After reading reviews from several bloggers and specifically choc suez; I wanted to try the famous chilli chicken. I had read some warnings about how spicy this chicken is but I am determined to test my chilli radar. I looked at the menu and all there are chilli icons, three chillis being the highest. I opt for two chilli icons on the Chilli Cheese Chicken ($35, above).
The first few bites will hit you with a POW chilli and the chicken is quite succulent. The cheese barely makes a dent in the taste of that POW chilli taste. After a few bites of the chicken, I realise my tongue is on fire and I really struggle. The chilli slowly paralyses my face. I STRUGGLE TO TAME THE FIRE ON MY TONGUE. HEEELLPP!!!
Luckily there are some sides that come along with the chicken. You will get a plate of pasta salad which chunks of apple and cucumber. This provides some relief to the POW chilli cheese chicken. The pasta is quite heavily coated by mayonnaise. I like the apple pieces. My tongue and face are still struggling with the spicy chilli.
Another side which I gobble down is the radish cubes. These probably provide the most relief so far. I attempt to have another bite of the chilli cheese chicken, this time with more cheese. My tongue is completely numb and I wonder why I went back for more.
The third side which comes with the chicken is a bowl of rice and seaweed. You are given gloves so you can roll them into little balls. I devour some rice bowls in hope to alleviate the chilli on my tongue along with big gulps of my drink.
The rice balls have crunchy bits of seaweed and rice. I eat more of these. I have one last bite of cheese. So far I have only eaten 1 and a half bits of chicken. I surrender to the chilli and stop eating the chicken. MY TONGUE IS STILL ON FIRE
Overall, I think $35 for two people for the chicken and all the sides is amazing value. I just was unable to eat the chicken due to how chilli it is. Perhaps only try this if you have a very high chilli tolerance.