Okay peeps, so there’s this cheeky little restaurant just by Shoreditch High Street station that I need to tell you about. If you’re like me and the other 99.9% of the U.K. population that eats anything that’s deep fried then this particular place is for you. If not then it sucks to be you.
Bird’s restaurant is fried chicken heaven. Its menu is short and sweet and it does things the simple way, get some quality birds and dunk them in hot oil until its crispy and golden brown.
You can have your fried chicken however you want, whether you want it whole, mixed (white or dark meats) or just the wings. Not only that, your chicken can be drenched and covered in a variety of bad boy sauces such sweet honey and ginger or if you want to spice things up a little some extra hot chilli. Whatever you fancy Bird’s will sort you out.
|Mixture of fried chicken|
The burgers at this joint are awesome and come in different shapes and sizes. Take for example a fried chicken sandwich. Not only is it mouth watering and tasty, this particular beast had to be put down with a knife stabbed right through the middle. Its the only way to take it down.
|Fried chicken sandwich|
If you fancy something oriental and a bit more delicate (no not me!!!) the mushu crispy fried chicken is a safe bet. Take a pancake, spoon a dollop of tonkatsu sauce, put a few pieces of fried chicken, lay down some cucumber, sprinkle some spring onion, roll and go to town like Jackie Chan.
|Mushu crispy fried chicken|
HOWEVER if you’re wanting more of a challenge, feeling brave and eager to eat something mega then ladies and gentlemen look no further. I give you chicken and waffles.
|Chicken and waffles|
Two fluffy piping hot onion and potato waffles squashing and sandwiching tender, crispy chicken. Not only that its smothered in melted cheese, hot sauce and maple syrup, layered with thick cut juicy bacon and crispy shallots. Oh man did it taste good!!!
Don’t worry though if you think you can’t tackle it, you can always go for the “lighter” option by ordering the open waffle sandwich. No one would blame you, the two waffles took its toll.
The fun doesn’t stop there food punkers, because there are some sexy sides that you can order to go with your burgers, waffles and sandwiches. You don’t want to miss out on any of these….
|Deep fried pickles|
|Slaw with cider vinegar|
|Jalapeno corn hash|
The meal isn’t complete without fries, deep fried pickles, slaw with cider vinegar and jalapeno corn pudding. Standard night out for FoodPunk.
The standout attractions were definitely the sweet, juicy deep fried pickles and the crumble textured jalapeno corn hash.
If you have any space left in that stomach, dessert is a must. They really don’t shy away from the portion sizes. You might as well forget calories when coming to this place 🙂