We try some of KFC's Kentucky Fried Fish


People all over the world head to Kentucky Fried Chicken when they want some deliciously seasoned fried chicken fast and easy. Japan is no exception, but when it comes to meals, fish is generally the meat of choice in this country.

So it comes as no surprise… Actually never mind, it’s still pretty surprising that KFC Japan has begun putting Kentucky Fried Fish on their menu. Curious to see how the land-locked state of Kentucky does fish, our reporter Kuzo put his cholesterol count on the line and went in to investigate.

Wanting to recreate the entire “British fish-and-chips” experience, Kuzo ordered some fries to go with his Kentucky Fried Fish. “If only they sold beer here,” he thought looking at his golden brown oily sticks of fish and potato.

KFC must have expected people to think the same way as Kuzo and seasoned accordingly because the fries and fish went remarkably well together. The batter on the fish was extra crispy. Actually, “downright crunchy” would better describe the fish’s coating. KFC made another good match with how well the tartar sauce blended in with the chunky batter’s nooks and crannies.

Well-matched combinations aside, Kuzo felt that the next time he would try to eat the Kentucky Fried Fish au naturel. The somewhat strong oiliness and batter alone might be too light of a taste though. It could work out if KFC sold a nice fresh drink with it to cleanse the palette like oolong tea… or beer.

All in all, Kuzo thought Kentucky Fried Fish matched up to English fish and chips quite smashingly for a salty, greasy, and crispy treat. That being said, this is KFC’s version of fish and chips and those familiar with the fried chicken chain’s level of quality should pretty much know what to expect.

Chicken will always be number one at KFC, but their new KFF is a welcome alternative for those looking for a little change of pace.

Source: KFC

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Why is it that they always have to ruin everything. It's bad enough KFC doesn't sell delicious mashed potatoes and gravy, beans and macaroni and now they want to add Fish, it's a chicken shop! I love fish, but I wouldn't go to KFC for fish and chips! That doesn't even look like real fish, gross!

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Bring on the Potato n Gravy and do it soon for crying out loud !

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"Kuzo thought Kentucky Fried Fish matched up to English fish and chips quite smashingly"

I hope Kuzo has tried real fish and chips in Britain, rather than the noxious substitutes in so-called British pubs in Japan, because the description he gives of them here doesn't sound at all like the real thing. I doubt that KFC could actually make a tasty version of anything if their chicken is anything to go by.

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It can't be real fish and chips without lots of malt vinegar.

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lucabrasi - And some mushy peas in there for good measure (or curry sauce if you're that way inclined).

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@lucabrasi, @soldave I'd give you both 10 thumbs up a piece for those comments if I could.

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You don't find that white gunk on British fish and chips. Also, you need a nice cup of tea, rather than a beer, as an accompaniment.

I think I'll wait until I go home and enjoy the real thing, rather than suffer this muck.

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What's interesting is that among some types of cuisine in Japan, they are WAY more than willing to try something new and unusual to entice customers. After all, look at ramen--the original ramen noodle bowls that started to appear in Tokyo at the beginning of the 20th Century has evolved to multiple different soup bases, multiple different types of ramen, and multiple different types of toppings in 2013 to the point almost every town in Japan might as well have their own distinct style of ramen.

As such, what KFC did as described in this article does not surprise me. They need to do this given that the Western-style fast food restaurants in Japan (and that includes McDonald's) are constantly rolling out new and distinctive sandwiches to entice customers.

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Well, my first question would be where was the fish caught?

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Let's hope they don't fry the chicken and the fish in the same oil.

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