No, not the medicinal fried chicken(MFC) from Southpark. What were you even thinking?
(Although I know some of you out there would like to try it lah)
We are referring to “My First Choice”, a fast-food joint located within BIGBOX. To be honest, if not for my editor’s desperate attempt to find review worthy fast-food, we wouldn’t have noticed its existence either.
So, is it a hidden gem worthy of attention? …Or is it a place best left forgotten?
Let’s check it out!
For today’s review, we’ve purchased the “Golden Crispy Chicken Set” and “Curry Spaghetti“, complete with a drink known as “First Love Soda Frizzy”.
Now, before we talk about the food, please allow me a few moments to talk about the packaging.
I mean, if you would just take a look at this.
Wat. The. Heck.
I’m not sure about you guys, but I’m pretty sure I just heard my Platoon Sergeant screaming at me.
(OH COME ON, WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO USE A CONTAINER LOOKING LIKE THIS?)
To be fair though, the presentation for the “Curry Spaghetti” doesn’t look that bad. It isn’t look great, but at least it’s still presentable.
All right, let’s talk about the most important thing. The taste.
“Golden Crispy Chicken Set”
You should never judge a book by its cover. I used to think that way- until I opened up this ration box here.
There’s nothing “golden” nor “crispy” here. Aside from that, I was expecting something like the two-piece chicken set fro KFC and not five pieces of popcorn chicken!
Oh, and before you go “why didn’t you guys look before you order? Blah blah blah…”, I’ll have you know that there are no preview images of the food.
Yeah, so everything is pretty much a gamble. I took my chances with the “Golden Crispy Chicken Set” because it sounded good- and I think I took an arrow in the knee instead.
Filled with disappointment, we stuffed a piece of fried chicken inside our mouths.
Guess we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover after all!
Despite how sad it looked, the chicken was a lot better than expected! The meat is tender and juicy, with its skin fried to a nice crisp!
We would definitely recommend the chicken if not for the pathetic serving size. And don’t even get me started on the fries…
(I think you can tell how soggy they are just by looking, huh)
We’ve had high hopes for this one. It looks decent and the aroma of the curry made us salivate.
(Hmm, smells so good)
Once the opportunity presented itself, I stuffed an entire ball of pasta into my mouth, waiting for the explosion of flavour.
And boy, did it blow.
It was way too spicy!
Look, I know spiciness is a subjective matter. However, when more than half of the office think it’s spicy, I think it’s saying something.
Spiciness aside, the curry tasted exactly like the curry powder from Maggi noodles!
And don’t get me started on the sauces. The chilli sauce was ok, since it was just your standard chilli sauce from a packet.
The other sauce though- oh man, why would anybody think it’s a good idea to mix mayo and Maggi curry together? Honestly, I wouldn’t want to add more Maggi curry to anything else in the box!
Speaking of “anything else”, here’s the side dish that came with the pasta.
Yeah, we ordered seaweed chicken because we thought it’ll make an interesting combination.
Anyway, I think the seaweed chicken was the only nice thing in the box. And frankly speaking, it tasted like any seaweed chicken you can buy from a nearby NTUC.
I…I guess the drink is supposed to remind us of our first love or something?
Though, I don’t see how these crabstick-esque ingredients are supposed to remind us of our first love.
Since we have no idea what the ingredients were, we are guessing it’s cherry and uhh, nata de coco?
Anyway, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, right?
Time to give it a nice shake…
…And take a sip (You’re drinking too much, man)
Now I know why it’s called first love. And no, I didn’t fall in love with the drink at first sip.
It’s so damn sweet!
Remember how your first relationship was like? How mushy and overly sweet it was? Yeah, combine that with 30 tablespoons of sugar and you’ll get this drink.
They should make a sour drink and name it “Heartbreak”, so that customers can balance out the taste.
Personally, I think this will be my first and last time eating anything from MFC. Aside from the “popcorn chicken”, I don’t really like anything else.
Overall, I’ll probably give it a 2/5
If any of you guys are interested, do make a trip down to BIGBOX at Jurong East to try out the food. Although I hope they have a physical menu with pictures there so that customers would know what they are getting themselves into!
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