Be it Southern American, Korean, Malaysian or Taiwanese, Sydneysiders are embracing fried chicken in all its tasty forms, from the most basic to fancy incarnations. Here are eight finger lickin' servings for your fried chicken fix in Sydney.
Mary's | Newtown
Well-known amongst fried chicken lovers, Mary's dishes up golden chicken in a cluster of battered pieces, straight form the fryer. Crusty edges with a tender and succulent interior—what's not to love! We recommend the addition of hot sauce.
Hartsyard | Newtown
Hartsyard is renowned for its authentic American fare, and the Southern fried chicken is no exception boasting an excellent crust, dripping with housemade hot sauce. Served with tasty sausage gravy.
Hot Star Large Fried Chicken | CBD
Sydney street food just got a whole lot tastier! From this tiny neon-lit shopfront on Liverpool Street comes enormous Taiwanese-style fried chicken served in a paper bag. Order your fried chicken in either spicy or original—both are juicy and delicious!
Panama House | Bondi
There are plenty of delicious American options on the menu, but you can't go past the Southern fried chicken. The free-range bird is marinated in buttermilk, enclosed in a crispy Cajun-spiced shell and served with creamed corn and gumbo gravy—yum!
Mamak | Haymarket
Forget the Kentucky Fried variety you inhale in the early hours of the morning, Mamak in Chinatown serves supper till 2am Friday and Saturday, offering Malaysian-style fried chicken, marinated in herbs and spices. The best late-night fried chicken in Sydney—sorry KFC . . .
Fat Rupert's | Bondi
Get to this Bondi local and order a heaped plate of soulful buttermilk fried chicken, served with creamy potato puree, tasty coleslaw and lashings of sticky honey butter! Some of the best fried chicken in Sydney seriously.
Arisun | Haymarket
Offering three variations of the delectable fried bird, chicken is battered and fried to order, keeping it hot and crunchy. Pick your flavour of choice, be it original, soy sauce or sweet and spicy—all are delicious!
Moon Park | Redfern
These guys know a thing or two about modern Korean cuisine and the fried chicken has garnered one hell of a rep. Ex Claude's chef Bean Sears and partner Eun Hee An, do not disappoint with their version of this Korean staple. Lightly battered and spiced, while offering a tasty and savoury bite, it is well worth checking out this relatively new Redfern eatery.
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