Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hot Star for your big-time hunger

Earlier this week, my daughter and I saw a new fast food restaurant at SM City Manila: 
Hot Star, which claims to be Taiwan's No. 1 large fried chicken store. Yesterday, a Saturday, 
we were at that mall again and decided to try it out. 
We ordered:  

Original Large Chicken with rice, P130.; P110 if solo
Fish Sandwich, P145. 
Spaghetti with drink, P70; P50 if solo 
Mashed Potato, P45. 
Blue Lemonade  

We were surprised at how huge the chicken chop really was! I think it was large enough to cover my face. Haha! Even the fish sandwich was big enough to feed two persons. I didn't like the original-flavor chicken a lot, though; it was a little bland for my taste. It was fun to eat though, 'because of the crunch. Also, I liked that the gravy wasn't salty unlike the usual that we have in most fast food chains. It was perfect for the mashed potato which I liked, too as it had a balance of flavors coming from salt, pepper and butter. But both my daughter and I loved the fish sandwich. The patty had some crunch and the sweet-sour mustard sauce added an interesting flavor. The cabbage was a plus point, too. Yummy! As for the spaghetti, it was "okay", according to my daughter. I didn't like how it looked on the plate so I didn't taste it. It wasn't nicely plated and looked messy and "lonely" with not enough sauce and meat. Anyway, we were happy with the fish sandwich and if only for it, yes, we'd like to be back. I only wished they served coffee 'coz it would have been perfect with the sandwich. And thinkin' about it, 
I may also give the other chicken flavor (barbecue) a try.

Hot Star at SM City Manila

Try Hot Star, folks. It's sure to cure your big-time hunger! They have another store at Bluebay Walk in Pasay City, which was the first one to open last year, 
and also along Banawe St. in Quezon City.
Happy eating!