Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Artichoke Fried Chicken

Artichoke Fried Chicken

That's the fried chicken from Artichoke which was basically their take on a Southern fried chicken plate with a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern twist. It featured chicken that's been brined overnight and then massaged with a shish taouk marinated before being fried and getting a veneer of honey lemon glaze. The slaw on the side is flavoured with tahini, there's paprika fries and Lebanese pickles, a toum on the side and chutney like thingy...yada. 

One must surely be wondering about the verdict. The savoury flavoured batter was crisp and the meat was juicy. It was also more salty than I had expected. But that worked since the sodium element was really low for everything else on the plate. There was a wing, a drumstick and a thigh and the portions were pretty generous. The only thing that I couldn't quite reconcile was the tahini slaw. The flavour profile doesn't quite scream tahini. Would have been great if there were more of that fragrant sesame.

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