I really like fried chicken. I grew up in the era when KFC only meant the U.S. version. Korean Fried Chicken hadn’t really made it over here(remember, I’m old). Now, thanks to events like Fried Chicken Fest, I get to try many different version of fried chicken.
That’s one reason I want to try more dishes than I did last year. However, I don’t think my wallet or waistline will appreciate me trying two a day, for ten days. Nonetheless, Thursday features two different dishes.
Once again, I’m leaving comments open, so if there are any Fried Chicken Fest dishes you think I should try, let me know.
Brazen Hall Jang Jang Wings
Trying two dishes, I figured I would make one of them light. The Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery Jang Jang Wings seem like a good choice. I ordered them through Skip the Dishes. I ordered in advance for the 2:00 – 2:30 pm timeslot, and was very pleased that they arrived pretty much on the stroke of 2:00.
I suppose if you purchased one of the other, spicier versions of wings from Brazen Hall, you might wish to observe the “eat cautiously” notice on the box. In the case of the Jang Jang wings, it is fine to throw caution to the wind.
The order contains 8 wings, each of them well seasoned, and meaty. The flavour is bold. Not spicy, but really engages the taste buds. Dipping it into the oil and the sauce just adds another layer of flavour. This made a really good, light lunch.
1928 Eatery & Pub Burger
There is a great mixture of ingredients in this burger. The one word that sums it up is crunch. From the toasted Kaiser bun, to the bread burger, red cabbage and pickles, every bite of this chicken burger is crunchy.
It is also a spicy burger. They use a five pepper blend to create their hot sauce. The heat isn’t overwhelming, but the heat lingers in the most giving a pleasant buzz. I don’t know if this is in bottled form. If it is, I want to add it to my list of Winnipeg Hot Sauces.
I really enjoyed both of my choices for today. So far, though, the St. James Burger & Chip Co entry is my number one for the Fest. That, of course, may change over the next few days.