ISO juicy, tasty chicken in the city?
What are your favourite juicy, tasty chicken dishes in the city?
Sorry to be picky, szw. The 'very, very good' comment by the reviewer. Was it for all 'THREE' components? ie the chicken, the rice and the sauce/condiments?!! Due to cost consideration, I usually find the chicken used to be the 'tasteless, mushy, hormones/steroid' varietal. Very rare to find tasty free-range chicken being used?!
Hi aser! Just like to chip in my two cents worth:
In addition to the Maple Yip's version, you should give the one at Judy's Cuisine a try. IMO, taste better since its a version of ' Concubine chicken' poached in seasoned stock.
Now that the 'Rose essence top soya free-range chicken' from Scarborough's Fantasy Eatery is no longer available, the next best thing is the version from Richmond Hill's Emperor. ( Had that yesterday, ordered in advance, see photo ). The John's B-B-Q soya chicken you eluded to, is it the 'over-the counter' version or the special advance order free-range version?
Fried chicken @ Ding Tai Fung
Any chicken @ Churrasqueira Estrela
Teriyaki Chicken/Katsu Chicken @ Sushi on Bloor
Chicken baguette @ Ginger (Church & Wellesley)
Chicken skewers @ Mashu Mashu
Dark chicken skewers @ Me Va Me
Chicken Schnitzel @ Europe Bar & Restaurant
More to follow, but,...
Fried chicken at Hadleys
Smoked chicken at Hadleys
Smoked thighs at Barque
Chicken fingers at Bellas - SLM downstairs
Churrasco Sandwiches at SLM upstairs
Kebabs at Pamier Kabob
Soy Chicken from Goldstone
Fried chicken at Drake
Fried chicken at Churchs...for that matter
I'm also partial to the piri-piri chicken at the above-mentioned Churrasqueira Estrela, on Keele St. south of Lawrence Ave. The tastiest Portuguese-style chicken I've experienced in Toronto.
The fried chicken at Stockyards, also mentioned above, is killer, though it'll send your cholesterol count skywards. Which is why I partake only about twice a year.
The Korean-style chicken at Home of Hot Taste (or House of Hot taste, I can never remember the precise name) in an all-Asian mall just off Yonge St. north of Steeles Ave. is also pretty good. A fun place, even if you're not Korean - though it helps if you are. The fun may have something to do with the cheap beer prices.
If we can extend chicken to include other fowl as well, I like the Cornish hen main dish ($25) at Paese on Bathurst St. I've probably ordered it dozens of times over the years. Hard to resist.
Jerk chicken dinner or roti is always great at Island Foods - King/Dufferin location anyway.
Chicken sandwich at California - I have been getting it "naked" and adding my own hot peppers and mustard for an awesome sandwich!