Yes, OG fried chicken is glorious. But the chilli powder-speckled version totally turns up the meat’s heat to another level. Now, in Bangkok where fish sauce-marinated fried chicken reigns supreme, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the city’s version of chicken has got a new competitor: Nashville-inspired spicy fried chicken.
Introduced to the city by Chirayu Na Ranong, the chef slash owner of the two booming Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafes, Fowlmouth – a Nashville-style hot chicken-fuelled haunt – is now sprinkling magic heat powder all over the city. After the successful opening at The COMMONs, Fowlmouth number 2 is now approaching Sukhumvit Soi 11, with an agenda to get city dwellers addicted to the spicy sides of chicken.
When your fried food craving hits, we firmly believe fried chicken should be your first choice. Recently, we got a chance to check out Fowlmouth at Sukhumvit Soi 11 and tried some of the best dishes the outlet has to offer. Here’s a list of must-tries you need to order. Not a spicy food aficionado? They’ve got levels of spiciness from buttermilk (zero spice) to hot and death (think Carolina Reaper and Ghost Peppers) for you to pick, depending on your liking and taste.
Big Fowl (THB 450)
Spicy, meaty and massive, Big Fowl is a power meal that will energise both your palate and tummy. The combo comes with different parts of fried chicken: breast, wing, thigh and drumstick, all covered up in the level of spice of your choosing. Along with your picks of two side dishes and two sauces, this dish is made to your liking.
Fowlmouth Hot Chicken Burger (THB 250)
This dish features a gigantic chunk of fried chicken thigh, topped with crispy-not-soggy coleslaw and dill pickle, all on a butter-enriched bun that has been smeared generously with the venue’s special sauce. It also comes with seasoned curly fries that will help put out the fried chicken’s fieriness just in time.
Hot Chicken Taco (THB 200)
Here’s an unhealthy twist to Mexican tacos. Fowlmouth puts together pungent fried chicken strips, pico de gallo, coleslaw and its special sauce all on a tortilla touched with a slight char. With the price being merely 200 baht, it’s high time you ignore the sky-high price tags of other tacos in many of Bangkok’s Mexican restaurants.
Hot Chicken & Waffle (THB 250)
Waffles and fried chicken is actually one of the most bizarre combinations that taste pretty darn delicious. Fowlmouth takes its famous house-made maple butter from its sister restaurant, Chu, to pair with the crisp-edged waffle and hot fried chicken strips. This dish is where sweet and savoury go hand in hand beyond doubt.
Fried Pickles (THB 100)
The brightest flavours dwell in this dish. It’s true that fried chicken is versatile and satisfying, but this crowd-pleasing dish can make you feel sick after a few bites due to its fattiness. So post-fried chicken, opt for the fried slices of cucumber pickle. It packs some tanginess that will surely brighten up your taste buds.
Fowlmouth, 26, Eleven Bangkok, 14 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok, +6697 047 9457
Open: Mon-Fri, 12-10:30 pm; Sat: 11:30 am-11:30 pm; 11:30 am-10:30 pm.