Smokestak

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Close to work and always displaying those Melbourne Fried Chicken wings. An invitation to sink Hollywood’s teeth into some crunchy fried chicken

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Although the look of the chicken was appealing and the accompanying chipotle mayo alongside with the fries was superb, the chicken was a bit old and oily. Also lacking of the right spices. This chicken just didnt have the right feel.

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Hollywood’s Rating: 4/10 Clucks

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Movida – Sydney Airport

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Another stop for Hollywood in Sydney and with a hunger to conquer it was time to see if Movida Sydney Airport stacked against Melbourne Fried Chicken

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This chicken really looked the look. It was so crispy and inviting and was cooked fresh. It was piping hot and very crunchy. For a second I thought this was heaven

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Unfortunately Movida’s fried chicken wasnt spiced enough and was a bit oily.

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imageMovida at Sydney Airport didnt deliver anything special. It was average and could do with much better spices. We would give this a miss

Hollywood’s Rating: 5/10 Clucks

 

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Arbory

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The Friday funks crew were out for some good lunch at the Arbory where Hollywood decided it was finally time to try their fried chicken burger to see how it stacks against other Melbourne Fried Chicken

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Although this fried chicken burger looks the looks it didn’t really satisfy the taste. It chicken itself was a bit smaller than the bun and wasn’t spiced enough

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It was a bit mayo-saucy but it didnt really deliver much flavours. A bit more spices for the chicken and chipotle mayo would’ve done the trick

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Arbory is a good flashy joint, however next time Hollywood will just stick to the good old double cheese burger

Hollywood’s Rating: 5/10 Clucks

 

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Sam Sam Ultra Red

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We revisited Sam Sam for some good old Korean Melbourne Fried Chicken in an ultra red theme! Sam Sam is always a good easy contender with big servings. This time we did however decide to try out their Bibimbap.

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We went for a full boneless chicken of the original and soy and garlic flavours. There was of course a whole lotta chips

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The bibimbap on the other hand was average compared to others we’ve had. However a good amount of well cooked rice always  sits well with Hollywood!

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imageSam Sam is your typical Korean fried chicken done well. The pieces are small and not spiced but the accompanying sauces do give you the different flavours.

Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks

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Merrywell – Buffalo Burger

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Merrywell has redone their menu and now there are a few Melbourne Fried Chicken burger options so Hollywood decided thats its time for the chicken scene review

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The burger of choice was the Buffalo burger.

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To Hollywood’s surprise the mix for this burger was truely awesome. Having the buffalo sauce was such an awesome variation that added some great spiciness to the mix and the blue cheese aioli with bacon were solid flavours.

However the only beef we had with this chicken burger was that it was too bunny. The bread seemed a bit thick which made Hollywood think it was rather stale.

This was such a shame and we hope Merrywell does fresh bread as everything else was great.

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Hollywood’s Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks

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Leonards House of Love – The comeback

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Having a great Melbourne Fried Chicken staple in close proximity to us is such a heavenly blessing to have. It was around the holiday period and it was time to get fat, greasy and celebrate this season, so away we went to Leonard’s House of Love to enjoy their great vibes and amazing fried chicken.

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Leonard’s chicken was spot on. Big pieces of breast meat, double coated and breaded right with good spices. The mild version is a little bit spicy which is just perfect. The chicken is tender and always cooked fresh! Crunch all the way!

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We also ended up ordering the cauliflower nachos which the chick really dug!

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We also had some good ol’ pinball fun to kiss 2016 away

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Rating: 9/10 Clucks

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Juanita Peaches

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This place has been on our radar for a long time now. It boasts some highly raved about Melbourne Fried Chicken and we finally managed to make a visit to it with our good friends!

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We were delighted to find fish tacos on the menu, one of The Chick’s most loved types of tacos.

Having four of us there we decided to go with the special Fish Tacos and the Fried Chicken Cookout Box. The box consisted of 9 pieces of fried chicken, popcorn chicken with pickles, a ton of fries, coleslaw and various different sauces

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The fish tacos were really amazing. full of flavours and colour. The contrast of flavours of fish, mango, avocado, jalapenos, greens made it a winner.  image

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The chicken was order was huge and looked daunting. But we got through it!

The popcorn chicken mix with the pickles was really good. Additionally the coleslaw was very fresh and tasty and the shoestring fries were very moreish

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The chicken pieces were freshly cooked however they were closer to being KFC like as they lacked spices and seemed only single coated. In all fairness it was really good freshly cooked southern style chicken. The thigh pieces were a bit greasy but the breast was fully spot on

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Although the chicken seemed like a strong contender it didn’t hit our favourites list. However their burgers do look really amazing. Maybe a comeback for those?

Hollywood Rating: 7/10 Clucks

The Chick: 7/10 Clucks

 

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