Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Sydney CBD

Having a love for most foods deep-fried, it was only a matter of time before I made a visit to Hot Star Chicken. Originating from Taiwan, it makes me question what the Taiwanese consider as a street snack - this chicken is the size of my face!

Queue at Hot Star
You can find Hot Star Chicken right near World Square. Their menu is small and is made up of deep-fried items such as mushrooms, chicken bites, sweet potato and of course the omega chicken which comes in spicy or non-spicy. There is normally a queue but service is efficient as they fry batches of orders at a time. Just not welcoming when you have to stand around in the cold during winter!

Sweet potato, normally $3.90
I went for the Hungry Combo ($10.90) today which gives you a slight discount compared to buying the chicken and a side separate by themselves. Sweet potato is one of my favourite carbs and super good for you. These were really addictive with that additional sprinkling of plum powder. Sigh, if only there was more. The serving size was quite small for the price.

Spicy fried chicken, normally $7.90
And now what we were all waiting for. Would you look at the size of that chicken! Am I wrong to say that it's pretty much a meal by itself? We all know how chicken breast tends to end up super dry but that wasn't the case here at all. Succulent? Tick. Tender? Tick. Deep-fried crunchy goodness? Tick. It started getting quite spicy by the end, but you may as well power through for delicious chicken. It's super hot after just coming out of the fryer and there are also bones and cartilage throughout the chicken so be a tad careful when chomping on it!

If you have a craving for fried chicken in the city, this may be the place to go. It's cheap and they use real ingredients which is reflective in the juicy chicken. The sheer size of the chicken being the size of your face will probably make your day if anything :P

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken
96 Liverpool St
Sydney NSW 2000

Opening Hours
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am

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18 comments:

  1. hehe love hot star! my go-to place for late night munchies :P

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    1. That deep-fried goodness if perfect for the late night munchies!

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  2. We really enjoyed Hot Star when we tried it in Melbourne. The curry one was my favourite! :D

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    1. Aww shame they don't have the curry one on the menu in Sydney :(

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  3. OH ME GOD! How good is their fried chicken? It's so juicy and tender! I haven't tasted fried chicken breast like that in my foodie life.

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  4. Always hard to resist when you walk past! And how hot is that chicken when it first comes out of the deep fryer!

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  5. yessssss, love hot star. eat ALL the fried chicken

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    1. Fried chicken is always so hard to resist argh!

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  6. Dear Sherrie,

    I have not tried Hot Star and though I love spicy food, I think I'll still prefer the flavours of a traditional KFC.

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    1. KFC definitely hits the spot for fried chicken cravings. Though if you find yourself in front of hot star though, may as well give it a try! :P

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  7. Its a big go for the hungry combo!!! I will fly there to explore the area and try dining there.

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  8. I still haven't has hot star fried chook! I need to change that situation soon.

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    1. Well now they have new flavours like bbq lemon for you to try!

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  9. I love hot star chicken. Their spicy fried chicken is the best! I love it so much but it is so filling so I always try to have when I'm super super hungry.

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    1. Agreed! Best to keep Hot Star Chicken as a mega craving food :P

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