Nando’s – Hot Chicks For Sale

I went to the newly opened Katong 112 with T on a sleepy Tuesday afternoon and was pleased to see Nando’s there.

Nando’s caused a hype when it was first opened in Singapore with its very scary long queues. I always wanted to try it and compare with Barcelos- a similar Peri Peri Chicken restaurant.


I ordered the classic of all classics -1/4 chicken with 2 sidelines for a fair comparison with my usual order in Barcelos. My choice of heat was of course…… “Extra hot peri peri”. If that is not sufficient to cause you a heartburn, you can add the additional sauces provided on the table.

You might be pleased to know that now they do serve free TAP water – Perhaps after the Joanne Peh’s fiasco?

1/4 CHICKEN with 2 sidelines – Decent but very forgettable. Definitely not worth queuing.  The chicken was doused with an overly concentrated spicy sauce. The breast meat was tender but the sauce was not as flavorful/spicy as Barcelo’s supa peri sauce.

I asked for recommendations for the side and the waitress suggested grilled vegetable and peri chips.

GRILLED VEGETABLE – A medley of greens (READ: carrot/mushroom/capsicum/cucumber/onion). Good variety but again I do not like the thick salty sauce.

PERI CHIPS- Nicely fried thick cut fries with a sprinkle of spices. Thumbs up.

Overall, i was a little disappointed with Nando’s. Barcelos will be my pick if i have a peri peri craving next time. TIP: Go to the Square 2 Barcelos branch (Other branches are not as tasty). The sautéed mushroom with potato there is a MUST TRY.

Moreover, Barcelos readily serves you iced water. :)

NANDO’S
Tel: 6636 2112
Address: 112 East Coast Road #01-14/15 112 Katong, Singapore
Opening Hours: 10.00am-10.00pm
Spend: $14.90++ for 1/4 chicken with 2 sidelines

5 Responses to Nando’s – Hot Chicks For Sale

  1. Marguerite says:

    The chips look quite nice and may taste good. For the chicken, I agree we can found it better in other places. :(

    • P says:

      Hi Marguerite, I am interested to know where we can find better chicken (I wanna try!)…care to share?
      Here’s wishing you a great year ahead!
      Cheers,
      P

      • Paul says:

        Hello there, you can try Arnold’s @ City Plaza. My experience at Nando’s @ 112 was pretty horrific. Dry and tough chicken, while i had to ask for water from the waitstaff for 3 times

  2. K says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for dropping by. Yes i heard good things about Arnold’s- I have to try it!

    Seems like Nando’s still have many improvement opportunities. Do try barcelos at square 2- i really enjoyed the experience there.

    Cheers,
    K

  3. Hi,

    Bom Dia & warmest greetings from Nando’s Singapore!

    Thank you for the review. We are disappointed that we fell short of your expectations. We are aware that we have space for improvements and we will try our best to improve ourselves.

    In the event that you have more information to provide us, please do not hesitate to write to us at peri-peri@nandos.com.sg.

    Have a nice day!

    Peri Regards,
    Marketing Department
    Nando’s Singapore

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