A XXL Spicylicious Bite of Fried Chicken at Hot-Star

There was an outrageous queue when Hot-Star first opened at EmQuartier. Thais went gaga for the 30cm-long Taiwanese fried chicken. It was reported that there were two-long-hour queues for the fried chicken!

For Malaysians, of course it went beyond our comprehension. “Just a BIG piece of fried chicken, with chilli powder sprinkle on top“, my fellow Malaysia Mari (Came from Malaysia) friend said.

 

Esplanade Ratchadapisek

Hot-Star@Esplanade
The hype died down, and second branch with table dining also opened at Esplanade Ratchadapisek. A mall closer from home, at MRT Thailand Cultural Centre, exit 3.

 

Feel like home
Walking in to the shop, it felt like home. Taiwanese-Chinese street snacks and Chinese pop songs blazing away, it smells and sounds like home. They even played a Lee Hom song … yay! Ai ni jieu dteng yi ai je ji. And also a Jay Chou song. Double yipee. I am more Chinese than I thought, huh?

 

Yumz!
The XXL Chicken is sold at 139 baht each, and I also ordered a glass of Plum Lemonade at 49 baht.

 

Fingerlickinglicious
Juicy and succulent, just like how Taiwanese fried chicken is supposed to be. But perhaps a bit more crispy, would be perfect.

 

A pack of chilli sauce provided with the fried chicken
And of course, they have to adapt to local taste with a pack of chilli sauce provided. Please do NOT spoil the original taste lah. Aiyooo. Not all food need sauce dipping, you know?!

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

2 thoughts on “A XXL Spicylicious Bite of Fried Chicken at Hot-Star

  • December 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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    hey isn’t this the one we had in taipei

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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      Not sure whether it’s the same brand , but it’s here in Bangkok now!

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