Dirty Takeaway Pictures Volume 3

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TaylotS2K

1,572 posts

143 months

Thursday 6th December
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What the f*ck have KFC done to their chips? They've made them worse.

Also, we asked for 8 hotwings, got home and we only had 6.

SpeckledJim

16,203 posts

189 months

Thursday 6th December
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KFC must have the largest difference between expected brilliance and awful execution.

I often think "God I could kill for a KFC" (usually when driving past a billboard) yet so often it's just total rubbish. I only go perhaps twice a year, and reckon half the time I regret it.

craigjm

8,648 posts

136 months

Thursday 6th December
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SpeckledJim said:
KFC must have the largest difference between expected brilliance and awful execution.

I often think "God I could kill for a KFC" (usually when driving past a billboard) yet so often it's just total rubbish. I only go perhaps twice a year, and reckon half the time I regret it.
Agree. The new fries the first couple of times were great.... crispy and hot. I’ve been twice since and got limp and cold just like the old ones.

The gravy varies in consistency... literally from light brown water to dark brown sludge

The size of the chicken pieces is getting pathetic and it annoys me if the meal has hot wings for instance and then get a wing piece. My last meal was a three piece meal and they were all drumsticks. I took it back.

It can’t be hard to cook fries and cook them long enough and In small enough batches for them to be crispy and hot. They could have done that with the old ones.

I often wonder what the original food was like back in the day of the colonel and what he would think if he walked into one now.


C70R

4,228 posts

40 months

Thursday 6th December
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craigjm said:
SpeckledJim said:
KFC must have the largest difference between expected brilliance and awful execution.

I often think "God I could kill for a KFC" (usually when driving past a billboard) yet so often it's just total rubbish. I only go perhaps twice a year, and reckon half the time I regret it.
Agree. The new fries the first couple of times were great.... crispy and hot. I’ve been twice since and got limp and cold just like the old ones.

The gravy varies in consistency... literally from light brown water to dark brown sludge

The size of the chicken pieces is getting pathetic and it annoys me if the meal has hot wings for instance and then get a wing piece. My last meal was a three piece meal and they were all drumsticks. I took it back.

It can’t be hard to cook fries and cook them long enough and In small enough batches for them to be crispy and hot. They could have done that with the old ones.

I often wonder what the original food was like back in the day of the colonel and what he would think if he walked into one now.
I haven't eaten a KFC in years for exactly the reasons you describe, as well as the inherent animal welfare questions. Why do you keep going back if you're persistently disappointed? Go get a sandwich instead and save yourself 800 calories...

ambuletz

7,291 posts

117 months

Thursday 6th December
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With KFC I've noticed over the years that the wings are sometimes massive, amost as big as a normal piece of chicken, sometimes it's coated with a crazy amount of breadcrumbs too. I like it though.

As for the chips, i always liked their thick/chunky chips that they always had up until they decided to start changing it around. I don't I used to love KFC and felt it was the best option between the blandness of McDs and the expensive price of Burger King. now everything is so expensive.. 99p for 2 wings is ridiculous (10yrs ago you'd get 4 wings for that price).

My favourites were the zinger tower burger and Twister. however it seems like both aren't as big or as tasty anymore. twister feels like it's lacking in ingredients and the zingerr tower just doesnt feel as big.

2 weeks back I ate some kfc (just the chicken), it left my lips feeling weird for afew days, much like when you eat salt and vinegar crissps and it destroys your lips.
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Coin Slot.

2,806 posts

99 months

Friday 7th December
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KFC is the worst of the big fast food chains, no consistency at all and the thought of eating is always better than the reality. hurl

ambuletz

7,291 posts

117 months

Friday 7th December
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Coin Slot. said:
KFC is the worst of the big fast food chains, no consistency at all and the thought of eating is always better than the reality. hurl
gravy is the worst when it comes to consistency. one day it's runny like water, the next day it's thick like mayonnaise (i prefer it thick)

BrabusMog

12,710 posts

122 months

Friday 7th December
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ambuletz said:
Coin Slot. said:
KFC is the worst of the big fast food chains, no consistency at all and the thought of eating is always better than the reality. hurl
gravy is the worst when it comes to consistency. one day it's runny like water, the next day it's thick like mayonnaise (i prefer it thick)
Do you know how the gravy is made? I can't have it as a side anymore after I found out. Also, regarding their piece sizes, they get their chickens in and fillet them in store, so it can be a bit random depending on who is doing the work. I love KFC but always feel like crap after I've finished eating, so I save having fried chicken for when I'm visiting friends in south London and I can have a Morley's!

SpeckledJim

16,203 posts

189 months

Friday 7th December
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Question for those in the know.

I love a nice bit of fried chicken, but usually can't be bothered with the faff of the skin and bones and tendons and the like.

I also love a skewer of grilled chicken in a kebab.

So why don't takeaways use the cubed chicken they prepare for the kebabs, then bung the KFC type coating on it, and deep fry it? That would be the best combination of flavour, format and method, IMO.

A big valuebox of that type of chicken, doner meat, chips and salad is what I want, what I really really want.


ZedLeg

1,893 posts

44 months

Friday 7th December
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I'd guess because frying chicken makes the oil in the fryer minging so they wouldn't be able to use them for anything else, most kebab shops don't have many fryers.

SpeckledJim

16,203 posts

189 months

Friday 7th December
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ZedLeg said:
I'd guess because frying chicken makes the oil in the fryer minging so they wouldn't be able to use them for anything else, most kebab shops don't have many fryers.
They fry chicken in the oil all the time, but it's on the bone. I'd like them to fry it in cubes, so no difference in that regard.

ZedLeg

1,893 posts

44 months

Friday 7th December
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I don't think I've seen a kebab shop that does fresh prepped fried chicken, why don't you ask at your local place?

ambuletz

7,291 posts

117 months

Friday 7th December
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BrabusMog said:
ambuletz said:
Coin Slot. said:
KFC is the worst of the big fast food chains, no consistency at all and the thought of eating is always better than the reality. hurl
gravy is the worst when it comes to consistency. one day it's runny like water, the next day it's thick like mayonnaise (i prefer it thick)
Do you know how the gravy is made? I can't have it as a side anymore after I found out. Also, regarding their piece sizes, they get their chickens in and fillet them in store, so it can be a bit random depending on who is doing the work. I love KFC but always feel like crap after I've finished eating, so I save having fried chicken for when I'm visiting friends in south London and I can have a Morley's!
yeah I saw the KFC docu. tbh im not deterred by it. it was a little suprised to find out how they do it, but then again its not much different to creating proper gravy using the fond leftover in the bottom of a roasting tin after you've done a roast chicken or any other meat. The fact that they clear out that stuff from the fryer every 3 days or so to make it is a little concerning though.


SpeckledJim said:
Question for those in the know.

I love a nice bit of fried chicken, but usually can't be bothered with the faff of the skin and bones and tendons and the like.

I also love a skewer of grilled chicken in a kebab.

So why don't takeaways use the cubed chicken they prepare for the kebabs, then bung the KFC type coating on it, and deep fry it? That would be the best combination of flavour, format and method, IMO.

A big valuebox of that type of chicken, doner meat, chips and salad is what I want, what I really really want.
why not just get the boneless pieces? or the boneless banquet box etc..

SpeckledJim

16,203 posts

189 months

Friday 7th December
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ZedLeg said:
I don't think I've seen a kebab shop that does fresh prepped fried chicken, why don't you ask at your local place?
I will. It just strikes me as odd that it's not a combination they already offer and wondered if anyone knew a reason.

SpeckledJim

16,203 posts

189 months

Friday 7th December
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ambuletz said:
SpeckledJim said:
Question for those in the know.

I love a nice bit of fried chicken, but usually can't be bothered with the faff of the skin and bones and tendons and the like.

I also love a skewer of grilled chicken in a kebab.

So why don't takeaways use the cubed chicken they prepare for the kebabs, then bung the KFC type coating on it, and deep fry it? That would be the best combination of flavour, format and method, IMO.

A big valuebox of that type of chicken, doner meat, chips and salad is what I want, what I really really want.
why not just get the boneless pieces? or the boneless banquet box etc..
This is for general takeaways rather than KFC. I prefer chicken cubed rather than on the bone, and prefer it fried in the coating rather than grilled, so just wondered why nobody seems to offer that combination.

When I do the famous PH KFC replica recipe at home I always use cubed breast for it.

wazztie16

561 posts

67 months

Friday 7th December
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SpeckledJim said:
ambuletz said:
SpeckledJim said:
Question for those in the know.

I love a nice bit of fried chicken, but usually can't be bothered with the faff of the skin and bones and tendons and the like.

I also love a skewer of grilled chicken in a kebab.

So why don't takeaways use the cubed chicken they prepare for the kebabs, then bung the KFC type coating on it, and deep fry it? That would be the best combination of flavour, format and method, IMO.

A big valuebox of that type of chicken, doner meat, chips and salad is what I want, what I really really want.
why not just get the boneless pieces? or the boneless banquet box etc..
This is for general takeaways rather than KFC. I prefer chicken cubed rather than on the bone, and prefer it fried in the coating rather than grilled, so just wondered why nobody seems to offer that combination.

When I do the famous PH KFC replica recipe at home I always use cubed breast for it.
Popcorn chicken, in a way?

SpeckledJim

16,203 posts

189 months

Friday 7th December
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wazztie16 said:
Popcorn chicken, in a way?
Sort of. I'd just like them to take 2 skewers of the chicken that they'd otherwise bung in my large chicken kebab, but instead of sticking them on the grill, I'd like them dipped in beaten egg and the lovely SFC flour stuff and dunked in the fryer for 6 minutes.

One happy pigeon, I'd be.

172

100 posts

74 months

Friday 7th December
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Fried chicken is done in a pressurised deep fryer. So it may not be a case of just coat the chicken and Chuck it in the chip fryer

Left over Bab for breakfast


ZedLeg

1,893 posts

44 months

Friday 7th December
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The pressurised fryers are used for the bigger pieces so they'll cook faster. You wouldn't need them for smaller pieces. A lot of traditional fried chicken places in the US still use normal deep fryers or even skillets to do their chicken.

340600

439 posts

79 months

Friday 7th December
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