New eats that got us talking this month: fast food edition

Salted egg fried chicken (yes, again!), sambal salmon burger, satay onigiri, and more

New eats that got us talking this month: Fast food edition
New eats that got us talking this month: Fast food edition
09 Jul 2019

New eats that got us talking this month: Fast food edition

You know National Day is near when food and beverage brands roll out limited editions of popular food with a local twist, but since we have limited stomach space and budget, we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on fast food. From salted egg fried chicken to satay onigiri, here’s what we enjoyed - and what we didn’t.

Texas Chicken’s Real Salted Egg Fried Chicken ($10.80 for a combo meal)
Texas Chicken’s Real Salted Egg Fried Chicken ($10.80 for a combo meal)
10 Jul 2019

Texas Chicken’s Real Salted Egg Fried Chicken ($10.80 for a combo meal)

Texas Chicken might be a little late in the game, but seeing how irresistible and addictive their new Salted Egg Fried Chicken was, it is probably well worth the wait. We're told the recipe took three years to perfect and unlike some snacks that use powdered salted egg yolk, this is made with the real deal so you get an authentic taste.

The magic is in the crunchy, golden brown skin which is first coated with creamy salted egg sauce, then liberally sprinkled with moreish salted egg bread crumbs which have been enhanced with chilli and curry leaves. We like that the chicken had a good salted egg flavour with a tinge of sweetness and spice, and even the breast meat was very juicy and tender.

The Salted Egg Popcorn Chicken ($5.50), however, lacked salted egg flavour. Perhaps due to its size and craggy surface, the golden crumbs did not stick well to the skin, so you have to sprinkle the pieces with crumbs before each bite.

Available at all Texas Chicken outlets from Jul 11 to Aug 21.

Pink Fish’s Singapore Burger ($9.90)
Pink Fish’s Singapore Burger ($9.90)
09 Jul 2019

Pink Fish’s Singapore Burger ($9.90)

The Norwegian fast-food chain has a fiery new addition to cater to the spice-loving taste buds of Singaporeans. Available exclusively at their outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, the Singapore Burger combines the brand’s signature grilled salmon with a sambal slaw made up of cabbage and a sambal-aioli mix, and served alongside its addictive salted egg fish skin chips.

If you want to rev up the heat levels even further, try the mildly spicy Asian Soup, chef Geir Skeie’s take on the Thai massaman curry. A heady Thai yellow curry (from $10.90) chock full of salmon, mushrooms, and potato, and hints of lime to cut through the richness.

Available till end August.

Photo: Pink Fish

LiHO’s Avocado Kopi ($6.90)
LiHO’s Avocado Kopi ($6.90)
09 Jul 2019

LiHO’s Avocado Kopi ($6.90)

Yeah, we know. We made a face too when we heard that LiHO has created a unique Avocado Kopi drink in line with the Singapore Food Festival (SFF). The marriage between the two hawker favourites - avocado shake and coffee - might seem like an odd combination, but they work. The avocado, which acts like a creamer, adds richness to the blend and yet the flavour is mild enough that it doesn’t overwhelm the Nanyang kopi. It’s rich, sweet, creamy, and the perfect way to round up a meal.

Available at selected LiHO outlets including Bugis+, Wisma Atria, and Vivo City from Jul 12 till Aug 31.

7-Eleven’s Chicken Satay Onigiri ($2)
7-Eleven’s Chicken Satay Onigiri ($2)
09 Jul 2019

7-Eleven’s Chicken Satay Onigiri ($2)

Also jumping on the culinary bandwagon for SFF is 7-Eleven which has put a Singaporean spin on three Japanese snacks. Our favourite is the Chicken Satay Onigiri ($2) which is filled with char-grilled spice-marinated chicken thigh meat marinated and complete with a savoury peanut sauce. We were pleasantly surprised by how legit the satay tasted – it’s like eating it with ketupat (steamed rice cake). Extra points for not being stingy with the filling.

Photo: 7-Eleven

7-Eleven’s Takoyaki with Chilli Crab Sauce and Egg Mayo and Salted Egg Tamagoyaki
7-Eleven’s Takoyaki with Chilli Crab Sauce and Egg Mayo and Salted Egg Tamagoyaki
09 Jul 2019

7-Eleven’s Takoyaki with Chilli Crab Sauce and Egg Mayo and Salted Egg Tamagoyaki

The Salted Egg Tamagoyaki ($2.80), a fluffy omelette on a stick layered with sauce made from real salted egg yolk and topped with mozzarella cheese, was an odd mix of sweet and salty that wasn't to my taste, while the Takoyaki ($2.80), grilled octopus balls topped with chilli crab sauce and egg mayo, were a tad soft and mushy, and the sauce lacked punch.

Available at all 7-Eleven outlets until Aug 6.

Photo: 7-Eleven

KFC’s Cereal Chicken ($8.95 for a 2-piece meal)
KFC’s Cereal Chicken ($8.95 for a 2-piece meal)
09 Jul 2019

KFC’s Cereal Chicken ($8.95 for a 2-piece meal)

If you like cereal prawns, you will love KFC’s zi char-style Cereal Chicken made with their Hot & Crispy chicken and generously coated with Nestum cereal, perfumed with slivers of curry leaves. The moment we opened the box, we were hit with the fragrant whiff of the buttery cereal. The succulent cereal chicken is a little sweet, savoury, spicy, and utterly addictive. We even hoovered up all the crumbs when we were done.

Photo: KFC

McDonald’s Bandung soft serve ($1)
McDonald’s Bandung soft serve ($1)
09 Jul 2019

McDonald’s Bandung soft serve ($1)

For lovers of dessert, there’s McDonald’s Bandung ice cream. This is like our favourite rose syrup drink churned and served on a cone. Despite sporting a paler shade of pink than your typical florescent ice bandung (thankfully), the flavour is spot on with distinct floral notes of the rose essence shining through and not too sweet.

It is also offered in the form of a Twist Cone (a swirl of bandung and vanilla ice cream), ChocoCone (dipped in a chocolate), Strawberry Sundae or McFlurry, but we recommend getting the plain Bandung Soft Serve Cone ‘cos the sweet treat should be devoid of distractions.

Available at all McDonald’s dessert kiosks, while stocks last.

BreadTalk’s Hae-ppy Flosss ($2)
BreadTalk’s Hae-ppy Flosss ($2)
09 Jul 2019

BreadTalk’s Hae-ppy Flosss ($2)

Love BreadTalk’s Flosss bun? You’ll be hae-ppy (sorry, we couldn’t resist) to know that the local bakery has rolled out a new limited-run flavour of its best-selling bun, except that it is very popular, always selling out by evening - we only managed to get our hands on it on our fourth try. Carpeting the pillowy-soft bun is a mouth-watering mix of hae bee hiam (sambal shrimp) floss and the brand’s savoury floss to create an addictive snack time treat. Wish it was spicier though.

Available at BreadTalk outlets island-wide till Sep 1.

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