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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FJI: Chicken Express

An Australian born fried chicken chain with good coleslaw~

I observed the absence of KFC in Fiji during my trip. It appears that the famous fried chicken chain has pulled out of the country since 2011. On the other hand, there are quite a few branches of Chicken Express, hailing from Australia.

Melon couldn't wait to dig in, so that she could give her ratings. :)

2pcs Chicken Combo FJD 11.95 (~S$7.75)
Fried Chicken - Taste: 7.5/10
Fries - Taste: 5.5/10

The drumstick and the thigh might look unappetisingly small, but they were actually packed with flavours. The white meat was tender too, but the skin could be crispier. As for the fries, they could certainly be better in terms of their crispiness. Any of the combo meals comes with a choice of soft drink.

Tropical Burger Combo FJD 12.25 (~S$7.95)
Tropical Burger - Taste: 7/10
Fries - Taste: 5.5/10

As the name of the burger suggests, you'd probably expect a slice of pineapple somewhere in between the buns. Even though it couldn't be seen from the picture, there was indeed one beneath the lightly breaded chicken patty. It was a decent burger, but I felt that the buns were a bit too thick. 

Coleslaw (Small) FJD 3.95 (~S$2.55)
Taste: 8/10

The coleslaw, although a tad pricey for its size, was enjoyable. The crisp cabbages and carrots aside, the combination of mayonnaise and buttermilk resulted in thick dressing that was nicely sweet and creamy. Anyway, there are only two sizes available: small and large.

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

I've never been to Australia, so I've got no idea how good is Chicken Express there. Pika's advice: For those who like spicy stuff, you may want to try the chicken with the so-called Dragon Spice - "it's fire breathing".

Besides dropping by Natadola Beach as mentioned towards the end in the previous post on Grace Road Kitchen, I also visited Fiji's first national park in Sigatoka, which is the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. 

I also had the opportunity to visit Lawai Pottery Village along the 120 km Sigatoka River. That was where I had my first sip of the sedating kava drink at the welcoming ceremony. 

Chicken Express

Queens Road
Nadi Downtown
(Daily: 9.00am - 9.00pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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