A long overdue post. I just have no time to compile, edit the photos.
During the school holidays, I usually would bring my niece and nephew out. The past June holidays they were so busy with their own program - home tuition, class tuition, school remedial lessons, art class - they were more busy during school vacation than school term!
Anyway, they didn't have much time, so I only brought them out to eat and for some games about twice during the month-long holidays. We paid our virgin visit to Nando's - one of the latest restaurants in town. I have been wanting to try their famous chicken for some time. We went at 11.40am, before the lunch crowd descended on this Chicken-land. I have heard about the horrendous long queues during peak hour.
There were still plenty of seats. Excellent. I really do not like a packed restaurant. Pretty nice decor..
Nando's is famous for their Peri-Peri sauces. By their Peri-O-Meter, there are different sauces for different spiciness as depicted on this wall mural.
Love their design and branding. Look at their menu. Had a hard time persuading the kids to pose for photos, as usual.
Zoom in onto the Peri-Peri sauces - Hot, Extra Hot, Garlic, and Tomato Sauce. We tasted each and every of the sauces. Ooooo-lala... I like the Garlic Peri Peri.
Here's a recommended guide of which flavour you should order for your chicken. As I was with kids, we ordered the Mild Peri Peri and the Lemon & Herb (which Nando's termed "Not So Brave"). LOL!
I present to you, Nando's Peri Peri Quarter Chicken with sides of fries and coleslaw (you could choose 2 sides). Nando's chicken is Flame-Grilled, not fried.
The chicken is butterfly-cut and marinated in a unique tasty marinade for a full 24 hours. What's inside the marinade and the sauces is a fiercely-guarded secret. This is the Half Chicken with Lemon & Herbs sauce. I really like the Potato Salad as well. I can't say I'm taken in with the Corn, there was just a peculiar smell and taste to it.
The chicken is flame grilled to absolute perfection on an open flame - the result is a succulent piece done to perfection. I actually like the chicken as is, without adding more sauces. However I did tried the Hot and Extra Hot sauces from the bottles. The Extra Hot is reallllyyyyy spicy.
A few weeks after my visit to Nando's, they had a random quiz in Twitter during World Cup season and I was one of the winners. Here was the goodie bag which just arrived. I've got a meal voucher in Nando's and a T-shirt. Thanks, Nando's!
Here's the front of the tee....
.... and here's the back. I have to agree, it was a nice treat for the taste buds. Nando's Chicken is peri-peri delicious and tasty! I'm coming back for more.....