For days when I don’t feel like cooking, I have a few go-to spots for eating out and delivery. I have an addition to my list and it’s something I want to share with you: 7-Eleven’s Crunch Time fried chicken. I got to try the dish a few weeks ago and fell in love with how crunchy, juicy, and huge it was. And the best part? It comes with flavors that you can customize.
7-Eleven’s fried chicken comes in a hefty serving that one piece will be enough, even for a guy with a huge appetite such as myself. I usually order two pieces because I’m a heavy eater, but I was pleasantly surprised that a double serving was more than bountiful for the rice. It’s competitively priced, too, with one piece costing P69 and two being P115.
Here comes the exciting part: the convenience store launched its Crunch Time Flavorites, which lets you customize the chicken with four different flavors: Soy Garlic, Creamy Cheese, Hot and Spicy, and Fiery Glaze. I’m not a fan of spicy food so I tried both the Soy Garlic and the Creamy Cheese.
My favorite has to be the Soy Garlic, which coats each chicken with the familiar flavors of Korean restaurants. For the price point and the size of the serving, this is a steal. All you need to do is buy one pack (P12) per piece, put the sauce and the chicken inside the bag, and massage it. It’s quite fun!
The Creamy Cheese is an interesting flavor. It tastes like the cheese powder in a lot of popular snacks and I didn’t expect it to go well with the crunch of the chicken. Unlike the Soy Garlic variant, you put the powder and the chicken, shake the pack (P10) vigorously, and you’re good to go.
7-Eleven’s Crunch Time fried chicken can definitely compete with some of the top chicken places in Manila. And because there’s a branch in nearly every corner of the Philippines, it won’t be hard to satisfy my cravings.