KFC (Elizabeth Street)
28 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
03 9663 2355
- Zinger Black Burger
- Regular Chips
The burger was assembled fresh and the ingredients were overall very fresh, which I believe is the start of a good burger.
The Zinger fillet had just the right amount of batter and was fried well, resulting in a crunchy, crispy outer enclosing a juicy and soft chicken breast fillet.
The charcoal bun was quite interesting. While this was definitely not the first time I’ve had a black bun, the charcoal aroma here was more bold than most. This contrasted well with the sweet honey mustard which also had a smokey aftertaste b
Chilli flakes and the slight hotness of the mustard added an extra kick to the burger. However the overall effect was rather mild especially coupled with the sweetness of the sauce.
The bacon and the cheese in the burger were rather ordinary, with the cheese lacking in flavour and quantity. While the bacon did provide additional texture and flavour in terms of the protein in the burger, the bacon just wasn’t fried crispy enough for it to shine.
Overall a very interesting burger with flavours and ingredients that surprisingly worked well together. While I personally found the sauce on the sweet side, this combination is definitely delicious.
Would Penguin Eat Again?
Definitely. While it’s not mindblowingly amazing, I feel this was a great attempt by KFC to offer something more than just a gimmick. Will definitely try again when it’s back!
Yes it was new. Yes it was interesting. And yes was tasty!