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Published November 6th 2014
Update August 5th 2018
This venue is permanently closed and no longer trading.

Go Crazy with Crunchy Spiced Taiwanese Fried Snacks
Taiwanese-style fried chicken has hit Sydney and it's never tasted this good. It is the latest snack craze in Sydney. This is a popular iconic street food originate from Taiwan's night markets and Sydneysiders are embracing these golden deep-fried chicken morsels.

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Newest Fried Chicken Rage - 3Q Chicken

3Q Chicken is a smallish shop-front is geared for quick takeaway service and there is no room for sit-down option. It is conveniently located next to the George Street Event Cinema.

The most popular items on the menu are the Taiwanese-style fried chicken bites ($5.90) and the giant fried chicken schnitzel with oozing cheese ($8.50).

A queue is expected as they make each to order so that the chicken is freshly deep-fried. It's worth the wait but be warned of a piping hot first bite.

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See the giant chicken schnitzel size.

We placed our orders and waited patiently in line. The service was a bit slow so I recommended that you allow 5-10 minutes wait time.

The Taiwanese-style chicken bites were seasoned with 5-spiced herbs. The first thing I noticed was the aromatic smell, especially with fried basil leaves. It looked like a little pile of golden nuggets, deep fried to crispy crunchy and dusted with the special Taiwanese seasoning.

They were moreishly crunchy and the 5-spices flavour has the addictive quality where you can't stop at one. The chicken bites were just a bit on the dry side and was not as juicy and moist as I liked. Having said that, the flavours were intense and utterly delicious.

We also ordered some curly fries and deep-fried cuttlefish balls.

The curly fries were fantastic. Dusted in special-spiced salt and pepper, they were so addictive. They were crispy crunchy and wiggly curly on the outside and fluffy soft on the inside. It was a fun potato snack.

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Curly Fries $4.50

We ordered the fried squid balls because it was highly recommended. Essentially they were just deep fried squid balls coated in a sheer batter. However they tasted amazing. The bite-sized squid balls were juicy, crispy, and packed with flavour.

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Fried Squid Ball $5.90

It was hard to decide which one I liked the best, but they were all finger licking good. They were the perfect tasty snack during the day or late at night and especially after a few drinks.

These fragrant Taiwanese street snacks were served in a canteen-style paper bag. In my opinion, the canteen paper bag did not passed the grease test but the staff did recommended that 3Q chicken should be consumed within 5 minutes.

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Our Bag of Fried Goodies..

For a take away shop, we found the wait was slightly excessive and the staff lacked training in customer service. Having said that, a good fried chicken is so hard to find these days.

3Q Chicken is a delicious, easy, quick, (maybe not so healthy) snack stop, it is getting phenomenally popular. I see people snacking on these addictive chicken bites while walking down George street.

Stop by before or after the movie session and indulge yourself in a bag of bite-size chicken snack. The taste may haunt you and you would make a special trip into the city to satisfy your fried chicken cravings.

It is open till late and best suited for that hangover cure for the Friday night drinkers.
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Why? Cheap and delicious Fried Snack on the go
When: 11am - 11pm
Phone: 0430 578 930
Where: Shop 8 505 George St Sydney, NSW 2000
Cost: $4.50 - $8.50 each snack
Your Comment
I like all the chicken decorations.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2461 days ago
Hello GMV, not sure I should thank you for such an interesting article - I'm on a diet! The food sounds great and if I ever make my goal weight and I'm in Sydney I'll be looking for 3Q. Thanks, Tony
by Tony Dyer (score: 2|499) 2461 days ago
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