I have been loyal to KFC since I was a kid, and until today I don’t know any concept that comes close to KFC in terms of taste. The secret recipe of 11 herbs is just perfect. My only issue is the effort I have to put for KFC to taste perfect. Every time I go and wait 20-25 minutes for a new batch, so I eat it hot, fresh, and tender. If there is a long line which is usually during dinner time, I just wait for my turn and it will taste perfect. During dead hours, never get whatever is in their oven, because it will be cold and dry. When I order online, same thing it comes cold and dry. There are good alternatives for KFC such as Naif, and I order their bucket every now and then. The new alternative which I really liked but taste very different is Chicken King. I tried their spicy fried chicken, and I was impressed. The chicken is high quality, it arrived very hot, and the chicken was very tender. Close to my experience when I order a new batch at KFC by myself. The spices taste is completely different, so during my first bite it took me time to process the taste. After the first few bites, I started to like it. Now I am waiting for my next day off to order Chicken King again. I haven’t tried their sandwiches or grilled chicken, so I have no clue what they taste like. I recommend trying the spicy fried chicken at Chicken King. They are available on Talabat and Deliveroo.
I have always been a fan of fried chicken sandwiches, and the first one that I fell in love with and still live is KFC Zinger. Things have changed the past 5 years where we have more local premium fried chicken concepts in Kuwait that even international chains can’t compete with. My favorite restaurant is still KFC, but when I crave premium fried chicken sandwich, I have two sandwiches.
The first one is Mr Bells from Ridly’s in Salhiya. This sandwich is extremely unique, because it has a piece of fried cheese. Once you bite the sandwich, you see the cheese coming out from the crispy layer. The bun of the sandwich is very soft, and the chicken is very tender. The sauce most of the time is perfect, but sometimes they miss the taste for some reason. Mr Bells taste much better once you eat it at their branch. “I believe that Mr Bells is the best fried chicken sandwich in Kuwait.”
The first one right now Chunky from Eggcellent. Sadly this sandwich is available until 2pm, because Eggcellent is a breakfast concept. The amazing thing is that it is available all time after futoor in Ramadan. The chicken of the sandwich is very tender, and the crumbs is very crunchy. Give it a shot and let me know what you think in the comments below.
The second option is Beak Original. I usually order Beak from Deliveroo and the quality is really impressive. I usually hesitate to try a new restaurants, but Beak was totally worth it. Try it out and let me know what you think