Hot Star Chicken

Taiwanese chicken has been a big thing in Bangkok over the last few months, specifically the XL deep fried variety. Hot Star opened its first outlet in the basement food court in EmQuartier back in April serving ‘authentic’ large fried chicken the size of your face. Available in original or spicy, the queues for this new junk food were seriously ridiculous, every time we passed there was probably 30 or so people in the queue; BK Magazine, tongue in cheek, reporting a 2-hour  long wait.

A few weeks ago we were passing and there was only a very small queue, of course Dave couldn’t resist so joined the line! He had to wait around 10 minutes as the huge flat chicken escalopes (as I described them) are pretty much cooked to order, opting for a spicy one (139 baht).

Dave really enjoyed it, the spice was quite spicy giving the whole thing a good kick. Towards the end there was a bit of gristle but in such a huge piece of chicken I suppose that was to be expected. For me, I don’t really understand why it has been such a social media phenomenon here in Bangkok but hey what do I know! If you’re in the mood for some fried chicken, definitely give Hot Star a whirl!!

The creator of the larger than palm-sized crispy chicken and the most popular Taipei Shi-Lin Night Market snack is here in Bangkok! You can now satisfy your craving of the authentic Taiwanese oversized crispy chicken that is oh-so-moist and tender on the inside and deep-fried to perfection and bursting with flavor on the outside.

We believe in “fried-to-order” concept where our takeaway kiosk will only cook upon customer orders. This brings out the wafting aroma and maintains the crispiness and juiciness of the snacks. Hailing from the streets of Taiwan that has earned raves from fans, Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken (豪大大鸡排) will have you salivating with mouth-watering choices of “must eat” Taiwanese snacks at Taipei’s Shilin Night Market that have been highly recommended by the media and food guides.

By the time this post goes live I will hopefully be sunning myself on beautiful Koh Phangan before we head to Koh Tao for a few days (so grateful for post scheduling when there’s a beach with my name on!), to see what I’m up to you can find me on Instagram and Twitter.


Hot Star XL Fried Chicken

EmQuartier BF, The Glass Quarter

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