Snowy Fried Chicken

Snowy Fried Chicken is Korean dish of breaded and deep-fried chicken topped with a white powder made with blended cheese.

Snowy Fried Chicken or Snow Cheese Fried Chicken, the first time I had this dish was quite recently when we had a quick lunch at KS Chicken. When we saw this on their menu, we were intrigued specially with that white powder drizzled on top of the chicken, hence that was the one we grabbed and tried. Basically this type of fried chicken is your normal breaded and deep-fried chicken, but they are topped with a white powder that is slightly sweet and a bit creamy, not as cheesy as I would have thought. During the time I tried them my first guess is that the powder was simply made of powdered milk mixed with a bit of powdered sugar.

Several days after I had planned to make it at home so we went to a Korean Shop to search for that powder so that I can check the ingredient list in the hope of recreating it at the comfort of our home. The search yielded no results, so I ended up trying all sorts of combination to achieve a nearly similar taste. So I cooked a batch of crispy fried chicken then at first just drizzled some milk powder, that was not quite right as it lacks the sweetness. I then made a 1:1 ratio of milk powder and powdered sugar, this again was not quite right, it was quite sweet but its nearly there. I then added some salty factor so all of the creaminess from the milk and sweetness from powdered sugar will all blend into one glorious flavour, hence I added some powdered parmesan. I tried it in different ratio but where I got more satisfaction with was when I made it all in equal parts, it was cheesy, milky, and slightly sweet, almost similar to the ones we had at KS Chicken. So does that mean I nailed what that “Snow Cheese” is made of? Well I am not sure but one thing for sure, it tasted close.

Do you know what is this Snow Cheese made of? Is this commercially available? If yes where? Still a lot of unanswered questions but hopefully this is the start. And based on my findings, here is my recipe for Snowy Fried Chicken.

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Snowy Fried Chicken

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Korean


Snowy Fried Chicken is Korean dish of breaded and deep-fried chicken topped with a white powder made with blended cheese.





  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 3 eggs

Snow Cheese

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp milk powder


  1. In a bowl mix thoroughly eggs and fish sauce.
  2. Add chicken in the egg mixture and pierce chicken pieces with fork. Cover the bowl and let marinate it for at least 6 hrs but not more than 12.
  3. In a container that you can cover, mix, and combine together flour, cornstarch, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.
  4. Add the chicken one piece at a time and cover the container, then shake. This will evenly coat the chicken with the flour mixture.
  5. Heat up oil to 180C in large wok or fryer, deep fry chicken pieces in small batches for 8-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken meat. Remove from fryer then place on a paper towel lined plate. Set it aside.
  6. Combine and mix well Snow Cheese ingredients.
  7. Place cooked chicken in a serving platter then drizzle snow cheese on top then serve.


7 Responses

  1. What an interesting and fun dish! I would have never thought of combining icing sugar and milk powder for the dusting…FUN!

  2. I’ve never heard of snow cheese, and I never would have thought of dusting fried chicken with sweet and salty powder either :) But why not? Sounds like a fun idea!

  3. suituapui says:

    White powder made of blended cheese? That’s interesting! We had some cheesy Korean fried chicken the other day but it was the creamy type, not like this. Nice too!!!

  4. Sounds like a fascinating dish! I love the way you did your scientific experimentation to get the right result.

  5. Ari says:

    My Son looooooooves this. He begs me every week to take him to Meekak for snowy chicken and rice. I prefer the cream cheese chicken. Soo good!

  6. Thecoookinthekitchen says:

    I don’t think it’s cheese when I had it at kimichi box they called it honey butter and for a long time I thought it could be a honey flavoring or additive but I was shock to find out that it was shaved coconut

  7. Tiffany says:

    Amazon actually sells one made in korea, im guessing its what a lot of restaurants would likely use because most places use pre-made store bought mixes for seasoning blends and stuff like this rather than mixing themselves.
    It lists cheddar cheese powder, the ingredients in that like milk etc, then artifical cheddar cheese flavour, milk/whey powder, oils etc, sugar, blah blah, then cream cheese powder.
    So I’m guessing this is why its kinda creamy when the powder gets eaten, the cream cheese powder would become creamy with moisture even more than everything else id think. Its also why this recipe would taste close but not quite right, its cheesy and hitting the right notes, but the original is cheddar and fake cheddar to add an extra hit of flavour, plus cream cheese.
    This powder on Amazon wouldn’t ship to me in canada though, I had to look on the American Amazon and zoom in on the package image.

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