Saturday, June 16, 2007
Kenny Rogers Roasters, Singapore
It's always interesting to see brands like Ocean Pacific and Hang Ten so prevalent over here in Asia despite the fact that they've largely retreated (or even completely vanished) back in the US. On the food side, there is a similar relic of the US still alive here: Kenny Rogers Roasters, complete with framed photographs of the bearded artist and references to his music plastered all over.
And if eaten only occasionally, the food is actually half-bearable, with very moist chicken, hard-to-find-around-here cornbread, and generous heapings of side dishes. That is, as long as you don't mind the fact that you're paying up to twenty bucks per person in what looks like a cafeteria (the Great World location used to have a more homely wooden feel until they revamped it to look like some tacky brightly-lit Las Vegas buffet complete with neon signs...Circus Circus, anyone?).
These guys also had some news story posted on their wall about how they rated better than rival chicken chains like KFC or Chick-fil-A. I didn't quite catch the name of the publication nor the date, but I can only assume that it was very old if it were in reference to Kenny Rogers in the US. Well, it doesn't matter. To me, the king of all chicken is without a doubt Zankou back in LA. In the meantime, I suppose that this will have to do for now.
Digested at 7:14 PM
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