AJ's Piri Piri Chicken, Singapore
Whoa - did another Afro-Portuguese chicken chain set up shop in Singapore? Yep - similar to Nando's, this UK-based chain sported a rooster logo and different grades of spicy sauces. We would have completely missed this place had we not gone all the way up to the top of the new Iluma mall (201 Victoria Street #05-11, 6884-5507). We grabbed a simple two-piece set for a taste.
I was a bit disappointed as the chicken was not grilled as much as I would have liked. They didn't have any extra sauce sitting at each table either, and the hottest version of the sauce that we got was more salty than it was spicy.
Well, maybe these were just their first few days when they didn't have everything running at full speed yet. And frankly I don't know if I could say that I liked Barcelos much more, as we had a rather disappointing second visit to that place not long ago. But I am glad that places like this are starting to pop up around here; I just hope that one of them can be as good as Nando's.