Johor Kaki Travels for Food

Singapore based personal blog of true stories by johorkaki@gmail about best food, people & places around the world

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Shilin Night Market Hotstar Fried Chicken Chop 士林夜市豪大大雞扒

Restaurant name: Shilin Hotstar Chicken Chop 士林夜市豪大大雞扒 
Address: No. 113, Wenlin Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
GPS: 25°05'18.1"N 121°31'34.8"E | 25.088368, 121.526320
Nearest MRTJiantan Station 捷運劍潭站
Tel: +886 2 2995 7978
Hours: 4:30pm - 1:00pm daily (opens at 1:00pm on Sat & Sun)

The oversized deep fried chicken chop from Shilin Night Market is probably the best known food export from Taiwan (other than bubble tea). 士林夜市豪大大雞扒 has numerous outlets around Taipei and overseas in Shanghai, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines etc

The stall was founded in Taichung in 1992 by 王慶隆. As Taichung was already saturated with fried chicken chop stalls, founder Mr 王慶隆 decided to go north to Taipei to try his luck.

王慶隆 struck gold in Shilin Night Market with his signature "bigger than your face 大過你張臉" crispy juicy fried chicken chops.

Customers responded enthusiastically to the oversized chops and the rest is chicken chop history. The constant queue at the iconic blue coloured stall and big chicken chops in blue paper sleeves are now seen in a dozen countries around the world.

What is it about Shilin Hotstar fried chicken chop that makes it so irresistible? 

To make 豪大大雞扒, fresh chicken 溫身雞 breast is butterflied and spread eagle flat. The big thin slab is infused with a savoury sweet marinade, then coated with dry flour. It is fried in 180℃ high heat precisely for 4.5 minutes till golden brown. Customers can choose original savoury sweet flavour or spicy (where the chicken chop is dusted with chili and spice powder).

Hotstar fans like the huge golden brown chicken chops because they are crispy outside and tender juicy inside. They also like the savoury sweet flavour of 豪大大雞扒. Hotstar's huge chicken chop is not greasy, which is an additional appeal to today's health conscious customers.

Non Halal

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