Chicken has got to be the most versatile food group in the world. Yes, food group. Because most people can’t imagine a meal without including chicken in it and we truly understand their feeling…Chicken is bae. There’s chicken manchurian, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, chicken wings, and so much more!
All kinds of fried chicken is a perfect evening snack, and for some they are lunch and dinner as well. You’re spoilt for choices because there so many options in just fried chicken alone. Fear not! Here are a few finger snacks from around the world that you need to try at least once (or more, if possible).
Chicken Satay (Malaysia)
Listen, you’ve probably had chicken kebab somewhere parading around as a satay, but an actual Malaysian chicken satay will leave your mouth watering long after you’re done eating it. You know your chicken Satay is truly malaysian when you get the right zest of the lemongrass and lemon, and a lip smacking sauce to sip it in.
Coca-Cola Chicken Wings (USA)
Leave it to the good ol’ states to continue churning out strange flavours of chicken wings. Who hasn’t gulped down BBQ, ranch, hot sauce flavoured wings with a pint of beer? But these wings are different and are made with coca-cola for a strange, yet mouthwatering combination of sweet and spicy. Be sure to have something to gulp this down with.
Tori Kara-Age (Japan)
The Japanese have one of the most flavourful cuisines to brag about, and no one’s disagreeing with them. But the Korean taste isn’t for everyone’s palate. A mouthwatering exception to that rule is the Tori Kara-Age. Similar to your chicken popcorn, but way better, ya’know? Make sure you have plenty of dip to go around.
Chicken Schnitzel (Austria)
To be honest, no one is gonna judge you if you turn this ‘appetizer’ into a main course. Feel free to chop it up into bite sized pieces and with the melted cheese on top, you will feel deeply invigorated. Chop it up and add it in a caprese salad to make for a lighter appetizer.
Shrimp Paste Fried Chicken (Singapore)
This might not sound like the best thing in the world, but Singapore knows what it’s doing okay? Roll with it. If you’ve ever wondered what shrimps and chicken taste like together, then this is your chance! This chicken is deep fried with a coating of shrimp, and served with a tangy dip. The shrimp coating isn’t too overpowering so even the most sensitive of tastebuds will get to taste the real chicken inside.
If there’s anything you can take from this, is that chicken will never let you down. And if you’re a vegetarian and you’ve made it this far, then give yourself a pat on the back. Say what you will about fried chicken, but it’s here to STAY!
And the best part? You don’t have to travel the world to eat these dishes. Order from the comforts of your home through the Swiggy app as you get most of these in various gourmet restaurants in your city, and give your tastebuds something new to relish on.