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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.