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

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?


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


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?!


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

    hey isn’t this the one we had in taipei

    • December 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Not sure whether it’s the same brand , but it’s here in Bangkok now!

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