The newest contender in the Melbourne Fried Chicken scene is Clucked, on Carlisle St in St. Kilda – they serve up tasty chicken with a unique blend of spices. Even more surprising, the side salads weren’t just second thoughts. It was the perfect meal that left us content without that too greasy feeling.
The simple menu makes it easy to order, come here for the chicken and throw in some arancini if you are hungry.
In addition to an order of 5 pieces, 3 pieces, and a taleggio arancini we got the large chips – which have an amazing spicy salt. All served in takeaway boxes in case you need to head on to the races (as we saw some people doing).
All the sauces are tasty: sriracha, dill seed and aioli. The meat is all breast, no bones, freshly cooked, steamy, tender and full of spices making it a treat to eat. Hollywood and the Chick prefer the boneless, but recognise it is not “authentic” southern style. Purists may quibble, but we think most people will enjoy the quality chicken, unique seasonings and less mess. We did sense a unique flavour of thyme, exciting!
The side salads made us feel a little bit less naughty. The coleslaw is a necessity for any fried chicken place, the quinoa/pumpkin salad is a must for a Melbourne cafe and the rice salad is just a bonus.
Hollywood’s Rating: 9/10 Clucks
The Chick’s Rating 9/10 Clucks