MARINATED chicken – glazed, grilled and served piping hot alongside chipped potatoes, a generous garnish, and a dollop of spicy sauce. If this sounds like your idea of the perfect meal, you’re in for a treat at Piri Piri Flaming Chicken.
Since first opening at Emporium Shopping Complex in 2001, this European-inspired restaurant chain (Piri Piri is Portuguese for spicy) has gone on to open branches in The Mall Ngam Wong Wan, Siam Paragon, Terminal 21, Don Muang Airport, and, outside of Bangkok, near Koh Samui’s famous Chaweng Beach.
The aforementioned chicken lies at the heart of the restaurant’s one-page menu, which offers six delicious options – Piri Piri; Lemon and herbs; Honey mustard; Cajun; Bombay curried; and Thai salsa (scrumptious, but not for the faint-hearted) – and each is priced at just B185++ for a breast, B195++ for half a chicken, and B380++ for a whole chicken.
But there’s more than just Portuguese-style pollo to whet your appetite here.
Take, for example, the burgers. All meat patties are handmade on site and flame-grilled to a diner’s preference. Popular choices include the Bacon and cheeseburger, topped with crispy bacon and smoked cheddar (B260++ for single; B320++ for double); and the BBQ beef burger – 120g of pure beef cooked to perfection (B250++ for single; B300++ for double).
There are share-worthy salads (think Caesar, Mixed, Mediterranean) ranging in price from B165++ to B220++; flavorsome pasta dishes like the Pasta sugo d’Olive (bacon, mushrooms, and chilli tossed with olive oil and pesto. B240), seafood specials like the Piri Piri prawns (B320++), and hunger-busting sandwiches such as the Spicy chicken and smoked bacon (B220++). You can even wrap your mouth around 180g of Bare-back steak, served with fries and salad and a choice of sauces, for a mere B295.
One of the big attractions at the restaurant is its bottles of homemade Piri Piri sauce – a spicy blend of chilli, garlic, olive oil and secret ingredients which teams perfectly with fish, beef or chicken. It packs one hell of a mighty punch, though, so make sure you have a nice cold drink beside you to extinguish any possible tongue flames.
Juices, sodas and smoothies all start at B90++, beers at B120++, and house wines at B190++ per glass.
For more information about Piri Piri Flaming Chicken and its locations in Thailand see www.piripiribangkok.com