To celebrate the month of March and Cook for Syria, Chick 'n' Sours have advertised a giant new burger. I haven't had the chance to try their fried chicken but the whole fried Sunday special looks like a definite winner for next time. What's impressive visually is just how much crispy surface area the bird appears to have, something only KFC seem to do. What's different is the coating of chilli (and other) sauce that it gets served with. Next time.
The Machonacho burger £14 is very expensive for a burger. It reminds me of Bar Boulud prices back in 2013 that I remarked about (http://eatlikeushi.posthaven.com/bar-boulud-london-03-2013). Given the £10 offering at Bleeker St (which is incredibly good mind you...), it's funny how times and prices have changed so quickly to keep up with the gastro demand and the fashionable queues in London these days.
Anyway back to the burger, I'll admit it is a big unit. It's served on a cold (not sure why...) bun, with a crisp chicken thigh, kimchi cheese (I've read, although I think the waitress said gochujang - whichever it is, the cheese and sauce is creamy, a little tangy and otherwise very mild), Vietnamese salad (could use more herbs to really stamp the flavour). The chicken seems to be minimally seasoned, with the batter not really having much flavour. Perhaps it is used more as a vessel for the chicken and sauces. Either way the meat is good quality but I would prefer stronger tones in each element.
I'm still very keen to try the fried whole bird. Let's see how that goes.