With the festive season around the corner, the poultry of choice in the seasonal spotlight tends to be turkey. For those who are looking for something a little different this year, why not switch things up by trying KFC’s newest creation: Sour Cream & Onion Chicken?
Hot on the trails of multiple unique food inventions from the delightful Boba Tea Tarts to the sinfully tasty KFC Chicken Skin, KFC has been tapping into well-loved flavours of our local palate and integrating them into their menu items.
To celebrate 2019 drawing to a close, the chain draws its latest inspiration from the communal energy of sharing party snacks amidst the holiday cheer. By basing their latest release on a much-loved combination of flavours, this juicy new chicken main is sure to captivate all merrymakers as their newest go-to party snack.
Curious to know how this dish tastes? Read on to find out what we thought about KFC’s fresh new menu items of Sour Cream & Onion Chicken and Bolognese Cheese Fries, as well as the return of the popular Chocolate Hazelnut Egg Tart!
KFC SOUR CREAM & ONION CHICKEN
For fans of KFC’s signature finger-lickin’ good fried chicken, you will love this new multi-layered and flavour-dense variant. Available at S$3.60 each or S$8.95 for a two-piece meal, what makes the Sour Cream & Onion Chicken so enticing isn’t just the winning combination of flavours involved, but the intricate sensory experience from the textural variance present.
For the usual fried chicken options, we expect the contrast between the signature crunch of the chicken skin against the moist tenderness of the flesh beneath. However, by covering the chain’s Hot & Spicy Chicken in a generous layer of crushed nacho chips before frying, the irregular coat of chips enhances the texture of the dish by breaking the surface consistency. The resultant eating experience is not just more thrilling, but more playful and fun as well.
The flavours involved work off a similar principle of careful layering. The original 11 herbs and spices blend may already be fragrant enough, but with the preference for heavier flavours courtesy of our local food culture, that alone may be insufficient to produce that desired wow factor. Instead of just using the spicy version, by applying a generous dusting of sour cream and onion sprinkle all over the chicken crust, the end product induces an explosion of flavours unlike any of KFC’s creations thus far.
The resultant eating experience is indeed akin to biting into a pack sour cream and onion chips, but with the added gratification of having a more substantial and flavourful protein base to savour the tangy sour cream off of. Unlike with chips, the presence of the chicken staved off what would have otherwise been an overwhelming infusion of sour cream and onion, thus prolonging the enjoyment of the eating process.
Move aside sour cream and onion chips; between the addictive crunch and the intricate flavours, the KFC Sour Cream & Onion Chicken is fast becoming our go-to party treat as well!
To refresh your throats after the piquant richness of the chicken, thankfully, the Sour Cream & Onion meals come with the perfect palate cleanser, SJORA® Mango Peach. It is the perfect accompaniment to your KFC festive meals, and deftly reinvigorates your appetite by cutting through the heartiness of the chicken and cheese fries.
KFC Sour Cream & Onion Chicken is available at all KFC restaurants except KFC KidZania, NTU Singapore, and Singapore Zoo.
KFC BOLOGNESE CHEESE FRIES
Looking for a little something else to pair with the Sour Cream & Onion Chicken? KFC has you covered with their next creation, Bolognese Cheese Fries (S$4.95)! If the chicken main is all about the acute individual spikes of intensity, then this side complements the former by excelling in the inverse: a slow even build-up of the dish’s medley of flavours.
Cheese and Bolognese – a classic taste pairing in Italian cuisine that has endeared many of us to the familiarity of the flavours involved. Layering their signature creamy cheese topping on a bed of savoury and tangy chicken Bolognese sauce makes this already delectable side dish even more indulgent.
What we really appreciate is the generous helping of minced chicken as an accompaniment; it turns what tends to be a carb-based afterthought into a complex treat worthy of its own limelight.
KFC Bolognese Cheese Fries is available at all KFC restaurants except KFC Singapore Zoo.
KFC CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT EGG TART
The festive season will not be complete without a dessert of some sort. Back by hugely popular demand, the chain’s incredibly well-received KFC Chocolate Hazelnut Egg Tart is making a return (S$1.50/piece or S$7.50/5 with 1 free)!
A favourite of many, KFC’s Portuguese egg tarts are a delight to behold: the golden sheen of the thin flaky crust holds within it a smooth creamy centre of delicious custard goodness. As appealing as the original tarts are, the addition of the chocolate hazelnut spread elevates it to an almost heavenly status. Because of how the tart isn’t overly saccharine, the sweet nutty aftertaste of the chocolate hazelnut pairs wonderfully with the mild sweetness of the base treat.
Following the predominant concept of flavour and texture layering this season, the thicker consistency of the chocolate acts as a binding element between the silken custard core and the crisp exterior, giving a pleasant chewiness to the overall mouthfeel that has so many of us craving for more.
KFC Chocolate Hazelnut Egg Tart is available at all KFC restaurants except Blk 501 Jurong West Street 51, Changi Jewel, KidZania, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Punggol Oasis Terraces, and Singapore Zoo.
CELEBRATE 2020 WITH KFC
If you thought that was all, KFC is adding even more joy to this season of giving with a huge contest running from 20 November to 30 December 2019. In conjunction with Mediacorp, KFC will be hosting Celebrate 2020 with KFC with a whopping total of S$228,000 worth of prizes to be won!
Every week, a lucky diner will win a pair of tickets to one of the following famous tourist destinations via lucky draw: Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Seoul, London, New York, or the grand prize destinations of Finland or Iceland. Other prizes include discounts for your favourite KFC menu items; this season of giving, everyone is on the Colonel’s nice list!
To enter the draw, simply purchase KFC’s new Sour Cream & Onion Chicken meals at any KFC restaurant or via KFC online delivery. Contest cards will be given in line with the size of meal ordered – individual meals will get you 1 contest card, and group meals will give you either 2 or 4 cards depending on the size of said meals. The same applies for delivery orders, where unique codes for contest participation will be given in lieu of the contest cards via email
With so many festivities happening at KFC Singapore, this is the perfect season to indulge in all these delicious new menu items. Take it from us; the Sour Cream & Onion Chicken is a taste experience unlike any other, so give it a try before it disappears for good! What are you waiting for? Besides, you could be one of the 8 lucky winners to start your 2020 with a holiday to your dream destination!
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