Small Lunch at Chewies Coal Harbour

Finally made it back to Chewies (facebook) since I tried it two years ago. Pork belly crackling and fried chicken!

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Pork Belly Cracklin’ ($10). Tastes almost the same as Chinese roast pork (the other kind of pork that you see hanging in the window at Chinese BBQ places). Plum/sweet ‘n sour dipping sauce. I only ate a few pieces and brought the rest home for a nice late night snack 🙂 Execution-wise not near the top-tier Chinese BBQ level…the skin wasn’t blistered or crunchy enough, plus it could’ve been cook a bit longer to make it a bit more tender.

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Southern Fried Chicken ($18) with gravy and buttermilk mash. Cooked to order. I even saw a cook taking chicken pieces out of the buttermilk marinade and dredging them in flour.

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Chewies fried chicken from two years ago.
Chewies fried chicken from two years ago.

Still juicy inside but outside not as crispy/crunchy as I like it, and not quite the same as what I had two years ago…

I’m hoping they do their brunch-time chicken and waffles in the old way, where they finished it off in the oven after deep frying. The way it came this time, I enjoyed the juiciness but was disappointed with the coating.

The search goes on!

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