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.
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.
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.
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?!