 9am to 12noon)
Eve of public holidays closed at 1am
Only at 112 Katong
Opening Promotion: 50% off rotisserie chickens (includes sides) from 1 February to Mid-March 2012.
At both 112 Katong & NOMU
Daily Lunch Specials: Lunch sets with option of Sloppy Joe, Rice Surprise or CT Burger and one soft drink from $7.50
Weekend Breakfast Specials (9am to 12noon, Sat & Sun): Special breakfast items include the Spanish Omelette and Ham and Cheese Omelette
Daily Charly Time: Happy hour with discounts off alcoholic beverages before 7pm
Seating capacity: 112 Katong
60 in main dining area
8 in private room
24 on Charly's Porch
46 in main dining area
15 in al fresco
Dress code: Casual
Modes of payment: Cash / Major credit cards accepted
Parking: 112 Katong
Mall parking facility, open air carpark at Katong Village
The Cathay or Plaza Singapura
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Thank you to FoodNews and Charly T's for the kind invitation.