Nando's Nando's Nando's
Back to the title of this post, those two syllables were ringing in my head before we embarked on this trip as bro-in-law is fairly fanatic about Nando's grilled chicken, making it a point to eat at Nando's everytime he comes up to KL. Sis-in-law had warned us that we would be lucky if we were only 'persuaded' to visit Nando's once during this trip as the nearest Nando's to our hotel is at KLCC (wondering if that's the real reason why bro-in-law chose this particular hotel).
As befitting a 'fan' of Nando's, bro-in-law dropped his luggage in the hotel room after checking-in and instructed us, "30 minutes, we'll meet you at the lobby, and we're hitting KLCC." No prizes for guessing that we ended up seated at Nando's within the first hour or so of our arrival in KL.
We ordered various sets, with hubby trying the grilled chicken set with Hot Sauce. I was quite amused with the little flags that were stuck onto the grilled quarter/half chicken pieces, and with camera focused on the words, I have unfortunately blurred the chicken pieces. (Never mind, a grilled piece of chicken looks like any other piece of grilled chicken.)
"HOT" "gets you in the mood" while "EXTRA HOT" is "sure to ruffle your feathers". Being the brave unthinking soul that I am, I opted for "extra hot" and regretted it halfway thru' the meal. It was truly fiery hot, and my tongue suffered temporary numbness (bad choice... could see hubby trying to stifle his sniggers). I will however state, for the record, that while my tongue had full control of its senses during the early part of meal, Nando's grilled chicken is quite delicious, juicy and tender meat with the right amount of piquancy in the sauce. Furthermore, the set meal which is a quarter of a chicken, served with two side dishes (your choice of rice, coleslaw, fries etc.), a soup (nothing to shout about) and a dessert(which was a disappointment for me - I had expected mango sorbet in a glass bowl, it came packaged as Nestle's latest mango sorbet product in a paper cup) is quite a good deal (I think it was about Rm 17).
We managed to keep our first visit to Nando's as the single one for this trip. The next time I'm in KL, I'm definitely coming back to Nando's but this time "HOT" should "get me in the mood" for a much better review of this place.