Anyway...I'm back with a killer review of my new favourite haunt...if only it wasn't against every health rule in the clean and lean book!!
A few months ago I posted about my wish list of new restaurants I wanted to try from my ever growing little black book, one of which was the fabulous Chick'n'Sours . Well I've finally managed to squeeze in a little trip and wow wow wow, a total party in my mouth...scratch that, make it a rave!!!
The space is quite small and you can't make a reservation Friday and Saturday, however they'll put your name down and you can trot to The Fox pub a few metres away and build up a healthy appetite - believe me you'll need it!
It may be small but the decor is super cool...retro white and grey patterned floor tiles, shabby chic wooden tables and chairs, poster wall art, exposed brick, a textured blue ceiling and neon letters on the wall. Not only all that but they also had really fun music in the background, an essential to add the cherry on top for a good atmosphere. We initially sat on the table outside but quickly moved as we felt we were missing out on all the fun within, you definitely need to be amongst the action. As soon as you walk in you're hit by the amazing aroma (amazingly the food manages to taste even better than it smells), the buzz from the upbeat staff and chatter from excited diners tucking in, which all in all makes it a much happier place to be!
As the name suggests their cocktails revolve around the sour element, however if you're not a fan you can hook yourself up with a beer, wine or the non sour punch (which still sounds pretty awesome!) - Vodka, apple, cucumber, elderflower, lemon, sugar and prosecco. I was tempted as elderflower gets me every time, however in order to get an authentic review for all of you, I pushed outside the norm!!
I went for the House Sour, Chick'N'Club - gin, sugar, lemon, raspberry and chili vinegar, vermouth and sour. Some elements sounded a little scary but once expertly frothed and shaken, the result = DELISH....sweet, sour and a good kick from the chili! Middle Mouse went for the Paloma Sour - tequila (beware it's heavy on the T), lime juice, honey syrup, grapefruit juice and sour - but got so jealous of mine she ordered a Chick'N'Club as well!
Top points for drinks but what about the grub....we went for the guest bun of the day - herb fed tenders, hot sauce, kimchi kewpie, cheese and pickled onions, a portion of dripping fries and a side of yam bean slaw with ginger and miso mayo.
I sounds like a broken record but I can't say anything other than WOW. Crispy tender chicken, a good kick from the hot sauce, sweet and sour from the pickled onions and all tied together with the finger licking good cheese and kimchi kewpie mayo!
All I can say is if this was my local chicken shop I would be more excited for the end of the night, in fact I would end every night early just so I could pay this beauty an extended visit!!!!
You're welcome for the tip off and ENJOY....I know you will!!