Honey’s where it’s at for finger-licking goodness

Forget Kentucky Fried Chicken…KFC stands for Kettle Fried Chicken!  I’ve been here twice and so far, mmm mmm finger lickin’ good.

First time around, I opted for their chicken strips meal. They don’t make these until you order so be prepared to wait a while. The 2nd time around, I opted for their 2-piece meal which was served up a lot faster since the chicken pieces are already cooked and sitting under a heat lamp. The strips are super juicy and have a great crunchy coating. For chicken that’s been tanning, the 2-piece was still crispy n’ moist. I wouldn’t mind a little more kick to their batter mixture but overall, I would say these were definitely better than what you get at the Colonel’s. The fried chicken here is greasier, though, which just makes it all the more better. I mean, if you’re gonna eat fried chicken, you mind as well eat FRIED chicken, y’know?

The 2-piece meal (choice of breast, leg, thigh, drumstick…though isn’t the leg and drumstick the same? Ask them. *shrug*) comes with fries and a biscuit as well as a side of sweet pickles. It’s $8.change which is on the pricier side but considering how much food you get, it’s actually worth it.  The pieces are HUGE.  It’s hard to finish the entire thing.  For $9, you can get the 2 breasts option.  Split the fries and order an extra biscuit and you have a meal fit for 2 people.

The fries are not quite steak fries but are meatier than regular fries and are coated with a nice spice (paprika?). The biscuits here are bigger than KFC’s and are fluffy with a nicely browned exterior. Drizzle on some honey and OMG… Biscuits like how Mama used to make them.  That is, I imagine that they would be like that if I were from the South and had a “Mama” that made biscuits…  My mama makes rice instead.

They have a pump station with honey, hot sauce and secret sauce. The secret sauce seems to be a blend of sweet n’ spicy and it’s oh so good for adding a little kick to the chicken.

There’s no fountain soda service; you order bottles. They have some sort of cola, Bubble Up, grape soda…

There’s an array of other stuff on the menu including sweet potato pie.  I have yet to try anything else beyond that…yet.  Stay tuned for an update cuz I’m sure I’ll be going back there again.

Honey’s KFC gets 4 NOMs and a lot of finger-licking…and used napkins.

Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken
9537 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-5453
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Sweet potato + carrots + honey + ginger = yummy mush

I got the urge to experiment in the kitchen again.

I had bought some sweet potatoes (or are they yams?  the white-fleshed ones) and had some phyllo dough leftover from another experiment…hrm…mashed sweet potato cups!  To flavor up the sweet potatoes, I boiled some carrots, added honey and ginger and some curry seasoning and a little bit of milk and mashed it all together.

Phyllo dough is still a pain in the arse to deal with if you are not very experienced with it.  I managed to line a muffin tin with some decent looking pieces.  I scooped the mixture into it and topped with some minced chili-spiced dried mango.  Baked in the oven till the phyllo was nice and crispy-brown.

It came out tasting really good.  There’s a initial sweetness but at the end of the bite, the ginger and curry come out with a little kick.  The phyllo gave a contrast to the mushy texture and so did the minced mango bits.  I think a regular muffin tin was too big as there was too much filling compared to the amount of phyllo.  A mini-muffin tin should make for better bite-sized pieces and textual ratio.

Since the mixture wasn’t blended well, I got a mosaic of orange carrot, yellow mango and white sweet potato.  A little bit of green would help with the visual…maybe sprinkle some garnish…green onion?

You could opt to leave out the phyllo dough and just serve this as a subsitute for mashed potatoes to change things up.

Sorry, no pictures.  My camera batteries were dead.  😦