Thursday, September 21, 2017

HtunBBQ chicken to rival KFC

Deep fried chicken is pretty hard to beat and remains a favourite to the Myanmar palate. It’s no surprise that yet another BBQ chicken brand is set to open in the country.

The BBQ Chicken restaurant will open its first store in Myanmar on July 12 on Bogyoke Aung San Road in Yangon, and will serve, yep, you guessed it. The chain has been made famous throughout Korea and will be franchised in Myanmar through the privately owned Myanmar Culinary Holdings Company. “Management, the chefs and I have all studied at the BBQ Chicken University in Korea and we will open our restaurant instilling the highest standards,” company representative, U Naing Win Aung told a press conference

on July 4. The company even provided samples

of the “Golden Olive Chicken” to the media gathered there. The chicken was fried in olive oil and the ingredients encompassed more than 30 ingredients from Korea – delicious but possibly so many ingredients

that they actually cancelled each other out in the end. The main difference is the franchise’s ability to introduce different types of condiments

to the palate, such as using vinegar

to contrast the sweetness of the chicken. I think it would go well with a cold beer and a hot bowl of rice. There will be more western-style offerings on the menu, but go for the chicken. It’s the standout item. BBQ Chicken restaurant has two floors and seats about 150. Pricing will finalised at the open.

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