Thursday, May 19, 2011

3-SUM EATS - Corn Flake Crusted Fried Chicken Sandwich

Corn Flake Crusted Fried Chicken Sandwich from 3-SUM EATS
If the Rapture truly does occur this Saturday, at least I got the opportunity to eat 3-SUM EATS Corn Flake Crusted Fried Chicken Sandwich. Wow! There is a reason why almost every person in the queue before me ordered this very same item. The guy in front of me told me that it's their speciality and I had to have it, and that they always sell out early. I didn't need much convincing, as fried chicken is probably my most favorite food and I knew before even coming tonight that this was the sandwich I wanted to try.

3-SUM EATS menuThe sandwich was everything I hoped it would be and so much more. My two pieces of golden brown chicken were piled high on a giant brioche, topped with a carrot and cabbage slaw, pickles and finished with Old Bay aoili. The skinless chicken breast is coated in a cornflake crust that adds crispiness without being overly crunchy; you taste the chicken and not just the batter. My first bite was an explosion in my mouth - the hot juiciness of the chicken, the crisp, coldness of the slaw, the softness of the bread.  Even as the dressing messily dripped down my hand I took bite after bite, barely pausing to clean up. It was so good that I didn't even want to pause to try any of the other food items displayed before me. I was locked in love with this fried chicken delight!

I would love to know the secret of how my chicken retained its coating of crunchiness after being draped in gobs of cole slaw. Even though independently the three main ingredients have all very strong flavors, together they blended perfectly, with neither element overpowering. Dill pickle slices were scattered throughout the sandwich and they added the right amount of tartness to contrast the saltiness of the Old Bay. My only complaint was that I didn't take enough napkins, and this sandwich is messy! By the end I was covered in sauce and decided that yes, the 3-SUM EATS motto of Get Sauced, Tossed & Sandwiched is quite appropriate.

Rating: 5/5 It doesn't get much better than this, folks! (ratings guide)

3-SUM EATS (@3sumeats) $8.00 per sandwich

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