If you see a chicken shop right in the heart of Mile End it’s safe to think it’s halal, that’s what I thought when I asked a hipster chicken shop in back in 2016, but back then they said they were not halal. I guess I wasn’t the only one asking since then as they gave into the demand and found a halal Chicken supplier.
So I decided to go and check it out, I kept it pretty simple and just went for a whole Rotisserie Chicken with 2 sides.
With Nandos being down the road, you can ask yourself why would you pay almost double for some chicken??. Well, the chicken here is GOOD, like really good. When I took my first bite of chicken which arrives pre-cut (makes it quicker to shove it down my mouth) I could tell that it was quality. It had been marinated for 24 hours, then steamed, then cooked over a wooden charcoal grill which helped the chicken take on extra flavours.
It was tender, juicy and very tasty. The crispy skin also packed loads of flavour, you didn’t really need sauces, but it comes with 2 house sauces. There was enough for two of us, so much in fact that I was able to take some away and enjoy it at work for lunch the next day.
The sweet potato fries were an of a high quality, crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle. Just how it’s meant to be.
I also did order a chicken burger, however, I did not enjoy it and sent it back. The chicken itself was too hot and the bun barely toasted, so the contrasts in temperatures didn’t make it taste that nice.
Overall, Yes, it costs more than Nandos, but good quality chicken should cost more as it costs more to produce. When you factor in the taste and flavours its worth it, I think 3 people could share a whole chicken as long as you portion control.