So for the first time in … well I don’t really remember how many years, I had some Australian KFC. We were tired and hungry and it was pouring with rain so we succumbed to the temptation.
The Australian chicken was less moist and meatier, although it was also less greasy than Japanese KFC. The Japanese coating is lighter in colour and tends to peel off the chicken.
If I had to choose it would be the Japanese version – after a considerable dabbing with kitchen paper. In fact post-dab cold is best.
The Australian chips (fries) win hands down. In Japan you get a few of dubious quality in a tiny bag. The Australian ones are chunky, not greasy and come in a paper box so you can share them with a chip-crazy small human and actually get a few yourself.
The Potato & Gravy
Doesn’t exist in Japan – but I remember it as being much yummier than the one we had. Maybe it tastes better in the little containers. Was too runny and too salty.
Japan deffo the winner here – although again you can only get tiny containers. Much crisper and less sweet than the Australian version.
That’s all we had – we didn’t get bread rolls so I can’t comment. In Japan you have these pseudo-scones which come with a maple syrup sauce which have always struck me as a mis-match.
Really the verdict is – I actually make much better fried chicken and coleslaw so really shouldn’t resort to fast food options and be more prepared dammit.