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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

HKG: Kentucky Fried Chicken

KFC prepared chickens with sauce? :O

I guess it's high time for me to go back to HK stuff since the last review was written on 22 March 2012. Well, who doesn't know KFC, a chain of fast-food restaurants founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952? I'm writing this review to show you one of the limited edition set meals KFC in HK came up with.

Baked Swiss Chicken Premium Meal HK$37.80 (~S$6.30)

The set meal looks interesting, no? Let's take a closer look into each of the items, except for the regular-sized soft drink.

Baked Swiss Chicken (2 pcs) (Set Menu)
Taste: 7/10

I have no idea why it's called Swiss chicken, but their concoction of sweet soy sauce was actually pretty finger lickin' good, to borrow their old catch-phrase which has apparently been ditched. It also had the right consistency; being neither too thick nor too watery. The flaw, unfortunately, lied in the chickens which were kinda dry.

Chicken a la King Rice (Large) (Set Menu)
Taste: 7/10

Unlike the Baked Swiss Chickens above, the Chicken a La King Rice is available all year round. They were pretty generous with the ingredients: chicken breast, potatoes, carrots and green peas. The sauce, although not having a particularly interesting taste, was adequately thick and creamy. I was glad the rice wasn't dry.

Borsch (Set Menu)
Taste: 7/10

Borsch is actually a reddish purple soup of Ukrainian origin which is commonly made of beetroot as the primary ingredient. The one offered the other day, however, was tomato-based, one of the most common non-beetroot varieties. Having cabbage, carrots and tomatoes inside, it tasted mildly sweet and sour.

Original Recipe Combo HK$34.50 (~S$5.75)

Let's move on to something that is distinctive of KFC: the original recipe chicken! Again, I guess I don't need to talk about the regular-sized soft drink.

Original Recipe Chicken (2 pcs) (Set Menu)
Taste: 8.5/10

Frankly speaking, the original recipe chickens are still my favourite among any other chickens from other fast-food joints. Although they may be slightly different across branches, the ones I had the other day were peppery, moist, juicy and tender without being too oily. Oh, I always save the skin for the last! :P

Criss Cut Fries (Regular) (Set Menu)
Taste: 8/10

Not sure if I have to rate the fries, but anyway, they were prepared well: slightly crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, adequately salty and not too oily.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 6.5/10
Overall: 7/10

KFC in HK often offers unique stuff for a limited period of time. Once they offered fish pops and fried sushi rolls, but to name a few examples. Pika's advice: Check out the latest innovation (if any) on the website shown below!

Kentucky Fried Chicken

8 Chung Wa Road
Shop 185, 1/F East Point City
Tseung Kwan O
Hong Kong
(Daily: 7.30am - 10.30pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,


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