Belles – Chicken Sandwich

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The Chicken Scene has always been focused on chicken pieces for its Melbourne Fried Chicken reviews, however for this review we take on Belle’s Fried Chicken Sandwich (Burger)

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This thing is pure heaven, its a big piece of chicken with amazing sauces boasting spicy-mayo with lettuce and melting cheese. the chicken piece is a big thigh piece, not usually what Hollywood craves, but it is just right. Crispy, crunchy, steamy on the inside amazing fried chicken.

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The folks at Belle’s have perfected the chicken sandwich. We highly recommend you get one (or a bunch) right now!

Hollwyood’s Rating: 9/10 Clucks

Belles Hot Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Marys (Newtown)

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Hollywood and the work gang were in Sydney for a work visit and decided to drop by the original Mary’s in Newtown for some good old fried chicken

This place is grungy as can be. It boasts some awesome burgers and some fried chicken along with other sides

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We ordered a big bunch of burgers with fries and a whole bird to share along some cool Sam Adams

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The fried chicken was truely crispy however was a bit more on the greasy side. It was freshly cooked and steamy however lacked a bit in the flavour…

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…However that is where the hot sauce came in to save the day

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Overall, the chicken was good however needed the hot sauce to deliver that extra kick. The real heroes at Mary’s are the burgers. Go for those and you will definitely be a winner

Hollywood’s Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks

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Nene – New Menu

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Hollywood was invited by NeNe Chicken to review their latest newest Melbourne Fried Chicken options

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The new menu has crunchy tacos and special burgers to name a few. These were what we were here for, and thats what we got: The kimchi fried burger, an order of bulgogi tacos and some freakin hot wings for some good measure

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The tacos were indeed crunchy and boasted flesh flavours. However we are fans of soft shell tacos. Nevertheless they are a good lighter fried chicken option and worth a try.

 

 

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The fried chicken burger was in a soft milk bun, had fried thigh chicken patties and was saucy. It was good and balanced. The fried chicken was freshly cooked and juicy

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The freakin hot wings were indeed the star of the show. These wings were just the right level of hot spicy. Which for Hollywood, apparently is quite hot! However they were really good, freshly cooked and juicy. The spiciness came from the sauce covering the wings which was true the Korean style.

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Things did quite messy around here. Love the touch of the plastic gloves.

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While there are a bunch of new contenders on Nene’s menu that we recommend trying as a change to usual K fried chicken. The Chicken Scene still is saying NeNe to the friend chicken pieces of NeNe Chicken

Hollywood’s Rating: 7/10 Clucks

 

NeNe Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Blue Ribbon – NYC

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Hollywood and the Tan man were chillin’ in NYC and were in the mood for some good ol Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken.

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After the order was put, the waiting game was on!

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Finally the buzzer rang and the order of drumsticks, wings and tenders along with mac-n-cheese and fries loads showed up

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Blue Ribbon is the real deal. Pure excellence! Hot pipin’ finger lickin’ fresh fried chicken with all the right spices. The Tan Man was quoted saying that Melbourne Fried Chicken has to really up it’s game to reach Blue Ribbon’s level!

Hello Sam

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Hello Sam has a new reinvented menu and now it contains Melbourne Fried Chicken tenders on it, woohoo its time for a review

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Hollywood went for an order of the spicy sam burger and the southern fried chicken tenders

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The chicken here is a side dish that has 3 pieces of tenders with coleslaw and chipotle mayo

The spicy sam on the hand, was a great mess of a burger with the right level spiciness!

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The chicken was really good. Crispy and crunchy, freshly cooked, breast pieces. It wasn’t over spiced but thats what the chipotle mayo was there for, a good sidekick!

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Overall, Hello Sam has stepped up its game with the new menu and the fried chicken tenders are really good and their buddy the chipotle mac-n-cheese is a good partner in crime to have as well (not captured in this review, but tried and tasty)

Hollywood’s Rating: 8.5/10 Clucks

Hello Sam Burger Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cambridge Brewing Company – A Captain’s Review

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The captain was at MIT and needed some dinner after a long day of study.

A short walk from campus and we found the Cambridge Brewing Company (1 Kendall Sq Bldg 100 Cambridge MA). They had “pickle brined fried chicken” on the menu with mac n cheese and butter beans.

The meal was delivered relatively quickly (within 15 minutes).

The chicken was hot, lightly spicy and quite tasty. I received 2 reasonable size pieces. The coating was crispy.
Mac n Cheese was very cheesey of a medium size and the butter beans were an ideal accompaniment.

Overall a very nice ‘comfort food’ meal, nothing spectacular but not disappointing.

3 clucks out of 5.

Sonny’s

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Hollywood and his mate The Guns finally visited Sonny’s for some Melbourne Fried Chicken.

Ok, so be warned, the pieces of chicken at Sonny’s are freakin huuuge! and yes we definitely over ordered

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So as you can see, the chicken pieces at Sonny’s are massive. All the pieces come with bones, usually one big bone which makes it a bit easier to handle. It was all fresh and tasty. It resembled a bit of a KFC taste, nothing wrong with that. However one thing that didn’t sit well was the coating separated easily from the chicken and underneath that was the fatty skin just sitting there. Not the best of things to see but we still ate it all anyway.

Hollywood’s Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks

Sonny's @ The Curtin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato