There are times when I just don't know what to eat. Yes, as crazy as it sounds, I had no cravings whatsoever for lunch. Seeing how I didn't have a lot of time, I settled on fast food, but I had no urge to visit anywhere that started with Mc or ended with King. Hence, I briefly considered Wendy's with their salads, but in the end, I didn't want to spend $9.00 for it. Subway came into play, but I had that the week before. And really, I didn't want to go back to Nordel Kitchen because it ain't any healthier than the aforementioned fast food joints. Finally, I settled on Nando's partly because I had an Entertainment coupon burning a hole in my pocket. Now, there were actually a couple of them where I settled on the whole chicken dinner. Yes, I got a whole family dinner for myself...
It included Garlic Portuguese Buns which, in my opinion, were too chewy for my tastes. Don't get me wrong, I love Portuguese buns especially for making tasty sandwiches, but I want my garlic bread to be either soft or toasted, not in between. Moreover, for garlic bread, there was not a whole lot of flavour either. Onto the star of the meal, the Flame Grilled Chicken with a hot spice level. Consistent with this location, the meat was moist and juicy, even the the breast. It was indeed spicy and dressed further in Peri-Peri sauce. The flavours were smoky and the extra packets of Peri-Peri sauce ensured a wallop in every bite.
For my 2 sides, I went for Peri Fries and Spiced Rice. Frankly, I've never liked the sides at Nando's. The fries were not crispy enough in my opinion being rather generic. Even with the spicier option, I didn't find them that flavourful. As for the rice, it wasn't any better. It was dry, bland and unappetizing. Whatever the case, the chicken was good (especially this location as I find other places make it very dry). Nando's can be a bit expensive, especially without a coupon, but the chicken is pretty good.
- Nicely grilled chicken (at this location)
- Spicy (just the way I like it)
- Can be pricey
- Sides are weak