Friday, August 1, 2014

Eat: New Branch of Nando's @ Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall

Nandos is one of my favourite restaurant... I was first introduced to it when I was studying in the UK, i love how the chicken is well marinated, comes with wonderful sides of peri fries, grilled vegetable etc and you get access to unlimited Peri Peri Sauce which ranges from Peri Garlic Sauce, Mild Peri Sauce, Hot Peri Sauce to Herbs Peri Sauce.

The Selection of Peri Sauce to suits each tastebud.
Recently, a new branch of Nandos has opened in Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall, and since we stay in the vicinity, we decided to give it a try. It is located just opposite BHG on Level 1 for those who are familiar with Lot 1. We arrived at about 6.30pm, and lucky for us, there are still some empty tables so we were given a table immediately. The rest of the tables were quickly taken up shortly after we arrived, so do arrive before 7pm, if not be prepared to queue.

Central island , where the staff grilled the chicken and prepare the food.
Seating areas
We were quite familiar with the menu and ordered our usual 1/4 chicken with 2 sides... for the sides, you can choose between peri fries, fries, spicy rice, coleslaw, potato wedges, garlic bread etc. Our favourite sides will be peri fries, wedges and spicy rice.

For the chicken, you can choose to cook in different type of spiciness depending on your taste bud. It ranges from herbs, mild, medium to hot.... if you can't really take it too spicy, do choose herbs or mild, as you can always add on the peri sauce later on when you are indulging in your chicken. I usually order the chicken thigh portion as the breast portion is too huge for my appetite and i find the breast meat too thick and the central portion is slightly dry and not well marinated.

Spicy rice is highly recommended if you like rice, it is really tasty!!!!
1/4 chicken with fries and spicy rice, $13.90
1/4 chicken with peri fries and potato wedges, $13.90
We also tried their mushroom soup with garlic bread. The soup is tasty with bits of mushroom and chicken bits but i find it too watery and there is a lot of black pepper, not really suitable for young kids. My kids love the bread though, soft and yummy!

Wild mushroom chicken soup with garlic bread, $6.90
For the Little Grown-Ups, if they are up to having their own meal, Nandos also specially have a menu for them. It comes with a main dish (choose between burger, mini drumstick or chicken breast strips), sides (choose from vegetable or fruits), sides (fries, etc), juice (orange, apple with aloe vera or soft drinks).
Little Grown-Ups Menu
Colouring sheet to keep the kids occupied before the meal
We choose Chicken Breast Strips, Fries, Fruits and Orange Juice for the kids.
Kid's Meal... Grilled Chicken Breast Strips , Fries and Fruits! Complete with an Orange Juice. $11.90
Don't worry about getting your hand dirty, get licking away. There is a washing station inside the restaurant for you to clean up after a great meal :)

Hand washing station inside the restaurant
Currently, there is a voucher given after a visit and you get a complimentary 1/4 chicken with 2 sides free with purchase of any two sets of 1/4 chicken with 2 sides. Quite a good deal. Not sure if it is available in other branches, but i went to the branch in Lot 1 and the voucher is only for Lot 1 branch. 


Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall
21, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Singapore 689 812.
Tel: +65 6219 9920

Daily: 10am-10pm

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