Yum Yum Chicken lives up to its name, I am addicted to their chicken.
I've heard from a few family members that the chicken there is amazing, the skin beats kfc skin (Say whaaa? I find that hard to believe, nothing beats KFC skin) and with the raving reviews on Urbanspoon my next trip to Calgary, I decided I had to stop by in Airdrie to try out this yum yum chicken.
I went in around 6pm on Wednesday night and only a couple guys were sitting down waiting for their food. The cashier worker guy was pretty helpful and very patient with us trying to decide on which chicken we wanted to try. We tried the Spicy Fried Chicken, Shallot Chicken and Yum Yum Chicken. My favorite was the Shallot Chicken, it has a little spice to it as well. On all the Chicken, the skin was crispy, crunchy, delicious.
I had extra of the Shallot chicken and bought it home, I was worried that the steam would ruin the crispy outside or when I microwaved it the crispyness would become soggy. But surprisingly it held up for two days in the fridge and through the microwave. The skin was still crispy, the shallotty spice was still preserved into the chicken. It was delicious as the first day i got it fresh, even a little better since I could taste more of the spice.
Price is reasonable, around $10 for a 2 piece meal, fries and a drink.. basically the same price as KFC. I ordered a small order of fries and it was a very generous portion!
Only downside of this place is that the to go containers, we ordered a half order to go and it was a generous size but it didn't fit into the little box they provided. There should be bigger to go boxes that cover the chicken adequately.
I love this place, Yum Yum chicken lives up to its name and I will be making more stops here in the future. KFC you have some competition.