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KFC launches ultra-crispy chicken in collaboration with Lay’s potato crisps

By Ching Yuen 18 November 2019
The classics never die, but they sure can reinvent themselves to keep up with the times. KFC, the grand-colonel of fried chicken, has announced its newest menu item, guaranteed to bring in the crowds. Fresh out of the fryer and available in restaurants now, the famed fast-food joint has rebooted their classic Original and Hot & Spicy recipes with a crunchy twist—get ready for the Crispy Hot & Spicy Chicken, made with a crackling skin of Lay’s potato chips!

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KFC Crispy Hot Spicy Chicken

In this special collaboration with Lay’s, KFC combines two of America’s favourite fried foods to create layers upon layers of texture. Their brand-new chicken recipe features ultra-crispy skin with juicy and tender meat inside. As Janet Yuen, CEO of KFC Hong Kong and Macau, puts it, “It’s our new fried chicken recipe, in which we hand-bread the chicken with chips in-store to create the crisp coating. I’m sure KFC fans will have a lot to say about it.” Oh, you bet we do.

Read more! Here’s where to get a taste of the best fried chicken in Hong Kong.

KFC Colonel Craft Beer

As if a finger-lickin’ good recipe isn’t enough to delight us, for the first time ever, KFC is also introducing a craft beer partnership with a local Hong Kong brewery, available only at its contemporary new concept store in Causeway Bay. Seating 150 guests in a modern ambience of Instagrammable pop-art and 3D art installations, the concept store is positioned to be KFC’s ‘brand ambassador’ for a new era, uplifting the traditional fast-food experience with a chic environment. The store, located on the corner of Hennessy Road and Percival Street, will serve Colonel Craft Beer IPA ($55) on tap or Colonel Craft Beer Pale Ale Citra ($58) in bottles. While Colonel Craft Beer IPA combines Citra and Motueka hops with tropical fruitiness like a cup of refreshing juice, Colonel Craft Beer Pale Ale Citra is exclusively brewed with Citra hops, offering zesty grapefruit and lychee notes.
[gallery link="none" columns="2" size="full" ids="152009,152006"] Apart from the alluring combo of fried chicken and craft beer, KFC has one more trick up their sleeves. They’re also serving a new Japanese-style dessert, so you can finish off your meal on a sweet note. The Red Bean & Mochi Egg Tart marries Hokkaido Tokachi red bean and Japanese mochi with a topping of bouncy marshmallow and a sprinkling of matcha powder. The perfectly-designed Sweet Gift Box Combo ($49 for six pieces, $89 for 12 pieces), packed with three Classic and three Red Bean & Mochi egg tarts, is the ideal gift to bring home to share with loved ones. Additionally, the deep-ridged Lay’s crisps used in this new KFC recipe are also available for sale; just keep an eye out for KFC x Lay’s BBQ-Flavored Potato Crisps on the shelves of your neighbourhood 7-11 and Wellcome supermarket. Sounds like a feast to us!

Read more! Find out where to get the best free-flow chicken wing deals in Hong Kong, or explore the Food & Drink section on Localiiz.

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Ching Yuen


Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her “mother tongue” is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!