The experience: KFC
The location: Shell Garage, Stellenbosch
The situation: We were leaving Stellenbosch disappointed because our favourite sushi chef was not working that night. Rahul was moaning about wanting KFC and I was too hungry to care.
The test: The 6-piece family treat. Sides: 2 snack burgers, zinger wings, mash & gravy. Extra: 2 Krushers (Pina colada and strawberry lemonade).
The analysis: I feel like I need to give some background. Rahul comes from a tiny ass village in the Eastern Cape, and his parents were very frugal. The few times a year they got takeout, it would be KFC (since there were no other options). As such, he associated KFC with fun times. On the other hand, being a city girl, I had repeated exposure to multiple fast food chains my whole life. This allowed me to pick favourites. KFC was not one of them. The chicken was oily and gross about 75% of the time. We did discover on our August holiday that the one in Malmesbury is top notch, but it’s not like we’re going back to Malmesbury anytime soon.
So I was super annoyed when I agreed to KFC that night in Stellenbosch. We decided to eat on the patio there because the weather was nice. My word. It was amazing. I am not one to rant about fast food, but that chicken was insane. No extra oil, nice sized pieces, chips fried correctly, mash and gravy nice and hot…and that pina colada krusher was the perfect mix of drink during the meal, and dessert for after.