Have you ever had a meal that leaves you unsatisfied and still peckish? Isn’t that feeling horrible? You just spent your money on something you thought would be great, and well… it just wasn’t! A couple of months ago I spent about £35 on one of the most disappointing meals of my life (I’ll tell you all about it in another post), and it just left me wanting another meal. Where could I go that was quick, cheap and tasty? Well my friends… the answer is Good Friend Chicken… the place where fried chicken dreams are made of!
I discovered Good Friend Chicken a while back and I’m surprised I haven’t told you about it yet! It’s a small Taiwanese fried chicken shop on Little Newport Street, in Chinatown. It looks pretty unpromising from the outside, but it serves some great food!
WHAT TO ORDER:
- HUGE CHICKEN BREAST (£6)
The first time I went to Good Friend, I ordered the chicken breast. I received a hugeeeee piece of Taiwan’s iconic golden, flattened fried chicken. It was crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, and surprisingly light and not greasy.
- POPCORN CHICKEN (£4)
If you want something less filling, opt for their crispy popcorn chicken! Be warned that it’s dangerously addictive.
- VOLCANIC CHEESY CHICKEN (£7.50)
The last time I visited, I ordered the volcanic cheesy chicken, which is basically a HUGE piece of fried chicken OOZING with gooey, melted cheese. It sounds amazing, but I didn’t actually love it as much as I thought I would. There was A LOT of cheese (which I loveee), but it overpowered the taste of the chicken making it slightly disappointing.
The best bit about Good Friend, is that you can season your chicken with about 10 different toppings! I would recommend the plum powder… trust me it’s GOOD!
Overall I think Good Friend Chicken is a great little spot for a quick bite to satisfy your fried chicken cravings. It’s pretty small inside and only has a few bar stools so bare that in mind. It’s open till 11pm making it great for a late night snack *guilty*. It’s not the best fried chicken in London, but it is pretty darn good! Try it and let me know what you think!
P.S. Click here for my favourite fried chicken spot in London.