Saturday, June 12, 2010

More from Taiwan's KFC

So true Colonel...

How right you are Colonel, you've done it again...

I know people get annoyed when I post about fast food, but I feel obligated to tell people in the US about what kind of things Asians are holding out on, like how to hold chopsticks, how to see when the sun is really bright, or this sensational new chicken sandwich. All racism aside, KFC in the US is pretty lame when it comes to sandwiches. Sure we have the 'Double Down' and an assortment of miniature 'Snackers,' but when it comes down to it, none of these offerings can constitute a full meal. Even if you ate like 8 'DDs' at once, it would be little more satisfying than having a bunch of smaller chicken cutlets laced with cheese. No, Taiwan KFC is serious business. They make meals out of their sandwiches, and they up the ante every Summer with some new stupid (debatable) variation.

雙醬卡啦巨無霸 (from KFC)

Not fully understanding the thought process behind this, some Asian person thought it would be awesome (and it is) to stick a hash brown on top of the regular 卡啦巨無霸 (the spicy chicken sandwich from KFC). The original sandwich is satisfying in its own right, starting with a piece of thick white meat chicken coated in an oddly spicy, but satisfying breaded layer that measures at almost an inch thick, topped with tomato, lettuce, and a spicy mayo that's as good as it is questionable in color (fluorescent orange). For 80 NT ($2.50), they take the original sandwich, throw in a triangular hash brown on top and rename it the 雙醬卡啦巨無霸 or the 'Dual Sauce Chicken Sandwich.' A couple things, firstly, yes... it tastes pretty good. Secondly, that's a misnomer, I don't know what the second sauce is, I only found the orangish mayo present. Is it a life changing sandwich? Eh, adding a hash brown wasn't going to make a plain chicken sandwich into something of a revelation, but you know... I still feel like it's something that people in the US should know of.

5 comments:

Victoria said...

Darn it. Why do your pictures look better than mine?!

dani abram said...

It's quite normal to have a hash brown on the ones in the UK too :)

Nicholas said...

@victoria it's because i'm in taiwan. something about the light and the index of refraction and whatnot and how the water spirals the other way in the toilet. i actually like your pics quite a bit :p

@dani damn. apparently the US is the only place where they haven't caught onto the fact that people like having breakfast accompanying sandwiches made of chicken. either way, mind = blown.

joanh said...

it looks hard to eat.. this looks like something that should go on that blog: thisiswhyyourefat. hahahah

Nicholas said...

TIWYF IS GONE!!!! It makes me kind of sad actually.

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