fried chicken Chick 'n' Sours House Fry haggerston

Chick ‘n’ Sours – House Fry

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It’s like in The Godfather: once you’re out, they pull you back in. That’s how and why I end up coming back to a place. Because when after the first time it was such a ridiculous attack on the culinary senses, I just had to try what else this palace to all that is chicken and fried had to offer. At least I was cool enough to go before they expanded to Soho.

fried chicken Chick 'n' Sours House Fry haggerston

And back here we are, again at Chick ‘n’ Sours. This time not for the crazy, coma inducing burgers, but for their signature dish, the House Fry. Which, incidentally, is also very much crazy and coma inducing. Two massive, expertly fried pieces of tender and still moist chicken, accompanied with watermelon slices (yes, I didn’t understand the fruit either, but… it kind of works?). The crunchiness and texture of the fried chicken skin is unparalleled, and will make you instantly regret every single visit to every chicken shop EVER. Which is expected, I guess, when they actually sell pieces of skin as appetizers. Go figure.

fried chicken Chick 'n' Sours House Fry haggerston

Can I give any more praise than being a repeat costumer? Yes. I could be a threepeat costumer. Guess I’ll have to come back for the Whole Fry Sunday

 

Slimy? Go on. Get dirty. Use your hands. The fork will just slow you down. And do eat ALL the skin. It’s allowed and endorsed.

Satisfying? So good even the Chicken Connoisseur would approve.

 

Chick ‘n’ Sours
390 Kingsland Rd, London, E8 2AA
http://www.chicknsours.co.uk/
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Misato - Chicken Katsu Teriyaki fried chicken japanese chinatown

Misato – Chicken Katsu Teriyaki

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Here’s a challenge for you. Try to find a cheap place in London’s Chinatown. Done? OK, now try to find one that’s also delicious. Not so easy now, ah?

Even though it might be cheating a bit, considering Misato is, after all, a Japanese spot, it’s not like Chinatown has many authentic Chinese places to begin with. And really, who cares. With dishes that are below £6, like this huge and delicious Chicken Katsu Teriyaki one, you won’t care either. The place might not look fancy, but that’s irrelevant. It’s Chinatown after all. You’re here for the food, and nothing else.

Misato - Chicken Katsu Teriyaki fried chicken japanese chinatown

Look close into the Teriyaki void

A deliciously katsu-style fried chicken, with an incredibly gooey teriyaki sauce, and served with enough rice to topple an empire, this one doesn’t just qualify as a great deal in Chinatown, it might very well be the BEST deal, period. Oh, and it has salad as well. In case you care about health and stuff.

Misato - Chicken Katsu Teriyaki fried chicken japanese chinatown

Teriyaki air view

So go ahead. The challenge stands. I shall keep looking, but chances are, I’ll just keep coming back to Misato.

 

Slimy? A teriyaki pool of gooey awesomeness. Handle chopsticks with care

Satisfying? Immense taste for a non immense value. Just perfect

 

Misato
11 Wardour St, London, W1D 6PG
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