Today I ate chicken again. Haiz....hee..hee..hee... Somehow there is something so irresistible about fried chicken. To me lah. My partner is not so enthusiastic - can get sore throat he says. OK lah, you don't eat.
I read about Soul Byrd back in May 2021 on EDKL and I was very keen to try this Southern buttermilk fried chicken, something that I have seen on TV, you know the fried chicken from places like New Orleans in USA. This would be my opportunity to taste American soul food from the deep south. Since the chef himself is American, I can be assured that the food is authentic.
Soul Byrd is on Grabfood and I eagerly placed my order.
This is the selection of chicken...
I placed a scheduled order for my food to be delivered between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm. As with all my food orders these days, I requested for the rider to place my order inside a box that I place outside my gate.
My order arrived in a paper bag via Grabcar and as soon as I opened the door, I could already smell the fried chicken. Wah! Hou heong ah!
Inside were my orders of (I admit I was very greedy) - 12 pieces Chicken Wing and Drumettes, 1 Chicken Leg Whole, 1 Succotash Deep South Veg, 1 Coleslaw and 1 Soul Byrd Hummingbird Cake. The Southern Dark Chocolate Cake was not available when I placed my order or else I would have gotten that too. See how greedy I am?
Since the other orders were hot, the frosting on the cake was melting. So I quickly place it in the fridge.
These were the rest of my orders.
- Naked : no spice
- Country : salt & pepper
- Soul Byrd Hot
- Nashville : very hot
And you can also choose your sauce :
- Ranch Sauce : awesome (that I agree!)
- Amba : very mild
- Green Sauce : mild & fresh
- Yellow Sauce : medium & sweet
- Going Bananas : hot & fruity
- Red Hot Mamma : hot & smoky
- Whistlin' Woman : very hot
When confronted with so many choices I got a little confused.
For both the Chicken W&D and Chicken Leg, I chose the mild spice level because I was going for a hot sauce and did not want double dose of heat. Due to my confusion, I ended up choosing Red Hot Mamma sauce for both orders.
Haiz! I should have chosen another sauce. For the Chicken W&D, you can choose up to 2 sauces and the other sauce I chose was the Ranch Sauce which I loved.
This is the Chicken W&D.
The smell was so good, all those herbs and spices. I loved the spicy savory flavors and the chicken was very moist, though not as crispy, something which is to be expected of food delivery.
I loved the Ranch Sauce as it was tangy and savory. So good! The Red Hot Mamma was very smokey and yes, very hot. Oohh...my lips were burnin! Imagine what the hottest, Whistlin' Woman, would be. Nope, not going to try that!
The Chicken Leg was huge. Very good portion for a big eater or comfortably shared by two small eaters.
I have always been curious about Succotash. As it turns out, it is vegetables usually tomatoes, corn, beans and okra stir fried with butter and seasoned with salt, pepper and herbs. This one I could detect Cajun spice.
The Hummingbird Cake?
Ooooohhhh....I loved the Hummingbird Cake! It is dense and moist, with the taste of bananas and spices, not too sweet at all. What I liked was that the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) was not too strong, it was just right. I would definitely re-order this cake (plus the chocolate cake too hee..hee...)