Fried chicken again? And of all things, KFC? What am I thinking?
That’s the thing I like about travelling, you get to discover how different things are even though they’re of the same brand.
One thing for sure, I know the people in Taiwan just love fried stuff and they love eating chicken. 😛 The KFC in the above picture is at 西門町 (Xi Men Ding), Taipei. Don’t worry, the nom nom didn’t happen on the same night as Hot Star Large Fried Chicken.
The menu at Taiwan’s KFC seems very compact. What caught me by surprise is the lack of “Original Recipe” that we grew up with. Everything there is just Hot & Spicy, and the other taste available is the Korean style fried chicken.
Did I make any mistake? No I didn’t, the attendant at the counter didn’t ask me “Ori or Hot & Spicy?” – in fact he asked me whether I wanted to try the Korean fried chicken of which I hesitated.
The queue was short and the delivery was top notched, the order was ready in no time. 🙂 Very different from the KFC back in Malaysia of which I think is probably the slowest among the fast-food chain.
I wanted to order a 3-piece chicken set but I can’t seem to find any on the menu, 2 pieces felt too little since I missed lunch to cover Computex 2014. In the end I spent nearly 200 NT for a 5-piece chicken set. It’s not possible for me to finish 5 pieces of chicken in the restaurant so I took them home in a bucket. 😀
Traversing 5 train stops to my hotel room, I made it back in 6-piece – me + 5 pieces of chicken, nom nom time! 😀 The chicken tastes just as good as the Hot & Spicy ones from our local franchise
Oh and to add to that, I carried the bucket home without a plastic bag. I must commend the Taiwanese for their effort to contribute to the environment, takeaway is by default without plastic bag unless one pays 2 NT for it.
As for the pieces of chicken, they never get to see the light of day as they were completely consumed by 2AM, just before I head out to yet another late night foodie adventure.