KFC’s first branch in Trivandrum opened with a bang on M.G Road, one of the busiest and most lucrative spots to open the restaurant. We delayed our visit to this Kentucky based restaurant as the crowds were really out of control and finding a spot to sit down would really have been difficult. However on weekdays and working hours it is easy to find a spot and munch on those crispy chickens.
Our first mistake was to order the fiery red hot chicken or whatever they call that disgusting piece of culinary nightmare. Our second mistake was not ordering small quantities to test it out first. Both mistakes cost us dearly. The chicken was neither fiery nor hot. It had the raw taste of chicken along with another disgusting taste of a seasoning which I am not able to pinpoint. Anyway the chicken had to be washed down with coke and the sachet of runny little Indian sauce did not help. The sauce reminded me of the ones served on trains when you buy samosas or whatever. The bad thing about the combination is that it leaves a disgusting aftertaste in your mouth and if your coke is over you might want to reorder one.
I appreciate KFC trying to localise or rather trying hard to please the Indian palette. But let me tell you that fiery for you is bland and disgusting for us and also the reason we come to KFC is that we are fed up of Indian food and want a change. Now once in a while after having your regular fares and being familiar with it one might embark on a culinary adventure by ordering something like fiery chicken only to be left wondering whether KFC is worth a visit again.
I suggest a re-look at that fiery chicken of yours and the runny Indian sauce. If we want Indian food we will go to an Indian restaurant, several of which are there in the vicinity.