I’ve been feeling under the weather the past weeks. While waiting for the Delusional Chef to show up, I decided to have brunch at the Landmark’s foodcourt. I wandered around, not really craving for anything. But I was hungry and I’m pressed for time, so I needed to decide right away. I came upon an old favorite, and I instantly know what I wanted: fried chicken.
Growing up, fried chicken has always been a treat of sorts. I can’t recall my mother cooking fried chicken for everyday meals, so the only times I was able to eat fried chicken was during children parties or trips to the fast food. Fried chicken, though fairly straightforward, have different variations. There’s the fried chicken that’s been marinated in soy sauce and kalamansi and fried sans breading. Another variant is the fried chicken that’s been dipped in store bought breading mix (hence only the skin has flavor). There’s also Jollibee’s Chicken Joy, Max’s Fried Chicken and of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
KFC’s fried chicken has a distinct flavor that leaves you wondering what Colonel Sanders put in his batter. Unlike other fried chicken, the skin on this Original Recipe chicken is soft and tender, and absolutely bursting with flavor (and oil). The meat underneath is equally succulent. Though your mental calorie meter is going through the roof as you bite into your chicken leg, the way your eyes roll to the heavens betray the pleasure you get from the taste of this delectable treat. Paired of with an equally flavorful gravy, Kentucy Fried Chicken is the perfect comfort food to bring some light into an otherwise dreary week.