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

 

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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

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Popeye’s (Jordan)

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This review is of a place that I remember as the best fried chicken place in Jordan when I was growing up. So it seemed only fitting to pay homage to it during my visit back home to see how it compares against Melbourne Fried Chicken. I present to you Popeye’s

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The usual go to order for Hollywood is the spicy chicken burger, spicy chicken strips, mashed potatoes with gravy, biscuits and fries

 

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The burger was good, right level of spicy with cheese and some spicy mayo. It was still good, however the bread was a bit too sugary bready, but still good

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The chicken strips were good too, however they couldve been better were they chunkier. This made them a bit more crispy fluffy than meaty.

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The stars of the show are the mashed potatoe with gravy and the biscuits. The gravy is truely amazing peppery goodness. The biscuits are crispy on the outside and buttery and fluffy on the inside. Combining the two with the chicken is a match made in heaven!

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Visiting Popeye’s was a great trip down memory lane. It is fairly good as a fast food fried chicken option in Jordan and I am likely to visit it again

Truck Stop Deluxe

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Hollywood and the Chick were hanging out near Werribee bouts and remember that there was a Melbourne Fried Chicken establishment making the rounds of the best fried chicken blogs

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We were more in a sampling mood so we ordered the a few pieces of chicken, the popcorn chicken and some crispy onion rings

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While this was a funky joint the chicken was not that impressive. The chicken was fresh however wasn’t spiced enough and it was a bit greasy/oily and salty. Perhaps the burgers are the star of Truck Stop?

The Chicken Scene’s Rating: 5.5/10 Clucks

Truck Stop Deluxe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato