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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, Swanston Store

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by Meiri S (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer. My passions are Art, Dining out, and quirky things. I enjoy uncovering hidden in plain sight gems.
Published December 28th 2017
Craving popcorn chicken? Needing a chicken schnitzel?
Hot-Star Chicken is a Taiwanese hot chicken treat. Their stores have popped up everywhere. Mostly they are found right beside their store cousin, Gong Cha. On both Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street, you'll find Gong Cha Y to the right and M Kitchen to the left of Hot-Star Chicken. The three musketeers of divine Asian food together.

Hot Star Gong Cha M Kitchen Swanston Street Melbourne
Hot Star Taiwanese Chicken


Taiwanese chicken has also made its face known in the Melbourne food market. Hot-Star has a ridiculously simple menu, which is one of the reasons why I like it. The Large Fried Chicken and Crispy Large Fried Chicken are two of the reasons why it's famous and why you always see people queuing up for their chicken fix.

You have a range of salts to choose from when ordering, including normal, chicken salt, and a special Taiwanese salt blend.

This would be the perfect place to go if you have a sizeable appetite to fill and don't feel like going the full hog with a chicken schnitzel Italian style. The chicken bites are incredibly good value and you can taste and see that it is real chicken. The couple of minutes it takes to wait for your order are definitely worth it.

Hot Star Taiwanese Chicken Swanston Street Melbourne
Hot Star Taiwanese Chicken Swanston Street Melbourne


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Why? Hot and quick taiwanese chicken
When: 7 days, 11am-11pm
Where: 323 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $5-$20
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