The Best Chicken Spots
Yes, this story is indeed about chicken – a word that will be mentioned plenty of times in the following lines, but why so?
It’s a hype and let’s face it: everyone likes chicken! With its mild taste and smooth texture, it goes with everything and can be easily adopted by all styles of cuisine. It goes nice in any salad, roasted with potatoes, or pulled in a sandwich, fried, sweet and sour… the options are endless.
Rotterdamers definitely like chicken and they sure know how to cook it with style, so I decided to take you around the city to my favourite chicken spots.
The initials come from Kip & Beer, where ‘kip’ stands for chicken in Dutch.
A great combination I’d say. K & B is located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Rotterdam, that of Kralingen. I really like this place because of its coziness and the friendly stuff that make you feel like you are with a big group of friends having dinner. The menu is diverse, but their chicken is the best choice here. Half or whole, enjoy it with an extra cold beer at their patio.
The idea here is simple but brilliant: all about chicken!
Half or whole rotisserie chicken in four different flavors which you can combine with several side dishes: coleslaw, Caesar salad, roasted potatoes, fries or corn. But they also serve Burgers, kipperling, bitterballen and sandwiches; are all made of chicken, and everything is delicious!
My favourite is Alan & Pim’s chicken, but if you like spicy, go for the Thai one. I’d also recommend the Caesar salad – it is available as a Vegeterian version too.
This one has a special place in my heart, as it reminds me of my childhood when my parents would take me to a Greek tavern, and of course my choice would be charcoal grilled chicken. Α lovely lady from beautiful Porto in Portugal has brought here, in Rotterdam, the Portuguese recipe for super tasty charcoal grilled chicken. And having returned recently from a trip to Portugal myself, I can assure you that, when you taste the ‘Kip Gallery’ chicken, you will have a small gastronomic trip to the Iberian Peninsula.
Chicken here is served with rice or fries and a choice of two sauces: Piri Piri -which is very spicy- and garlic sauce. If you like spicy but a little smoother, well ask for the best seller mixed sauce (half Piri Piri and half garlic). This sauce is poured on the chicken, giving it a perfect taste. Small tip: I love to pour the sauce on the rice!
Well there you have it, enough to choose from on a lazy friday night!