Sept 21, 2016 – Hot Star Large Fried Chicken
I finally got the chance to try Hot Star Fried Chicken today!! 😀
After walking by this take-out shop at Tai Wo Fortune Plaza last night, I made a mental note to come back to try it out. Hot Star is a well known fried chicken shop originating in Taiwan and when it came to Toronto last year, there were hordes of people lining up for it on the street. Since then, the hype has died down but I certainly still didn’t get a chance to try it yet. Thus, today when we were at the plaza again, I bought one piece to try! 😀
Their hot and original chicken sold for $30 HKD a piece. Since it was almost dinner time, I opted for the smaller version for $20 HKD a piece (about $3.33 CAD at the time of writing). There were also other options like chicken nuggets, wings, drumsticks, and more.
There was a line-up! Luckily, it didn’t last for more than 2 minutes. After placing my order, I waited for my fried chicken order to be called.
Every piece was made to order and freshly fried from the grill. When I received mine, I asked for it to be mild heat.
It was soooooo hot! Holding it to take a photo made my fingers burn a little. In this case, taking too many photos before eating proved to be a practical gesture since the chicken was too hot to eat.
The chicken was nicely fried and the meat was firm and solid quality. I could see why it’s so well loved.
If I happen to pass by again next time and want a snack, I will try their other options. 🙂