Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken (豪大大雞排) @ Ximending (西門町), Taipei (Food rating: 3/5)

You heard me. You do not need to travel all the way to Shilin Night Market just to try the famous Hot-Star Chicken Cutlet. Now you can buy the popular cutlet in Ximending (西門町).

Enclave in the popular and hip Ximending (西門町) district, Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken (豪大大雞排) has recently set up an outlet. Strategically located at the cross junction of Hanzhong Street and Wuchang Street,the Hot-Star Big Chicken Cutlet still attracted long queues.

Apart from the large fried chicken, this outlet sells other deep fried snacks akin to the Japanese Tempura. Do also prepare to wait for a while before you get your food.

Instead of ordering the usual large fried chicken, we ordered something else for a change.

Instead of the chicken cutlet, we ordered fried sweet potato balls. Each bagful of sweet potato balls cost TWD30. Apart from the sweet potato fries from Bartley's Cottage, this was the second sweet potato balls I ever tried. The Fried Sweet Potato Balls (地瓜薯條) were sweet and delicious. Each potato was sprinkled with salt and pepper. This is the next best sweet potatoes closest to home. (Food rating: 3/5)

Fried Boneless Chicken Nuggets (鹹酥雞) was delicious. The nuggets were made of meat chunks and they were tender and succulent. The crust was crispy and the flavour was savoury and appetising. It was easy to eat as they were on the stick. (Food rating: 3/5) 

Fried Calamari (魷魚酥) was also delicious. The meat was tender, not tough at all. The seasoning went well with the seafood. (Food rating: 3/5)

Taiwanese Fried King Oyster Mushroom (杏鲍菇) was very juicy despite being deep fried in high heat. The seasoning used was similar to the rest of the snack items. (Food rating: 3/5)

Address: No. 36, Hànzhōng St (漢中街), Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108 (Opposite of Rainbow Hotel)
Price: $
Rating: 3/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 3/5