KFC Weds Pizza and Fried Chicken in Unholy Matrimony

Illustration for article titled KFC Weds Pizza and Fried Chicken in Unholy Matrimony

Well, that’s certainly...uh...a thing.

KFC Hong Kong is apparently now selling this dark fusion of fried chicken and pizza. I’d describe it in further detail, but, well...look at the damn thing. It’s pretty self-explanatory. If any Kitchenette readers live in Hong Kong, please feel free to subject yourself to this on my behalf, then email me about it.

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I feel like this is something that could theoretically taste good*—horrifically disgusting, obviously, but in that delicious-yet-gross zone where Taco Bell makes its home—if it sprang from any source other than the diseased root that is KFC. Then again, a variety of disparate and generally reputable sources have told me KFC in countries other than the US doesn’t actually taste like roadkill with a virulent skin fungus, so maybe this does work.

Even if it does, though, the fact that it exists shows the truly depraved depths of Yum Brands R&D department. Sanity and the ethics of good taste be damned, man; fast food science cares not for “should”—all that matters is whether they can.

* Let’s be real here: this is pretty much chicken parmesan, just baked onto the bone (assuming these are bone-in; it’s unclear). It’s goofy to look at, but it’s not that far outside the bounds of what we’re used to.

Update: One very helpful reader named Tomm offered to immediately go and eat this thing. Since I am perfectly comfortable encouraging you all to dance for my amusement, I said yes immediately. Here’s the picture he sent in, resposted with permission:

Illustration for article titled KFC Weds Pizza and Fried Chicken in Unholy Matrimony

And his description:

Chicken: Standard KFC chicken, with some stuff on top. Is not sliced open, is dry, has bone.
Red sauce: Salty, fast food standard
Cheese: 1mm thick, no taste, mystery what it really is (we guess processed stuff as its very rubbery).
Herbs: cannot really tell what kind.
Verdict: Tastes like despair.

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You’re a goddamned hero, Tomm.

Image via KFC Hong Kong.


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DISCUSSION

iseedeaddaleks
iseedeaddaleks

Theoretically this isn’t that different from chicken parm, but I get the feeling that the execution will be appalling. And greasy...

ETA: I just read your asterisk and now feel like an idiot. I don’t know how to delete a comment. Ignore me.