KFC – Kuala Lumpur

I hadn’t planned on making Adventures at KFC one of my regular posts, but each country has at least a few unique items on the menu and that intrigues me.

Photo of a KFC advertisement with Malaysian writing. The images show an egg and fried chicken sandwich, a bowl of porridge, and a plate titled Classic Rice which features a banana leaf topped with a pile or rice with a poached egg on top, large piece of fried chicken, and a bowl of Sambal.
This is the advertisement that originally drew us in. Sambal is a traditional Malaysian sauce and I had to have it on my Colonel’s chicken.

We made a special trip downtown to visit the KFC. We didn’t have to go that far (KFCs are kind of everywhere), but we hadn’t been down there yet and we wanted a walk. So, we took the metro for about ten minutes to Kuala Lumpur City Center and made a quick stop at Petronas Twin Towers!

Man and woman standing outside of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur's city center.

Then back to business. We found the KFC, pulled out the photo we took of the advertisement, and got ready to order. Unfortunately, the food items we saw advertised were only on the breakfast menu. So, we went for our second choice, the KFC Chizza.

A white box with red stripes, labeled "KFC Chizza Chicken x pizza" sits unopened on a table. Next to it is a small ramekin filled with a red sauce and a white cup with a picture of the KFC Colonel and labeled "KFC. It's so refreshingly good"

For 20RM/$5, we got a small fry, KFC Original flavor chicken leg, chizza, and two sodas. In China, we could easily find Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, and Coke Zero. Here, I have seen far less Coke Zero, but a good amount of A&W and Mug root beer. I’m a fan.

Condiment dispenser at KFC. There are three nozzles with a picture of a bottle underneath each one. One bottle is labeled Thai chili, another Tomato Sauce, and the other Chili Sauce.

We had a selection of sauces to choose from: Thai Chili Cause, Tomato Sauce, and Chili Sauce. I thought about trying one of each, but the attendant seemed to be limiting everyone’s sauce consumption. I grabbed the Tomato Sauce, expecting ketchup. It was not ketchup. It was a little more plain and a little sweeter.

KFC Chizza. Piece of fried chicken with a red sauce, a large helping of pineapple, and some sauteed onions. On top are thick dollops of white cheese that is sprinkled with basil and red pepper flakes.

And the main event, the KFC Chizza. It is a fried chicken breast, topped with “pizza sauce” (more of the weird tomato sauce), mozzarella cheese, pineapple, onion, basil, and red peppers. The onions were very good, but everything else was a bit “meh”. I think the most troublesome part was the chicken. Fried chicken does not make a good crust. With tendons and other textures, it is difficult to take a single, clean bite. Also, pineapple does not belong on pizza!

Man attempting to eat KFC Chizza. Looks to be struggling with the white cheese. It looks very thick and difficult to bite through.

We cut the roof of our mouths on the crispy chicken, burnt our tongues on the molten cheese, and stung our nose with the loose red pepper flakes. Yet again, our KFC International meal was less than desirable, but that won’t keep me from trying whatever the specialty is in Thailand next month.

3 thoughts on “KFC – Kuala Lumpur

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  1. This was really funny. You will get arguments from West Coast population about pineapple should not be on pizza though I agree with you two.


  2. Nope that does not look or sound appealing! But I applaud your willingness to trying something new and odd. I would do the same as long as it isn’t too spendy.


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