Homemade Kung Pao Chicken

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A move a way from traditional crispy fried we have decided to shed a bit of light on one of our favorite Melbourne Fried Chicken dishes, Kung Pao Chicken made by The Chick

While the chicken is not deep fried it is stir fried, so technically we are all over this one and why wouldn’t be? It has fried chicken, it has nuts, and is full of ginger, garlic, chilis, and sichuan peppercorns…BOOM!

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The chick has amazing wok stir fry skills…KAPOW!!

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This dish keeps you coming back for more and more. The heat and spices creep on you from the first bite and keep building up like no tomorrow and to add to that the sichuan peppercorns make your mouth go numb and number.

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Overall this is a great dish that we have regularly at Hollywood and The Chick’s household

 

 

Parlour Diner

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It was gonna be a messy day for Hollywood’s bucks so the boys had to start off the right way, with lots and lots of Melbourne Fried Chicken.

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The Chicken Scene is no stranger to Parlour Diner. This place rocks on like nobody’s business. Their chicken pieces are huge and well spiced and flavored. They are breast pieces and when mixed their chipotle mayo the combination is deadly

Hollywood’s Rating: 9/10 Clucks

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Magic Mountain Saloon

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It was a warm sunny day and the chicken scene team were craving some Melbourne Fried Chicken crunchy goodness. It was time to sample the new buzz in town, Magic Mountain

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We just went for a small sample of the crunchy fried chicken ribs

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This chicken was really crunchy, might quite possibly the crunchiest we have had yet. It was an interesting flavor as some shrimp paste goes into the coating. It was also surrounded with spices and leaves. The blend of flavors was superb and reminded us of an Asian fusion style of Melbourne Fried Chicken.

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We would definitely recommend checking Magic Mountain out. Give it a go if you want some crunchy goodness!

Hollywood’s Rating: 8/10 Clucks

The Chick’s Rating 8/10 Clucks

 

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Leonards House Of Love

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It was a rough day for Hollywood and The Chick as all their plans for a weekend away diving did not work. The best method of recovery? A good serving of Melbourne Fried Chicken.

We went for a close refuge of Leonard’s House Of Love

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The order consisted of the original fried chicken tenders that comes with chipotle mayo

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As usual this chicken was amazing. It was crunchy, freshly cooked, steamy and well spiced. The tenders are good portioned and the sauce makes a good companion

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Go to Leonard’s right now!

Holywood’s Rating: 9/10 Clucks

The Chick’s Rating: 8.5/10 Clucks

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NeNe Chicken

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Hollywood and the gang were going to see Wu Tang and needed a good base in their bellies before all the madness that was to follow. Introducting NeNe Chicken, our latest Melbourne Fried Chicken review

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We ended up ordering the corn and chips as sides and a mix of the garlic chicken and the bulgogi fried chicken

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The chicken was the usual Korean style that was dipped in sauces. The garlic one had an interesting flavor while the bulgogi was just another version of the spicy. The pieces were average size but the overall flavor was average Korean style fired chicken. It was all hot, fresh and good however nothing really special

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Hollywood’s Rating: 6.5/10 Clucks

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MammaVan

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It was a warm summer day and Hollywood and The Chick were walking along Southbank where they ran into a group of food trucks. One of them had the delicious smell of Melbourne Fried Chicken. So they decided to give it a taste.

Here’s how it went down

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The order was one of the popcorn fried chicken and a cuban sandwich.

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The chicken was bite sized pieces which went well as a good snack however the star of the show was the cuban which meaty and cheesy and saucy all at the same time. Yummm

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Hollywood & The Chick’s Rating: 6/10 Clucks

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Oriental Spoon

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Hollywood was with some friends and they all decided to hit up Oriental Spoon for some Korean style Melbourne Fried Chicken

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With so many good options to pick from the gang settled on the mixed Korean Fried Chicken (Original and Sweet and Spicy flavoured), Beef Bibimbap, and Kimchi Pancake

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The chicken was true to Korean style and was freshly cooked. Although the pieces were boneless they were chunky and meaty. The sweet and spicy flavour was a sauce covering the chicken. It was good and tasted very well. The original style was good and crunchy.

The Bibimbap was average and the kimchi pancake was nice, juicy and big (kinda similar to pizza size)

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Hollywood’s Rating: 6/10 Clucks

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The Bank on Collins

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Hollywood was joining his workmates for a farewell lunch and they all ended up at the Bank on Collins, a place that boasts to have a Melbourne Fried Chicken Burger

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The fried chicken burger is marketed as a crispy buttermilk chicken thigh on toasted brioche with jalapeno pepper coleslaw and dijonnaise with fries. Now if anything that sounds like a tornado of flavours if anything

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The burger came with two pieces of chicken and looked highly stacked!

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To be honest this burger was a disappointment. it lacked really any flavours and the chicken was fried dry. No spices and the marketed sauces didnt do much, just a big bland mess. Hollywood and one of his mates felt really sick for the rest of the day coz of this burger.

Our suggestion is not to go here for fried chicken, give it a big miss and you wont regret it!

Hollywod’s Rating: 2/10 Clucks

 

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Whole Lotta Clucks

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Easey’s

Hollywood and the boys have been trying to hit up Easey’s for a while now. They finally managed to fit in and to their surprise they had Melbourne Fried Chicken on the menu. Heres some photos of what went down

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Verdict: Alright so Easey’s is a burger joint more than fried chicken. The burgers were good. The chicken portion was small (3 pieces which kinda makes it more of a side) however the chicken was really good and spiced right. The mac-n-cheese on the other hand was really heavily cheesy

Osaka Ya

One thing we forgot to mention is WE LOVE RAMEN. We’ve actually been considering starting a ramen blog and during our last visit to Japan Hollywood had a ramen a day for the entire length of our stay.

We were excited to find out a new ramen joint opened close by and we checked it out for a good slurpiliciousness bowl and ofcourse being true to Japanese cuisine there was Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken). Check out the photos

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The Karaage was good, hot juicy and freshly cooked. It was accompanied with a kewpie mayo which add a twist to it. The ramen on the other hand was average, it was actually not hot, bummer!

SAM SAM

Yes, we came back for Sam Sam. As usual, it was true to its Korean fried chicken colors. Good fried chicken below:


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Sam Sam is a good Korean fried chicken contender that we still recommend going to.

SamSam

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The boys couldn’t stop raving about Sam Sam and how Hollywood was missing out on the best Korean Melbourne Fried Chicken ever. This blog is a result of massive FOMO

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We settled in the downstairs area and got straight into business; beers and loads of fried chicken. We got half boneless in the original flavor and half boneless in the soy and garlic flavor in addition to the wings in the hot and spicy sauce

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The wings arrived first and were the typical Korean style where they are fried then doused in the sauce. They had the right level of heat and were good. Cooked well, hot and steamy. The accompanying coleslaw was also a delight.

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The remainder of our order arrived and it was the right size: BIG! The original style was good, had a good crunch to it while the soy and garlic had good tasty flavors. Overall the chicken was all fresh, juicy and tender. The order was also accompanied by the delicious slaw and pickles.

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Overall Sam Sam is a really good Korean Fried Chicken that is in the heart of Swanston St. It is also has a cool vibe to it that is definitely worth checking out

Hollywood’s Rating: 8/10 Clucks

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