MINYAK ALIF: Korean Style Spicy Honey Butter Wings

by Lisa K. on Tue, October 30, 2018

Want to cook up some Korean style fried chicken at home without all that confusing Korean ingredients? Then THIS is the recipe for you! Using basic kitchen staples and some Minyak ALIF, you can whip up some sticky, spicy and sweet chicken wings in only half an hour.

Korean style sticky sweet wings

Serves 4 - 6 people

Once honey is added, do not cook for too long or it will lose flavour

Double frying makes wings crispier and makes it less oily as well.

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MINYAK ALIF: Korean Style Spicy Honey Butter Wings


  • Preparation
  • Total
    8 chicken wings, joint separated
    ½ tsp. salt
    ¼ tsp. black pepper powder
    1 egg
    1 cup potato starch
    ½ tsp. baking powder

    Minyak ALIF for frying

    60g butter
    2 tsp. chilli flakes
    2 cloves garlic, pounded
    3 tbsp. white sugar
    2 tsp. soy sauce
    2 tsp. honey


1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Crack in an egg and stir in to coat well.

Egg wash helps flour stick to the chicken

2. Mix potato starch and baking powder together. Take chicken wings and coat well with flour. Discard excess egg.

Potato starch creates a crunchy exterior and prevents it from becoming too soggy after mixing it up in the sauce

3. Heat Minyak ALIF up to 170˚c and fry chicken for about 3 minutes until light golden brown. Remove chicken from oil, crank up the flames and bring up oil temperature to 185˚c. Fry chicken wings for second time until golden brown and cooked through. Drain wings on a rack and set aside.

Double frying helps remove excess oil. For best results, use Minyak ALIF

4. In a wok, melt butter and add garlic. Sauté for a few seconds until fragrant. Add in white sugar, soy sauce and honey. Bring it to a gentle simmer, it will look slightly frothy. Turn off heat and add in fried chicken wings and mix well to coat every piece with sauce.