Friday, August 22, 2014

Daro Crispy Chicken @ Telawi, Bangsar

Cluck three times if you like chicken: Fans of fried fowl have a new reason to rejoice, thanks to this week's launch of potential fast-food franchise Daro Crispy Chicken on one of Bangsar's most prominent streets.

Peanut butter alert! One of Daro's selling points might be the sauces that are coupled with its chicken. Six wings (RM7.80) come with a choice of peanut butter or honey lemon. Or if you're not into sauces, then simply order them as 'originals' or 'spicy.'

On the plus side, Daro's chicken isn't too noticeably greasy. But it's still ultimately a quick-service, mass-market outlet, so the guilty-pleasure food is predictably saltier than some folks might prefer. The sauces are thick & flavoursome but taste processed.

 Boneless chicken chop for convenient eating, partnered with honey lemon sauce (RM7.30), lives up to Daro's 'crispy' description. Fried chicken balls will also be available by this weekend, stuffed with fruits & cheese (RM7.05 for six pieces).

 In the end, the original recipe works well enough, without sauces. It's all right for fried chicken; not discernibly different, but not disastrously disappointing either. Tastes like fried chicken, nothing more, nothing less.

 'Uniquely Canadian, Distinctly Asian' is DCC's tagline; the staff says this restaurant has Canadian roots, but it might be under a separate name in the land renowned for Mounties & maple leaves. The service team is friendly at this Bangsar branch.

 Wrapping up with something special at Daro: The Signature Sandwich (RM4.95), featuring grilled chicken with kimchi & cucumbers with fried mantau buns. If you think you'll like this, you'll likely will.

Daro Crispy Chicken
38, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Open 930am till at least midnight.

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18 comments:

  1. I do love chicken and this looks really good! If I love the taste of chicken I find no need for sauce, but if I do use sauce I prefer either a plain gravy or barbecue sauce, but not spicy. This looks like something I would enjoy trying!

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    1. Linda: that's true, fried chicken is compulsively edible! :D yeah, i usually prefer my fried chicken without any sauce too, unless it's a dip that really complements the meat :)

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  2. huhu, i like to eat crispy chicken, thanks for sharing~ =D

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    1. Happy walker: hope you get to satisfy your fried chicken cravings soon, ya :D

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  3. Canadian? I could have sworn it was another one of those Taiwanese joints - we have a few here...but then again, we have one here that's a Korean fried chicken franchise. Daro is the name of the town here - downriver (Rejang), famous for its belacan, dried prawns and such.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, daro's a bit of a strange name for this brand ... there's a canadian link here, but i think it'll become clearer once they have some media statements released :)

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  4. There can never be too much peanut butter :)

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    1. Judit: heheh, I know quite a few folks who would agree :)

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  5. Testing... why are my commnets disappearing... :(

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    1. Rebecca: comments received today! phew :)

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  6. Ahhh...chicken. Peanut butter. Worth a try!

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    1. Rebecca: a bit of an unusual combination! :)

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  7. I tried already , but so disappointing , so greasy n don't taste unique at all , plus the chicken got a bit of smell ,

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    1. Ika: sounds like there's a bit of an inconsistency in the grease level ... i didn't experience a strange smell with the chicken, but yeah, there wasn't quite a distinctive taste in it. hopefully they'll be fine-tuning their formula...

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  8. This will delight the hubster...he loves fried chicken!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, yeah, fried chicken is comfort food for protein lovers :D

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  9. Oh the peanut butter sauce, make me immediately think of a person :P

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, hopefully that person will get to try this place soon :)

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