Texas Chicken

Oh… finally… finally finally finally…

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Yes, yes, yes!!! Oh yeah baby!!! Texas Chicken, yeah!!!

Yeah, this brand of fried chicken is something I have wanted to try for a long long long long long long long lonnnnnggggggggggggg time.

And I finally did, before I made the drive back to Penang yesterday.

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Yes!!!

Okay, I know… I know… It’s not gourmet food. It’s not fancy cafe big breakfast and whatnot. It’s just fast food.

But it’s fried chicken, man! Fried chicken!

Okay, seriously, I was not here mainly for the fried chicken. Sure, the fried chicken here is miles better than the Colonel Fried Chicken. The skin was much crispier, and the meat was much more tender and much more flavorful.

Oh, another interesting thing, look!

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No, not the ‘slaw, you dumb dumb. The spork! Spoon + fork, spork! I’ve seen this before in fast food eateries in the US, but I don’t think I’ve seen this before in Malaysian eateries. You’d have to go to places like Daiso or 100Y shops to find this thing.

I love the spork, I think it is a very useful invention that is the epitome of the Lazy Man spirit. You only need to use one piece of utensil to do the things of two, how awesome is that?? Now that I think about it… why the heck did I not bring this back with me? Craaaapppp!!!

But what I really came for, is this…

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Honey Butter Biscuit! OMG this is such an awesome thing! I got mine warm and smelling fantastic and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and absolutely delicious. This is as far a cry as possible from the pathetic buns of Colonel Fried Chicken.

I was so happy that I finally got to eat this! But as I was leaving, I felt sad.

Sad because I now know I can never enjoy Colonel Fried Chicken as I had anymore. And this Texas Chicken franchise will probably not be making it to Penang, and even if they do they would probably suffer like Burger King. Slightly more expensive for slightly better quality fast food is a concept alien to Penangites in general. To them, fast food is fast food, so best to stick to McRonald’s because they’re cheaper.

Sighhhhh… πŸ™

36 Comments

  1. I m a fried chicken fan! especially Texas chicken!!! I tink I have seen/use a spork years ago (before even it is introduced in Texas chicken)

    • Yeah, but it is not common. I wonder why. Maybe spork is more expensive that spoon or fork to give out.. πŸ™„

  2. How I crave for fried chicken, but now cannot eat, because I was just sick with high fever, cough, flu and sore throat, all come in one package

  3. Thank You! Thank You! I have also been saying for years that I wanted to try this after SK shared about this delicious ayam. The outlet is quite near my home or same block with Phong Hong’s office yet I have not eaten. I must eat them this weekend!!!!! The honey butter biscuit really attracted my eyes!

      • Hey I went to eat Texas chicken at last!! I told the counter RealGunners posted in his blog! Their chickens laughed. LMAO

        The honey butter bisquit and ayam goreng are fabulous until the crispy skin. I will go again, again and again….

        • The chicken for me is still okay, but I would most definitely go again and again and again and again and again and again for the biscuits.

  4. Eh, your mum didn’t sabotage you? πŸ˜€ Well, you and me did the same thing, huh? I had mine two weekends ago. Agree with you on the chicken. And yeah, the biscuit was good, a first time for me. I used to wonder what is biscuit and what is so special about it. In fact after eating that, I looked for recipe πŸ˜€

  5. I agree with you. KFC can be a bit greasy. Sometimes, one need a bit of grease and KFC hit the spot, budget wise. ?

    But here in Turkey, the food is rather greasy though I have eaten decent kebab in another shopping mall. There is only one bus heading that way.

    I’m mindful with what I eat here. One in the mouth, years in the hips?

    • What? I see folks in Istanbul are all fit and gorgeous, surely their day to day food is good for the body?? Maybe you should just embrace local cuisine there! πŸ˜€

      • The bar on Turk cuisine etc in Istanbul is set so high that one cannot compare to that in a provincial city. It’s not just food they excel; fashion, outlook, education, Turkish charm (one has to be street wise) etc.

        • You mean by seeing Istanbul, I’m not really seeing the real Turkey in general. Hmm… maybe… nah, I’ll still go elsewhere next time. πŸ™„

  6. This is the 2nd post I read today about Texas chicken….hehe! Since the two of you rated it well, I think I should go get myself some Texas chicken, y’all! πŸ˜€ There’s one in my neighbourhood that have opened up recently but I’ve yet to go and try.

    As to the spork (I initially thought you wrote Spock), I think I’ve seen it before but can’t remember where.

    • You’d be glad to note that I had this in the one in your neighborhood. I don’t think it is that recent, I’ve been eyeing it for over a year now and finally made the plunge. πŸ™„

      • When I say ‘recently’, I usually mean ‘few months’ and it certainly didn’t feel like over a year….so I googled. From Midpoint’s (if there’s where you had it) facebook, it was opened in December last year. You must have been delirious with Texas chicken withdrawal symptoms….wakakakakaka!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. Yay! So you finally hit your target in eating this. What did you eat – spicy or original? The spicy ones are better in my opinion.

    • Spicy, of course. Although I did see on the poster, they have some Lemon (or was it Herbs?) and Garlic flavor too which I would’ve opted for if I saw it earlier. Maybe next time. πŸ™„

    • Next time you go KL, try it! Then you will know it is not just looks, but everything is better than the Colonel. πŸ˜‰

  8. Texas fried chicken! It looks good, and the portion looks reasonable. One breast, one thigh. No potato chip?

    And sporks are not common in Malaysia? They are everywhere here in Oz, a normal thing πŸ™„

    • That’s actually not thigh, it was chicken wing, coated in an awesome amount of batter. What potato chip? I thought that’s Subway stuff. There’s the biscuit there already. πŸ˜›

      You know, I’ve not been in the food hunting business in KL for so long, I don’t even know if it is common or not, the spork. I just know that it isn’t common to me. πŸ™„

      • That batter looks amazing to be honest. I’m guessing it is not as hard and dry as the batter on KFC chicken in Malaysia. The KFC chicken in Aussie barely has any batter 😐

        I thought places like these would serve potato chips or fries. Maybe you didn’t order them.

        • Oh no, it was nice and juicy, this one. Yum yum…

          They do have fries, but not on their set meal, their set meal gives biscuit instead, because, the biscuit is the good stuff.

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