Having most recently tried Momo Chicken in the City really convinced me that I ought to go give their original store in Runcorn a go. It is situated opposite Warrigal Square, right next to Genkotsu Ramen, another favourite of mine. So we headed there on a lazy Saturday afternoon to satisfy the fried chicken craving.
Before entering the door, we were already presented with a very large poster of their most popular dishes. I love being able to see these options as it often enables me to start thinking about what I will order before even sitting down.
On the topic of sitting down, we arrived to a restaurant half full, and were greeted and given a table immediately. Water was provided even before menus, which was quite considerate, given how hot it was outside.
Menus were provided right after the water. Service was via the bell on our table, which I always find very efficient. Being given the opportunity to peruse the menu beforehand, we ordered very quickly.
Our food also came out very quickly after ordering. My first companion ordered the stir fried udon. Whilst it alone looked quite small, it came with five little side dishes, which we could have unlimited refills of. The udon itself was quite saucy and slightly sweet. She liked the fact that it was the frozen variety of udon rather than the preserved, and found the topping to noodle ratio to be quite ample. The side dishes gave us all some much needed refreshment on such a hot day.
Like my last meal in the CBD, a friend ordered the half chicken in original flavour. This came with chips and dipping sauce. There was just about as much chicken as I had last time, however the chips were definitely a bit less and broken up into smaller pieces. The chicken was super crunchy and moist, but the mustard was a little sweet for my liking.
Being too lazy to deal with bones to order a half or whole chicken, I settled on the boneless three set. It came as a formidable mountain of chicken pieces, topped with potato chips and copious amounts of cheese, onion and chilli powder, and with the additional cheese, onion and chilli sauce on the side. I avoided all three sauces, which turned out to be very sweet, but I loved the chicken and the flavouring on top. As with the half fried chicken, each piece was freshly fried, moist and crunchy. The only downside to the dish would have been the fact that just eating fried chicken would get quite dry after a while, so we were lucky to have our companion's side dishes to much on throughout the meal. Given the price, we thought this was a two person meal, however in the end we had to take around a third of it home because we were extremely full.