When ordering the chicken, you have the choice of not spicy to very spicy on a numbered scale from 0-20. I went with the mild which was labeled as 2 on that scale. My goal is to be able to at least taste the chicken.
After I placed my order, it took a little more than 10 minutes to get my food. They definitely made it fresh. I like that compared to chicken that just sits around.
The presentation was a little lackluster. It was served super hot and covered in grease. From taking a look at it, there wasn’t any seasoning on it…and it tasted that way too.
I thought the chicken was cooked very well, since each bite was crunchy and juicy. But that’s what you can expect with a majority of chicken places in Taiwan. I wanted to taste the seasoning, but there wasn’t much. It’s possible that my selection of “2” on the spicy level was too low. I thought that was for mild, but didn’t get any spices on it.
Another issue with the chicken was that it was full of oil. They served it right out of the fryer and it was super oily.
As for the rice balls, they were just rice with the furikake seasoning on top. Nothing too special.
At the end of the meal, there was a small square package that I thought would be a wet nap. It turns out it was a plastic glove! That would have made eating the chicken way easier!
Overall the chicken is okay and I’ll be back to try their chicken sandwich. I’ve stopped by here three times now and they haven’t had it available due to missing supplies. If it’s really good, I’ll update this review.
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
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QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.
SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.
VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.
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