Once bitten, twice shy…

This was on the eve of Chap Goh Meh and my missus was busy in the kitchen preparing for our dinner that night.

I decided to hop over to that Colonel Sanders’ outlet at the mall near my house to buy something for a bite to eat for lunch. I knew jolly well what my girl would like – the nuggets and cheesy wedges and I asked for a piece of their fried chicken, hot and spicy, for the mum. However, the guy told me that two would be the minimum so I agreed to take two instead.

Now, one reason why I wanted to drop by there was because there was something I wanted to try. The ad kept popping up on Facebook and it looked very nice, all packed in a box. I went to their website but I did not see that there. They did have this very nice photograph…

KFC nasi atuk

…of the same thing served in a lovely banana leaf-lined basket though but if you think you will have it served to you like that if you eat this there, dream on!!!

Never mind, I ordered that and asked for just one piece of chicken – I did not want two and was given this and that in different boxes and containers so when I got home, I had to put it all together and this was what it looked like (RM14.90)…

Nasi atuk, in reality

…in reality.

First and foremost, I asked for a drumstick but when I opened the box, I was quite put off to see that the guy had given me the upper part of the thigh. Ah well!!! Count my blessings, he could have given me breast instead!

It was rather obvious that they were not very generous with the sambal unlike what we see in the photo and anyway, it was not very nice so it was no big deal that they gave just a spoonful of it. I loved the super spicy one at McD – this one sure paled in comparison.

We can see VERY clearly in the photograph that the set came with one whole hardboiled egg and it did not matter that what I got was some badly messed-up omelette (I refuse to call that scrambled eggs) but there was so very little of it…

KFC nasi atuk, egg

The rice…

KFC nasi atuk, rice

…wasn’t anything to shout about, the lemak-ness was barely noticeable so all things considered, except for the disastrous fried egg and getting it in a cup (they said I could ask for it in a plate if I would be dining in), I must say that the one I had at McD was heaps better.

As for this one, it is sadly a case of once bitten, twice shy. One thing’s for sure, this is one thing I will never ever order again, thank you very much!!!

KFC DELTA MALL (2.311909, 111.846792) is located on the ground floor of the mall located at Taman Seduan 8, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, formerly Jalan Pedada.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

6 thoughts on “Once bitten, twice shy…”

  1. Never believe or put high hope on what you see in the photograph. They are for illustrations purposes only. I must say I prefer our own local franchise Sugar Bun to KFC. Don’t ask me why… 😊😊😊

    Yes, Sugar Bun’s nasi lemak may not be the best around but it is good enough. Except for the fried egg I got, I liked McD’s – not for you though, I think. It is super spicy!!!

  2. Wow KFC has their nasi lemak version? I guess they should stop doing it specially in a country where there are a lot of nasi lemak options

    I do not know why these franchises bother especially when their prices are so many times more…and it’s a wonder that there ARE people eating theirs…plus they are not even nice! My first and last time!

  3. I am ok with thigh but that sambal and egg look so miserable!

    Never again! Even the local Malay stalls can come out with something a whole lot nicer. So disgraceful!

  4. Hee hee! I would be happy with the breast! – The “lean” meat πŸ˜‰

    Yes, I know that’s healthier – most expensive chicken part Down Under, they tell me. LOL!!!

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