Thursday, December 8, 2011
Burger King's Spicy Chicken Paninis
You must have seen Burger King's new chicken burgers. "Never chicken out on real spice" is what they tout as lesson one of "The BK Way of Chicken".
This is the BK Spicy Panini Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich (about S$5.95 a la carte, S$7.95 with meal; prices may vary at different outlets). It features thigh meat marinated in spices including cayenne pepper, black pepper and hints of mustard, onion powder and celery seed.
OK, yes, you can taste the mix of spices, but in terms of chili heat, it's pretty harmless. Good for folks who can't tolerate spicy food. Just a little meh for those of us who like to chew on chili padi. The patty is also on the sweetish side, as is the 'Mediterranean' inspired bread (flavoured with rosemary and oregano). Bit too sweet, but that's me.
The BK Spicy Panini Tendercrisp Chicken (about S$5.50 a la carte, S$7.65 with meal) also uses thigh meat, but this one is a deep-fried patty. Spices used here include capsicum, garlic powder, rosemary and chili oil.
This one fared better with us. I mean, it's hard to beat anything deep-fried, and with crunchy batter! It was nicely seasoned too. Savoury (I like!) rather than sweetish like the grilled version. I just wish the patty matched the size of the bread. I had an inch of empty bread at one end.
By the way, have I been under a tortoise shell too long? A small Coke at the ION Burger King now costs S$2.70! No wonder we are now officially a more expensive city than Hong Kong!
Burger King's been pushing out a slew of new temporary products this year (stuffing burgers with onion rings, nachos and such). Personally I'd rather they focus on maintaining the quality of their regular items and QC across outlets. Then they'd really be king.
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