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Fries and ice cream. Prosciutto and melon. Pineapple and pizza.

These are just a few classic combinations that work.

And then there is the very successful combination of chicken and waffles, based on the many cafes that serve them.

For my part, I wouldn’t know if it works because:

  1. I have never tried the chicken and the waffles.
  2. Never tried the chicken and waffles thanks to the usually over S $ 20 price tag that goes with it. (I’m not a food connoisseur, but I’m pretty sure I can get waffles and fried chicken separately for a total of under S $ 10)

But it all ended today (September 22) when I got to try KFC’s Chicken ‘N Waffles and Tenders’ N Waffles.

Technically, this isn’t KFC’s first attempt at the chicken and waffle trend.

The fast food restaurant previously launched Waffles for Breakfast, a breakfast-only item that pairs waffles with GOLD chicken fillet.

Chicken ‘N Waffles and Tenders’ N Waffles, meanwhile, are available all day from 11am.

Chicken and waffles

The Chicken and waffle meal (S $ 8.95) comes with half a waffle, two fried chickens (you can choose between Original Recipe or Spicy & Spicy. I received the latter.), a jar of caramel syrup and a drink.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Waffles aren’t the thinnest, standard neighborhood waffles that go best with a kaya or chocolate spread.

It’s slightly thicker, softer, and less sweet, which pairs well with sweet caramel syrup and savory fried chicken.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

The only downside: it is quite difficult to cut the chicken with the waffles together because it still has bones.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

However, if you have it at home, you can still use your hands.

Verdict: 7/10. Would give higher score if I was better using fork and knife.

Tenders’ N Waffles

This meal is slightly cheaper than the Chicken ‘N Waffles meal at $ 7.95.

No, it’s not goreng pisang. Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

And I dare say it’s the best deal of the two because:

  1. It’s boneless, which makes it easier to cut with waffles.
  2. It’s a little spicier than fried chicken so it’s less creamy.
  3. Again, this is the cheapest option.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Verdict: 8.5 / 10. Surprisingly impressed with this.

Tender or fried chicken?

Most people prefer fried chicken to tender ones.

This time around, however, I would recommend the offerings only because they pair perfectly with the waffles.

In a press release, KFC said the waffles were freshly made to order.

However, as the meals were delivered and I took the time to take photos instead of diving straight in, the waffles were not as crisp on the outside as they probably should be.

However, we have to say that even after the waffles got cold, they were still soft and chewy.

Perhaps having dinner there would be the best way to enjoy this meal.

Bonus: Sweet potato poppers

I also received the sweet potato poppers which will only be released on October 6.

It tastes like that: fried sweet potatoes.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Sweet potato poppers basically taste like mochi with a crispy outer layer and a sufficiently pure sweet potato filling.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

They’re called poppers for a reason, because I couldn’t stop putting them in my mouth.

Would probably taste better if I reheated it for 10 seconds in the microwave, but I was lazy.

Verdict: 9/10. I wish it was slightly bigger.

Top image by Fasiha Nazren.

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