Saturday 6th July is National Fried Chicken Day. Did you know that Scottish chicken-frying methods were combined with West African seasoning traditions to create what is now one of the world’s favourite guilty pleasures? Fried chicken was an expensive delicacy up until World War II, but thanks to mass production techniques, we’re now able to indulge ourselves on the cheap in almost any city in the world.
Plenty of places will be cooking up a storm. Indulge in a bucket from KFC, enjoy some NeNe’s unique Korean fried chicken, grab one of Hot Star Chicken Taiwanese massive chicken fillets or Co Hanh’s sticky glazed wings with their signature sauce.
Some places are even handing out freebies!
- Check out Hot Star‘s buy one and you’ll get the second one on the house at their new Box Hill Central store.
- From 12 noon the first 100 customers at each participating NeNe Chicken store (Melbourne Central in Vic.) will not only receive free original wingettes and drumettes but also go into the draw to win their famous Korean chicken covered it in real 23 Karat Gold. The raffle which will be drawn at 12:30pm.
- From 4pm. be one of the first 100 customers to line up at Co Hanh, 348 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, and be rewarded with six pieces of sticky glazed fried chicken wings coated in signature sauce.
So this Saturday July 6, if you are looking for the the crunchiest and juiciest fried chicken spots browse through Zomato’s best fried chicken in Melbourne top picks. If you prefer to cook your own, check out the fried chicken recipes at Taste.com.au.
Image and recipe: Malaysian fried chicken (Ayam goreng)
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