Wigflex were at the Nottingham Street Food market this weekend hosting a ‘Chicken and Waffles’ pop-up. Their Facebook page said that it was just going to be a ‘one-off’ event. I suppose that depending on how successful they felt it had gone they might carry on? 🙂
I love a bit of Chicken and Waffles so I headed over to the intu Victoria Centre to see what their food was all about and whether it was any good or not. No pressure but I had been eating a lot of Fried Chicken and Waffles over in the States earlier in the year when I was working and living in the Southern States, so I was here with high hopes.
Fried Chicken and Waffles
I had the “Pork Scratching Crusted Fried Chicken with Gravy/Apple & Rosemary Waffle & Mash” for £7.50, they said it would be about 10 minutes but it seemed to come even quicker than that, I had only just taken the froth off my beer!
First thoughts when the tray arrived was that there were two decent sized pieces of deep fried chicken and a couple of triangle slices of waffle. It was looking pretty good so far. I dug out a bite of chicken and was pleased that the flesh was moist and juicy. The crust on the outside was really crunchy and was well flavoured with subtle herbs.
I was getting a lot more of the Rosemary perfume than I was expecting from the chicken, I was not sure that I could taste the pork scratching part’ but I think that the addition of that to the crusting was probably what made that coating so crisp and crunchy.
The waffles were quite nice as well, they seemed to be a little soggy and I think that was because they had soaked up all my gravy. I had forgotten about the mash, but then after a few bites of chicken I found it they tucked away at the bottom of my tray. I quite like the chunks of apples, I think if they had been scattered on the top I would have got a nice little fruity tang to add some acid to the bite.
All in all I did really like the chicken, the flavouring was very subtle but still distinct enough to maintain interest and it was enough to pique my interest into the other styles of chicken that there were offering.
In some ways it is a shame if this was just a one-off pop up as I would have liked to try more of their offerings. I suppose I could have sat there and eaten a few more trayfuls, but even a Food Blogging Glutton has to know when to call it and leave room for the next meal.
If I had been in a sweet tooth kind of mind then I reckon that their combination of ‘Cornflake skinned Peanut Butter Fried Chicken with Homemade Raspberry Aioli and salted Caramel waffle’ would have made a nice pudding as well 🙂
Maybe the one-off will become a two-step and I will get another go? 🙂
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I think that they can now add that they occasionally sell Fried Chicken and Waffles too!
Nottingham Street Food Club
Victoria Centre, Clocktower Dining, 2nd Floor
Nottingham, NG1 3QP