Arnold's fried chicken reminds me of why we fell in love with the good old Kentucky Fried Chicken decades ago with Colonel Sanders' original herbs and spice recipe.
The skin was fried to a golden brown crisp. The skin had a nice crispy texture and a light savouriness from herbs and spices (without the usual tongue numbing heavy saltiness of American style fast food).
The chicken drumstick's meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and moist. It tasted gently sweet and even had a subtle natural chicken flavour.
Even the chicken breast (which is normally dry and bland at fast food joints) had some moistness and chicken flavour.
There is only one flavour - the one that made Arnold's Singapore's best loved fried chicken joint.
I like the coleslaw too as the finely shredded cabbage and carrots were crunchy and sweet, and refreshing.
The French fries, chili sauce and ketchup were generic.
But, the fried chicken and coleslaw are enough to bring me back to Arnold's regularly. I want to be back for their spring chicken :-D
Arnold's has three outlets in Singapore - in City Plaza Geylang, Yishun 10 Cinema Cineplex and Hougang Green Shopping Mall.
The outlets are usually full especially during peak lunch and dinner hours.
Arnold's have a good queueing system. I like it that the staff even shows you to your seat (which is unusual for fast food places) :-D
Staff at Arnold's (City Plaza Geylang branch) are efficient, so crowds are not really an issue there.
Restaurant name: Arnold's Fried Chicken
Address: 810 Geylang Rd, #02-99 City Plaza, Singapore 409286 (other outlets at Yishun 10 Cinema Cineplex and Hougang Green Shopping Mall)
GPS: 1.314788, 103.894088 / 1°18'53.2"N 103°53'38.7"E
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Date visited: 12 Feb 2015
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