Southern-style chicken with an insane kick

The chicken at Chix Hot Chicken comes with a dusting of New Orleans-inspired "soul spice" and different spiciness levels.
The chicken at Chix Hot Chicken comes with a dusting of New Orleans-inspired "soul spice" and different spiciness levels.ST PHOTO: ANJALI RAGURAMAN

Korean fried chicken may be all the rage, but you can get Southern-style fried chicken at Chix Hot Chicken on the periphery of the Arab Street neighbourhood.

Taking over the space formerly occupied by The Lab cafe, the Muslim-owned fried chicken joint is run by entertainer Taufik Batisah and Bober Ismail, former co-executive chef at the short-lived Life Is Beautiful restaurant in Duxton Road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Southern-style chicken with an insane kick'. Print Edition | Subscribe