The best Fried Chicken, I’ve ever tasted.
Located on Parliament and Carlton, Kanpai is the only Taiwanese fried chicken place in the city. Every day every table in the place is occupied. It’s a casual setting that attracts families early in the evening but you can also take advantage of the late night kitchen and unique bar program.
We went on Saturday and we certainly weren’t disappointed. The menu is rich with old-school rap references, and contains a collection of small plates primarily priced between $4 and $8 that are influenced by Japanese, Korean, Dutch, and even Hakka cuisines. We tried a wide selection of their dishes, alongside the chicken obviously. The Taiwanese fried chicken, TFC, is crispy skinned poultry which is seriously moist. You can have it by the bucket ($19) or as a three piece order ($8). It comes topped with chilli peppers, cilantro, and scallions alongside a little pot of sweet chilli-spiked sauce. The sides we had (with the promise to share) were so good that we reluctantly passed the around. I had the “Ain’t nothing but a green bean baby” and they were soooo good!
Dinner and drinks for 2 was around $60
Beers are $6 and only $4 a Jameson, sure I thought Gavin was gona stay the night!
Thanks to Gavin, Grainne, Babs and Kyle for the pics
If you do pop in let us know what you think. S xx