This post is a result of a media tasting organized by KFC. That said, the opinions below are mine. Though, additional information may be supplemented by KFC.
Media event was held at the KFC outlet at Kallang, or 190 Stadium Blvd, Singapore 397800. Other than the fact that this KFC is a standalone building, this KFC also seems to hold significant history compared to most other KFC outlets.
On Google Reviews Kallang KFC is the highest rated KFC (4.1/5) with the highest number of reviewers (615). If someone asks “where is the best KFC in Singapore?”, you can probably point to this outlet.
The outlet seems to be one of the oldest KFC branches, since some reviewers said that this place gives fond memories. Unfortunately, I don’t really have much else to say about a potentially interesting outlet, except that it got renovated in 2015. Being near to the national stadium, and staring right at a Mcdonald’s the same size probably also contributed to this being one of the most popular outlets of KFC.
- 6pc Hot & Crispy Tenders
- 12pc Nuggets
- 1 Medium Fries
- 2 Sour cream & Onion Sauce
- 2 BBQ Sauce
- 2 tubs of Spicy BBQ Pops
Available 14 December 2018.
Being a media tasting being held at the best KFC outlet, I have little doubts that the food will be prepared in the best way possible. Fries are crispy, tenders are actually tender, nuggets have an even crisp skin.
The idea behind the new menu item is to dip in the sauces, then in the Spicy BBQ Pops for an extra crunch, like so:
The pops themselves are like rice crackers coated in small amount of spices. It added an interesting touch to the food, since fried food were already crispy. While I think the tenders tasted better without the added spicy pops, the nuggets were improved with the added texture and spice.
The Sour cream is a bit less tangy than I expected, being more cream based in taste.
Smoky BBQ Sauce lacks a smokey component to it. KFC’s version is sweet, molassey, with a good hint of tomato ketchup and surprisingly dark in color.
The previous Dip N Share bucket is S$13.90, just this year April, with the difference being the mustard sauce instead of the spicy BBQ pops. When asked, a representative replied that the Spicy BBQ Pops are more expensive. While I don’t know whether it is S$2 expensive, I personally still don’t mind the price increase. I think people who like KFC and want to try something new can accept this new item as an interesting addition. The new menu item won’t convert non-fans of fast food, however.
But as I mentioned multiple times in previous fast food reviews, quality of food for fast food might vary depending on the employee who happens to be cooking your food.
But I’m just a fat boi… What do other people think?
The Spicy BBQ Pops aren’t completely new, as other countries had them first. But unlike ours which came in this set, you can order the dunk N dip ala carte.
PlacesAndFood‘s (Malaysian travel blog) review – doesn’t seem to like the pops, though the sauce seems obviously different.
KFC also released a new app that allows you to place orders for Dine-in, takeaway or delivery. When you sign up you also get a free One pc chicken + Sjora combo.
During my usage of the app I had experienced various User Experience issues, which I had feedbacked and hopefully they will solve them soon. Regardless, the choice to go omnichannel is one that I support to make ordering fuss free.