KFC Thailand "Chiffle" REVIEW (Chicken in an ice cream cone)
KFC Chiffle REVIEW
We ordered KFC Thailand’s new “Chiffle”. It seems like a strange concept: “gai pop” (or pop chicken) stuffed into an ice cream cone and covered with spicy sauce. Is it good? Let’s find out!
The Chiffle costs 49 Thai baht, and is available at KFC locations throughout Thailand. It’s not KFC Thailand’s first adventure into strange ice cream cone dishes! (See: dark chocolate and spicy chicken powder ice cream).
The Chiffle is pretty big - it’s a full-sized ice cream cone and it is full of pop chicken (gai pop), which is one of the more popular dishes at KFC Thailand. The little boneless popcorn chicken bites are deep fried and delicious. The whole cone is drizzled in a spicy chicken sauce.
Chicken and waffles is a pretty popular dish in the southern United States, and I think it must have been the inspiration for this dish. While southern chicken and waffles is usually sweet - served on a big, thick waffle with a huge piece of juicy fried chicken and topped with maple syrup, the KFC Chiffle is different.
The KFC Chiffle is savory and spicy, not sweet like traditional chicken and waffles. It’s good, but a little bit dry. The cone was kind of crumbly too, and it was easy for the chicken to fall out when you take a bite.
Personally, I think it tastes good. Then again, I’m a southern guy! I would have been happy if they had offered a sweet version topped with maple, which would have been more like American chicken and waffles, but maybe that sort of taste wouldn’t be so popular to the Thai palate.
Is it worth it to try? I guess so. There’s nothing really special about it. The gai pop is the same popcorn chicken that you can always buy at KFC Thailand. The only unusual thing is that it is served in a waffle cone. It’s worth checking out, but I’ll be on the lookout for more creative and unusual offerings in the future.