Every time KFC comes up with something new, Singaporeans get excited.
I mean, look at the Gold Spice Chicken.
It looked unassuming and nothing at all like what they’ve advertised.
But the taste was out of this world. Literally, because it doesn’t taste like salted egg, but it’s just as good.
Okay, enough fanboying about the Gold Spice Chicken that I never got to try. If you want to know how the Gold Spice fared, you can read the review here.
But when it comes to grilled chicken, I knew that I die-die-also-must-be-the-one to review it.
And given how George’s a fat kid who never eats anything that’s not fried? I won easily.
So, how does it look?
I’ll be honest. After so many food reviews, so many advertisements and thoroughly understanding the meaning of for illustration purposes only, I wasn’t expecting much.
But lo and behold, the real Signature Grilled Chicken looks even better than what KFC is showing on their photos.
I mean, look at their advert.
Now, look at the real thing.
Isn’t that just beautiful?
Here’s a closer look at what could possibly be KFC’s most beautiful chicken ever.
Look at that perfectly charred skin.
And it’s size? It’s nothing to scoff at.
That’s a Samsung S9, by the way. Oh, and that’s our app. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, trust me, you’re missing out.
Okay, back to the topic.
So, it looks great and all, but like what my grand-sensei in foodie-logy always say, a food review isn’t a review until you bite into it.
How does it taste?
If you’re not a believer in KFC and their Chicken Whisperer game, you’d probably be wondering if KFC got it right this time.
I mean, after all, they’re Kentucky Fried Chicken, not Kentucky Grilled Chicken.
But guess what?
The chicken tastes as good as it looks. Unlike normal grilled chicken out there, this lovely piece of grilled Chicken from KFC is sweet with a hint of spice.
And by hint, I mean spicy enough to drive my weak-ass colleague crying to the toilet. Now, don’t let that scare you because he finds KFC’s chilli spicy. Yes, the ones that we’ve always thought was sweet and nothing else.
In fact, this grilled chicken reminds me of chicken from another place.
Yes, the sweet and spicy drumlets from Pizza Hut.
If you love Pizza Hut’s sweet and spicy drumlets as much as we do, then you’re going to fall in love with the KFC’s Grilled Signature Chicken.
How many times in the past have you wished that the Pizza Hut’s sweet and spicy drumlets would last longer, or just be bigger so you’d have a shiok time biting into it?
Now, you can make that particular wish come true with the new chicken.
Would I buy it again?
Okay, I’d admit that a piece of grilled chicken for $5.90 is a bit steep. I mean, you can easily find yourself an equally large (and nice) grilled chicken leg from KFC at 4 bucks and a bit more.
$5.90 for a piece of thick, succulent chicken that tastes like Pizza Hut’s sweet and spicy drumlets?
Now that’s a whole different ballgame.
So yes, I would buy it again. But then again, I adore Pizza Hut’s drumlets, so that’s a factor for me.
As for you? Try it at least once. You won’t regret it.
Trust me 😉
In case you’re thinking of getting it for yourself (thank me, KFC), here’s how much it’ll cost you.
- Ala-carte: $5.90
- Set Meal: From $8.95
- A Buddy Meal for Two: $20.95