What's your all-time favourite fast food? I had a Big Mac Craze for awhile, then it was Long John Silver's Fish Wrap and Fries. But nothing really beats Colonel Sanders and his secret blend of spices and herbs!
For fried chicken, no one really came close to challenge KFC, though Popeye's is trying hard (notice how they are expanding aggressively into the heartlands?)recently. And now, we have Texas Chicken in the picture!
I first heard of Texas Chicken when reading a post on IeatIshootIpost, but had no idea of it being in Singapore before. Now, the franchise has been brought back by Select Group (Better known for their catering, didn't know Lerk Thai and Peach Garden was under them too) with two outlets in Expo Centre and United Square, the latter barely a week's old!
Coleslaw, Biscuit (additional at $1.20 each)
The 3-piece meal ($9.60) came with a choice of sides (Coleslaw, Fries or Mash Potatoes) and a single biscuit, we liked how our shredded colslaw was crunchy and thankfully not soaked in sauce.
To put it simply, the biscuit was just fantastic. Slightly crisp and caramelised on the outside, the fluffy dough was very rich and buttery in taste. With only one other place to hold reference to, I thought that Texas's rendition was on par or even better! If only they provided fruit jam as well!
Large Onion Rings ($3.50)
Been quite a while since I had diced-style onion rings! We liked how the skin managed to stay crispy throughout, with the onions bits releasing tiny bursts of juices. The oil used, on the other hand, could be so much improved, as it tainted our rings dark brown, presumbly after many rounds of recycling.
Available in Spicy or Original
Of course, you would be eager to know how the most important item fared! The original had a crunchy battered skin that was so much better than KFC's dry, salty creation, though the very tender and juicy white meat was rather bland in taste.
The spicy had the same good batter, but with pepper-like seasonings that was more fiery than its competitors, surprising me as I was expecting a more subtle level of spiceness. Oh, the chilli sauce seemed to be more spicy than other fast-food joints too. Not bad at all!
Now, do I think that this would really give KFC a run for its money? Honestly, with the brand so entrenched and Singaporeans so used to its flavour, Texas Chicken will face a terribly difficult task to take the fried chicken lead. But with its awesome biscuit and relatively cheaper price, it can well be up for number 2, and already is for me! Now just open more outlets please!
Texas Chicken 101 Thomson Road, #01-02/03 United Square Opening Hours: 7.30am to 10pm 1 Expo Drive #01-42, Singapore Expo (Outside Hall 4) Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm Check their website for menu